Professional Biography

Gary F. Eisenberg Partner

  • New York

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    New York

    1155 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd Floor

    New York, NY 10036-2711




A veteran litigator with more than 30 years of experience, Gary is trusted by clients with their most critical matters.

Gary Eisenberg advises clients on matters including creditors’ rights, workouts, litigation, and bankruptcy. He works in a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) special servicers, collateralized debt obligation (CDO) holders, and other financial institutions. Gary focuses on dealing with industries facing distress, including hospitality, real estate, and financially leveraged businesses.

Gary frequently handles complex, bet-the-company litigation with arcane financial underpinnings. He has achieved numerous favorable outcomes, including eight-figure judgments, settlements, and dismissals on summary judgment, that have preserved his clients’ companies and reputations. Among his more dramatic and notable cases was the representation of an indenture trustee in an aircraft financing that resulted in the repossession of a 747-transport plane off a military base.

In his work with CMBS special servicers, Gary formulates servicing agreements and exercising rights and remedies, among other matters. Additionally, he represents secured creditors, bondholders, hedge funds, and distressed asset buyers in large and complex cases. He routinely advises on the debtor-creditor aspects of corporate transactions, including structured finance transactions.

Gary assists clients in multiple-jurisdiction matters, including representing secured lenders in foreclosure and other security interest litigation, and in nonjudicial sales. When representing creditors in multiple bankruptcy jurisdictions, he litigates cash collateral orders, stay relief motions, and procurement of confirmation of lender-proposed plans of reorganization.

An innovative advocate for his clients, Gary has represented owners of leveraged companies and affiliated lenders in restructuring troubled businesses using Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and similar laws. He also advises entrepreneurial finance companies in developing and enforcing novel secured-credit products, including credit secured by intellectual property.

Gary previously chaired the firm’s CMBS practice and the New York office’s Community Service Committee.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a New York Metro "Super Lawyer" for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2013-2023
  • Listed in Legal Leaders as Top Rated Litigator, 2023

Professional Leadership

  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA), New York Chapter, Membership Committee, 2021
  • Perkins Coie Community Service Committee, New York Chair, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Congregation Ahawas Achim Bnai Jacob & David, Member

Related Employment

  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York, NY; Newark, NJ, Partner, 2007-2011
  • Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, New York, NY; New Brunswick, NJ, Associate, 1996-2003; Partner, 2004-2007
  • Lowenstein Sandler Kohl Fisher & Boylan, PC, Livingston, NJ, Associate, 1990-1996


  • Hon. Stewart Pollock, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1989 - 1990