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Michael D. Brofman

Michael D. Brofman


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Mr. Brofman, who joined the Firm in 2004, leads the Firm's creditor rights and workout practice. He is a graduate of SUNY at Binghamton (B.A. 1973) and a graduate of Fordham Law School (J.D. 1978). Mr. Brofman possesses over 35 years of experience, including the representation of physicians and other healthcare professionals as litigants in bankruptcy and commercial cases, as well as representing clients in debt restructuring and workouts, asset based financing, secured transactions and commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Brofman has a broad business law background that is invaluable to clients in assessing their business prospects and in making informed strategic decisions. He has been involved in numerous bankruptcy cases throughout the United States, primarily representing the interests of creditors. Since 1998, he has represented physicians in most of the hospital Chapter 11 cases filed in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Brofman is a frequent lecturer in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts and secured and unsecured creditor rights and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1978
  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York
    • B.A. - 1973

Published Works

  • Surviving The Virus Shutdown
  • Liquidated Damages and Oral Amendments to Written Contracts
  • Force Majeure and Business Interruption in the Age of COVID-19
  • Financing for Medical Practices and Small Businesses
  • Know Who You’re Doing Business With! Innocent Vendor Found Liable Alongside Corporate Cheat for Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Fraudulent Conveyance Claim
  • Debtors Not Entitled to Automatic Stay Under The Bankruptcy Code In False Claims Act Litigation

Practice Areas

  • Creditor Rights
  • Workout Practice
  • Business Transactions
  • Secured Lending


  • Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, 2021
  • Leading Lawyer Association, 2021
  • Top Attorneys of North America, 2021
  • Leading Lawyers Association by the Top Attorneys of North America, 2020 - 2021
  • Top Attorneys of North America, 2019
  • Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement, 2019

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979

Classes & Seminars

  • Podcast: Tips on Surviving the Down Market

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project - Nassau County Bar, 1991
  • Chairman Legal Committee - Hillcrest Jewish Center, 2011 to Present

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Tau Epsilon Phi

Past Positions

  • Braverman Warfield LLP, Partner, 2002 to 2003
  • Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, Partner, 02/1991 to 04/2002

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder / Director