Alan Kolod is Chairman of Moses & Singer's Management Committee, chair of the firm's Corporate Trust & Agency practice group and a partner in the Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights and the Banking & Finance groups.
Alan has over forty years' experience resolving complex disputes for his clients in the banking, financial services, investment advisory, market-place lending, Fin/Tech and depositary receipts industries. He advises banks, investors, investment advisors, indenture trustees, agents and depositaries on business, litigation, fiduciary duty and risk-management issues.
His practice has a particular emphasis on banking, fiduciary duty, bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency law and litigation. In insolvency cases, he represents creditors' committees, debtors, indenture trustees and agents, lessors, secured creditors, plan funders and asset purchasers. With respect to insolvency-related litigation, his practice covers defense and prosecution of fraudulent or voidable transfer, preference and lender liability claims. Alan has substantial experience in inter-creditor disputes, Chapter 15 and cross-border insolvency proceedings and the laws governing the fiduciary duties of directors of insolvent corporations.
Alan represents indenture trustees in connection with defaults, enforcement of noteholder rights, insolvency proceedings and as members of creditors' committees. He has also represented indenture trustees in inter-creditor disputes and in the prosecution and defense of litigation.
He has actively represented significant parties in such major insolvency cases as Petroplus, the Icelandic bank insolvencies, Lehman Brothers, Fairfield Sentry, Enron, Leasing Solutions, Eastern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Orion Pictures, Lomas Financial, Envirodyne, Telemundo Group, Lonestar Cement, Jamesway and McCrory Corporation.
He represented the Creditors' Committees in the bankruptcy cases of retail jewelry chains Ultra, Whitehall, Freidmans' and Crescent. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation arising from failed leveraged buyouts, including litigations brought in connection with the Greektown Casino, Healthco International and Envirodyne Industries bankruptcy cases.
Alan is a trained mediator and has been appointed to the Mediation Panels of the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware.
Alan has also served as an independent director on the Boards of Telemundo Group, Inc. and Daticon Inc., and, as such, was active in the successful sale of each company. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ in his field by Martindale and has repeatedly been listed in Law & Politics' New York Super Lawyers®.
- Chair, Committee on Commercial Laws and Uniform State Laws, New York City Bar Association
- Director, Board of Directors, Urban Resource Institute (URINY)
- North America Area Representative, MSI Global Alliance
- Former Chair, Board of Directors, Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV)
- Former Trustee and Secretary, Board of Trustees, William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology
- Former Director, Board of Directors, Telemundo Group, Inc.
- Former Adjunct Professor, New York Law School
- New York Super Lawyers
- "Antitrust Law in the United States,' co-authored, Anglo-American Legal Language 3, February 2016
- Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d, 2018 Ed.: Chapter 18 Intercreditor Agreements, co-authored, (Clark Boardman Callaghan)