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Bruce S. Nathan, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

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Partner Lowenstein Sandler LLP Work 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020 United States Work Phone: 212-204-8686 Cell Phone: 914-874-4045 Website: Lowenstein Sandler LLP

With more than 35 years of experience in the bankruptcy and insolvency field, Bruce is a recognized leader nationwide in trade creditor rights and the representation of trade creditors in bankruptcy and other legal matters. He has represented trade and other unsecured creditors, unsecured creditors’ committees, secured creditors, and other interested parties in many of the larger Chapter 11 cases that have been filed. Bruce also handles letters of credit, guarantees, security, consignment, bailment, tolling, and other agreements and legal credit issues for the credit departments of institutional clients.

Among his various legal recognitions, Bruce received the Top Hat Award in 2011, a prestigious annual award honoring extraordinary executives and professionals in the credit industry. He was co-chair of the Avoiding Powers Committee that worked with the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11, participated in ABI’s Great Debates at their 2010 Annual Spring Meeting–arguing against repeal of the special BAPCPA protections for goods providers and commercial lessors–and was a panelist for a session sponsored by ABI. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences throughout the country, as well as a prolific author regarding bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics in various legal and trade publications.

Bruce is a co-author of “Trade Creditor Remedies Manual: Trade Creditors’ Rights under the UCC and the U.S Bankruptcy Code,” published by ABI at the end of 2011. He has also contributed to ABI Journal and is a former member of ABI’s Board of Directors and former co-chair of ABI’s Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1980)
  • Wharton School of Finance and Business (M.B.A. 1980)
  • University of Rochester (B.A. 1976), Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York





  • Presenter, The Perfect Storm: Preparing for and Dealing with The Upcoming Corporate Debt Crisis, National Association of Credit Management, Webinar, December 2, 2019
  • Presenter, Terms of (Un)endearment: Evaluating and Responding to Customers’ Efforts to Obtain Extended Credit Terms, Federation of Credit and Financial Professionals Webinar, November 13, 2019
  • Presenter, Consignment Overview, ABC-Amega Webinar, November 12, 2019
  • Presenter, Risks Associated With a Changing Global Trade Landscape and Tariffs in a Volatile 2019, Credit Research Foundation Webinar, November 7, 2019
  • Presenter, Consignment Overview, NACM Book Publishers Credit Group, New York, NY, November 6, 2019


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1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020 United States