Howard Beltzer

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 408 5460
New York
United States
T:+1 212 408 5460
Howard Beltzer

Howard Beltzer



Howard S. Beltzer's practice focuses on major Chapter 11 proceedings and multinational restructurings. He has also advised numerous financial institutions in connection with structuring transactions involving insolvency-related concerns. He has developed particular experience in regard to the evolution of derivative products, as well as issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code.

Professional experience

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JD, editorial board, Yale Journal of International Law, Yale Law School, 1982
BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 1979

  • New York State Bar
  • Represented one of the largest creditors and counterparties of the Lehman Brothers entities, as well as the administrators of one of the largest foreign Lehman Brothers entities.
  • Represented the agent bank in a significant entertainment industry restructuring.
  • Represented Linens 'n Things, Inc., a large retailer, in its Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Represented Mervyn's, a large California-based department store chain in connection with its Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Represented a leading European cable and telecommunications company in connection with its debt restructuring. The restructuring was effected through concurrent US Chapter 11 and Dutch moratorium proceedings involving the complex interaction of common and civil law insolvency regimes.
  • Represented a leading multinational bank as agent to the Century Cable Holdings lenders in the Adelphia bankruptcy.
  • Assisted in the representation of one of the world's largest generators and marketers of electricity and its affiliated debtors in their Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Chambers & Partners, 2005 – 2018
  • Legal 500 US, The Legal 500, 2006 – 2016
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate, The Legal 500, 2018, 2020 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers - Litigation – Bankruptcy, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2008 – 2021
  • IFLR 1000, International Financial Law Review, 2004, 2006 – 2007
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy: Business, Thomson Reuters, 2006 – 2020, 2022
  • "In re Fairfield Sentry Ltd.: Second Circuit Provides Guidance to "COMI" Determinations in Chapter 15 Cases," Bloomberg BNA Bankruptcy Law Resource Center, August 22, 2013
  • Co-author, "International Insolvency" (leading two-volume treatise on multinational insolvency) Juris Publishing, Inc., 2004
  • Member, Section of Business Law and Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association