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Philip Gross provides creative and practical advice to debtors, creditors’ committees, liquidating trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and asset purchasers in commercial bankruptcy proceedings. He has extensive experience in bankruptcy hearings and trials around the country. Philip’s recent high-profile representations include serving as special counsel to the Debtors in the Timber Pharmaceuticals bankruptcy; representing asset purchasers in the Hello Bello/Unconditional Love, and Bed Bath and Beyond bankruptcies; Aceto Corporation in its 363 asset sale process and Chapter 11 plan of liquidation confirmation; Indorama Ventures as a participant in a joint venture that purchased a $1 billion plant through the M&G Chemicals bankruptcy; the committees in the Sur La Table, Lily Robotics, and Horsehead Holdings bankruptcies; the largest union in Detroit’s historic Chapter 9 bankruptcy; and several container terminal operators in Hanjin Shipping Co.’s Chapter 15 international insolvency proceedings.
Philip is also active in his community volunteering for his local Bergenfield synagogue’s communications and scheduling committee. He maintains a pro bono practice and recently represented a group of volunteer doctors advising a nonprofit school on COVID issues and an individual in filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief through the VLJ Bankruptcy Program.
Prior to joining Lowenstein Sandler, Philip was an associate at Kaye Scholer LLP in New York City. He served as the 2006 Milton Pollack Fellow in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where he worked with the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the SDNY, and former Attorney General/SDNY Chief Judge Michael B. Mukasey to draft a report for district court judges on issues and challenges that arise in high-security and terrorism trials, entitled "Guide to High Security & Terrorism Cases" (2006). The guide has been extensively cited in publications issued by the Federal Judicial Center, including Robert Timothy Reagan's "National Security Case Studies: Special Case-Management Challenges" (Federal Judicial Center, June 25, 2013).