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Walter Curchack’s practice covers a full spectrum of complex bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and corporate transactions. He focuses on representing creditors, including secured and unsecured bondholders, lenders, and indenture trustees in major Chapter 11 cases. He also frequently represents clients in the purchase and sale of distressed assets and businesses across a broad range of industries. 

In addition to restructuring work, Walter has significant experience in finance, corporate trust, investment advisory and corporate governance matters, cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and the formation, financing and restructuring of real estate transactions.

Walter is an experienced mediator in both bankruptcy- and non-bankruptcy-related matters.

He is valued by his clients for his ability to build consensus and successfully resolve complex, often multiparty disputes, on their behalf.

A frequent speaker on restructuring and insolvency-related topics at the American Bankruptcy Institute and other forums, Walter is also a trusted media resource for top national business outlets like The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he is co-chair of the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee's Subcommittee on Indentures and Indenture Trustees.

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  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.,

    Articles Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review

  • Yale University, B.A., cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Named "New York Metro Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Thomson Reuters (2007, 2013-2019)
  • Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory


  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair – American Bar Association's Business Bankruptcy Committee's Subcommittee on Indentures and Indenture Trustees
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association