Ira L. Herman

Blank Rome

Partner

Ira Herman concentrates his practice on restructuring and bankruptcy matters with emphasis on distressed public debt issues and distressed M&A.

Ira regularly advises lenders and other clients on the management of bankruptcy risk in their transactions; indenture trustees regarding defaulted public debt issues; and lenders regarding restructuring and bankruptcy, including distressed M&A transactions and inter-creditor issues. Additionally, he provides services on the debtors’ side, counseling financially distressed entities and their management on restructuring challenges pertaining to corporate governance issues, and litigating corporate governance matters, such as breach of duty in good faith and dealing. As a court appointed mediator, Ira has been able to facilitate the resolution of controversies involving U.S. and non-U.S. parties concerning bankruptcy and commercial law issues.

In addition to his restructuring and bankruptcy practice, Ira has been providing support to for-profit and nonprofit entities concerning data privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Ira serves on the editorial advisory board of the Lexis Practice Advisor Journal. In 2017, Ira was appointed to the Bankruptcy Law360 editorial advisory board. He has authored "Anticipating and Managing Bankruptcy Risk," a series of articles prepared for the Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy module of Lexis Practice Advisor®, and chapter 28, titled "Bankruptcy," in the treatise Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases (2017, Law Journal Press).

During law school, Ira served as an articles editor for the Boston University International Law Journal. While earning his bachelor’s degree, he served as editor-in-chief of The Polis, a political science journal.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Ira serves as a member of the Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization Committee of the New York City Bar, as well as chair of its Subcommittee on Out of Court Restructuring and Pre Negotiation; member of the American Bar Association and its Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees Committee; chair of the Steering Committee of the NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project, Legal Services for the City of New York; member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, of which he previously served as co-chair of its Assets Sales Committee; and member of the New York State Bar Association, of which he previously served as chair of its Committee on Bankruptcy Law, Business Law Section; and member of the New York City chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

Ira is on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators for the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for Delaware, E. Dist. New York, and S. Dist. New York, and the U.S. District Court, E. Dist. New York.

He is also a board member of the Westchester Hebrew High School.

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

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