Adam P. Wofse

Adam P. Wofse

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ADAM P. WOFSE is a partner at LH&M. Adam represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, Chapter 7 trustees and Chapter 11 operating trustees. Prior to joining LH&M, Adam was a partner at Jaspan Schlesinger Hoffman LLP, in the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, where he practiced in the same areas.

Adam has represented Chapter 11 debtors in a variety of reorganization cases, including in the fields of: construction and mechanical industries; health care and durable medical equipment providers; nursery school and childcare providers; houses of worship; real estate companies; restaurants, food service providers, and food consumer package goods manufacturers and distributors; golf courses; and self-storage facilities.

Adam represented the Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island (VNA) in its Chapter 11 case, which resulted in a confirmed reorganization plan and a sale of substantially all of the assets of the VNA to a large health care conglomerate, providing payment in full to all creditors, plus interest to unsecured creditors.


  • J.D., Albany Law School of Union University – 1994
  • B.A., Binghamton University (with Honors) – 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Courts of the State of New York
  • Courts of the State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Honors & Affiliations

  • Co-author of the New York Law Journal’s Long Island Bankruptcy Column (2002-2004)
  • Author for Long Island Turnaround Management Association’s website.
  • Panelist for the Nassau County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Panelist for the Suffolk County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Annual Update
  • Panelist for New York State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Panelist for Eastern District of the New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Speaker for Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, Nuts and Bolts Bankruptcy Electronic Case Filing Presentation
  • Pro bono bankruptcy legal services for The Safe Center LI

Professional Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association, and its Bankruptcy Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


In July 2009, as a result of litigation prosecuted by LH&M, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York published its decision in In re Probulk, Inc., 407 B.R. 56 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2009), in which the Court granted LH&M’s motion for a preliminary injunction against two foreign insurers enjoining their attempts to cancel insurance coverage based upon the debtors’ bankruptcy filing.

In December 2017, LH&M successfully argued the appellee brief before the Appellate Division, 1st Department (Calleja v. AI 229 W. 42nd St. Prop. Owner, LLC, 157 A.D.3d 558 [1st Dept. 2018], which resulted in the Court’s decision affirming the lower court’s holding that a release in favor of the debtor in bankruptcy is ineffective as to third parties, including insurers, that are liable on a claim.

In August 2019, in a Chapter 11 mechanical construction bankruptcy case, LH&M successfully argued the debtor’s motion seeking to extend the automatic stay to enjoin state court litigation against the debtor’s surety.  The Bankruptcy Court, in Durr Mech. Constr., Inc. v. I.K. Constr. Inc. (In re Durr Mech. Constr., Inc.), 604 B.R. 131 (2019), agreed with the debtor’s position and held that a continuation of such non-bankruptcy litigation would have an immediate, adverse economic impact on the bankruptcy estate.

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