CHAIM J. FORTGANG, Esq.

411 Theodore Fremd Ave. South
Suite 206
Rye, NY 10580
Bus: (914) 925-3410
email: cfortgang@fortgangllc.com

EDUCATION: Brooklyn College, B.A., summa cum laude (1968)
New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif 1971
Phi Beta Kappa

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law 1981-2001
Partner – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz 1975 – 2001
Senior Managing Director – Fortress Investment Group May 2002 – December 2003
Representation of institutional lenders in significant troubled debt situations, including Conseco Finance, Finova Group, Comdisco, Inc., Regal Cinema, Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc., Montgomery Ward & Co., Incorporated, Evans Transportation Company, North American Car Corp., Itel Corp., United States Lines, Inc., Todd Shipyards Corp., Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Wang Laboratories, Inc., G. Heileman Brewing, Integrated Resources, Inc., Colorado Ute Electric Association, Inc., Donald Trump, Campeau Corporation, Charter Medical, Host Marriott Corporation.
International cases: representation of international clients in significant cross-border transactions including the Creditor’s Committee of Maxwell Communications Corp., a Bank Group in Ferruzzi/Montedison Group, the Creditors’ Committee of Confederation Treasury and Services, Ltd., banks in Metalgesselshaft and Von Roll.

AFFILIATIONS:
National Bankruptcy Conference
American College of Bankruptcy

PUBLICATIONS:
Co-author, “The Proposed New Bankruptcy Act,” 10 Rev. Sec. Req. 849 (with Harold S. Novikoff) (1977)
Co-author, “The 1978 Bankruptcy Code: Some Wrong Policy Decisions,” 56 New York University Law Review 148 (with Prof. Lawrence P. King) (1982)
Co-author, “Trading in Claims and Taking Control of Corporations in Chapter 11,” 12 Cordozo L. Rev. (with Thomas Moers Mayer) (October 1990)
Co-author, “Developments in Trading Claims and Taking Control of Corporations in Chapter 11,”13 Cordozo L. Rev. (with Thomas Moers Mayer) (October 1991)
Co-author, “Developments in Trading Claims: Participations and Disputing Claims” 15 Cardozo L. Rev (with Thomas Moers Mayer) (December 1993)

AWARDS:
Won the New York University Law School Graduation Prize for the best record over six terms.