We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable Burton R. Lifland on January 12, 2014. Many of us have practiced before Judge Lifland over the years, during his time as the former chief and bankruptcy judge of the Southern District of New York, and we will remember him as an extremely thoughtful and talented judge.

Howard Seife appeared in many cases before Judge Lifland, including as counsel for the creditors’ committees in the Eddie Bauer/Spiegel and New York Post bankruptcy cases. Howard praised Judge Lifland not only for his demeanor on the bench, but also … Continue Reading