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Sandra Mayerson

Sandra Mayerson Law

New York, NY, USA


Sandra E. Mayerson is a member of the New York Bar and principal of The Law Offices of Sandra Mayerson, specializing in insolvency and commercial transactions and litigation. She has 30+ years’ experience at AmLaw 100 firms.  Mayerson has experience in both debtor and creditor matters, and has represented creditor and bondholder committees, debtors,  boards of directors, banks and other secured creditors, unsecured creditors, investors in distressed situations and claims traders. Sandra’s background spans  both bankruptcy and securities law and is informed by years of private  practice, as well as public policy formation.  She is often cited in legal opinions for her work in the area of fraudulent conveyances. Sandra served as examiner in Interco’s chapter 11 about which she wrote a landmark report on fraudulent conveyance law. She also did groundbreaking work in the field of customer claims in securities firm insolvencies in the Refco matter. She has filed close to 200 real estate related chapter 11’s.

Sandra is recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in the “Women Lawyers in the Law” section of the January 2013 issue of The American Law magazine. Sandra has been honored by The National Law Journal as one of the Top Fifty Women Litigators in the US, and hailed by Working Woman magazine as one of the five Best in Bankruptcy in the country.  Sandra is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and has frequent been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers.  Her work with US clients in Latin America was noted in the 2010-2012 editions of LatinLawyer 250.  She has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012, as well as in Chambers and Who’s Who.

Sandra has completed the mediation training course in the Southern District of New York.  She has served as both an arbitrator and a mediator.

Sandra has written and lectured throughout the US and internationally on bankruptcy topics, particularly on fraudulent conveyance law, trading claims, prepackaged bankruptcies and cross border insolvencies.  In 2012, she was on a panelist for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in a program dealing with CMB mortgage defaults, entitled “We Can’t Pay the Mortgage”.   Mayerson was  a regular columnist for the National Law Journal for several years, as well as a guest commentator for bankruptcy issues for CNN, NBC and Fox News. She is frequently quoted in publications on bankruptcy and reorganization matters, including the New York Times, Wall Street Jounal and Fortune.  

Sandra received her B.A. from Yale, and her J.D. from Northwestern.

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