Andrew H. Sherman

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Andrew H. Sherman is Chair of the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group. He has represented clients in a broad range of complex business reorganizations, debt restructurings and insolvency matters throughout the country. In addition to advising companies experiencing financial difficulties, Mr. Sherman routinely represents lenders and other parties in financings and acquisitions involving troubled companies. He has focused his practice on representing investment management firms in debt restructuring matters, commercial workouts and Chapter 11 cases in such cases as Motor Coach Industries Int'l, Inc. and Marcal Paper Mills, Inc. He has also recently represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in thirteen (13) recent hospital bankruptcy cases, including Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Union Hospital District, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, Hudson Healthcare, Inc., Fairmont General Hospital, et al., Progressive Acute Care LLC, Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Inc., Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Association, Gainesville Hospital District d/b/a North Texas Medical Center, Morehead Memorial Hospital, Curae Health, Inc., et al. and Promise Healthcare Group, LLC. In addition, he has represented parties in significant commercial litigation in the New York and New Jersey federal and state courts.

Press Releases

Sills Cummis & Gross Attorneys Ranked in the Inaugural Edition of IFLR1000 United States


Sills Cummis & Gross: Helping Those in Need


In The News Items

The Deal Recognizes Sills Cummis & Gross - Bankruptcy Law Firms Power Rankings 2019Q1

The Deal 4/2/2019

Sherman Credits Both Creditor- and Debtor-Side Bankruptcy Work For Strong 2017 at Sills

New Jersey Law Journal 6/18/2018

Inaugural 'Jersey Dealmakers of the Year' Recognizes Excellence in Transactional Practice

New Jersey Law Journal 4/18/2018

CCBJ Q&A: Sills Cummis' Andrew Sherman

Corporate Counsel Business Journal 3/1/2018

Morehead Hospital ‘Burning Cash’

The Locker Room 11/9/2017

Morehead Hospital Bankruptcy Hearing to Continue Monday

Greensboro News & Record 11/8/2017

Morehead Memorial's Fate Still Undecided as Hearing Adjourned After 3 Hours of Testimony

Triad Business Journal 11/8/2017

Rainmaker Q&A: Sills Cummis' Andrew Sherman

Law360 9/28/2016

Lawyers React to High Court's Limiting of Debt Plan Appeals

Law360 5/4/2015

Attorney General's Office and Birdsall Services Group Reach Settlement

Office of the Attorney General 4/15/2013

Federal Judge Allows Indicted N.J. Engineering Firm Birdsall Services Group to Pay Employees

The Star-Ledger 4/2/2013

Small-Business Bankruptcies in Decline, but Wayne Sees Uptick in Activity

NJBIZ 8/30/2012

When City Hall Becomes the Poorhouse

NJBIZ 8/13/2012

NJ Channel 9 News

NJ Channel 9 News 11/10/2008

Financial Pains Pushing Hospitals to Bankruptcy

Law360: Bankruptcy 4/17/2008

Bailout May Save Nearly 900 Jobs at Bayonne Medical Center

NJBIZ 12/13/2007

Bayonne Medical on life support

The Deal Bankruptcy Insider 10/8/2007

Judge clamps strict limits on spending by hospital

The Star-Ledger 9/19/2007

Judge limits spending by bankrupt Bayonne hospital

Newsday 9/18/2007

Luncheon message: BMC is on the brink

The Jersey Journal 8/9/2007

Bayonne Med Center owes lawyer who did hosp deal

The Jersey Journal 5/10/2007


Expert Webcast Live Video Roundtable

Healthcare Restructuring Expert Webcast 6/27/2019

17th Annual TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium

First Do No Harm: The Latest in Healthcare Restructurings TMA Philadelphia Wilmington, New Jersey and Chesapeake Chapters 6/5/2019

Expert Webcast Live Video Roundtable

Healthcare Restructuring Expert Webcast 1/10/2019

What Everyone Should Know About the Unique Issues That Arise in Health Care Business Bankruptcies

Health Care Restructuring American Bar Association Business Law Section 12/21/2017

Significant Developments In Bankruptcy Law

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 6/16/2016

18th Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference

New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section 4/8/2016

It's Complicated: Addressing Issues Concerning Distressed Non-Profits

The Women's Divisions of NJTMA and NYIC, and IWIRC New Jersey 10/22/2015

Financial Chaos and Budget Uncertainty - Is Municipal Bankruptcy in New Jersey’s Future

Government Financial Officers Association of New Jersey 7/22/2011

American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

Key Aspects of the Bankruptcy Code that Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Need to Know, Focusing on Recent Issues in Media and Sports Related to Chapter 11 Cases American Bar Association 10/8/2009

Hospital Closure Guidelines: A Bankruptcy Primer Webinar

New Jersey Hospital Association 3/3/2009

The Impact of the Financial Markets Crises and How It Will Affect Bankruptcy Lawyers and Their Clients

ReedLogic 12/1/2008

Foreclosure and Repossession in New Jersey

Automatic Stay Considerations, Valuation of Collateral, Lease Issues, Abandonment of Property and Duration of the Stay, among others Lorman Education Services 5/29/2008

6th Annual RealShare New Jersey

What to do When Your Mixed Use Project Gets Mixed Up in a Bankruptcy Real Estate Media 10/4/2007

Distressed Claim Trading: Legal Risks and Options

The Beard Group 3/6/2007

Negotiating Workouts in a Struggling Economy

New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education 9/13/2003


Bankruptcy Claims & Protection

Corporate Counsel Business Journal 1/1/2019

Navigating the Choppy Waters of Health Care Insolvency Cases

American Bankruptcy Institute 8/1/2018

In Re Bayou Shores SNF, LLC: Another Limitation on the Limited Jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Courts?

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 9/1/2015

Medicare and Medicaid Issues in Insolvency Cases

The Bankruptcy Strategist 6/1/2011

Deepening Insolvency Is Alive and Relevant in New Jersey

New Jersey Law Journal - Bankruptcy Law Supplement 1/24/2011

Issues to Watch For - From Retail to Real Estate

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructurings Law 2008 4/20/2008

Prognosis Negative

New Jersey Law Journal 1/14/2008

Retaining Rights When Contractors Go Bankrupt

New York Construction 6/2/2007

What If Bankruptcy Happens?

Real Estate New Jersey 4/18/2007

Can the Enron Claims Trading Issues Be Avoided? Should You Consider Acquiring a Distribution Right?

The Bankruptcy Strategist 3/6/2007

Assisting Companies in Reorganizing in the Face of Financial Difficulty

Understanding the Legal Issues Behind Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy 1/26/2007

Planning for a Grim Reality: In a Real Estate Slowdown, the Key to a Reorganization Is Proper Preparation

New Jersey Law Journal 1/15/2007

Why Buy a Bankruptcy Claim When You Can Acquire a Distribution Right?

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/1/2007

Untouchable? Treatment of Tariff-Based Claims

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 11/1/2006

Health Care Bankruptcy Prescription for 2006

New Jersey Law Journal 3/6/2006

Highlights of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

New Jersey Lawyer 6/1/2005

The Preference Problem

New Jersey Law Journal 3/21/2005

Management Stock Option Programs in Bankruptcy Cases: Let the Market Be Your Guide

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11/1/2001

Rankings and Recognition

Chambers USA 2012-2019, New Jersey Bankruptcy/Restructuring

The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2019, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy

IFLR1000 United States: Guide to USA’s Leading Financial & Corporate Law Firms 2018, “Highly Regarded” New Jersey Restructuring and Insolvency

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006-2019, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business; Bankruptcy: Business

New Jersey Law Journal's “Jersey Dealmakers of the Year” 2018

Martindale-Hubbell AV rating

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization and Creditors' Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-6982  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University, A.B., 1988
Law School Attended:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 1992, New York; 1991, New Jersey; 2011, U.S. Supreme Court


Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Essex County Bar Association
Member, Turnaround Management Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
- Education Director, Commercial and Regulatory Law Committee
- Former Co-Chair, Health Care Committee
- Former Education Director, Health Care Committee
Former Master, Bankruptcy Inns of Court

Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, September 3, 1966
Reported Cases:
Representative Decisions: TW Telecom Holdings Inc. v. Carolina Internet Ltd., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 22833 (10th Cir. Nov 15, 2011): 11/15/2011; In re Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 12109 (3d Cir. Jun 16, 2011): 6/16/2011; In re Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC, 445 B.R. 206 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2011): 2/24/2011; In re Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Secs. LLC, 440 B.R. 274 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2010): 11/30/2010; In re Bayonne Med. Ctr., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77435 (D.N.J. Jul 30, 2010): 7/30/2010; In re Bayonne Med. Ctr., 429 B.R. 152 (D.N.J. 2010): 5/26/2010; Trucking Emples. of North Jersey Welfare Fund, Inc. v. Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist LEXIS 101695 (D.N.J. Nov 2, 2009): 11/2/2009; Thomason Auto Group, LLC v. China Am. Coop. Auto., Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22669 (D.N.J. Feb 27, 2009): 2/27/2009; In re Summit Global Logistics, Inc., 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 896 (Bankr. D.N.J. Mar 26, 2008): 3/26/2008; Orius Corp. v. Qwest Corp., 373 B.R. 555 (N.D. Ill. 2007): 8/9/2007; In re JS Mktg. & Communs., Inc., 2007 Bankr. LEXIS 1025 (Bankr. D.Mont. Mar 26, 2007): 3/26/2007; In re DiLoreto, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74927 (E.D.P.A. Oct 13, 2006): 10/13/2006; In re American Family Enters., 256 B.R. 377 (D.N.J. 2000): 9/7/2000; In re DiLoreto, 277 B.R. 607 (Bankr. E.D.P.A. 2000): 8/1/2000; In re First Interregional Equity Corp., 218 B.R. 731 (Bktcy. D.N.J. 1997): 11/10/1997; In re United Healthcare System, Inc., 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5090: 3/26/1997; In re Lazarus Burman Associates, 161 B.R. 891 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1993): 12/20/1993; In re Arts des Provinces de France, Inc., 153 B.R. 144 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1993): 4/6/1993; In re Masters, Inc., 149 B.R. 289 (E.D.N.Y. 1992): 12/18/1992; Kenston Management Co. v. Lisa Realty Co., 137 B.R. 1992: 3/4/1992

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 07/19/11 in Bankruptcy

  • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Member on 06/07/14 in Bankruptcy Chapter 11

    Andrew is an excellent, extremely capable lawyer. Though his aggressive positions and advocacy may sometimes rub others the wrong way, it is because he is trying to his best for his clients, which his clients certainly seem to appreciate.

    Andrew is an excellent, extremely capable lawyer. Though his aggressive positions and advocacy may sometimes rub others the wrong way, it is because he is trying to his best for his clients, which his clients certainly seem to appreciate. Read less

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