New York University School of Law
(J.D., cum laude, 1976);
Boston University School of Management
(BSBA, summa cum laude, 1973)
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District
U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District
U.S. District Court, New York, Northern District
HONORS AND AWARDS
The Best Lawyers in America® - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022)
Super Lawyers - New York Metro
Who's Who in Tax & Bankruptcy Law, Long Island Business News (February 2008)
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Health Lawyers Association
Burton S. Weston is a Partner/Director of Garfunkel Wild, P.C., which he joined in 2002, after administering his own firm for 15 years.
Mr. Weston is Chair of the firm’s Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Practice Group, representing debtors, creditors and creditor constituencies in all aspects of the Chapter 11 process. He is also a member of the firm’s Business Practice Group, which advises clients on a broad array of corporate and transactional matters.
Mr. Weston’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of Chapter 11 cases for corporate debtors, the representation of creditors’ committees, creditor constituencies and individual creditors in reorganization cases, the acquisition and disposition of assets and business in the Chapter 11 context, the development of competing plans of reorganization for potential acquirors of distressed entities, the advise of parties in connection with the claims trading process, debtor-in-possession financing, the defense of preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, and the representation of landlords to Chapter 11 debtors.
Mr. Weston has co-authored a bankruptcy text for inside counsel and other practitioners entitled “Bankruptcy Strategies for Corporate Creditors," and lectures frequently on creditors’ rights and asset protection issues to professional groups and attorneys.
He has served as Secretary to the Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization for Association of the Bar of the City of New York, is a member of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
In addition, Mr. Weston has represented numerous distressed hospitals and health care related facilities, and mid-market companies in the retail, technology, and manufacturing sectors and has successfully concluded many reorganizations, both formal and informal restructurings, allowing companies to emerge with new financial life. He has also represented landlords and other large creditors in many of the nation’s largest Chapter 11 cases.
Mr. Weston's past experience reflects a blend of public and private service. Mr. Weston served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and he is a member of the Board of Directors of Transition Services of Long Island, a Suffolk County based not-for-profit agency.
Prior to joining GW, Mr. Weston was a partner at Kramer, Levin, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel, a prominent New York City firm, and also administered his own firm for fifteen years.
Mr. Weston received his BSBA from Boston University, summa cum laude, in 1973, and his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law.
Speeches and Events
- Committee on Health Care - The Health Care Crisis in the United States, 20th Winter Leadership Conference sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute (Tucson, AZ) December 5, 2008
- Hospitals in Crisis: The Insolvency Crisis Plaguing Hospitals Across the U.S. - Strategies to Combat Insolvency (Beard Group Teleconference) - April 24, 2007
- Buyer Beware, Inside Healthcare, August 2008
- Insolvency crisis plagues hospitals; problem affects both profits and nonprofits; several factors play role, The National Law Journal, October 30, 2006
- Bankruptcy Strategies for Corporate Creditors, Business Law Monographs, Matthew Bender, 1984-1990 (co-authored with Joel B. Zweibel, Esq.)