Aaron R. Cahn

Aaron R. Cahn

Aaron R. Cahn


2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
212-238-8629, Fax: 212-732-3232
cahn@clm.comDownload Vcard

Practice Description

Mr. Cahn’s practice consists of representing both commercial and individual clients in a wide variety of situations relating to bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights issues in bankruptcy court and in other state and federal courts.  He represents both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions and non-bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Cahn represents parties in bankruptcy proceedings, including negotiation and/or litigation of Chapter 11 plans and other restructuring activities, litigate preference, fraudulent transfer and contract actions in bankruptcy proceedings, and advise potential purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy. Most recently, he served as bankruptcy counsel to a group of over 50 investors who purchased debt securities issued by Residential Capital and affiliated entities; served as counsel in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy cases to, among others, a swap participant, a foreign bank which had purchased a series of Lehman’s European Medium-Term Notes, and an employee making a claim for a contractual bonus. He defended a family-owned energy company against a breach of contract claim brought by the bankruptcy trustee of a failed investment bank, and has advised a technology company in the out-of-court restructuring of its existing loan obligations.

Mr. Cahn is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and represent debtors through the Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Project of the City Bar Justice Center.


  • 1975 New York
  • 1983 New Jersey
  • 1975 U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • 1989 U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • 1987 U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • 1990 U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • 1994 U.S. Court of International Trade


  • American Bar Association (Section of Business Law)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

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