J. Elazar Fruchter

J. Elazar Fruchter

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fax 212.758.4004

J. Elazar focuses his practice on representing investors and consumers in class action litigation, as well as representing plaintiffs in commercial litigation, with a concentration on matters involving bankruptcy and insolvency.

J. Elazar graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law, and received his B.A. in English Literature from Yeshiva University.

J. Elazar began his legal career with Kaye Scholer LLP in New York, where he was a member of the bankruptcy department and handled a broad array of matters in federal bankruptcy and New York state courts, including fraudulent transfer and preference actions, confirmation of Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, "clawback" litigation in connection with Ponzi schemes, administration of mass tort claims, and representation of indentured trustees in state court litigation alleging breach of fiduciary duties.

J. Elazar has authored several articles analyzing sections of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as an article examining the interplay between American and Jewish law in the area of medical malpractice:

  • Bankruptcy Code Section 502(d): Back Door to Avoidance, 28 UCC L.J. 73 (1995) (with Arthur Steinberg)
  • To Bind or Not to Bind – Bankruptcy Code § 365(d)(3): Statutory Minefield, 68 Am. Bankr. L.J. 437 (1994) (cited in In re Montgomery Ward Holding Corp., 268 F.3d 205 (3d Cir. 2001), and other cases)
  • Doctors on Trial: A Comparison of American and Jewish Legal Approaches to Medical Malpractice, 19 Am. J.L. & Med. 453 (1993)