• Yeshiva University (B.A., cum laude, 1998)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2001)


  • Law clerk, Judge Robert E. Gerber (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2001-02)

Ilan D. Scharf

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New York
Tel: 212.561.7700

Ilan Scharf specializes in financial restructuring and bankruptcy litigation with a particular focus on representing creditors' committees of religious institutions and nonprofit entities.

Mr. Scharf's practice focuses on representing tort claimant and creditors’ committees in chapter 11 cases. He has also represented debtors, equity holders, asset purchasers, trade creditors, chapter 11 trustees, and other parties in business reorganizations and related litigation. He has appeared before bankruptcy courts across the United States, including New York, Delaware, New Jersey, New Mexico, California, Missouri, Montana, Texas and Pennsylvania.

In 2012, Mr. Scharf was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine and has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since. 

He received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Yeshiva University.

Prior to joining PSZJ in 2003, Mr. Scharf was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Gerber in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and was an associate at a multinational law firm. He is admitted to practice in New York and is resident in our New York office.



  • Coauthor with R. Feinstein, "Update on the Role of Examiners in Chapter 11 Cases," 2004 Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 421 (2004)
  • Coauthor, "Mandamus Review in Bankruptcy Cases," 2003 Annual Review of Bankruptcy Law 187 (2003)


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