• Queens College of the City University of New York (BA 1970)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1973) 

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1974, New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Scott L. Hazan

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New York
Tel: 212-561-7712

For more than forty years, Mr. Hazan has specialized in all aspects of bankruptcy throughout the country, including representing creditors' committees in many major chapter 11 cases in a wide variety of industries. These cases include Kmart, Macy's, Northwest Airlines, US Airways (I and II), Caldor Department Stores, BiLo Supermarkets, Ames Department Stores, Venture Stores, Natrol, Quiznos, Sbarro I, Penn Traffic (I and II), Terrestar Networks, Warnaco, Fruit of the Loom, Biderman Industries, Readers Digest (I and II) and Rotech Healthcare.

Mr. Hazan has been designated by Turnaround & Workouts numerous times as one of the Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyers in America and selected for listing in every edition of the K&A Restructuring Register as one of America’s Top 100 restructuring professionals. He has also been listed numerous times in Chambers USA—America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global (as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers), in multiple Marquis Who’s Who publicationsin Super Lawyers (bankruptcy), and in New York Magazine (top New York lawyer in bankruptcy). He appears in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America, of Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, of Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer editions (restructuring and insolvency), and of Corporate Counsel's Top Lawyers (bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights). Mr. Hazan also earned an “AV Preeminent Peer Rating,” Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Mr. Hazan holds a BA degree from Queens College of the City University of New York and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review and a member of Moot Court. Mr. Hazan is admitted to practice in New York and is resident in our New York office. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, New York State Bar Association Subcommittee on Bankruptcy (1982-)
  • Former chair, New York State Bar Association Subcommittee on Revisions to the Debtor and Creditor Law of the State of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee (Chapter 11 Subcommittee, Claims Trading Subcommittee)
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Board member and past president, Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
  • Board member, St. John’s University Law School Bankruptcy LLM Program Advisory Board
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, Executive Committee for American Bankruptcy Institute Day in New York City (2001-2016)

Programs and Lectures

American Bankruptcy Institute, New York State Bar, Credit Research Foundation, William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association Business Law Section, National Electronic Distribution Credit Association, National Store Door Delivery Manufacturers Credit Group, American Retail Credit Group, Beard Group, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Practising Law Institute, National Consumer Products Credit Association, National Association of Credit Management, Brooklyn Law School Zaretsky Roundtable, Toy Industry Association


  • Coauthor,"Dealing With Customers That Dictate the Terms of the Relationship,” from webinar program materials (Federation of Credit & Financial Professionals 2016)
  • Coauthor, "Unsecured Creditors’ Committees—Questions Remain: Can the United States Trustee Appoint or Not and Is Representing a Chapter 9 Creditors’ Committee a Paid Profession or Pro Bono Engagement?" in program materials for Municipal Bankruptcies, Insolvencies, and Restructurings (ABI New York City Bankruptcy Conference 2014)
  • Coauthor, "Labor Issues in Bankruptcy," in program materials for Bankruptcy Fundamentals Nuts & Bolts for Young and New Practitioners (ABI 15th Annual New York City Bankruptcy Conference 2013)
  • Coauthor, "Interest in Interest: Issues Concerning the Treatment of Interest in Bankruptcy," in program materials for Interest in Interest (New York City Bankruptcy Conference 2012)
  • Coauthor, "Chapter 9: Has Its Time Come? Update and Dynamics," in program materials for Municipal and Other State Agency Restructurings (ABI New York City Bankruptcy Conference 2011)
  • Coauthor, "Recent Cases Regarding Creditors' Committees," in program materials for Chapter 11 Creditors’ Committees and Examiners: Are They Effective? (ABI Annual Spring Meeting 2011)
  • Coauthor, "Muni World Needs to Grasp the Basics of Chaper 9," The Bond Buyer (Aug. 27, 2010)
  • Coauthor, "Are These Really New or Is This 'Deja Vu All Over Again'?" in program materials for Retail Bankruptcy Redux (ABI New York City Bankruptcy Conference 2009)
  • Note, "Section 151 of the New York Election Law—The Student's Bar," 39 Brooklyn Law Review 162 (1972-73)
  • Note, "Appropriation of Abandoned Trade-Marks," 30 Brooklyn Law Review 1325 (1972-73)

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