Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Becker, Glynn, Melamed & Muffly, LLP
Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
Graduate, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College
Law degree, New York University School of Law
Professor Ostrow is a partner in the New York City law firm of
Becker, Glynn, Melamed & Muffly, LLP, who has been specializing
in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, corporate reorganizations,
work-outs, and commercial litigation for more than 30 years. He is
a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and served as the
co-chair of the Real Estate Committee of the American Bankruptcy
Institute ("ABI") from 2001 to 2008.
Mr. Ostrow has lectured on numerous bankruptcy issues, including at
conferences sponsored by the ABI, the American Bar Association, the
American Law Institute - American Bar Association ("ALI-ABA"), the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Judicial
Conference of the Second Circuit, the National Association of
Bankruptcy Trustees, the Association of Insolvency and
Restructuring Advisors, and the New York State Society of Certified
Public Accountants. He has published many articles on diverse
topics in bankruptcy law, including "Consitutionality of Core
Jurisdiction," 68 Am. Bankr. L.J. 91 (1994); "The Involuntary
Chapter 11 Case: Why Don't We Do It in the Gap? (No One Will Be
Watching Us)," 5 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 63 (1995); "The 'Animal
Farm' of Administrative Insolvency," 11 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev.
119 (2003); "We Don't Need the Case Law to Turn the DIP's Attorney
into a Court Informant," Am. Bankr. Inst. L.J. vol. xxvii, no. 4
(May 2008); and more recently, "Don't Let Me Down: Limiting the
Uses of Section 510(b) Subordination," 2010 Norton Ann. Surv.
Bankr. L. 367; and "Nondisclosure as a Basis for Judicial Estoppel
in Bankruptcy, or Estop Me If You Haven't Heard This Before," 2011
Norton Ann. Surv. Bankr. L. 123.
Mr. Ostrow serves as a member of the panel of mediators for the
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. He
graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977 and
received his law degree from New York University School of Law in
Professor Ostrow teaches Drafting Bankruptcy and Commercial
Agreements and Documents and Bankruptcy Practice–
Litigation with Professors Larry and Rosenblatt.