Daniel Zinman

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Distressed Debt Transactions
  • Foreclosure


Daniel Zinman is a Counsel in K&F’s Litigation Group and focuses his practice primarily on the firm’s bankruptcy and litigation matters. Dan represents debtors, creditor’s committees, bond holders, secured creditors, trustees, brokers, and potential purchasers of property in a variety of bankruptcy cases and complex litigation matters.

Dan has represented high profile clients including Borders Bookstores (debtor), Adelphia Communications Corp. (creditors committee), WorldCom (bondholders), Enron Corp. (creditor/defendant; asset purchaser), Bank of New England (bondholder), and Lehr Construction (Ch. 11 Trustee).

Dan frequently lectures on various topics related to Bankruptcy and has presented continuing legal education course for the New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section. Dan has also lectured at St. John’s School of Law on several occasions.
Prior to joining K&F, Dan practiced litigation and bankruptcy law for top tier law firms in New York City including Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, Andrews & Kurth LLP, and Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP.

Professional Experience

  • Law Office of David P. Shapiro, Counsel
  • Golenboch Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, Attorney
  • Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, Special Counsel
  • Andrews & Kurth LLP, Associate
  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP, Associate
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Jeremiah Berk, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York”

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Co-Chair of Workouts and Bankruptcy Committee


  • Hon. Jeremiah E. Berk, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Bankr. S.D.N.Y.


  • Marc D. Rosenberg and Daniel N. Zinman, “Absent Sublease Recognition Agreement, the Rejection of a Prime Lease in a Bankruptcy Case Leaves a Sublessee Largely Out in the Cold,” 44 N.Y. Real Prop. L.J. 12 (Summer 2016).
  • Daniel N. Zinman and Jeffrey R. Gleit, “Maximizing Value: Borders Intellectual Property Sale Points the Way Forward,” Turnaround & Workouts (Feb. 2013).
  • Daniel N. Zinman, “Is Diamond Forever? The Aftermath of Resolution Trust Corporation v. Diamond,” 23 N.Y. Real Prop. L.J. 136 (1995).
  • Daniel N. Zinman, “Diamond is the RTC’s Best Friend: Federal Preemption and the Balance of the Term of Rent Regulated Leases Under RTC v. Diamond”, 22 Ford. Urb. L.J. 1295 (1995).

Speaking Engagements


  • Bankruptcy Sales of Real Estate, New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Summer Meeting 2022
  • Frequent presenter on topics related to bankruptcy law, New York State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Presenter, topics related to bankruptcy law, St. John’s School of Law


Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

  • Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal

Brandeis University, B.A.


  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit