Morton R. Branzburg is a founding member of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg, LLP and is a former co-chair of its Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department.
Mr. Branzburg represents secured and unsecured lenders, institutional creditors (some which are Fortune 50 companies), creditors committees, private equity funds, venture capital companies and other constituents in all aspects of bankruptcies, restructures and all aspects of workouts. He appears regularly in bankruptcy courts in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
In 2002, he was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve a second term on the Court’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee. He also is a lecturer on debtor-creditor matters.
Mr. Branzburg has been recognized by various prestigious publications for his accomplishments in commercial litigation and debtor-creditor relations. Chambers USA said this in its 2007 edition:
"Gifted in the courtroom," Morton Branzburg won client praise as a "truly brilliant and talented individual with a really firm command of the law - he always thinks ahead and considers every angle." Morton Branzburg is an accomplished bankruptcy and restructuring attorney with considerable experience acting for lenders, creditors and trustees. "He is exceptional - he understands our business and is very strategic," avers one impressed client.
He is highly experienced in advising on all aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship, including representing committees and secured creditors, and advising multi-national corporations in financial distress. He recently acted as trustee and plan administrator of a liquidating trust in relation to patent litigation in New York, with potential claims exceeding $1 billion.
Mr. Branzburg has been named in The 2016 through 2020 Best Lawyers in America© lists. In addition, Mr. Branzburg has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® consecutively since 2004 by a vote of his peers.
Mr. Branzburg holds an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the law publication's highest rating. From 1999-2005, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Mr. Branzburg to serve on that court's Civil Procedure Rules Committee.
Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (1976)
George Washington University, B.A. (1973)
Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
New Jersey Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
Robert Morris Association
Awards and Honors
Named to "The Best Lawyers in America©" list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2016-2020)
Named to "The Best Lawyers in America©" list for Litigation - Bankruptcy (2020)
Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004-2019)
Named a New Jersey Super Lawyer (2018-2019)