Joshua Angel is counsel in Herrick's Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department. A graduate of Columbia Law School ('59), Josh has more than 60 years of experience in commercial insolvency and corporate restructuring matters, representing debtors, creditors, shareholders, class action plaintiffs, asset purchasers from debtors and plan funders in mega-bankruptcies. He has served both debtors, and creditors in out-of-court restructurings of financially distressed businesses as well as persons seeking to acquire such businesses or their assets. Josh is recognized as a leading member of the New York Bankruptcy Bar and has served as a lead counsel in some of the most significant commercial insolvencies over the last 60 years.

Representative Lead Debtor Counsel

  • Lionel, Inc.
  • Ultra Stores, Inc.
  • Cedar Chemical Corp./Vicksburg Chemical Corp.
  • Horsehead Industries, Inc.
  • The Athlete's Foot, Inc.
  • Applied Theory Corp.
  • Fink Baking, Inc.
  • The Flatotel (135 West 52nd Street)
  • Stanhope Hotel (595 Fifth Avenue Corp.)
  • 1515 Broadway
  • 1585 Broadway
  • 750 Seventh Avenue Services

Representative Creditor/Funder Counsel

  • General Growth Properties, Inc.
  • MBIA
  • Refco
  • Walter Energy, Inc.
  • Sabarro, Inc.

Recent Activities

Attendant to the final illness and passing of his wife Rita, Josh, for the most part, has devoted his commercial self to advancing the issues involving the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, beginning with his self-publication of “Government Perfidy and Mismanagement of the GSEs in Conservatorship” in February 2016, and the following cases: