Our Firm

Michael Luskin, Richard Stern, and Nathan Eisler founded Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP in 1989

with a commitment to providing financial institutions with a high quality alternative to large firm representation in restructurings, bankruptcy matters, creditors’ rights litigation and financing transactions.
At its inception, the firm represented a few domestic and foreign banks, trade creditors and investors. Over the years, the firm has extended its client base to include over 20 financial institutions as well as Fortune 500 companies, chapter 11 trustees, court appointed examiners, official and unofficial committees of creditors and the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.

Our Industry Experience

Financial Services
Oil & Gas
Project Finance
Media & Telecommunications
Real Estate
Manufacturing & Energy

We represent our clients in bankruptcy cases, litigation and out of court workouts

throughout the United States and are frequently involved in cross-border restructurings and financings in Latin America, Canada and Europe.
We address every matter with a focus on solving problems efficiently and expeditiously and with the total dedication to our clients’ needs that has set us apart for over 30 years.

Awards & Honors

Our firm and individual attorneys are recognized as among the elite in the legal profession by numerous legal rating services including:
Best Law Firms in America

Firm recognized nationally and in New York for Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Litigation, and Banking and Finance Law.

Best Lawyers in America

Individual attorneys recognized for Bankruptcy, Reorganization, Litigation, and Banking and Finance Law.

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Partners ranked as leading bankruptcy lawyers in New York. Praised for communication skills, work in contentious matters, “tactical sense” and ability to “cut right to the heart of the problem.”

Corporate American Legal Elite

Firm recognized as the Most Outstanding for Loan Restructuring in New York

Corporate LiveWire Global Fund

Firm recognized for excellence in Complex Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law and Excellence in Bankruptcy Law.

Martindale Hubbell

Partners ranked as AV Preeminent-highest possible ratings in both legal and ethical standards.

Super Lawyers

Individual attorneys recognized as New York Metro-Super Lawyers for Business Bankruptcy, Litigation, Business Law and Banking. Firm recognized as top Business and Transaction law firm in New York of our size.


Individual attorneys recognized as Highly Regarded in the areas of Restructuring and Insolvency and Banking in New York.  Firm recognized in the areas of Restructuring and Insolvency and Banking.


Individual attorneys recognized as among the 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers.