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Wayne Greenwald

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1980
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Wayne Greenwald, P.C.
475 Park Ave S.
Floor 26
New York, NY, 10016-6922


4.9 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by michael | September 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
consumer credit transaction
Mr. Greenwald, He was very professional, patient, and courteous. calling back quickly and helping me with my concerns !!! from a potential client who consulted with this attorney. Consulted attorney
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Offered me an option to solve my problem
I contacted the law of office of Wayne Greenwald seeking counsel on a legal matter, he was very warm and cordial, and although I perceived myself to not be the perfect match, he still took the time anyway to speak with me, explained what steps I could take in my situation, and offered me some very good advice and an option to solve my problem, which I am still considering. Bottom line, he is a great lawyer, did everything right, and the call left such an positive impression upon me that I felt I wanted to say thank you, so I decided to write this review about him on avvo.
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Posted by Ilya | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and highly trust worthy attorney!
Wayne is not only a professional attorney but an amazing human being with high empathy who goes above and beyond to help his clients. One of my personal stories and of my family where Wayne dedicated hours to helping my parents, helping myself to get out of a very difficult family financial crisis created by a failure of a family business. Wayne charges for what he does, he doesn't charge money for blah blah blah, he only takes money for actual work that he does and most of all he delivers! Thanks to him I have saved myself from creditors getting judgments against my house, I was able to successfully and strategically get myself and my parents out of a complicated financial issue. I will recommend Wayne over and over to any of my fellow friends if they end up in an unfortunate situation like I was.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Greenwald, founder of the Law Office Of Wayne Greenwald is extremely knowledgeable, well respected (by peers and judges) and compassionate attorney. Prompt responses and incredible bedside manners. His experience and knowledge of bankruptcy law is unparalleled. Billing compared to other lawyers, is very fair. Wayne and I journeyed through several years of litigation. During the process, Mr. Greenwald helped me through mistakes on my Chapter 13 (done elsewhere), converted to a Chapter 11 and helped me restructure my life. Wayne was instrumental in dealing with the U.S. Trustee, creditors and settlements. He providing proper legal advice and guidance without upsetting the Bankruptcy Judge. When it comes to Bankruptcy Law, this man is a walking dictionary/ encyclopedia. Wayne Greenwald was recommended to me by a close friend. A very powerful, experienced and knowledgeable attorney. ( My friend does not do BK Law) As for reviews: ( I would say the following) Knowledge - 5 STARS. Experience - 5 STARS. Bedside Manners - 5 STARS. Responsiveness - 5 STARS. Results - 5 STARS. As for billing, very fair. More important i started with a lower priced Bankruptcy attorney. We started with a Chapter 13. While that Bankruptcy Attorney ( nothing to do with Wayne Greenwald) was significantly cheaper, he never mentioned " I WAS NOT QUALIFIED FOR A 13". It was money wasted. You get what you pay for.
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Posted by Andrew | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mentor for life.
Wayne is a patient and detailed attorney who knows exactly what he's doing in the world of Chapter 7 and 11. Dealing with these initially frightening options can be emotional and frustrating. Wayne was able to give me a clear and detailed path to moving forward and at every step of the way was honest and knowledgeable. There are no guarantees things will go the way you want them to so having an attorney like Wayne who knows how to position you the best is the most important thing. After two years working with him on my case I learned some great parenting advice in addition to overall life advice. He's a fellow father and now certainly a friend. In the end all worked out with my case and I was able to discharge 6 figures of exhaustive credit card debt that racked up interest for years. He helped give me a new start and ultimately positioned me for success. Never give up and don't feel guilty for admitting you've made mistakes...second chances are possible and learn from the advice Wayne will have to offer. I highly recommend Wayne Greenwald and wish you the best on your journey.
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Posted by Neil | July 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer and an Even Better Person
I had the pleasure of dealing with Wayne on a complex bankruptcy and securities matter. Within the first 5 minutes of speaking with him, he immediately put my mind at ease, and the patience with which he explained everything in layman's terms was refreshing. Wayne figured out novel approaches that no bankruptcy lawyer before him had even thought of, and immediately came up with a cohesive strategy to defend the case in the most expedient manner possible. Going thru a bankruptcy litigation is never a fun thing and I would never wish this upon anyone, but having attorney's with the demeanor and professionalism of Wayne certainly makes things easier and I highly recommend him to anyone in a similar situation
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Posted by MK | April 13, 2015
Excellent attorney and great person
I used Mr. Greenwald's services for several years. I had a complex case and he guided me through all the steps. He provided great advice and support whenever I reached out to him. He was understanding and professional. I was impressed by his extensive knowledge ad expertise in his field. I highly recommend him. He made me feel comfortable and at ease whenever I discussed the case with him. A great lawyer and a great staff as well.
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Posted by Stacey | April 12, 2015
Patience and Savvy Win
When I was referred to Mr. Greenwald I was deep in debt and going through a hostile separation. I was upset, fearful, and didn't really know the right thing to do. Mr. Greenwald had so much patience. He answered all of my questions and we reviewed all of the options. When I was in court for the first time and saw how it was there and how peope were treated, his presence was reassuring, He advocated for me with an unfriendly and judgmental court. He presented my case in more than one court as they refused our original request for a Chapter 7 and threw me to the wolves for a Chapter 13. He held true to our original goal and after time the courts agreed with him and finally closed my case. I ended up NOT having to go back to court! His patience, knowledge of the law AND the system, plus his tenure and excellence in his field won the day, and won me my freedom and peace of mind. HIs soft spoken manner is a fabulous veneer over his steel sharp sensibility. Mr. Greenwald exhibits excellence of character and expertise, and still treats his client as a human with understanding and patience.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Question about Spouse owned whole Life Insurance
Without providing a lot of details, Wayne's answer to my question was very helpful.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Wayne Greenwald, P.C.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Greenwald & Rimberg, LLP
  • 1993 - 2002
  • Head of Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Department
  • Parker Duryee Rosoff & Haft (Now Reed Smith)
  • 1987 - 1992


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • State University of New York, College at New Paltz
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973
  • University of Wyoming
  • N/A


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member and Chair - SDNY Bankruptcy Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Commerical Fraud Task Force Committee
  • Chair
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Center for International Legal Studies
  • Fellow
  • 2002 - 2007
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Bankruptcy Crimes - Bankruptcy Proceedings.
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual National Conference
  • Individual Chapter 11 Cases
  • 2019
  • Annual Meeting
  • Involuntary Bankruptcy Cases
  • 2018
  • Nuts and Bolts: Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Young Practitioners
  • Chair and Speaker
  • 2006
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Impact of 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments - Impact on Real Estate Law Practice
  • 2006
  • New York City Civil Court (New York County)
  • 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments: What State Court Judges Need to Know
  • 2006
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • The 2005 Bankruptcy Law Amendments Effects on Support Obligations (Or, who were the real winners under the BAPCPA?)
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, just wait until you hire an amateur!" (Red Adair). I don't think this could be more true than an area like bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is such a highly-specialized and nuanced area of both substantive and procedural law that any client is shooting themselves in the foot by being intimidated how much an excellent bankruptcy attorney costs. Considering Mr. Greenwald's thoughtful and intelligent comments on Avvo, his education, his experience, and his reputation in the industry, I have confidently placed him on the very top of my own list of recommended attorneys for clients facing bankruptcy issues. I would confidently recommend him to other attorneys looking to refer work out to a competent bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Greenwald is a superb bankruptcy attorney."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greenwald is extremely knowledgeable and a leader in his field. My firm retained him to assist us in pursuing a complex insurance claim in the Bankruptcy Court."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Wayne for the past 33 years as a trusted, dedicated lawyer. Just recently I refreed a complicated bankruptcy matter to his firm His knowledge, expertise and total preparedness resulted in an extremely favorable resolution for my client. Thank you, Wayne!"
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