Edward started off as a bankruptcy lawyer, training under the legendary bankruptcy attorney Harvey R. Miller at the bankruptcy and litigation powerhouse, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He founded Neiger LLP in 2008, and after meeting Joseph Steinfeld, the two hit it off and began trying cases together and doing joint representations, then decided to merge their practices in 2012 under ASK LLP. Now with multiple areas of law practice, ASK LLP has grown into a modern, sophisticated firm on the cutting edge of technology to win cases.
With an impressive roster of case involvement to his name including Enron, Lehman Brothers, GM, and representing thousands of victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse and victims and over 60,000 victims of Purdue Pharma, Edward has devoted his career to standing up against powerful people and taking an aggressive stance to fight, take calculated risks, and recover money for victims. He is also committed to giving back to the community: assisting victims of domestic violence, providing pro bono services to low-income tenants in eviction proceedings, and helping Holocaust survivors recover monetary damages from the German government, including his own grandfather. Edward is Editor-in-Chief of the Avoidance Action Report and is a frequent contributor to New York Law Journal’s “Bankruptcy Update” column. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Imperfect History Committee, and in 2020, Edward was recognized as one of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s ‘40 Under 40’ award winners.
Edward is a Brooklyn native and a first-generation college student, earning a JD from Fordham University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in finance from Touro College. He lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.
Edward graduated from Touro College summa cum laude, where he served as the president of the Pre-Law Society and editor-in-chief of the Pre-Law Journal. He was awarded the Touro College Service and Leadership Award at graduation. At Fordham Law School, he served on the Law Review and received the Archibald R. Murray Award for Public Service.
Edward is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and in the State of New York. Edward is a former member of the board of the New York Institute of Credit, which awarded him with the first Annual Future Leader Award. He is also on the Professional Ethics Committee and Bankruptcy Committee of the New York City Bar, and on the Unsecure Trade Creditors committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Litigation.
Avoidance Action Report. The Avoidance Action Report is a quarterly report on the latest case law relating to avoidance actions. The Avoidance Action Report is published by ASK LLP with the aim of educating practitioners on recent legal developments concerning preference and fraudulent transfer actions.
New York Law Journal: Bankruptcy Update. Edward authors a quarterly column entitled Bankruptcy Update for the New York Law Journal. The column summarizes recent legal developments in important bankruptcy cases.
Edward Neiger, Kara Casteel, Are Attorneys’ Fees Incurred in Defending Preference Action Recoverable Against the Estate? One Court Says “Yes” (American Bankruptcy Institute – Ethics and Professional Compensation Committee Journal (May 2015).
Edward Neiger, Brigette McGrath, Honorable Timothy A. Barnes (U.S.B.J. N.D. Ill.), Second Circuit Prioritizes Plain Language of the Bankruptcy Code Over Comity Principals (American Bankruptcy Institute – International Committee Journal (April 2015).
Joseph Steinfeld, Brigette McGrath, Preferences and Credit Card Transactions: A Catch-22 for Creditors, or a Fair Recovery for the Debtor’s Estate? (American Bankruptcy Institute – Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee Journal (November 2014).
Reorganizing Failing Businesses – A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization, published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (2006) (Associate Editor).
Judge Rakoff Deals Blow to Madoff Trustee. New York Law Journal (October 28, 2011).
Hurdles Are High for Claimants Seeking ‘Equal Treatment’: Courts Are Loathe to Unravel Confirmation Plans.” TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal (June 2011).
Bonus Time? Executives of Companies in Chapter 11 Still Rewarded, Turnarounds & Workouts (Interview dated January 2008).
Amendments to a Pension Plan May Be Avoidable Fraudulent Transfers Under the Bankruptcy Code, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Vol. 2:5 (December 2006).
Youtube.com: Bill de Blasio and Ed Neiger ASK LLP Press Conference (December 10, 2013).
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Interfaith Medical Center Shutdown Postponed (December 3, 2013).
Tampa Bay Times: Kodak Faces Tough Choices in Bankruptcy, Experts Say (January 20, 2012).
AOL.com: As Business Bankruptcies Rise, Is California in Crisis? (January 25, 2010).
Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 2 No. 37 (Sep. 17, 2009). Motion of the Law Debenture Trust Company May Lead to Additional Recovery for Hedge Funds that Hold Various Categories of Unsecured Tribune Company Debt, by Jennifer Banzaca. https://www.hflawreport.com (subscription required).
CNNMoney.com: GM’s Tough Road to Avoid Bankruptcy (May, 26 2009).
Guardian.co.uk: Fiat Improves Bid as GM Faces Crunch Week (May 24, 2009).
Wall Street Journal: Bankruptcy Beat Blog. LeMond, Yellowstone Club Square Off (May 13, 2009).
CNNMoney.com: Americans Back Auto Bailout – For Now (interview dated December 22, 2008).