Leslie A. Berkoff is a partner with the firm and serves as Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy practice group. Ms. Berkoff concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts, and she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditor committees both nationally and locally. Her practice also includes an emphasis on equipment leasing and healthcare law. Ms. Berkoff has experience in commercial litigation and corporate transactions. In addition to her practice, Ms. Berkoff frequently serves as a mediator, and is on the Mediation Panel for the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York and the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, as well as the Commercial Mediation Panel for Nassau County. Ms. Berkoff has also served as a court appointed examiner and guardian ad litem in several bankruptcy cases.
Prior to joining Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Ms. Berkoff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Feller, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1991 to 1993 and to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1990 to 1991.
Ms. Berkoff speaks and publishes extensively and is a recognized leader in her field.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. 1990
Editor in Chief, Hofstra Labor Law Journal
State University of Albany, B.A. cum laude 1987
Ms. Berkoff is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New York and Connecticut.
Ms. Berkoff was the Chair of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation from 2004 to 2008 and has served on the Board of Directors of that organization for over fifteen years. She also served as Co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Healthcare Insolvency Committee from April 2008-2011 and is an active member of the Mediation and Healthcare Committees. Ms. Berkoff was Co-Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Health Care Insolvency Manual, Third Edition. Ms. Berkoff is an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and a past Chair of its Bankruptcy Committee. In addition, Ms. Berkoff serves on the Board of Editors of Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law and is a past President and board member of Hofstra School of Law’s Alumni Association.
2012-Long Island’s Top 50 Professional Women Award & Hall of Fame Inductee Long Island Business News
2011- Who’s Who In Professional Women ServicesLong Island Business News
2009-International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Melnik Award
2009-Who’s Who In Women In Professional Services Long Island Business News
2008-Long Island’s Top 50 Women Award Long Island Business News
2005-Honoree-Child Care Council of Nassau Inc.
2005-Honoree-Face to Face (The National Domestic Violence Project & The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
2004-Hofstra University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
2004-Long Island’s Top 50 Women Award Long Island Business News