Gary L. Kaplan

Gary L. Kaplan

  • Partner
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8812
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Gary L. Kaplan is a restructuring and insolvency partner resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2005.

Mr. Kaplan has extensive experience in representing debtors and official and unofficial creditors' and equity committees in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. He also represents significant creditors, lenders and third-party purchasers in connection with chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructuring situations. 

Mr. Kaplan regularly appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States on a wide range of issues. He also has extensive cross-border experience, including representing Contraladora Comercial Mexicana (CCM), Mexico's third-largest supermarket retailer, in its financial restructuring, a transaction that was named "Restructuring Deal of the Year 2011" by both International Financial Law Review and LatinFinance.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Kaplan is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Bankruptcy/Restructuring and is consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Finance: Corporate Restructuring. He was named an "Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer" in a special report in the April 15, 2007 issue of Turnarounds and Workouts.

Professional Associations

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, American Bar Association


Mr. Kaplan served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marie Garibaldi, New Jersey Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York; New Jersey; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; Eastern District of Michigan; Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Practices & Industries


University of Maryland, BA – 1994
Rutgers School of Law, Newark, JD – 1997
  • with honors
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