A substantial part of Lester’s practice involves serving as lead counsel in large creditors’ rights-related and bankruptcy-related litigations encompassing numerous issues including lien enforcement actions, the prosecution and defense of fraudulent conveyances and other avoidable transfers, defense of financial institutions in lender liability actions, prosecution of contested involuntary bankruptcy petitions, litigations seeking the appointment of Chapter 11 trustees, litigations respecting misstated financial statements, contested motions to convert or dismiss Chapter 11 cases, defense of indenture trustees in bondholder suits, and complex judgment enforcement actions. Lester has also argued numerous appeals in both federal and state court.
Lester has represented creditors’ committees, debtors, financial institutions, bankruptcy trustees, corporate creditors and indenture trustees in both large- and medium-sized Chapter 11 cases during the past four decades, including National Century Financial Enterprises, Integrated Health Services, Texaco, Johns-Manville, Charter Oil, Prime Motor Inns, Caldor Corporation, City Stores, Tacoma Boatbuilding, Emons Industries, Brooks Fashion Stores, Jamesway, Sorg, Northern Feather, Coated Sales and MarketXT Holdings.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer in 1990, Lester was a partner in the prominent bankruptcy firm of Levin & Weintraub, Crames & Edelman.
In The Market
- Distressed Debt Survey Reveals Significance of 2015 Market Developments February 10, 2015 • Client Successes
- 117 Lawyers and Legal Assistants Honored for Pro Bono Commitment February 25, 2014 • Recognitions