Douglas J. Pick

Douglas J. Pick

New York, New York

Douglas J. Pick has spent almost thirty years practicing law in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors' rights and commercial litigation. Over those years, Mr. Pick has successfully represented innumerable debtors, trustees, committees, creditors, litigants, lenders, landlords and other parties in interest in all types of bankruptcy cases and related proceedings.

Mr. Pick had spearheaded the bankruptcy group at Fink, Weinberger, Friedman, Berman Lowell & Fensterheim PC. He also spent six years at the prestigious firm Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, which specializes in creditors' rights, prior to leaving to form his own firm, Pick & Halperin, LLP, in 1996. In the interim, Mr. Pick served as assistant general counsel at Manufacturers Hanover Leasing Corp., where he dealt with complex equipment leases in courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He also performed health care benefits consulting work for The Segal Co. In 2006, Mr. Pick and his longtime associate, Eric C. Zabicki, formed the firm Pick & Zabicki LLP whose practice quickly rivaled similar practices at much larger firms nationwide.

Mr. Pick has served as an expert on bankruptcy law for CNBC and had often appeared as a guest on radio talk shows dealing with consumers' rights and bankruptcy issues. He frequently lectures on creditors' rights and alternatives to bankruptcy before major trade associations, including groups representing such diverse industries as book publishing, diamond and gemstone, apparel and credit.

Mr. Pick has been appointed Assignee in many cases in New York including but not limited to:
Aufbau Trust (100% distribution to creditors)
Bradley Stephens LLC
Cadet Importers, Ltd.
Cadillac Carpet Corp.
Café Nacional LLC
Carmine Street CRU LLC
Connexus Corporation
Dahlhaus Lighting Inc.
Epic Advertising Limited
Epic Marketplace Inc.
Epic Media Group
Fatpipe Partners III, LLC
Firstlook Inc.
Fluidity Fitness, LLC
Food Resources, Inc.
GRS Furs Inc.
Insulated Structures Inc.
Jerry WWHS Co., Inc.
John Anthony Company I, Ltd.
La Minetta LLC
Louis Nelson Associates
Norlander Contracting Corp.
PB Group Inc.
Paper Doll Apparel, Inc.
Penwith LLC
Phoenix Media Group LLC
The Rail Network, Inc. (100% distribution to creditors)
The Red Top Company, LLC
Samo's Sons Inc.
S.G. Apparel, LLC
Stationer's Engraving and Printing Co.
Tactronics Holdings LLC (100% distribution to creditors)
Tactronics Group International, LLC (100% distribution to creditors)
Tradepaq TRM LLC
TRN Atlanta, LLC
TSI Broadband, Inc.
Turing Advisors, Inc.
Turing Capital Inc.
Whitney Group, LLC

Mr. Pick graduated from New York Law School in 1980 while simultaneously working for CT Corporation and, thereafter, The Segal Company. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1981 and is a magna cum laude graduate of St. John's University in New York. Mr. Pick was included in Super Lawyers for 2010.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Creditors Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • State Court Assignments For The Benefit Or Creditors
  • Commercial And Real Property Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2005


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - December, 1980
  • St. John's University, Queens, New York
    • B.A. magna cum laude - May, 1976
  • St. John's University
    • Custody/Visitation Mediation Training Classes


  • Custody / Visitation Mediation Training Classes

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westchester Bar Association, Member
  • Westchester and Rockland County Mediation Centers Of Cluster
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Douglas J. Pick, New York, New York, Principal, 1989 - 1996
  • Law Office of Douglas J. Pick, New York, New York, Principal, 2002 - 2004
  • Pick & Halperin, LLP, New York, New York, Partner, 1996 - 2000
  • Fink, Weinberger, Fredman, Berman Lowell & Fenterheim, P.C., White Plains and New York, New York, Associate, Insolvency Department, 1988 - 1989
  • Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C., New York, New York, Associate, Insolvency Department, 1981 - 1983
  • Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C., New York, New York, Associate, Insolvency Department, 1985 - 1988
  • Manufacturers Hanover Leasing Corporation, New York, New York, Assistant Counsel, 1983 - 1985
  • Martin E. Segal Company, New York, New York, Consultant, 1979 - 1981