Howard D. Bader serves as general counsel for clients in a wide range of industries on an international scale. With over three decades’ worth of legal experience, Mr. Bader has represented clients in numerous legal matters including, but not limited to, commercial litigation, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, mergers & acquisitions, as well as numerous corporate transactions and business law matters.
Prior to joining Scarinci Hollenbeck, Mr. Bader served as senior and managing partner at a prominent NYC law firm for twenty-five years. During his time there, Mr. Bader developed a sophisticated legal practice that covers the full spectrum of legal services for his large, international client base.
Additionally, Mr. Bader has developed a sophisticated intellectual property practice, specifically in the area of licensing, distribution and franchising. He has represented nationally recognized brands and start-ups in various domestic and foreign licensing matters, specifically in Asia: including Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. He has drafted numerous distribution agreements for intellectual property, emerging technology agreements, employment agreements and has developed and oversaw various brand management programs.
Notably, Mr. Bader is a recognized expert in international licensing and corporate law, and has lectured extensively on licensing as well as commercial litigation and insolvency. He is an AV-rated-Pre-eminent Martindale-Hubbell attorney since 1980. Mr. Bader also has been featured numerous times in Crain’s Magazine and has appeared as a Special Guest on CNN Financial News and CNBC. He also appears in Who’s Who Among Practicing Attorneys. Mr. Bader earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University and his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Bader plays an active role in many philanthropic organizations throughout New York and New Jersey. He has been honored by the Chabad Vocational School in Israel and the Needler’s Foundation, which supports the Children’s Departments in Roosevelt Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital, for his dedication and generosity to education and humane and noble causes. Mr. Bader was appointed to and is currently the President of the Board of Health for Tenafly, New Jersey. Additionally, he was on the Board of the Mann Foundation for 10 years. He is a member of the Parents’ Council at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a sponsor of the Young Men’s Division at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Mr. Bader is also an active member at Alpine Country Club, having recently served as its President.
- $2 billion commercial real estate and hotel company – Outside general counsel
- Italian fine clothes company – General counsel
- Major wholesale food distributor – General counsel
- U.S. alcohol & beverage company – Former general counsel, represented company in IPO
- Major Chinese textile businesses – General counsel work in U.S.
- Vietnam factories – General counsel work in U.S.
- Numerous companies in apparel, fashion and consumer product businesses – Licensing, general counsel work, workouts, litigation
- Renown hair stylist – Chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Major italian food distributor – Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization
- Major shoe designer – Chapter 11 bankruptcy, insolvency and sale of assets
- Apparel company – Represented company in defense of large preferential claim in major multi-store public company chapter 11 bankruptcy
- Various apparel and consumer product companies – Opening and closing brick-and-mortar locations
- Outerwear company – Debtor’s counsel for over 80 U.S. stores represented in large bankruptcy case in NJ
- Largest Korean coffee franchise – Various franchising and corporate transaction work
- Chinese bubble tea company – U.S. franchising work
- Various apparel companies in the Pacific Rim – IP and licensing work, corporate transactional work
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News & Events
- Global M&A Network’s 2017 Turn Around Atlas Award for Consumer Products Restructuring of the Year
News & Events
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Fashion Service Network
- Commercial Law League of America
- Accessories Council
- Korea Society
- American Bar Association
- New York
- Pennsylvania (Inactive)
- Northern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.)
- Adelphi University (B.A. Economics)