Peter Janovsky is a partner of
ZEK and a member of the firm's litigation and bankruptcy groups.
Peter's practice includes the representation of financial
institutions and bankruptcy trustees in a wide range of litigation
and bankruptcy matters. He has also represented clients and
written on issues in employment discrimination law.
Peter is a 1987 graduate of Fordham Law School, where he was
associate editor of the Law Review. Prior to joining ZEK,
Peter was an associate attorney at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman,
Hays & Handler in New York.
Peter's publications include: "Relief Under Section 304 of
the Bankruptcy Code: Clarifying the Principal Role of Comity
in Transnational Insolvencies," 64 Fordham L. Rev. 2591 (with
S. Krause and M. Lebowitz); "Legal Expenses Under the Bankruptcy
Code: Arguments for Reimbursement," Nat'l L.J., June 19, 1989
(with H. Strickon); "Disclosure Issues Under the Bankruptcy
Code and Securities Laws," Association of the Bar of the City
of New York, Report on Section 1145 Exemption of Securities
From Securities Laws, April 18, 1989 (with A. Steinberg);
"Front Pay: A Necessary Alternative to Reinstatment Under
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act" (53 Fordham L. Rev.
Peter has successfully represented the firm's clients in numerous
cases including a bank that successfully obtained substantial
sanctions against a Debtor, its principals and an attorney
for abuse of the bankruptcy process in In re Spectee Group,
Inc., 185 B.R. 146 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1994). Peter and his colleagues
also obtained the dismissal of RICO claims against a major
bank in an action in the Federal District Court for the Southern
District of New York, Eshel v. Fleet Bank et al., 96 Civ.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Peter was Assistant Principal
for supervision of Social Studies and Music at Grace Dodge
Vocational High School in New York. He is also an accomplished
guitarist and singer and has produced and performed two albums
for Folkways Records, Winners and Losers, Campaign Songs from
Critical Elections in American History, 1800-1976 (Volumes
I and II). He has also written on tennis, film and other subjects
for publications including Newsday and Tennis Week Magazine.