Todd A. Ritschdorff

Partner Albany, New York City
Todd Ritschdorff

A problem solver and resourceful creditors’ rights lawyer with nearly two decades of experience, Todd represents creditors in all aspects of their business, both in and out of court.

Todd concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, regularly assisting lenders and equipment lessors in workouts and forbearance transactions, restructurings, asset recovery and disposition, commercial collections and multistate judgment enforcement. In his practice, Todd has also handled a variety of matters including breach of contract and other financial services disputes, replevins and seizure orders, lien priority contests, relief from stay and cash collateral proceedings, and dischargeability, preference avoidance and fraudulent conveyance actions.


Honors & Awards

  • Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Norman S. Rice Arts, Culture & Education Award, 2019
  • Jefferson Award (Finalist), New York Capital Region, 2019

Education & Admissions

  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2003
  • Marist College, B.S., cum laude, 2000
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Vermont


Representative Matters
  • Acts as national coordinating counsel to large-scale equipment lessor and lender with respect to the client’s lease and lending litigation and bankruptcy matters, overseeing cases in state, federal district and bankruptcy courts throughout the country involving manufacturing, health care, transportation, energy and other industries.
  • Obtained dismissal of an automobile dealer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding due to mismanagement of assets and violations of court orders concerning the use of cash collateral.
  • Obtained dismissal of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding on bad faith grounds premised on the unauthorized pre-petition transfer of real property.
  • Served as court-appointed referee in connection with the foreclosure and sale of a hotel property.
  • Successfully litigated a claim under the Fifth (Takings Clause) and Fourteenth (Due Process Clause) Amendments to the United States Constitution involving a county’s seizure and disposition of assets without proper notice to lienholders.
  • Represented a receiver in connection with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions.

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Albany Barn, Inc., Internal Affairs Committee, Co-chair
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Volunteer

Past Activities

  • Albany Barn, Inc., Board of Directors, Vice President
  • Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, GenNEXT Council, Member
  • Albany County Bar Association Law Day, Volunteer
  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association, Judicial Tas Force Committee Members
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association Newsletter, Editor/Contributor

Professional Associations

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Commercial and Federal Law Section
  • Turnaround Management Association