Steven S. Newburgh concentrates on bankruptcy law, primarily on behalf of bankruptcy trustees and creditors, corporate restructuring and reorganization, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, creditors' rights, complex commercial litigation and entertainment law. His legal experience traces its roots to a 1982 clerkship with then-private practitioner, Raymond B. Ray, now a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida. He was recently re-appointed as Chair of the Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division's Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Newburgh has extensive experience in both non-jury and jury trials. Mr. Newburgh has lectured in the areas of bankruptcy and entertainment law and previously represented the entire cast of the hit television series, Miami Ink. He has also worked on international music publishing and sub-publishing transactions and recording deals on behalf of jazz and rock legends such as, Ron Carter, Stanley Jordan, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Taylor, Terri Lyne Carrington, Roger Waters and The B-52's. He has also worked on production, recording and development deals for country music label, MTM Records, previously owned by Mary Tyler Moore. Mr. Newburgh continues to represent acclaimed record producer, Peter Solley, who has produced recordings for many rock stars such as, Peter Frampton, Ted Nugent, The Romantics and who produced a Grammy-nominated LP for Motorhead. Mr. Newburgh continues to maintain an active entertainment law practice, primarily in the music industry. Mr. Newburgh's broad knowledge base in both the commercial and entertainment worlds has given him a unique perspective in his active bankruptcy law, litigation and creditors' rights practice. He is part of select group of bankruptcy attorneys who represent bankruptcy trustees in the United States Southern District of Florida.
Steven has also devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to pro bono representation and civic involvement, a pursuit that is very much a part of the McLaughlin & Stern tradition. He has received awards for his dedication and service to the court from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, was nominated as Pro Bono Attorney of The Year in Florida by the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem program and received the Program's Circuit Pro Bono award. Steven was also the recipient of an Outstanding Service award from B'nai B'rith Justice Lodge in Florida. Mr. Newburgh has served on the City of West Palm Beach Housing Commission as a Commissioner and was elected as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Commission. He has also served on the City's Library Advisory Board, was formerly the Chairman of the West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and, most recently, as a member of the City of West Palm Beach Water Advisory Task Force, dealing with challenging issues facing the city's water supply. Mr. Newburgh also served as Chairman of the Board of the internationally-acclaimed Palm Beach Photographic School and Museum and assisted in developing the interior architectural design in the new home of the School and Museum on the first floor of City Hall in West Palm Beach by engaging his longtime friend, noted N.Y. architect, Hicks Stone, son of the famed Edward Durell Stone. (e.g, the original façade of 2 Columbus Circle and the New York Pavilion at the 1965 World's Fair in New York). Mr. Newburgh currently lectures, monthly, for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division of the Bankruptcy Court's Pro Se Clinic and as the Palm Beach Chair, coordinates the needs of qualified pro bono bankruptcy filers with bankruptcy practitioners who volunteer their time to assist the needy, thereby avoiding the need for pro se filings by individuals in a challenging and complex area of the law where this help is most needed.