Ndukwe D. Agwu

Counsel

Telephone: (212) 431-1300, Ext. 440
Facsimile: (212) 334-0960

Ndukwe D. Agwu, is of Counsel to the Firm handling commercial litigation, license agreements, landlord/ tenant. He graduated from SUNY Purchase in Purchase New York with a double degree in Political Science and Economics. He went on to attend Touro Law School, graduating in 2006. Immediately following graduation from law school, Ndukwe went on to work at DHL as an in-house attorney handling OSHA and workers compensation claims and hearings. Between 2008- 2019 he was a public interest nonprofit attorney handling primarily landlord/tenant, public benefits, unemployment, and social security benefits foreclosure and Bankruptcy Cases.

He is on the Board of Directors for the “Coalition for Debtor Education” out of Fordham Law School which has a mission to assist consumers, particularly vulnerable populations, in understanding and improving their ability to manage their financial affairs. Ndukwe is also an adjunct professor at SUNY Purchase in Purchase New York where he teaches various law related classes each semester

Notable Decisions:

 Mr. Agwu has been the lead counsel on the following important cases:

  • IN RE: Judith P. MICHEL  573 B.R. 46 (2017) Chapter 7 trustee brought adversary proceeding to avoid, on fraudulent transfer or unjust enrichment theory, tuition payments that debtor had made prepetition to private school that her minor children attended. School moved to dismiss. held that: 1 tuition payments that debtor made to school were supported by “reasonably equivalent value” and not subject to avoidance as constructively fraudulent transfers; 2 trustee’s conclusory allegation that debtor was not financially able to make tuition payments were insufficient to show that debtor was insolvent when she made the payments, as required to support constructive fraudulent transfer claim; 3 tuition payments could not be recovered by trustee on unjust enrichment theory; and 4 tuition payments were not subject to avoidance by trustee as intentionally fraudulent transfers.

Practice Areas:

  • Residential Non-Payment Proceedings
  • Residential Holdover Proceedings
  • Commercial Non-Payment & Holdover Proceedings
  • Foreclosures
  • Supreme Court Litigation
  • Bankruptcy

Education:

  • Touro Law, J.D. – 2006
  • State University of New York- Purchase College, B.A. – 2003

Bar Admissions:

  • New York – 2007
  • Connecticut–2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District – 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District – 2008
  • District of Columbia – 2010

Bar Affiliations:

  • Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Miscellaneous:

  • Adjunct Professor State University of New York- Purchase College
  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator
  • Southern District Bankruptcy Court Mediator