United States Bankruptcy Court
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408
Chambers: (212) 668-5632
Courtroom Deputy/Scheduling: Lynda Calderon
Law Clerk: Robert Johnson
Judge Grossman may conduct certain hearings by videoconference from Central Islip. However, under no circumstances should any party appear in Judge Grossman's courtroom in Central Islip.
All matters regarding SDNY cases assigned to Judge Grossman are to be handled through Judge Grossman's SDNY staff. Questions on all issues not covered by these rules should be directed to Judge Grossman’s SDNY Chambers staff.
Nothing is to be sent to Central Islip unless Judge Grossman directs otherwise.
Pursuant Local Rule 5070-1, a moving party or applicant must contact Chambers to obtain a hearing date prior to filing and serving a motion, cross-motion, application or any other request for relief requiring a hearing. All scheduling requests should be directed to Lynda Calderon, Courtroom Deputy.
Parties may grant extensions of time on briefing without prior consent from Chambers; provided, however, that if such extension of time will result in any pleading being due within 48 hours of the applicable hearing date, parties shall first obtain prior consent from Chambers.
Parties wishing to move by notice of presentment should consult SDNY Local Bankruptcy Rules 9074-1 and 2002-2 to determine what matters may be handled on presentment. These rules also describe the notice and filing requirements when presenting a motion or application by presentment.
Motions for relief from stay will not be considered on presentment.
Parties do not need to contact Chambers to schedule a date and time for presentment but do need to contact the Courtroom Deputy for a hearing date in the event there is an objection.
The underlying motion and an electronic version of the proposed order in Word or WordPerfect format should be submitted to Chambers prior to the scheduled date and time for presentment.
All orders are will be processed and docketed in the SDNY.
Proposed orders must be submitted with the moving papers in Word or WordPerfect format.
Proposed orders may be submitted either by mail or hand delivery; Chambers accepts orders via e-mail on an emergency basis only, and/or upon permission from Chambers.
Orders submitted by mail or hand delivery should contain a hard copy of the order, accompanied by a CD Rom or flash drive containing an electronic copy of the order in Word or WordPerfect format.
Any proposed orders submitted after the court has ruled are subject to the procedures set forth above.
Requests for 2004 orders may be submitted ex parte, but the Court, in its discretion, may require notice and a hearing.
Requests for conferences should ordinarily be made by letter, sent either by mail or hand delivery. The letter should include the reason for the conference request and must be no longer than two pages in length. Chambers will contact the requesting party upon receipt of the letter.
If the requesting party wishes the conference to take place immediately, the party may contact Chambers telephonically.
If a telephonic conference is granted, parties should submit a conference call-in number and passcode to Chambers.
Unless ordered otherwise, briefs and motions with embedded argument and citations shall be submitted in text searchable format and include a table of contents, headings, and a table of authorities.
Parties wishing to schedule first day hearings in chapter 11 cases should contact the Courtroom Deputy on the date of filing to discuss scheduling of the hearing. A copy of first day motions should be provided to Chambers in advance of the hearing.
It is expected that Debtor’s counsel will have consulted with the United States Trustee in advance regarding all relief to be requested at the first day hearing.
Parties in adversary proceedings should be prepared at the first pretrial conference to submit a joint pretrial scheduling order.
Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, the parties shall exchange pre-marked exhibits no less than fourteen days before trial.
Parties are required to submit to the Court a joint pretrial memorandum at least seven days before the trial date unless the Court orders otherwise.
Only parties located more than a one-hour commute from One Bowling Green will be granted permission to participate in or listen in on any hearing via telephone.
Parties must contact Chambers to receive permission to appear by phone, and must appear in person unless otherwise expressly permitted.
Parties who have received permission from Chambers to participate in or listen in on a hearing telephonically must register with CourtCall. Attorneys seeking to participate must be admitted to the Court or admitted pro hac vice. (See Local Rule 2090-1).
Information on how to register with CourtCall can be found here
Telephonic appearances are normally discouraged where counsel intends to make substantive argument.
Counsel and pro se parties are not permitted to participate telephonically for any hearings of an evidentiary nature, including the examination of witnesses or the submission of evidence.
Adjournments with the consent of all interested parties may be requested by contacting the courtroom deputy, Lynda Calderon, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the business day before the scheduled hearing.
All adjournments must be noticed with the filing and service of a “Notice of Adjournment.”
Movant shall advise SDNY chambers staff prior to filing any emergency motion or proposed order to show cause. (See SDNY LBR 9077-1(a)). Counsel should be prepared to submit the following documents for the Court’s review: a copy of the underlying motion that the party seeks to have heard on an expedited basis, a proposed order to show cause (in Word or WordPerfect format only) and a supporting affidavit.
If the request for an order to show cause is granted, the underlying motion and supporting affidavit must be filed on the Electronic Case Filing system. The court will contact the movant regarding the disposition of the requested order to show cause.
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