Louis H. Kornreich Louis H. Kornreich

Louis H. Kornreich

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Meet Judge Kornreich, Business Restructuring and Insolvency Mediator.

Louis H. Kornreich


207 228-7142 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029

PRACTICES & INDUSTRIES SERVED Business Restructuring & Insolvency

Widely recognized as an effective mediator, leader, and problem solver.

As a registered mediator in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of New York, the District of Delaware and the District of Massachusetts, Judge Kornreich has a multifaceted approach to mediation. Held in high esteem by the bar for his tactful mediation expertise, he is skilled at delivering comprehensive and pragmatic solutions to difficult cases.

His versatility in the courtroom is thanks to a diverse background, which includes 30 years of reorganization practice and 14 years on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine, mostly as Chief Judge. Judge Kornreich served on the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit and as a visiting Judge in the Districts of Delaware and New Hampshire. He is widely recognized for his work as both a trial and appellate judge, presiding over many of the largest and most complex reorganizations in Maine history including Great Northern Paper and Androscoggin Energy, a Canadian cross-border natural gas case. Most recently, he was the American judge in Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, the jointly administered cross-border bankruptcy cases resulting from the tragic Lac-Megantic fire. Those cases have had international ramifications with respect to the transcontinental shipment of petroleum by rail.


JD, Catholic University of America
BA, University of Connecticut
Certificate of Completion, American Bankruptcy Institute/St John’s School of Law Bankruptcy Mediation Program

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
State of New York
District of Maine
Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Mediation Registries
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts