Gordon Henderson retired from the partnership in 1995. He was the former head of the Tax Department and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, and was based in the New York office.
Gordon has had extensive experience in major bankruptcy cases extending more than 25 years. His practice involved substantial work in the areas of corporate reorganizations, debt restructurings, and partnerships. Gordon served as special counsel to the SEC and associate director of one of its divisions during the Kennedy administration.
Gordon chaired the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Committee on Corporation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Policy Advisory Group for the New York Joint Legislative Commission to Study the New York State Tax Laws. He has also been a member of the New York City Tax Study Commission. Gordon has been a visiting lecturer on corporation tax law at Yale Law School and a frequent speaker at tax institutes. He is co-author of the book, Tax Planning for Troubled Corporations - Bankruptcy and Nonbankruptcy Restructurings, and the author of numerous articles on tax topics.Gordon received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.