Senior partner, Robert B. Wasserman, Esq., was the first individual to serve as a Chapter 7 Trustee when the pilot program was created for the Office of the United States Trustee in 1978. Mr. Wasserman has since been appointed Trustee in numerous large and complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases. Recently, Mr. Wasserman obtained confirmation of a Chapter 11 Plan for a large corporation on the verge of shutting its doors when he was appointed Chapter 11 Trustee. As a result of his efforts to stabilize the business, solidify the relationship with the secured lenders and customers, and promote support from the employees, Mr. Wasserman was successful in completely satisfying the secured debt, saving the jobs of virtually every employee and returning a large distribution to unsecured creditors.
Named partner, Steven Z. Jurista, Esq., has also served as a panel Trustee. Mr. Jurista is a sought-after speaker on bankruptcy related issues. He has lectured on bankruptcy practice, asset protection, matrimonial issues in bankruptcy, debtor representation and many other topics. Mr. Jurista has significant experience and success in out-of-court workouts in both large and small cases, enabling businesses to avoid the cost and trauma of formal bankruptcy proceedings. He is also a much sought after Receiver and Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors, having administered cost-effective and results-oriented liquidations of many substantial businesses.
Named partner, Daniel M. Stolz, Esq., is a past Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association. He is also the editor of the journal published by the Bankruptcy Law Section. Mr. Stolz is a frequent speaker on a wide array of bankruptcy topics and has written numerous articles on bankruptcy issues, including representation of unsecured creditors. Mr. Stolz is the author of the section of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual, published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, on "Representations of Unsecured Creditors' Committees in Chapter 11 Cases." Mr. Stolz represented the Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Bennett Funding case, the largest ponzi scheme in American history, involving approximately $1 billion dollars of unsecured creditors' claims.
The firm's other partners, associates, and counsel all have extensive experience in bankruptcy related issues and other areas of the law. Many of them have lectured on legal matters and have authored articles and treatises on bankruptcy issues.