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A partner in ShapiroCroland Bankruptcy and Commercial Litigation departments, John has represented debtors, creditors, trustees, landlords and other parties-in-interest in bankruptcy courts in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Florida and California. He has also been appointed a receiver and been designated as an assignee for the benefit of creditors in state court proceedings. In addition, John has litigated a variety of debtor/creditor and commercial law issues in federal and state courts. John's varied litigation experience includes bankruptcy, insurance, construction, suretyship, real estate and Uniform Commercial Code matters.
A cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College of the City of New York and St. John's University School of Law, John is admitted to practice before both the federal and state courts of New Jersey and New York. John has also served as a master in the Bankruptcy Inns of Court and lectured on bankruptcy law. In addition, he has mediated commercial litigation matters in state court.
Education J.D., St. John’s University School of Law (1983) B.S., cum laude, Brooklyn College (1980)
Practice Areas Bankruptcy and business litigation involving debtors’ and creditors’ rights, partnership and corporate litigation, business torts and various contract disputes.
Bar Admissions State of New Jersey State of New York United States District Court for the District of New Jersey United States District Court for the Southern District of New York United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Serving as court-appointed statutory receiver of failed mortgage banking company, secured over $4 million in assets for creditors, including $1 million settlement in accounting malpractice action and $950,000 settlement in action brought against company's limited partner
Represented Creditors Committee in Physicians Computer Network, Inc. bankruptcy, where creditors received 100% distribution.
Secured $1.7 million settlement in Velocita, Inc. bankruptcy for surety company on account of its mechanics’ liens
Articles & Publications Co-Author, Protection of Limited Liability Company Interests From Judgment Creditors, New Jersey Law Journal, May 7, 2015
Baymont Franchise Systems, Inc. v. D & T Hotels, LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 172331 (D.N.J. 2013)
U.S. Gypum Co. v. Pfizer, Inc. (In re G-I Holdings, Inc.), 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 90183 (D.N.J. 2013)
In re Vizstara, LLC, 2011 Bankr. Lexis 3689 (D.N.J. 2011)
Thomason Auto Group, LLC v. China America Cooperative Automotive, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 22669 (D.N.J. 2009)
In re Stamou, 2009 WL 1025161 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2009)
In re Moore, 354 B.R. 667 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2006), aff'd, 298 Fed. App. 109 (2d Cir. 2008)
In re Shiver, 396 B.R. 110 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.2008)
In re Raimondo, 2007 WL 2248068 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2007)
In re System Freight, Inc., 1991 U.S. Dist. Lexis 2674 (D.N.J. 1991)
In re Emilio Cavallini, Ltd., 112 B.R. 73 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1990)
Awards & Recognitions Best Lawyers in America (2010-2014) New Jersey Super Lawyer (2010-2017) New York Area's Top Lawyers (2010) “AV” Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Special Presidential Quality Award.
Professional & Community Involvement Master, Vincent J. Comissa, D. Joseph DeVito and Daniel J. Moore Bankruptcy Inns of Court Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section) Member, Bergen County Bar Association (Debtor-Creditor Section)