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 District Court for the Northern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education

Colgate University (B.A., cum laude, 1985)

Boston University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988)

Boston University Law Review, Member (1986-87), Associate Editor (1987-88)

Notable Matters

In re NJ Affordable Homes Corp. In connection with my work on behalf of the bankruptcy trustee investigating a debtor engaged in a real estate Ponzi scheme, I received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for “outstanding assistance in a joint investigative effort” leading to the criminal prosecution and conviction of various defendants. I analyzed multiple sale and financing transactions for more than 400 properties involved in the fraud to establish both the existence of the Ponzi scheme, how it worked, who was involved, as well as the mortgage fraud perpetrated on various institutional mortgage lenders. I also managed over 800 adversary proceedings brought to determine the competing ownership and mortgage interests for the properties in question.

Edwards v. Sinetos (In re Inteco Int’l Trade Corp.). I obtained summary judgment against a debtor’s principal for $460,000 on account of fraudulent transfers received from the debtor.

Forman v. Kelly Capital, LLC (In re Nat'l Serv. Indus.). I successfully defended against of a motion to dismiss claims exceeding $100 million against a debtor’s insiders and affiliates premised on fraudulent transfers (including the improper forgiveness of debt) and breach of fiduciary duty under Delaware law.

Kraushar v. Couples Cruise, LLC. I obtained dismissal of alleged fraudulent transfer claims and related claims asserted against my client.

Signal Sign Co. v. Jordache Enterprises, Inc. et al. I obtained dismissal of contract claims against well-known real estate entity and retailer.

In re Bennett Funding Group. I represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in this bankruptcy case which involved one of the largest Ponzi schemes in the United States at the time. Among many other disputes and adversary proceedings, I was involved in global litigation with more than twenty financial institutions to establish the factual and legal framework to determine competing lien interests.

Wasserman v. Bressman et al. I represented a bankruptcy trustee in this appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in which the Court refined the law governing when a transferee has inquiry notice of a potential unauthorized transfer and when the notice would give rise to a duty to investigate the transfer in question.

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