Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Corporate Groups
Jim specializes in commercial litigation, insolvency, and debtor-creditor relations. He advises corporate clients and represents them both in commercial disputes and in bankruptcy proceedings. He advises officers, directors, creditors, investors and buyers with respect to all aspects of operating, managing, refinancing, selling and reorganizing distressed entities. He has served as counsel to bankruptcy trustees and court-appointed receivers and has been a liquidation trustee. He has extensive litigation and appellate experience and regularly appears before State and Federal Courts of both New York and New Jersey. Jim has also lectured on bankruptcy matters before various business associations and bar groups. Jim joined WMD in 2002 as a partner, after having been an associate and partner with Gibbons, P.C.
Jim is a 1992 magna cum laude gradate of Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a Managing Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. Jim received his B.A. cum laude in History from the University of Delaware in 1986.
Comment, Toxic Tug-of-War: Environmental Cleanup Costs, Bankruptcy and the Administrative Expense Priority–Is It a Collision of Conflicting Policies or Just Plain Confusion?, 21 Seton Hall L. Rev. 832 (1991).
Admitted to Practice: Jim is a member of the bars of the State of New York, the Southern District of New York and the State and Federal courts of New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Ninth Circuits. In addition he has appeared in jurisdictions throughout the country, including courts in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Nevada.