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Bruce J. Wisotsky

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Bruce J. Wisotsky has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, and other individual creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Florida, and other jurisdictions. He has also represented assignees for the benefit of creditors in state court insolvency proceedings. A significant portion of Bruce’s practice has involved out-of-court restructurings, either as counsel to companies and individuals experiencing financial difficulties or their creditors.

Bruce lectures on bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Essex County Bar Association. He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions, treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings, executory contract issues, and retention bonus issues. Bruce is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League.  He also served as an officer and counsel to Help Darfur Now, a non-profit corporation that raises funds to purchase food and medicine for refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Bruce is included in The Best Lawyers in America in the Bankruptcy Litigation and Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law sections and New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights section. He was named the Best Lawyers Bankruptcy Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area in 2020, 2018, and 2016.

Education
  • Temple University School of Law
    • J.D., 1978
  • Temple University
    • B.A., magna cum laude, 1975
Professional Affiliations
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Corporate and Bankruptcy Sections
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court
    • District of New Jersey
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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