General Practitioner’s Guide to Bankruptcy Contested Matters and Adversary Proceedings

Ross J. Switkes, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present “General Practitioner’s Guide to Bankruptcy Contested Matters and Adversary Proceedings,” for the Mercer County Bar Association Xtreme CLE 2020, which will be held virtually through Zoom this year. The firm is a proud sponsor of the event.

About Bankruptcy Contested Matters and Adversary Proceedings

This two-day seminar aims to meet the continuing education requirements of attorneys, featuring local and regional speakers. Participants will have access to all recorded sessions until the end of the year and can obtain up to 60 MCLE credits. Discussion topics include the latest developments and the future of the profession; challenges faced by attorneys, legal professionals, and New Jersey citizens; key insights into what the future may hold; and the latest technology, including how to stay safe in an increasingly hostile online environment.

When: Thursday, October 15, 2020

10:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


  • Member Rate: $95 before October 13
  • Non-member Rate: $285 before October 13 (includes 2021 membership)
  • Member Late Fee: $50 after October 13
  • Non-member Late Fee: $100 after October 13
  • Public Employee Member Rate: $45 before October 13
  • Public Employee Non-member Rate: $95 before October 13 (includes 2021 membership)
  • Pennsylvania Registration Fee: $95
  • New York Registration Fee: $75

About Ross Switkes

Ross focuses his practice on bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, corporate restructuring, and commercial litigation. He has significant experience appearing in federal and state courts on behalf of a variety of clients, including, Chapter 7, 11, and 12 trustees, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, purchasers of assets and stalking horse bidders, officers and directors, non-debtor spouses, landlords, defendants in avoidance actions, insurance companies, distressed companies, and municipalities.

Ross is active in the legal community, having held multiple leadership roles in local bar associations and industry groups both currently and over the past decade. Among other leadership positions, he currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, a committee that has served as a two-way conduit between the bankruptcy bar and the Board of Bankruptcy Judges for approximately 25 years. Ross also is a Trustee of the Mercer County Bar Association and Co-Chair of its Bankruptcy, Budget, and Golf Committees.

Ross frequently writes and speaks on a variety of bankruptcy topics and addresses how bankruptcy proceedings can impact a variety of constituents, including businesses and individuals. He has written articles that appeared in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal, among others. Ross has served as a speaker on educational panels conducted by the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, International Council of Shopping Centers, Mercer County Bar Association, and Essex County Bar Association.

In 2018, Ross was named in the New Jersey Law Journal Professional Excellence Awards as a “New Leader of the Bar” and was also recognized by the Mercer County Bar Association as “Young Lawyer of the Year.” He has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star” in the area of Bankruptcy: Business every year since 2017.