Meet Our Attorneys

During his 30-year legal career, attorney Bruce Levitt has focused on bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He developed his skills while representing debtors, creditors and bankruptcy trustees while working in several large law firms. In 1995, he founded Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., pursuing his passion of helping individuals and small businesses solve their financial problems.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1984, attorney Levitt was a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Office of the Unites States Trustee in Newark, New Jersey, where he administered Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. He is a former member of the Lawyers' Advisory Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey as well as the District V-B Fee Arbitration Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A Master of the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, he has had articles published in numerous publications, including the New Jersey Law Journal.

Among his proudest accomplishments was his successful representation of the prevailing plaintiff in the bankruptcy case of Kemp v. Countrywide Home Loans. This case gained national prominence in the ongoing battle to require mortgage lenders to follow the law before they can foreclose and take away a person's home.

For her part, attorney Shelley Slafkes has been practicing law for more than 30 years in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Her practice focuses on consumer rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. In 1995, she and her husband, Bruce Levitt, decided to found their own firm, Levitt & Slafkes, P.C. This allows them to focus on helping small businesses and individuals from all walks of life in both bankruptcy-related and litigation matters.

One of attorney Slafkes' core beliefs is that you succeed by treating others with fairness and respect. When you sit down with her to discuss your financial situation, she will treat you as a real person. As a licensed social worker, her training and experience allow her to bring a unique perspective to the practice of bankruptcy and foreclosure law.

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How To Contact Us

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. You can reach us by filling out our online form or by calling 973-323-2953.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.