Protecting Your Interests During Commercial And Bankruptcy Litigation in NJ
For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., have provided legal representation including commercial bankruptcy and litigation services in NJ and Essex County. Our experienced commercial bankruptcy attorneys draw upon our knowledge and skills to protect clients who are facing general commercial disputes and bankruptcy litigation in NJ.
Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation In NJ
If you’re unable to pay your debts and you’re struggling financially, then it might be possible to file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy allows you to clear your debts and have a “fresh start”.
The bankruptcy process in NJ is regulated by federal law, so in many ways, the process is very similar to what you can expect across the US. However, there are a few significant differences – an experienced NJ bankruptcy litigation lawyer can help you understand how state law applies in your particular case.
Sometimes, creditors may object to the bankruptcy process, or another dispute may arise which leads to commercial bankruptcy litigation in NJ, but a qualified attorney can help you in these instances.
The Role Of A Commercial Bankruptcy Lawyer In NJ
A commercial bankruptcy attorney can help you:
- Decide which bankruptcy chapter is right for you or your business
- Trigger the bankruptcy process
- Resolve disputes with creditors and bankruptcy trustees
Handling any form of a commercial dispute can be highly stressful – an experienced attorney can help ensure you navigate the process as seamlessly as possible.
Levitt & Slafkes: Commercial Bankruptcy Attorneys Committed To Your Success
At Levitt & Slafkes, we understand that no two cases are the same, which is why we work with every client on a one-to-one basis. By working closely with our clients, we understand the nuances of each case. In bankruptcy litigation and commercial disputes, this knowledge can mean saving millions of dollars.
As providers of commercial and bankruptcy litigation services in NJ, we represent our clients in courts at all levels: state, federal and bankruptcy. We understand the differences, not only in the laws governing each of those different venues, but also in the rules and practices. This experience benefits all of our litigation clients.
Saving Time And Expense Through Lean Litigation Principles
Crucially, our team knows how to practice the law in a manner that is effective and efficient. We deliver quality legal services in accordance with lean business principles, cutting the fat from litigation.
We use lean litigation practices in complex litigation matters involving any form of commercial and bankruptcy dispute, including:
- Objections to discharge: In some bankruptcy cases, creditors object to debts being discharged, attempting to make people pay debts that would otherwise be eliminated in a bankruptcy. These creditors sometimes bring claims that can be dismissed with a simple motion. Unfortunately, too many people panic or have been abandoned by their attorneys. As a result, they pay the creditors just to make the case go away.
- Preference actions: Bankruptcy trustees are tasked by the United States federal government with the job of finding assets to liquidate in bankruptcy cases. For that reason, a bankruptcy trustee may try to characterize one of your pre-bankruptcy transactions as a “preference,” claiming that you transferred something of value to a creditor within a certain time frame before a bankruptcy case is filed. If they succeed, they can recover that value either from you or from the person who received the value.
- Fraudulent conveyance: Bankruptcy trustees also attempt to characterize certain actions as “fraudulent conveyances,” claiming you transferred property, money or items of value within a certain period of time prior to bankruptcy in order to defraud creditors.
- Defendant collection actions: We maintain an active collections-defense practice. If you are being sued by a creditor or debt collector, we draw on our significant experience in these matters for your benefit.
- Breach of contract actions: Our litigation practice encompasses nonbankruptcy commercial matters. We regularly litigate contract disputes on behalf of businesses.
- Consumer fraud claims: The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act helps individuals who are victims of predatory lending, mortgage fraud or unscrupulous lenders. We fight illegal consumer practices on behalf of victimized citizens.
Commercial And Bankruptcy Litigation NJ: Arrange Your Free Consultation Today
Do you need commercial and bankruptcy litigation services in NJ? Then contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our bankruptcy and business litigation lawyers. You can reach us by filling out our online form or by calling 973-323-2953 – contact us for a free consultation today.