Protecting Your Interests During Commercial And Bankruptcy Litigation
For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., have delivered custom legal representation to businesses in Essex County and throughout New Jersey. We draw on our bankruptcy practice to protect clients’ interests in litigation matters that involve bankruptcy and general commercial disputes.
Committed To Your Success Today And In The Future
We built our firm by working with each of our clients on a one-to-one basis. By working closely with our clients, we understand the nuances of each case. In bankruptcy and commercial matters, this knowledge can mean millions of dollars.
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 areas, but also in the rules and practices. This experience benefits all of our litigation clients.
Saving Time And Expense Through Lean Litigation Principles
We also know 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 commercial and bankruptcy disputes, 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 prebankruptcy transactions as a “preference,” claiming that you transferred something of value to a creditor within a certain timeframe 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.
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We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.