David H. Stein - Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Attorney in NJ

David H. Stein
Phone: 732.855.6126
Fax: 732.726.6570
Bar Admission:

New Jersey, 1987
Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1987
Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1987

 
Education:

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, cum laude, 1986
B.A., Rutgers University, 1982

Biographical Information:

David H. Stein is a Shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. and Co-chair of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services group. Mr. Stein focuses his practice on lending, work-outs, commercial litigation, business reorganization, foreclosure litigation, asset recovery and judgment enforcement matters.

Mr. Stein has significant courtroom experience in the litigation of complex commercial matters, enforcement and priority of liens, claims and security interests and other matters affecting the debtor-creditor relationship. His clients have included banks, financial institutions, leasing creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, debtors, receivers, commercial landlords and purchasers of distressed assets.

Professional Activities:

  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Debtor/Creditor Section, 1988-2017
  • Appointment, Equity Jurisprudence Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2017
  • Appointment, Business and Commercial Litigation Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association, 2017
  • Turnaround Management Association, 2007-2017
  • UJA Federation of New York - Next Generation Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group, 2007-2017
  • Appointment, Panel Chair, District VIII Fee Arbitration Committee, Middlesex County, New Jersey, 2013-2017
  • Appointment, Board of Directors, Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey, 2013–2017
  • Essex County Bar Association, Trustee, 2007-2013
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Taxation Committee, 2005-2009
  • Appointment, District V-A Ethics Committee, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2000-2004
  • Appointment, District V-A Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County, New Jersey, 2006- 2008
  • Appointment, Vice Chair of the District V-A Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County, New Jersey, 2008-2009
  • Appointment, Chair of the District V-A Fee Arbitration Committee, Essex County, New Jersey, 2009-2010
  • American Bar Association - Business Law Section, 1996-2017

Rankings/Recognitions:

  • Selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® for 2005-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2014-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Bankruptcy/Restructuring for 2014-2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation by the New Jersey Supreme Court in recognition for “Meritorious Public Service”, having served as a member of the District Fee Arbitration Committee of Essex County, NJ, 2010
  • “AV” Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Certificate of Appreciation by the New Jersey Supreme Court in recognition for  "Meritorious Public Service", having served as a member of the District Ethics Committee of Essex County, NJ, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County Vicinage, in recognition for "Distinguished Service", having served as a member of the Springfield Township Juvenile Conference Committee, 2001
  • Book Award Commercial Law, 1985
  • Moot Court Board, 1985-1986
  • Heusler Honor Society (top 10% of law school class), 1986

Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with U.S. News & World Report. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. The aforementioned organizations are private peer review organizations, not court specific public certification vehicles. No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Selected Publications:

  • Contributing Author, “Risks and Recoveries, Developments In Bankruptcy Law”, Duane Morris Annual Publication, 1997–2007
  • Co-Author, "Getting Relief for the Delinquent Taxpayer," published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1995

Selected Speaking Engagements:

  • “Global Ghost Town – Creative Land Use Solutions When Shopping Centers Die”, NJ State Bar Association Mid-Year Conference, Madrid, Spain, October, 2017
  • “Bankruptcy in Employment Litigation,” National Employment Lawyers Association, NJ Chapter, New Brunswick, NJ, May, 2017
  • “The Intersection of Bankruptcy & Family Law,” Middlesex County Bar Association, Edison, NJ, March, 2017
  • “New Jersey Ethics Procedures,” 18th Annual Hon. William H. Ginden Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, East Brunswick, NJ, April, 2016
  • “Recent Events and Notable Decisions in Bankruptcy and Cases of Interest to Commercial Lending,” OceanFirst Bank CLE Program, Toms River, NJ, October, 2015
  • “Economic Forum V”, Edison Chamber of Commerce, Edison, NJ, June, 2013
  • “Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Key Strategies for Helping Your Clients,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Iselin, NJ, November, 2012
  • “Economic Forum IV - What You Need To Know To Do Business Today,” Edison Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, Edison, NJ, October, 2012
  • “Brokerage Case Law Update and Issues Relating to Grubb & Ellis Bankruptcy,” Woodbridge, NJ, March, 2012