NEW JERSEY LAWYER ETHICS: BANKRUPTCY
Ethics Defense: Bankruptcy Representation
Our New Jersey ethics defense practice includes defending lawyers facing ethics charges resulting from representing clients in federal bankruptcy court proceedings. Bankruptcy is a specialized area of law that requires expertise in both federal and state law. Partner Glenn R. Reiser has over 20 years of experience representing both debtors and creditors in federal bankruptcy court proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Combined with Mr. Reiser’s knowledge and experience in the field of attorney ethics, our firm offers competent defense of attorney ethics grievances stemming from bankruptcy related representation.
Whether it be as a favor to a friend or an accommodation for another client, often times attorneys who are inexperienced bankruptcy practitioners will take on the representation of a debtor who needs bankruptcy protection or a creditor attempting to recover money in a bankruptcy proceeding. In these situations mistakes are often made because of the attorney’s inexperience. In fact, failure to comply with one or more of the various procedural deadlines imposed by the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and New Jersey’s Local Bankruptcy Rules can have catastrophic consequences for a debtor or creditor.
Successful Defense of Attorney Accused of Falsifying a Client’s Bankruptcy Petition
In September 2016 we successfully obtained a dismissal of attorney ethics charges accusing our client, an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, of knowingly falsifying a bankruptcy petition filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. The charges were dismissed following a 4-day trial.
Bankruptcy Ethics Defense NJ
If you are a New Jersey practitioner charged with violating the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct arising out of representing a client in federal bankruptcy court proceedings, please contact LoFaro & Reiser, LLP for a confidential consultation.