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Michael E. Holt

Real Estate & Transactional

Many areas of our practice, particularly the representation of trustees/fiduciaries and financial institutions, ultimately involve interests in real property.  A trustee client in an individual case may own a piece of residential real property, or perhaps over 100 parcels of residential property.  A bank client might have a lien on an office building, a residential […]

Reorganization & Business Workouts

During the past four decades, Forman Holt attorneys have represented financially troubled businesses in restructuring efforts.  The firm represents distressed businesses in a wide variety of circumstances including two party loan workouts, out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.Our firm works with our clients to assess the economic, market and legal issues relating to their financial […]

Personal & Consumer

There are three types of bankruptcies available for individuals:Chapter 7Chapter 11Chapter 13The filing of any one of these types of cases immediately stops harassing phone calls, lawsuits and attempts by creditors to obtain possession of property, including wage executions and foreclosure sales.  Our attorneys can evaluate the particular circumstances of each case and can advise as to the […]

Creditors’ Committees

Forman Holt has represented creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts in New Jersey and in other jurisdictions.  As the attorneys for creditors’ committees, we recognize that the primary goal of the representation is to maximize the value to unsecured creditors while minimizing the expenses associated with doing so. No matter the size or scope […]

Assignees & Receivers

In addition to a prolific practice serving as and representing Trustees in bankruptcy cases, Forman Holt is also well versed in all manners of fiduciary practice in other courts and proceedings. The Firm has extensive experience in proceedings involving Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors (“ABC”), a state court alternative to formal bankruptcy proceedings.  Members of […]


As attorneys to trustees and other fiduciaries, we have developed expertise in litigation involving the areas of fraudulent and preferential transfers and other avoidance actions under the Bankruptcy Code and state court statutes.The firm’s collective expertise makes us capable of handling any type of litigation matter before the bankruptcy or state courts in any jurisdiction […]

Debtor Representation

Forman Holt has assisted hundreds of individuals and businesses facing financial distress.  Our attorneys are available to answer the many questions and concerns clients may have about bankruptcy and all other alternatives available to address their financial difficulties, and whether a bankruptcy filing is the correct course of action. “I am proud of our unique offering […]

Trustee & Fiduciary

Forman Holt’s members are widely respected, well established leaders in the Greater New York bankruptcy industry. In addition, our attorneys practice bankruptcy law throughout the country.Representation of trustees and fiduciaries is our strength.For more than 40 years, members of the firm have participated in well over 20,000 Bankruptcy Court Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings as trustees and as attorneys for trustees. […]