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Michael J. Connolly

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 […]

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 […]

Commercial Litigation

At Forman Holt, our commercial litigators are as skilled in business counseling as they are in litigation. We understand that every commercial litigation matter has both a legal and business dimension.We also recognize that litigation is both expensive and time consuming. Therefore, we advise our clients of the risks inherent in litigation and any alternatives […]


Appellate work is a dynamic and growing component of our litigation practice. The overwhelming majority of our work in this field derives from clients suffering an adverse economic result at the trial level who believe they can benefit from a new perspective and/or a new approach.Our extensive experience in all things economic makes our Appellate […]

Bankruptcy Litigation

In the course of our representation of bankruptcy trustees, debtors and other fiduciaries, our clients look to Forman Holt to pursue causes of action to recover assets for the benefit of a debtor’s creditors.  These actions include recovering fraudulent and other avoidable transfers, and pursuing active participants and co-conspirators in a wide variety of frauds.In […]

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. […]