History

Forman Holt members have a rich history in the Greater New York region practicing in the fields of insolvency and commercial litigation. Rooted in the late 1970’s with Rodino & Forman, Charles M. Forman has evolved iterations of the firm as Forman Holt & Eliades in the mid-1990s and Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman in the 2000s. After migrating with several members of that firm to practice under the roof of LeClairRyan in 2016, Forman Holt was established in June 2017.

Managing Member Charles M. Forman has served as counsel to major national corporations, debtors in insolvency proceedings and, in 1981, was appointed as a Panel Trustee by the United States Department of Justice.

More than 40 years ago we moved into private practice with the vision of establishing a formidable commercial litigation and insolvency law firm. We succeeded.
Charles M. Forman, Founder

Erin Kennedy obtained a solid reputation in the mid-1980s  as a commercial litigator and as counsel for trustees. In the late 1980s, Forman and Kennedy moved to Newark and connected with Michael E. Holt, who became well known for his skills in the liquidation and reorganization of complex insolvency matters.

Meanwhile, Forman’s stature as a trustee continued to grow and he received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Private Trustee. Along the way was a move to Bergen County, New Jersey where attorneys Kim Lynch and Michael Connolly brought their exceptional talent to support an expanding client base that today spans  the areas of telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, employee benefits and health care, and securities law.

Read more about the firm’s Practice Areas here.

3 Tips For Small Business Owners In Financial Difficulty

Charles M. Forman is featured in the online column “Triple Play”, a weekly NJBIZ feature that asks top executives in New Jersey to talk about three things related to their industry.

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3 Tips For Small Business Owners In Financial Difficulty

Wall Street Journal: Using Bankruptcy To “Rebirth” Companies

“Master of Disaster” Charles M. Forman uses a bankruptcy filing unconventionally, bringing businesses back to life while awaiting a sale.

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Wall Street Journal: Using Bankruptcy To “Rebirth” Companies

NJ Law Journal: When Money Problems & Marital Problems Collide

Exploring the implications of Erin Kennedy’s ground-breaking Third Circuit decision in the Ruitenberg case and still-unanswered “divorce colliding with bankruptcy” questions.

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NJ Law Journal: When Money Problems & Marital Problems Collide

Charles M. Forman Appointed To Register Of Mediators

“This honor is an opportunity for me to help litigants to resolve their sometimes complicated bankruptcy issues” says Charles Forman of his Mediation Program appointment.

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Charles M. Forman Appointed To Register Of Mediators

New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation Names Charles Forman President

Charles M. Forman has been named President of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation (NJBLF).

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New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation Names Charles Forman President