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Charles M. Forman Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Forman Holt member Charles M. Forman has been selected for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy.

Recently, Mr. Forman, a leading bankruptcy attorney and trustee, announced the establishment  of a new law firm, Forman Holt, with highly regarded fiduciary litigation attorney Michael E. Holt and veteran attorneys Erin J. Kennedy, Kim R. Lynch and Michael J. Connolly, collectively garnering more than 140 years of experience. The firm specializes in sophisticated corporate and consumer bankruptcy cases assisting both debtors and creditors through three key practice areas: bankruptcy litigation, trustee & fiduciary and debtor representation. Together, the five lawyers offer clients an unprecedented level of highly-specialized experience within one firm.

“I am proud of our unique offering to work with our clients in looking at alternative courses of action before deciding to proceed with a bankruptcy filing. Oftentimes, financially distressed businesses aren’t aware of all available options other than a Chapter 11 filing.”  – Charles M. Forman

In his career, Mr. Forman has been called “a modern day ‘Robin Hood’ who makes extraordinary efforts to recover funds for creditors” by Bankruptcy Insider magazine. His background in both law and engineering earned him the title “master of disaster” for his creative approach to solving complicated and entangled trustee assignments.  He has overseen more than 18,000 Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, is a trustee appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice and is the recipient of the government’s Director’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Private Trustee. Forman received The New Jersey Law Journal‘s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

About Forman Holt

Forman Holt is one of the top boutique-sized bankruptcy law firms in the United States, specializing in complex legal matters that assist both creditors and debtors, spanning the areas of real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing, securities law, and employee benefits and healthcare, among many other specialized corporate industries. The firm’s services range from assisting creditors with asset collections to defending businesses whose assets are being challenged. This includes coordinating the windup of an operating debtor, administering the mandatory sale of a debtor’s assets, pursuing creative solutions for recovery, protecting economic interests, filing for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code, pursuing litigation and reorganizing a business’s structure. The firm also offers a variety of state court insolvency services including assignments for the benefit of creditors and state court fiscal agents.