Zealous. Determined. Relentless.

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 to the litigation process. Sometimes, disputes can only be resolved through court intervention. In these instances, Forman Holt’s litigators are known for their vigorous and aggressive representation.

Solving the complexities of a client’s case is our goal in every case. We will get the job done efficiently and within budget. – Erin J. Kennedy, Member, Forman Holt

You can trust that our litigators are accomplished in the discovery process, at taking depositions, in arguing motions, navigating settlement negotiations, at trial, on appeal, and in post-judgment collection. Our attorneys routinely appear in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. We conduct cases efficiently but thoroughly, while keeping our clients informed at all relevant states of the process.

We have extraordinary success rates in obtaining judgments and other remedies for our clients. However, a judgment does not always ensure a recovery.   Our attorneys use both pre-judgment and post-judgment procedures to levy assets and collect judgments, to enforce security interest, to safeguard and liquidate collateral and to obtain injunctive relief and appointments of receivers and examiners.

We do not give up until we have exhausted all possible avenues of collection.

Our skilled commercial litigators are ready to address you with your business problems with experience, creativity and insight. Because of our commercial experience, we find innovative business solutions that other attorneys might overlook in a litigation context. We work closely with our clients to define both legal and business objectives. We then deliver on these strategies in a thoughtful and timely manner.

  • Multi-jurisdictional practice
  • Adept at business counseling
  • A record of success in collection matters
  • Solid collective expertise in bankruptcy-related litigation and general commercial litigation
  • Familiarity with many industries ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations
  • Reputation for efficient case management and saving clients substantial fees

Forman Holt Named to "Best Law Firms" 2024

Forman Holt has been named to the prestigious 2024 Tier 1 Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in New Jersey.

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Trustee Charles Forman Makes Additional Distributions to Asbestos Claimants in NSI Case

Pursuant to an order of the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Charles M. Forman, the Chapter 7 Trustee for NSI, Inc., has issued an additional distribution of $8 million to claimants.

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Three Forman Holt Members Recognized as Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

Forman Holt is pleased to announce that all three members of the firm have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America ®, regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

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Charles M. Forman Recognized by Prestigious Chambers and Partners

The Forman Holt firm congratulates Charles M. Forman for his 2023 inclusion in Chambers and Partners, his ninth consecutive year receiving this honor, ranked in “Band 2” of the Bankruptcy/Restructuring category.

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All Forman Holt Members Recognized by Super Lawyers in 2023

All of the firm’s members have been named again in 2023 to the Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for only 5% of lawyers in each state. Charles Forman, Managing Member, has been selected to the Top 100 List in 2022 and 2023.

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Forman Holt Members Confirm Ammon Labs Chapter 11 Plan

Erin Kennedy and Michael Holt confirmed the Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization for Ammon Analytical Laboratories LLC in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey on March 28, 2023.

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NJBLF Receives the William J. Brennan, Jr. Citation for Justice

The NJ Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation, led by the Foundation’s President Charles M. Forman, received the award from Legal Services of NJ for providing emergency funds that support LSNJ’s clients through challenging times.

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Charles M. Forman Appointed to NJIT Board of Overseers

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has appointed Forman Holt attorney Charles M. Forman, an alumnus of the University, to the distinguished position on its Board of Overseers.

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Charles M. Forman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The NJ Law Journal named Charles Forman as recipient of their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. The committee considers which individuals helped to shape the law in NJ, through their work on the bench, in-house or building a firm.

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