Representation of Trustees and Fiduciaries

Forman Holt’s members are widely respected, well established leaders in the Greater New York/New Jersey bankruptcy industry who have handled bankruptcy matters throughout the country.

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. Members of the firm also have participated in over 150 state court liquidation cases as assignees and attorneys for assignees, and we have been specifically designated to serve as receivers and counsel to receivers in New Jersey and New York State.

Representation of trustees and fiduciaries is our strength.

We frequently have been called on to participate in major cases involving alleged violations of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and SEC regulations, and massive Ponzi schemes, environmental contamination, and matters involving large-scale fraudulent activity. We also have broad experience in complex and difficult Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases involving a wide variety of areas such as real estate, manufacturing, construction, retail, telecommunications and technology, health care facilities and energy producers.

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. At any given time our firm is handling hundreds of lawsuits and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy and state courts. We have an excellent reputation for our skillful handling of such litigation matters with fellow members of the bar, the courts and the Office of the United States Trustee.

View selected matters that the firm has handled or continues to handle.

A sampling of matters we have handled include:

  • Called upon to participate in major bankruptcy proceedings as trustees and as attorneys for trustees in New Jersey and Delaware bankruptcy courts.
  • Requested to serve as assignees and receivers and as attorneys for assignees and receivers in court supervised liquidation proceedings.
  • Requested to serve as liquidating trustees and attorneys for liquidating trustees under confirmed Chapter 11 plans of reorganization.
  • Significant collective professional expertise in handling all types of litigation matters before the bankruptcy courts and in representing assignees and receivers in state and federal court liquidation proceedings.

Forman Holt Named to "Best Law Firms" 2021

The firm has been included in the 2021 Edition of  Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” a distinction of professional excellence. To be eligible, a firm must have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, a list of the top 5% of private lawyers in the USA, which included Charles M. Forman for 2020 and 2021.

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All Forman Holt Members Recognized by Super Lawyers

The Forman Holt law firm is unlike any other insolvency firm in New Jersey, in that all of its members have been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list in both 2020 and 2021, an honor reserved for only 5% of lawyers in each state.

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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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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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Charles Forman Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Law in Marquis Who’s Who

Prominent bankruptcy attorney Charles M. Forman has been included in Marquis Who’s Who, the publication which serves as the standard in biographical reference publications.

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