Mr. Lubertazzi's practice focuses on creditor rights. He is skilled in handling commercial litigation, representing financial institutions, secured creditors, special servicers, lessors and indenture trustees in real and personal property foreclosures, bankruptcy, health care insolvencies, telecommunications insolvencies and out of court loan work-outs.
Mr. Lubertazzi is experienced in prosecuting and defending lender liability claims. In the Bankruptcy Court, he has provided representation to, among others, trustees, creditors committees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and plan proponents in all aspects of negotiation and litigation. Recent significant matters include three hospital bankruptcies, Trump Entertainment, Atlantic City New Jersey bankruptcies, the Dreier LLP bankruptcy and cases related to Madoff and Stanford. He also represented numerous trustees of IRB's in the New Jersey State rehabilitation of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company, and the subsequent pre-packaged bankruptcies of Mutual Benefit's real estate subsidiaries.
Mr. Lubertazzi gained his workout/foreclosure experience from representing plaintiff mortgagees and defendant mortgagors in uncontested and contested foreclosures aggregating hundreds of millions of dollars, including many that involved rent receiverships.
As a corollary to his debtor/creditor work, Mr. Lubertazzi has extensive experience in many aspects of commercial litigation. This includes construction litigation, actions under commercial leases, collection of book accounts and minority shareholder disputes.
Mr. Lubertazzi has earned recognition in New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006-2013. He has also been recognized as a Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" lawyer for 2008-2013.