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  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., The Catholic University of America,

    magna cum laude, 2008

    Judicial Intern to Hon. Stephen J. Bernstein, Superior Court of New Jersey, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

John R. Stoelker

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  • T: 973.639.2007
    F: 973.206.6668
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

John Stoelker is an associate in McCarter’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group, focusing his practice on creditor rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Stoelker represents lenders, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors as well as bankruptcy trustees in both state and federal court proceedings.

Mr. Stoelker has experience litigating commercial foreclosure actions and actions to enforce promissory notes and guaranties. Mr. Stoelker represents secured creditors in various bankruptcy court proceedings, including actions objecting to discharge, actions objecting to the dischargeability of a particular debt, motions to lift the automatic stay, and defense of avoidance actions.

Mr. Stoelker also assists in the representation of trustees in bankruptcy proceedings, including litigation to avoid and recover fraudulent conveyances and preferential transfers, claim objections, actions challenging the extent and validity of a claim, motions to recover property, “363” sales, private and public auctions, and estate administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stoelker represented a wide variety of parties in the bankruptcy context, including chapter 7 and 11 debtors, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, vendors, insurers and creditors’ committees.  While in law school, Mr. Stoelker served as an intern for the Honorable Stephen J. Bernstein of the Superior Court of New Jersey.