Donald Steckroth, who spent 14 years presiding over bankruptcy matters, has been selected to look into allegations of misconduct in the bankruptcy of Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman.
Acting U.S. Trustee Andrew Vara on Feb. 8 appointed Steckroth, who a year ago retired from U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and joined Cole Schotz in Hackensack.
Vara, in selecting Steckroth, consulted with attorneys for the Mountainside foreclosure firm and its creditors, according to court papers, which included a certification by Steckroth that he had no connections to any of the parties, nor to the U.S. Trustee Program.
Both sides supported choosing Steckroth, according to a lawyer in the case.
The committee’s counsel, David Adler of McCarter & English in Newark, said “the committee believes that the [Trustee] made a superb selection in appointing Judge Steckroth.”