Jeffrey Testa represents businesses, individuals, debtors, creditors’ committees, lenders, chapter 11 and chapter 7 trustees, litigation trustees, receivers, assignees, creditors and defendants in complex bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation throughout the nation. Jeff was appointed by the Office of the US Trustee to serve as a chapter 7 bankruptcy panel trustee for the District of New Jersey. In addition, Jeff has served as a chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee and currently serves as an assignee for the benefit of creditors in several pending proceedings.
Jeff is equally skilled in business and civil litigation matters. He has represented corporations and individuals in federal and state court litigation and in arbitrations and mediations in a wide variety of business litigation, construction and contractual disputes. Jeff is also called upon by clients in times of crisis for leadership and advice on multiple topics including white collar criminal matters and government investigations.
Jeff has experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of bankruptcy-related litigation matters including fraudulent conveyances, preferences, Ponzi schemes, directors and officers litigation, derivative employment issues, claims objections, fee auditor disputes, tax disputes, lease rejection, intellectual property, bankruptcy fraud and discharge issues. Jeff frequently counsels clients in both the purchase and sale of distressed assets, including corporations, commercial and residential real estate, intellectual property, loan portfolios, television stations, liquor licenses, equipment, biomedical technologies, and other assets.
Jeff has spoken on various legal issues as a panel speaker at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention and for the American Bankruptcy Institute. He also previously served as the alternate municipal prosecutor for the Township of Verona (Essex County, NJ), and was a member of the District VA Ethics Committee.