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Cole Schotz P.C.


6 ranked lawyersBand 1New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A prestigious group of highly regarded practitioners known for the representation of debtors and creditors' committees as well as hedge funds and liquidating trustees. Experienced in corporate restructurings and insolvency proceedings for distressed businesses, as well as asset sales. Noted for its work on bankruptcy litigation.


An interviewee enthuses: "They understand issues well and have a deep bench."

One source says: "What I like about them the most, aside from bringing in a wealth of legal knowledge, is their strategic and practical approach."

Another adds: "It is a superb team."

Work highlights

Represented Modell's Sporting Goods in the suspension of its Chapter 11 proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notable practitioners

David Bass provides debtors with Chapter 11 representation and other bankruptcy counsel. His practice also encompasses bankruptcy litigation.
"David is smart and hard-working. He is a problem solver and highly responsive." "He provides detailed legal insights."

Felice Yudkin is recognized for her flourishing bankruptcy practice, which includes complex Chapter 11 proceedings. She is experienced in industries including retail and manufacturing.
"Felice is whip-smart, incredibly hard-working and extremely detail-oriented." "She is strategic and understands the business side of things."

Michael Sirota is well equipped to handle all manner of Chapter 11 cases and other restructuring matters.
"Michael is a world-class bankruptcy lawyer." "He is brilliant; he is a superior strategist and extremely effective in negotiations." "Michael is a really savvy advocate and is always on the top of his game."

Ryan Jareck specializes in handling Chapter 11 cases on behalf of debtors, creditors and others.
"He is a very good lawyer." "Ryan is very bright."

Stuart Komrower is called upon to represent creditors and debtors in a variety of bankruptcy matters, and has recent experience of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings.
"Stuart is terrific and very intelligent. He understands the dynamics of the industry." "He is hard-working and smart."

Warren Usatine specializes in handling Chapter 11 restructuring on behalf of both creditors and debtors.
"Warren is always thinking about how to come to a resolution. He is so effective." "He is amazing."

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Cole Schotz’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring practice is a distinguished and nationally renowned full-service group that is regularly cited in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and lauded for a track record that boasts unparalleled effectiveness, success and value.

Complex in and out-of-court corporate restructurings, state and federal insolvency proceedings and high stakes bankruptcy litigation: Cole Schotz delivers innovative strategies and winning solutions for the distress arena expertly and efficiently.

Due to their complex and oftentimes emergent nature, Cole Schotz takes a highly collaborative approach to financial restructuring matters.  We involve our Corporate, Tax, Real Estate, Environmental, and Litigation practices, as needed, to leverage knowledge, skills and business acumen as we work together to meet our clients’ demands and provide effective counsel.

Unlike many other bankruptcy practices, we do not represent major financial institutions. Therefore, we can act directly adverse to those entities - an oftentimes crucial need for our financial restructuring clients.  Further, debtors or creditors’ committees can hire us as co-counsel or conflicts counsel for investigations and litigation as a result of our 100% financial institution-neutral status.


Bass, David

Bienstock, Jill

Leyva, Leo

Sirota, Michael

Usatine, Warren A.

Volkov, Ilana

Yudkin, Felice

Yudkin, Felice





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Cole Schotz P.C.


Court Plaza North

25 Main Street


New Jersey


NJ 07601

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Warning: Avoiding Bankruptcy Pitfalls Under the WARN Act

Authors: Felice Yudkin, Rebecca Hollander

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Jersey


David Bass
Band 3
Felice Yudkin
Band 4
Michael Sirota
Band 1
Ryan Jareck
Band 4
Stuart Komrower
Band 3
Warren A. Usatine
Band 2