Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights -- Keeping on the cutting edge of new bankruptcy law ensures our attorneys to effectively assist clients in the enforcement of remedies and in negotiating and documenting a full variety of restructuring transactions involving problem investments.

Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights

STERN, LAVINTHAL & FRANKENBERG, LLC has an extensive practice representing financial institutions in troubled loan situations. By keeping on the cutting edge of new bankruptcy law, our knowledgeable attorneys are able to assist clients in the enforcement of remedies and in negotiating and documenting a full variety of restructuring transactions. Our experience with managing complex bankruptcy issues includes:

  • Imposing foreclosure law as well as other real estate and commercial remedies, including landlord/tenant matters;

  • Structuring and closing the deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure transactions;

  • Initiating repossession;

  • Representing lenders in liability claims, including complex Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings and in the negotiation and consummation of contested and consensual plans of reorganization;

  • Negotiating complex intercreditor arrangements;

  • Drafting of restructuring documentation;

  • Litigating and defending fraudulent conveyance and transfer, preference, and avoidance proceedings;

  • Representing clients in proceedings to determine the non-discharge ability of claims in bankruptcy.

Our Clients

about the mission The attorneys of Stern, Lavinthal & Frankenberg LLC specialize in creditor’s rights, real estate transactions and commercial litigation in the states of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Our typical clients are servicers, banks, financial institutions, business enterprises, and private investors seeking resolution on property related legal issues. For over 70 years, we have provided representation with respect to foreclosures, evictions, REO sales, bankruptcies, loss mitigation, and commercial and residential real estate closings, as well as, maintaining an extensive civil litigation practice dedicated to commercial litigation, including land use, contracts, creditor’s rights/lender liability proceedings and residential and commercial tax foreclosure. 


Our services

Representing clients re: multiple legal issues

  • Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosure
  • Land Use and Real Estate

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