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.

Commercial Litigation-- Our experienced trial lawyers have a history of success, cost-effective case management, and business oriented problem solving through litigation and strategic creditor’s rights counseling.

Environmental -- Our practice extends to environmental impact assessment and disclosure, land-use planning and development, environmental litigation, regulation of hazardous and toxic substances, corporate and environmental audits, and historic preservation.

Evictions -- The Firm’s commitment to work with our clients and their property managers as a team helps to expedite the eviction process.

Foreclosure -- We strive to reduce delays in processing a foreclosure in order to minimize the creditor’s cost and maximize the creditor’s return on distressed assets.

Land Use-- We have represented owners, buyers, sellers, investors, developers, landlords, tenants, brokers and governmental entities in all aspects of the acquisition, financing, planning, zoning, development construction, leasing and sale or exchange of interests in real property.

Real Estate Litigation -- For over seventy years, we have provided representation and advice on both commercial and residential properties to buyers, sellers and owners, tenants, subtenants, licensees, and property managers.

Rent Receiverships -- The use of rent receivers during the course of a foreclosure action provides many benefits to our clients and our Firm makes every effort possible to preserve and protect the interest of the mortgagee.

REO -- Our experienced attorneys and paralegal staff skillfully move transactions from contract to closing in the shortest period of time possible.

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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