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Banking Litigation

Our banking litigation attorneys have expertise in a wide range of lending issues and are known for their professionalism, tenacity and attention to detail. We represent lenders and investors in the prosecution and defense of complex disputes, including bankruptcy proceed¬ings, commercial foreclosures and class actions, filed in the state and federal courts of New York, New Jersey and Florida. In addition, we have considerable experience in litigating all kinds of commercial cases, including those cases that fall within a variety of sections of the Uniform Commercial Code. We have successfully recovered collateral such as automobiles, boats, printing equipment and other personal property for our clients.

We also have extensive experience in conducting loan “workouts” and negotiating debt restructures. Often, in an effort to keep a business operating, we assist our clients by engaging in a loan workout which is one way to modify debt obligations without resorting to litigation or bankruptcy. In this process, the loan workout may sometimes result in an agreement that permits for making payments under a matured loan or an agreement where the lender agrees to forbear from exercising certain rights for a specified period of time. The loan workout can be utilized to change a payment term and/or interest rate or can result in a discounted payoff. Through the workout process, it is our goal to assist clients, and their borrowers, to keep the loan on a paying basis without incurring the time and expense of litigation or bankruptcy.

Finally, we also provide our clients guidance in a variety of lending, securitization, collection and bankruptcy matters which pertain to both savings and commercial institutions.

Joseph C. Savino

Joseph C. Savino is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. For nearly 35 years, Mr. Savino has been a commercial litigator representing, primarily,... Read More

Jennifer L. Silvestro

Jennifer L. Silvestro, a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group, is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions and appeals. Ms.... Read More

Robin S. Abramowitz

Robin S. Abramowitz, an AV® Preeminent™ peer review rated attorney, is a partner in and co-chairs the firm’s Litigation practice group, as well as its... Read More

Todd M. Gardella

Todd M. Gardella is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice spans many areas of litigation, including commercial, banking, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, foreclosure,... Read More

Amber Curtis

Amber Curtis is an associate in both the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Practice groups. Ms. Curtis is involved in all phases of litigation, including... Read More

Brian M. Streicher

Brian Streicher is an associate attorney in the firm’s Banking Litigation group. Mr. Streicher represents creditors and financial institutions in state, federal, and bankruptcy court... Read More

Nicholas A. Savino

Nicholas A. Savino is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Savino is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions,... Read More