Newark, NJ
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Newark, NJ 07102
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J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2001
M.P.A., Seton Hall University, 1997
B.A., Rutgers University, 1993

S. Jason Teele


S. Jason Teele, a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Department, is a nationally-recognized, senior-level practitioner with over 16 years of experience successfully representing trade creditors and debtors-in-possession in an array of distressed situations.

Mr. Teele is a tenacious creditors’ rights attorney. His clients include creditors' committees, middle-market corporations, closely-held businesses, boards and board committees, management teams, and high-net-worth individuals in creditors’ rights, complex financial restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, commercial disputes, commercial collections, and bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy litigation and appeals. Mr. Teele also advises corporations, boards, and management teams with respect to: credit insurance; guarantees, Articles 2, 4, and 9 of the UCC; fiduciary duties; data security and privacy; and matters that are unique to closely-held businesses that are in distress or facing a challenge from a distressed customer, vendor, credit provider, or with respect to a business venture.

Representative Matters:

Official Committees: Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical, Inc.; Coldwater Creek, Inc.; Hedwin Corporation; Oreck Corporation; Liberty Medical Supply, Inc.; Ormet Corporation; Southern Air, Inc.; Global Aviation Holdings, Inc.; Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; General Maritime, Inc. (Special Litigation Counsel); and Mount Vernon Money Center.

Creditors: Independent contractors in the chapter 11 proceeding of a leading creative production company  and content studio; premier short-stay and concierge company in connection with an out of court workout; several global specialty chemical/chemical companies in connection with commercial collections and creditors’ rights matters; management team in the Chapter 11 proceeding of a leading television and film post-production company; Securities class action plaintiffs in the Chapter 11 proceedings of RadioShack, Doral Financial, and SFX, Inc.; Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO in the Chapter 11 proceeding of American Airlines; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO in the Chapter 11 proceeding of US Airways 1 and 2, Hawaiian Airways, Aloha Air Group and Northwest Airlines; Mount Vernon Money Center Litigation Trust; and, Multiple Creditors of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Residential Capital LLC.

Debtors: Kid Brands, Inc.; New York City Opera; Windsor Financial Group, LLC; Adventure Entertainment, LLC; Consolidated Aluminum Corporation; Coach America; US Eagle Corporation; Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC; EPV Solar, Inc.; Creative Group, Inc.; IFL Corp.

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey SuperLawyers (2012-2017) – Recognized in the bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights and insolvency and reorganization categories.
  • M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards (2013) – The restructuring and sale of Coach America was recognized as “Restructuring Deal of the Year ($100 million to $500 million)” and “Industrial Goods and Basic Resources sector Deal of the Year.”
  • New Jersey Law Journal’s annual “Forty Under 40” list of leading attorneys (2011)