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J.D., Rutgers Law School, 2007, Managing editor, Rutgers Law Review
B.A., New York University, 2002

Nicole Stefanelli


Nicole Stefanelli is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights department. Ms. Stefanelli has extensive experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees and creditors in complex Chapter 11 proceedings in a broad range of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, medical, the arts, and financial services. In addition, clients frequently turn to Ms. Stefanelli for advice in connection with the acquisition of distressed assets both inside and outside of bankruptcy court. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Stefanelli served as Judicial Clerk to The Honorable Kevin Gross, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (2007 to 2008).

Representative Experience


  • In re Tec-Air, Inc. (Bankr. N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Troverco, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Mo.)
  • In re New York City Opera, Inc. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Windsor Financial Group, LLC (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Coach Am Group Holdings Corp., et al. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Kid Brands, Inc., et al. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • In re Wire Company Holdings, Inc., et al. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re ConnectEdu Inc., et al. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re U.S. Mortgage Corp., et al. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • In re Admiral Wine & Liquor Corp. (Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • In re State Insulation Corp. (Bankr. D.N.J.)


  • In re Hobbico, Inc., et al. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Peekay Acquisition, LLC
  • In re Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp., et al. (Bankr. W.D. Pa.)
  • In re Liberty Medical Supply, Inc., et al. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Frank W. Kerr Company (Bankr. E.D. Mich.)
  • In re Graceway Pharmaceuticals LLC, et al. (Bankr. D. Del.)
  • In re Pinnacle Films, Inc. (Bankr. W.D.N.C.)
  • In re Oreck Corporation (Bankr. M.D. Tenn.)


Speaking Engagements

  • Significant Developments in Bankruptcy Law, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 16, 2016
  • Non-Profit Restructuring, TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, June 9, 2016
  • Distressed Non-Profits/Ethics of Board Membership, 18th Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, April 8, 2016
  • It’ s Complicated: Addressing Issues Concerning Distressed Non-Profits, Turnaround Management Association, IWIRC- New Jersey and New York Institute of Credit, October 22, 2015
  • Stern Revisited: In Re Millennium Lab Holdings And Beyond, American Bankruptcy Institute 36th Annual Spring Meeting, April 21, 2018

Professional & Community Activities

  • Co-Chair, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) - New Jersey Network (Board Member since 2012)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association, New Jersey Chapter

Honors & Awards

  • New Jersey Law Journal New Leader of the Bar Award (2016)
  • The M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award (2016)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy-Business Category (2013-2017)
  • 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.”