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Cullen and Dykman Welcomes New Partners S. Jason Teele and Nicole Stefanelli

June 23, 2017

Cullen and Dykman LLP is pleased to announce that S. Jason Teele and Nicole Stefanelli have joined the firm as Partners in its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Department headed by Matthew Roseman. Mr. Teele and Ms. Stefanelli have extensive experience representing creditors, debtors, and other parties in complex chapter 11 proceedings, out of court restructurings, and distressed transactions throughout the U.S.

Mr. Teele has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in financial restructuring, distressed asset sales, creditors’ rights litigation, and corporate and commercial matters. He represents corporations, boards and board committees, management teams, creditors’ committees, and high-net-worth individuals in a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, entertainment, media, manufacturing, transportation, health care, the arts, chemical, and financial services. In addition, Mr. Teele is a trusted advisor to many corporations, boards, and management teams.

Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Mr. Teele was a partner in the Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group of Lowenstein Sandler LLP. Mr. Teele has received recognition by New Jersey Super Lawyers annually since 2012, in the bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights and insolvency and reorganization categories, and has previously earned an M&A Advisor Turnaround Award and a spot on New Jersey Law Journal’s annual “Forty Under 40” list.

Ms. Stefanelli has extensive experience representing debtors and creditors in complex chapter 11 proceedings in a core group of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, medical supply, the arts, and financial services. She also represents creditors’ committees in chapter 11 cases throughout the country, and provides bankruptcy advice in connection with the acquisition and disposition of distressed assets outside of bankruptcy and in other commercial matters. Ms. Stefanelli currently serves as Co-Chair for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) - New Jersey Network, where she has been a Board Member since 2012.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Stefanelli was counsel in the Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group of Lowenstein Sandler LLP. In addition to annual New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star recognition, Ms. Stefanelli was the recipient of both a New Jersey Law Journal New Leader of the Bar Award and M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award last year.

Cullen and Dykman Managing Partner Christopher H. Palmer stated, “We are very excited about this opportunity and are confident that Jason and Nicole will add tremendous value to our already strong and growing bankruptcy group.”

Mr. Teele and Ms. Stefanelli are resident in the firm’s newly-established Newark office at One Riverfront Plaza. They also have offices in the firm’s Wall Street office.

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( has been providing legal services to individual and institutional clients since 1850 and represents a wide range of clients including: banks and other financial institutions; energy, telecommunications and water companies; large and small businesses; educational institutions; religious organizations; insurance companies; municipalities and not-for-profits; as well as individuals. The firm’s practice areas include banking finance and lending; corporate; energy and utilities; telecommunications; public utility regulation; environmental and land use; tax certiorari and eminent domain; real estate; regulatory and compliance; loan restructuring and foreclosure; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; tort and commercial litigation; labor and employment law; municipal law; construction law; and trusts and estates.