Jill Bienstock is a member of Cole Schotz's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. She focuses her practice on a variety of areas including creditors’ rights, avoidance actions and reorganizations for both individuals and corporate entities. She has represented Fortune 500 companies, various debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, restaurants, hedge funds and banks, creditors’ committees and liquidating trustees, both in and out of bankruptcy court. Jill sits on the board of the Bankruptcy Section for the New Jersey State Bar Association. Jill’s work has been recognized most recently in her selection as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2015 to 2019 and New York Metro Area Super Lawyers from 2015 to 2019. Jill was also recognized as a "Top Lawyer" for 2019 for Bergen County, NJ, in the field of bankruptcy and workouts by Bergen Magazine. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.
Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Jill was a judicial intern for the Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and a summer associate for the firm. Prior to attending law school, Jill worked for a publicly traded company in their in-house legal department supporting and managing their U.S. and out of country boards of directors, Section 16 pre-clearances and corporate governance initiatives, as well as the integration and training for new technology.
Jill earned her J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School and her B.A. from Lafayette College, magna cum laude, where she was a member of the National Honor Societies for Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha. Jill is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Jill has participated in the representation of the following cases handled by the Cole Schotz Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department:
Trustees and Other Court Appointed Parties
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
Sample Creditor Representations
Chapter 11 Debtors
New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Lafayette College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2002
November 25, 2019
As published in: Bergen Magazine November 2019
As published in: American Bankruptcy Institute November, 2019
September 24, 2019
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law October 3, 2019Carl A. Rizzo, Christopher P. Massaro and Jill B. Bienstock
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law June 3, 2019Jill B. Bienstock
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law July 31, 2017Jill B. Bienstock
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Law July 17, 2017Jill B. Bienstock
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