Cole Schotz Elects Warren Usatine as Co-Managing Shareholder

National law firm Cole Schotz P.C. is pleased to announce Warren A. Usatine has been elected by the firm’s shareholders to serve as a co-managing shareholder. Mr. Usatine will work alongside co-managing shareholders Samuel Weiner and Michael D. Sirota effective immediately.

“Cole Schotz has long benefitted from Warren’s passion for the firm, talent, experience and character,” said Michael Sirota, who in addition to serving as co-managing shareholder is co-chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. “This new role will only serve to advance the success of our firm and, most importantly, the clients we serve.”

Mr. Usatine has a deep understanding of the firm and has taken on a wide array of responsibilities since being elevated to shareholder in 2004. In addition to his new role, Mr. Usatine is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and a member in the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. He has played a prominent role in representing an array of litigation and restructuring clients in complex, commercial matters.

“I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues to join an exceptional leadership team,” Mr. Usatine said. “Together, we will navigate the firm through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and build on our many decades of success.”

Mr. Usatine has been selected for inclusion in the “America’s Leading Lawyers in Bankruptcy” list by Chambers USA for the past seven years. He has repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation (2007-2020), Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2020), and Litigation-Bankruptcy (2011-2020), and was named on the Lawyers of the Year list for 2015 and 2018. He has also received several professional excellence awards recognizing his commendable mentorship efforts.

Outside of the firm, Mr. Usatine has lectured on various aspects of bankruptcy law as part of New Jersey’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He also has served as a panelist in the annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference.

Mr. Usatine is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United State.

As the law continues to evolve on these matters, please note that this article is current as of date and time of publication and may not reflect subsequent developments. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein is subject to change. Cole Schotz P.C. disclaims any and all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this publication to the fullest extent permitted by law. This is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Do not act or refrain from acting upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining legal, financial and tax advice. For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your firm contact or to any of the attorneys listed in this publication.

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