Matteo Percontino is an associate in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department.
Matteo focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights where he represents debtors, landlords, secured, and unsecured creditors in chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases and Assignment for the Benefit of Creditor proceedings. He has experience guiding debtors through chapter 11 reorganizations and chapter 7 liquidations, asserting and protecting creditor claims, selling debtor assets, protecting executory contract interests, and asserting or lifting the automatic stay.
Matteo also represents bankruptcy trustees, state court assignees, judgment creditors, and civil litigation plaintiffs and defendants in federal, bankruptcy, and state court proceedings. He is experienced in prosecuting and defending actions to avoid and recover fraudulent conveyances and preferential transfers, actions to avoid unperfected liens, actions to deny a debtor a discharge, accounts receivable actions, successor liability actions, contract dispute actions, and actions to recover on promissory notes. In addition to litigating claims, he has experience collecting on judgments.
Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Matteo was an associate in-house counsel for a national accounting firm. He also co-authored an article published in the American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal titled “Get Your Priorities Straight! The Conflict Between Bankruptcy Code Sections 364(c) and 726(b).”
He also interned for the Honorable Novalyn L. Winfield, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.
- Chapter 11 co-counsel to Rite Aid Corporation and 119 of its affiliates in their prearranged chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. One of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States with 45,000 employees, 2,100 retail pharmacy locations (across 17 states) and a pharmacy benefit management business that manages pharmacy benefits for more than one million members. Rite Aid entered chapter 11 with access to approximately $3.45 billion in committed post-petition DIP financing.