Karen Jeffreys |Legal Practice Assistant
201.489.3000 ext. 5089
As a member of Cole Schotz’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring and Litigation Departments, as well as the firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Special Opportunities Group, Rebecca represents parties across a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, and commercial real estate.
Rebecca provides high-level counsel to clients in connection with a variety of complex restructurings and other commercial disputes. She takes the time to understand all aspects of her clients’ businesses in order to anticipate and best serve their needs. As a result, Rebecca’s clients view her as a trusted advisor, dedicated to finding creative, practical solutions to difficult problems.
She regularly counsels debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, shareholders, and other parties-in-interest in chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and other bankruptcy and foreclosure-related litigation. She also represents parties in a variety of traditional commercial litigation, including breach of contract actions and shareholder disputes.
Rebecca earned her B.A., magna cum laude with distinction, from Amherst College and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. While in law school Rebecca interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, the Honorable Jose L. Linares (ret.), United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and the Law Group of Becton, Dickinson and Company. After law school, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Andrew B. Altenburg, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey, where she was actively involved in the administration and disposition of various issues in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings.
Representative restructuring matters include:
- Chapter 11 counsel to Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a 140-store sporting goods retail chain located throughout the Northeast.
- Chapter 11 counsel to Christopher & Banks Corporation, a 449-store women’s apparel and accessories retailer with locations across the United States.
- Chapter 11 counsel to Congoleum Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer of resilient flooring.
- Chapter 11 counsel to George Washington Bridge Bus Station Development Venture, LLC, the developer and operator of a 129,000 square foot retail and transportation hub on the eastern end of the George Washington Bridge.
- Chapter 11 co-counsel to BlockFi, Inc., a cryptocurrency company.
- Counsel to mortgage and mezzanine lenders in a variety of single asset real estate bankruptcies and related state-court proceedings.
- Counsel to preference defendants both pre- and post-litigation.
Representative litigation matters include:
- Counsel to lenders and borrowers in state and federal foreclosure actions and to lenders in related guaranty litigation.
- Counsel to landlords in various tenant matters, including breach of contract and eviction actions.
- Counsel to plaintiff in a business break up including allegations of breach of contract, minority member oppression, and breach of fiduciary duties.
Honors & Awards
Rebecca is proud to have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in their “Ones to Watch” list for 2021 and 2022 and by New Jersey Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for 2022. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.