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  • October 5, 2010

    Hill Wallack LLP Expands Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Practice, Adds Senior Attorneys

    Princeton, NJ -- The law firm of Hill Wallack LLP has expanded its Creditors’ Rights/ Bankruptcy Practice to nine attorneys in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, welcoming Partner Michael J. Shavel to the firm’s Yardley, Pa. office, and Counsel D. Andrew Bertorelli, Jr. to the firm’s Princeton, N.J. office.

    For Mr. Shavel, the decision to join Hill Wallack LLP is a homecoming, having served as an associate with the firm during the 1990s. “We are delighted that Michael has rejoined the firm,” said firm Managing Partner Robert W. Bacso. “Michael adds key depth to our Creditors’ Rights/ Bankruptcy team, which already is recognized for its regional strength.”

    Mr. Shavel returns to work again with Michael Kahme, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Practice Department. “The experience Michael has gained throughout his career dovetails perfectly with the demands of our growing practice, which focuses on serving banks, financial institutions and other creditors,” said Mr. Kahme.

    Growth at a Key Time

    Hill Wallack LLP’s Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy group now has nine attorneys working from the firm’s Princeton, N.J., and Yardley (Bucks County), Pa. offices, and the team serves clients throughout New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

    “Our clients count on us to represent them creatively and aggressively to ensure they receive the maximum return on their distressed loans,” Mr. Kahme stated. “Our group distinguishes itself through our ability to represent clients in all critical areas involving their nonperforming loans, including workouts, commercial foreclosures, asset purchases, receivership actions, pendente lite sales, lender liability lawsuits, bankruptcy cases, and commercial and fraud litigation.”

    “I am excited to rejoin the firm,” Mr. Shavel said. “Hill Wallack LLP offers a tremendous platform for clients in the current market. The firm’s regional strength provides clients with access to broad-based commercial capabilities and sophisticated services in a cost-efficient manner.”

    Mr. Shavel’s clients include lenders, corporate debtors and creditors. He has developed particular areas of concentration serving debtors and creditors in the health care industry, and in equipment leasing and finance.

    Mr. Shavel concentrates his practice on bankruptcy reorganizations and workouts, debt and equity restructuring; banking, commercial, industrial, real estate and public debt transactions, including loan structuring and restructuring, debtor in possession financing, intercreditor relationship, lender liability prevention and defense.

    He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; State of New Jersey; State of New York, U.S. District Court for New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; All federal district courts in New York.

    Before rejoining the firm, Mr. Shavel practiced at the firms of Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. and Blank Rome LLP.

    Mr. Bertorelli concentrates his practice in all areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. He also practices in the areas of patent litigation, commercial and appellate litigation. Mr. Bertorelli is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Mr. Bertorelli was also with Spector Gadon prior to joining Hill Wallack LLP.

    About Hill Wallack LLP

    Hill Wallack LLP is a leading law firm in the central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania region, with offices in Princeton and Atlantic City, N.J., and Yardley, Pa. The firm has built a reputation for comprehensive problem-solving and aggressive advocacy. The firm has broad-based commercial capabilities and deep experience in a number of industry sectors, including the financial industry. With extensive government experience, Hill Wallack LLP represents businesses and public entities in many areas in which public and private interests intersect.

    Our attorneys are called upon to tackle some of the toughest legal and business challenges, and we do more than advise on the law − we craft real-world solutions.