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Elizabeth K. Holdren

Elizabeth K. Holdren

CounselPrinceton, NJ
  • Elizabeth K. Holdren is counsel in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and is a member of the Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy practice group.

    Ms. Holdren concentrates her practice in all matters of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, including workouts, replevin actions, commercial litigation, collections, preference actions, non-dischargeability claims, cash collateral hearings, sales of assets, and other related proceedings.

    Ms. Holdren is admitted to practice law in New Jersey (1996), Pennsylvania (1996), and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1996). She earned her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. Ms. Holdren is a graduate of Rutgers University, Douglass College.

    Representative Matters

    Ms. Holdren represents secured and unsecured creditors, financial institutions, commercial landlords, equipment financers and lessors, in both state and federal courts. Ms. Holdren has successfully represented clients in cases such as the following:

    • Represented secured creditor whose collateral was sold through the bankruptcy proceedings for a comparatively substantial sum.
    • Represented secured creditor and successfully obtained payment in full of client’s claim, including virtually all of the attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the bankruptcy case. In doing so, established new case law providing an exception to the "merger doctrine" which will be utilized to assist similarly situated creditors in future cases.
    • Assisted in the representation of a secured creditor which led to its being paid substantially all of its multi-million dollar claim, while obtaining a ruling from the Court which further refined the criteria for determining whether a debtor is a "single asset real estate" entity, which ruling will be useful to creditors in future cases.
    Leadership
    • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
    • Member, Mercer County Bar Association
    • Member, American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN)
    Presentations & Publications
    • Co-author, The Practical and Abstract Implications of ‘In re Linear Electric’, New Jersey Law Journal, March 2018
    • Author, Equities Dictate Against Strict Application of Merger Doctrine Where It Would Serve to "Handcuff" Bank
    • Author, Debtor vs. Lender: Who Pays the Lender’s Attorney’s Fees?
    • Author, Grounds for Eviction
    • Author, Gated Community’s Right to Amend its By-Laws to Keep Out Sex Offenders
    • Lecturer, "Bankruptcy", New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education