Anthony Sodono, III, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights.  In particular,  he represents debtors and Chapter 11 and 7 trustees.  He serves as assignee under deeds of assignment for the benefit of creditors and has represented federal and state court receivers.  Mr. Sodono is also a Bankruptcy Court Mediator and previously served as a certified foreclosure mediator.  Mr. Sodono is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Sodono was a former Assistant United States Trustee for the United States Department of Justice.  The Office of the United States Trustee is the governmental arm that oversees the federal bankruptcy system.  As Assistant United States Trustee, Mr. Sodono supervised every large Chapter 11 case for the State of New Jersey from 1999 through 2006.  Mr. Sodono also served as an Internal Revenue Service Agent.

From 1992 through 1999, Mr. Sodono was engaged in private practice with the law firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman and Leonard, P.A. He concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate reorganizations, debtor/creditor rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation and represented Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, debtors, landlords, creditors’ committees, lenders, and receivers.

In 1990-91, Mr. Sodono served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Daniel J. Moore, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Sodono also served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Sodono is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and for the Bankruptcy Law Foundation’s Financial Literacy Project; also, he is a contributing author of the ICLE Bankruptcy Skills Series Textbook and the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual, for which he wrote the chapter relating to the United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • Kean University, B.S.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • Serves as Vice Chair of New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section

Honors

  • Appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve for the Office of Attorney Ethics, State of New Jersey, Newark District
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
  • Awarded an AV rating, recognizing very high to preeminent legal ability and professionalism, by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the leading directory of legal professionals
  • Selected as one of the “Top Attorneys in New Jersey” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine from 2013 to 2015
  • Selected as a “New Jersey's Top Legal Minds” by Inside Jersey