For more than 26 years, Sam Della Fera, Jr. has counseled clients in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, and in financial restructurings and workouts both in and outside of court.  He represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court litigation, as well as individual and corporate debtors, trustees, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, landlords and other parties in interest in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases.

Sam has authored several published articles on restructuring issues, and has served for many years as a program moderator and speaker for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and other organizations.  Since 2006, Sam has been selected by his peers a dozen times as a “New Jersey Super Lawyer” as published by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.  In 2013, he was named by that publication as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the State.  The following year, Sam was appointed to the Registry of New Jersey Bankruptcy Court-approved mediators, and in 2015 was selected by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics to serve on a District Ethics Committee.  Sam was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 to 2019 Editions in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • US District Court, District of New Jersey
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year by the Morris Stern Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project of Rutgers School of Law - Newark
  • Selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in the area of Bankruptcy: Business as published in New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine in 2019