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Anthony Sodono, III

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. - 1990

Kean University, B.S. - 1985

 

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Tax Court

Supreme Court of New Jersey

Memberships

Serves as Chair-Elect of New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section

 

Recognition & Awards

Appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve for the Office of Attorney Ethics, State of New Jersey, Newark District

Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy Law, 2012-2024

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice

AV Preeminent rating, recognizing very high to preeminent legal ability and professionalism, by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the leading directory of legal professionals; 2023-2024

“Top Attorneys in New Jersey” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine; 2013 to 2015

“New Jersey's Top Legal Minds” by Inside Jersey

 

 

Legal Accomplishments

Successfully reorganized many companies, saving hundreds of jobs

Publication & Speaking Engagements

Contributing author of the ICLE Bankruptcy Skills Series Textbook and the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual

 

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. - 1990

Kean University, B.S. - 1985

 

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Tax Court

Supreme Court of New Jersey

Memberships

Serves as Chair-Elect of New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section

 

Recognition & Awards

Appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve for the Office of Attorney Ethics, State of New Jersey, Newark District

Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy Law, 2012-2024

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice

AV Preeminent rating, recognizing very high to preeminent legal ability and professionalism, by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the leading directory of legal professionals; 2023-2024

“Top Attorneys in New Jersey” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine; 2013 to 2015

“New Jersey's Top Legal Minds” by Inside Jersey

 

 

Legal Accomplishments

Successfully reorganized many companies, saving hundreds of jobs

Publication & Speaking Engagements

Contributing author of the ICLE Bankruptcy Skills Series Textbook and the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual

 

Biography

Anthony Sodono, III, is the Chair of our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, and commercial litigation.  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. Anthony serves as a Receiver in an action commenced by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and has served as Liquidating Receiver for the Federal Trade Commission. Anthony is also a Bankruptcy Court Mediator and previously served as a certified foreclosure mediator.  He also served as Chairman of the Board as Independent Director of certain companies. Anthony is admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey and New York and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court, United States District Court – District of New Jersey, and the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Anthony is a member of the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Anthony 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, Anthony supervised every large Chapter 11 case for the State of New Jersey from 1999 through 2006.  Anthony also served as an Internal Revenue Service Agent.

From 1992 through 1999, Anthony 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, Anthony served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Daniel J. Moore, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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

Anthony was 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.

In 2013, Anthony was appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve for the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District Ethics Committee, Essex County, District VA, and is currently serving this third term. 

Anthony was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.

From 2003-2024, Anthony has an AV® Preeminent™ Attorney rating, recognizing very high to preeminent legal ability and professionalism.  From 2012 to 2024, Anthony was selected as a Super Lawyer®.

Anthony served as Chair of New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section.

Anthony received his B.S. degree in Accounting, cum laude, from Kean University in 1985 and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, in 1990. 

News

05.24.24

MS&B Partners Anthony Sodono, III and Sari B. Placona recently confirmed not one but two subchapter v Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases on the same day!

MS&B Partners Anthony Sodono, III and Sari B. Placona recently confirmed not one but two subchapter v Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases on the same day!

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04.12.24

Several MS&B Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers

We’re excited to share that the following MS&B attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters.

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04.10.24

Community Bank & Private Lender Workout Conference: Alternative and Creative Business & Real Estate Liquidations with Sari Placona & Anthony Sodono III

How can alternative liquidation strategies benefit both banks and private lenders?

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10.12.23

Anthony Sodono, III, to Serve as Equity Receiver for Murtuza Kazmi and "My Forex Funds"

Anthony Sodono, III, to serve as Equity Receiver for Murtuza Kazmi and his companies doing business as "My Forex Funds"

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10.11.23

Sodono & Placona Win Favorable Subchapter V Ruling

Sodono & Placona Win Favorable Subchapter V Ruling

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