Anthony Sodono, III
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. - 1990
Kean University, B.S. - 1985
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
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, 2022
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Has 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
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
Anthony Sodono, III, is a member of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Chair of our Bankruptcy Practice 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 and fiscal agents. Anthony served as Liquidating Receiver for the Federal Trade Commission. Anthony is also a Bankruptcy Court Mediator and previously served as a certified foreclosure mediator. Anthony is admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey and New York and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Tax Court, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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 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.
In 2013, Anthony was appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve for the Office of Attorney Ethics, State of New Jersey, Newark District.
Anthony was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.
From 2003-2022, Anthony has an AV® Preeminent™ rating, recognizing very high to preeminent legal ability and professionalism, by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the leading directory of legal professionals. From 2013 to 2022, Anthony was selected as one of the “Top Attorneys in New Jersey” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. He was also selected as a “New Jersey’s Top Legal Minds” by Inside Jersey. From 2012 to 2022, Anthony was selected to "New Jersey Super Lawyers” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
Anthony served as Chair-Elect 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.