Sari B. Placona
Rutgers University, B.A.
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2023 Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch"
2022 New Jersey Rising Stars - The Super Lawyers
2021 New Jersey Rising Stars - The Super Lawyers
2020 New Jersey Rising Starts - The Super Lawyers
2019 New Jersey Rising Stars - The Super Lawyers
Panelist: Small Business Restructuring: Are Rough Waters Ahead?, TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, June 2022
Panelist - Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, New Jersey State Bar Association CLE, February 2022
Panelist - Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors – New York Institute of Credit Virtual Credit Smorgasbord – November 2020
Panelist - Nuts and Bolts of Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors webinar, Essex County Bar Association, June 2020
Moderator - Small Business Reorganization Act – Subchapter V; Turnaround Management Association webinar, April 2020
Moderator of Second Annual NextGen Lending & Restructuring Educational and Networking Event – October 2019
Moderator of Small Business and Individual Chapter 11 Filings in New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association 2019 Annual Meeting, May 2019
Panelist; Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Developments New Jersey State Bar Association’s 21st Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, April 2019
Moderator; Small Business and Individual Chapter 11 Cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, March 2019
Panelist; LLCs in Bankruptcy, New Jersey State Bar Association’s 20th Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, March 2018
Pro Bono Attorney and a Junior Advisory Board member for Partners for Women and Justice, a non-profit organization that provides free legal help in New Jersey to low income, abused victims of domestic violence
Co-Chair for International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (New Jersey) , 2022
Vice President of Sponsorship Executive Board for New Jersey’s Turn Around Management Association
Articles & Publications
"Sales “Free and Clear” Through an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” – ABI Young and New Members Committee (March 24, 2022)
Sari B. Placona concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and commercial litigation. She represents Chapter 11 and 7 debtors, trustees, receivers, assignees, and creditors. She prosecutes and defends preference and fraudulent conveyance complaints.
While earning her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 2014, Sari worked as a paralegal for over eight years at Walder Hayden, P.A. As a law student, Sari served as a Member and Editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. She also received the Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Program Certificate for her completion of Pro Bono services. Sari served as a court advocate for victims of domestic violence and the Newark Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project.
Sari served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ned M. Rosenberg, J.S.C., Retired, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex Vicinage, Civil Division, during the 2014-2015 court term.
Sari lectured for the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting, New York Institute of Credit Virtual Credit Smorgasbord, Essex County Bar Association, Turnaround Management Association, and Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference.
She recently served as the Vice Chair Bench Bar Committee for the Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference sponsored by the Association of Federal Bar of New Jersey for the 2021 conference is organizing the 2022 conference.
Sari continues to represent clients’ pro bono and serves as a junior advisory board member for Partners for Women and Justice, a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to low income, victims of domestic violence.
Sari has been a board member for New Jersey’s International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC-NJ”) – New Jersey since 2018. She is currently Co-Chair of IWIRC-NJ.
Sari is on the Executive Board for New Jersey’s Turn Around Management Association (“NJ TMA”) - Network of Women. She was previously the Co-Chair of NJ TMA- Network of Women. Sari served as a member for the Turnaround Management Association Global Marketing Committee.
In 2021, Sari was appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to serve for the Supreme Court of New Jersey, District Ethics Committee, Essex County, District VA.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers Client’s Guide has ranked Sari as “Up and Coming” in the New Jersey bankruptcy / restructuring market. Chambers sources say Sari is well regarded for her growing presence in the space. She is adept at representing clients in bankruptcy litigation and restructuring matters. Her clients include debtors and trustees. "She is excellent, she's very active in the market."
Sari was recently named to Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch" list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.