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Sari B. Placona

Education

Rutgers University, B.A.

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

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

Honors

2023 "Future Leader Award" - Association of Federal Bar of NJ and NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer's Foundation

2023 Chambers USA "Up and Coming"

2023 Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch"

2022 Chambers USA "Up and Coming"

2023 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

2022 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

2021 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

2020 New Jersey Rising Starts - Super Lawyers

2019 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Panelist: Chapter 11 Potpourri, Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, May 2023

 

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

Memberships

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 to present

 

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)

Education

Rutgers University, B.A.

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

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

Honors

2023 "Future Leader Award" - Association of Federal Bar of NJ and NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer's Foundation

2023 Chambers USA "Up and Coming"

2023 Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch"

2022 Chambers USA "Up and Coming"

2023 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

2022 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

2021 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

2020 New Jersey Rising Starts - Super Lawyers

2019 New Jersey Rising Stars - Super Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Panelist: Chapter 11 Potpourri, Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, May 2023

 

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

Memberships

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 to present

 

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)

Biography

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.  She organized the 2022 and 2023 conferences.

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 the 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 for 2022 and 2023.  

Sari was recently named to Best Lawyers: "Ones to Watch" list for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

News

01.23.24

Sari Placona Panelist on Winning At A Conference: How to Get The Most Out Of Any In-Person Marketing Event

Wednesday, January 31 12:00 pm Virtual

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01.04.24

Sari B. Placona Named Co-Chair of the New Jersey Chapter of IWIRC

Congratulations to MS&B’s Sari B. Placona for her election as Co-Chair of the New Jersey Chapter of The International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC (NJ)).

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11.02.23

Sari Placona Elected to the Board of Trustees for Turnaround Management Association

She’s a leader at our firm, and a leader in her field! MS&B Partner Sari B. Placona, Esq., was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of the Turnaround Management Association.

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10.12.23

Sari B. Placona Wins the Future Leader Award

Sari B. Placona Wins the Future Leader Award

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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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08.15.23

Several MS&B Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers

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06.13.23

Sari B. Placona to Co-Chair the 2023 TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium

Sari B. Placona, a partner in MS&B’s Bankruptcy practice, will co-chair the 2023 TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium being held on June 14-15th at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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06.02.23

MS&B Ranks with Partners Andrea Dobin & Sari Placona in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

MS&B Ranks with Partners Andrea Dobin & Sari Placona in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

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05.11.23

2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers

MS&B Attorneys Named to 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

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