Rothbard, Rothbard, Kohn & Kellar - Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Rothbard, Rothbard, Kohn & Kellar has more than 30 years of service to the Essex County business community.

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Firm Overview

Our talented team of attorneys represents individuals and small-to-large corporations coping with financial setbacks and commercial disputes. Our practice is largely devoted to commercial collections and litigation, as well as bankruptcy representation of both debtors and creditors, and perfection, filing and defense of construction liens.
Main Office

Main Office
50 Park Place
12th Floor
Newark  NJ  07102

Phone
  • (973) 622-7713
Fax
  • (973) 733-9817
Bankruptcy
Helping you find debt relief
When mounting debt begins to feel unmanageable, bankruptcy can provide relief. At Rothbard, Rothbard, Kohn & Kellar, our attorneys help you decide if filing for bankruptcy is the most effective way for you to take control of your debt.

Negotiators of debt relief options:
Bankruptcy is not your only option for managing extensive debt. Our experienced negotiators routinely work with creditors to develop out-of-court solutions that avoid bankruptcy. Frequently, we can negotiate a smaller debt amount payable in more manageable monthly installments.

Debt analysis assistance:
At Rothbard, Rothbard, Kohn & Kellar, we have been assisting people with overwhelming debts for 30 years. We analyze your case to determine if bankruptcy will advance your immediate and long-term financial goals. We review your debts, income and expenses, and explain the full effects of bankruptcy on your family, business, homeownership and access to credit. If bankruptcy is the right choice, our attorneys provide detailed information about the bankruptcy process and a complete picture of the outcome you should expect. Our upfront approach to bankruptcy gives you confidence in your financial future.

Reprieve through automatic stay:
Filing a bankruptcy petition automatically triggers a stay, meaning creditors must immediately stop collection efforts, including letters and phone calls. The attorneys at Rothbard, Rothbard, Kohn & Kellar correspond with your creditors from the moment you file for bankruptcy and act entirely on your behalf.

Your bankruptcy options:

Chapter 7 bankruptcy:
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is available to individuals and businesses looking to quickly and simply resolve your debts. Provided you pass the court's means test, Chapter 7 bankruptcy grants you relief from debts through the liquidation of your assets. Because many household and personal items are exempt, you can make a fresh start with limited disruption to your life.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy:
For corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, Chapter 11 bankruptcy permits your business to continue operating while you pay creditors under a reorganization plan.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy:
An option for families facing foreclosure or for those with higher incomes, Chapter 13 bankruptcy permits you to pay off debts under a court-ordered installment plan extending three to five years. This option provides numerous advantages, including the possibility of keeping your home.

Jeffrey M. Rothbard

ISLN: 901980630
Member

Practice areas:
-Bankruptcy law
-Commercial litigation

Admitted:
-New Jersey, 1975
-U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1975

Education:
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D.

Member:
-American Bar Association
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Essex County Bar Association
-Commercial Law League of America

Biography:
Author: "Newman v. Chase-The Aftermath," New Jersey State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section, Vol. 1, No. 1, May, 1977.
Education
  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
    Juris Doctorate

Jonathan Kohn

ISLN: 905792321
Member

Practice areas:
-Bankruptcy law
-Commercial litigation

Admitted:
-New Jersey, 1964
-U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1964
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1964

Education:
Columbia University, J.D.

Member:
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Essex County Bar Association
-New Jersey Bankruptcy Trustees Association
-National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

Biography:
-Law Clerk to Judge Robert Shaw, U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1964 - 1965
-Assistant U.S. Attorney, New Jersey, 1966 - 1967
-Assistant Corporation Counsel of City of Newark, N.J., 1972 - 1976
Education
  • Columbia University
    Juris Doctorate

Christopher J. Kellar

ISLN: 905967569
Member

Practice areas:
-Commercial litigation
-Commercial litigation

Admitted:
-New Jersey, 1978
-U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1978

Education:
University of Louisville, J.D.

Member:
-American Bar Association
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Essex County Bar Association
-Commercial Law League of America
Education
  • University of Louisville
    Juris Doctorate

James F. Vislosky, Jr.

ISLN: 901803403
Associate

Practice areas:
-Bankruptcy law
-Commercial litigation

Admitted:
-New Jersey, 1988
-U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1988

Education:
Western New England College, J.D.

Member:
-New Jersey State Bar Association
-Essex County Bar Association
Education
  • Western New England College
    Juris Doctorate
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