Jeffrey A. Wurst


Phone (516) 663-6535 Fax (516) 663-6735

Jeffrey A. Wurst is a senior partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, where he is the chair of the firm’s Financial Services, Banking & Bankruptcy Department.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, is AV rated and listed amongst Super Lawyers and is a Panelist on the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators.

Mr. Wurst is highly regarded for his knowledge and experience in commercial finance transactions including syndications, C&I, asset-based lending, factoring and leasing transactions, as well as in bankruptcy matters, workouts and turnaround situations that may result from such transactions.  He is actively involved in collection related litigations that arise out of or in connection with such matters and  has been recognized for his critical thinking and leadership in the growing area of FinTech and commercial marketplace lending.

Mr. Wurst is regularly called upon by secured lenders to represent them when their commercial borrowers seek protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  He has long been recognized both for his skill in obtaining orders favorable to lenders authorizing debtors-in-possession to borrow money on a secured basis, and his tenacity in achieving favorable results for lenders in situations where there is a contested claim for use of cash collateral.  Mr. Wurst is also well-versed in the representation of clients who are acquiring the assets or the stock of companies in bankruptcy and is often called upon to represent the interest of commercial landlords in bankruptcy matters.

Jeff’s litigation experience includes the successful defense of major money center banks in actions brought against them including lender liability, lien priority disputes, fraudulent conveyance and similar actions.  He is engaged both as an advocate and as a neutral  in arbitration proceedings both under state and federal law and has become ad advocate for the use of arbitrator in commercial finance matters.

Mr. Wurst is admitted to practice in the courts for the State of New York as well as the federal district courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of New York.  He is also admitted in the Northern District of Texas, Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the Second, Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Jeff’s blog:, the Commercial Finance Newsletter, is followed by thousands of readers.  He is the past Chair of the New York Institute of Credit and is a past Vice President of the Turnaround Management Association Global.  In addition, he is a member of the American Bar Association (serving on its Commercial Financial Services and Legal Opinions Committees), the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (serving on its Board of Directors), and a founding member and past president of the Long Island Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.  From 2000-2005, Mr. Wurst served as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvey Electronics, Inc., a public company, after having represented the group acquiring a majority interest through its Chapter 11 proceedings.

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