- Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College (J.D., magna cum laude, 1987)
- Hofstra University (B.A., 1971; M.A., 1974)
- Practice Areas
- Financing Government Receivables: State Governments Subject to Notification Like Other Account Debtors
- What’s Your Interest in Interest?
- What’s In a UCC Name Requirement? When to Use Specific and Generic Names
- Virtual Lending
- Rights In Payment Intangibles: Collateral or Red Herring?
- Negative Effects of Hidden Liens: How to Identify, Avoid and Protect Against Pitfalls
- Unintended Consequence – JPMorgan’s Costly Mistake
- U.S. Supreme Court to Reexamine Bankruptcy Jurisdiction….Again!
- Syndicated Loan Considerations Pending Litigation As a Cautionary Tale
- Why Every Lender Must Understand PACA’s Thorny Implications
- U.S. Supreme Court: Stage Set for Potential Shift in Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction
- Brave New World – Community Banks & Credit Unions Enter Syndication Market
- Syndications: Can Agents and Co-Lenders Find an Equal Ground?
- Chapter 7 Trustee Elections, A Bankruptcy Tool for Greater Creditor Accountability, ABF Journal, November, 2013.
- Mutiny on the Agent – The Secured Lender – Nov ’13
- Is Chapter 11 Still a Viable Option — Or Has High Cost Rendered The Process Unaffordable?
- When Law Firms Go Bankrupt – What Secured Lenders Can Learn From the Dewey Bankruptcy
- Caveat Lessor: Lessons Learned From the Dewey & LeBoeuf Collapse
- Quite to the Contrary … There is a Supreme Right to Credit Bid
- Secret Extensions – Preference Actions Avoiding the Statute of Limitations
- Southern District Establishes Standards for ‘Good Faith’ Participation in Court-Ordered Mediation (Part 2 of 2)
- Southern District Establishes Standards for ‘Good Faith’ Participation in Court-Ordered Mediation (Part 1 of 2)
- Treatment of Franchise Leases under § 365(d)
- Court of Appeals Rules Unsecured Creditors May Claim Post-Petition Attorneys’ Fees
- 10 Strategies for Rebuilding Corporate Value
- Fraud is a Growing Threat in a Worsening Economy
- Spring 2007 Brace Yourself – A Tough Economy Lies Ahead
- A Turnaround in the Turnaround Industry
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.
Mr. Wurst is highly regarded for his knowledge and experience in commercial finance transactions including syndications, C&I, asset-based lending, leasing and factoring transactions, as well as 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. He 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, fraudulent conveyance and similar actions. His skills include arbitration proceedings both under state and federal law. He also serves as an 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: www.WurstCaseScenario.com, 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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