John K. Sherwood Partner

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Jack Sherwood has more than 20 years of experience in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor matters including related litigation. Jack's practice includes the following types of matters:

  • Representing debtors; creditor committees; secured creditors; landlords; stockholders; trustees; directors; officers; employees and other parties in bankruptcy cases and non-bankruptcy business reorganizations
  • Representing parties in debtor-creditor litigation matters such as fraudulent conveyances, preferences, director and officer liability, contract disputes and similar matters
  • Counseling corporate management in insolvency situations

Jack is the President of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation and a member of the advisory board for the Middle Atlantic Region of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He also serves on the bankruptcy pro bono subcommittee for the New Jersey State Bar Association. Additionally, Jack has lectured on various bankruptcy-related topics for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Bankruptcy Inn of the Court, and other organizations.

Representative Engagements

Ocean Place Development Resort - District of New Jersey, counsel to debtor
Remedial (Cyprus) Public Company Ltd.- Southern District of New York bankruptcy, counsel to debtor
Velocity Express - Delaware bankruptcy, counsel to Debtor
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Other Distinctions

  • Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013–2014) – Recognized as “a talented litigator who is particularly valued by clients for his ‘good understanding of, and ability to explain, bankruptcy process and procedures.’”

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2012–2015) – Recognized for his work in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.

  • Super Lawyers (2006, 2009–2014) – Featured in the bankruptcy section and corporate counsel edition


The WaMu Lesson: Craft Your Releases Carefully
Law 360, January 28, 2011
Sharon Levine, John Sherwood, Nicole Stefanelli
The WaMu Lesson: Craft Your Releases Carefully
Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors' Rights Client Alert, January 18, 2011
John Sherwood, Nicole Stefanelli
Committee Compliance With 1102 (b)(3) -- The New Code
New Jersey Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, April 21, 2006
John Sherwood
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Press Mentions

John Sherwood is quoted in Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News regarding the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings. , Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News , October 24, 2013
Kenneth Rosen, John Sherwood, Wojciech Jung and Eric Horn are highlighted for representing SDA, Inc. and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases. , The Deal Pipeline , June 7, 2012
John K. Sherwood, Kenneth A. Rosen and Wojciech F. Jung are highlighted for representing Ocean Place Development LLC in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. , The Deal Pipeline , November 8, 2011

Related Areas

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 1986 )
James Madison University ( B.S. , 1983 )

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

1986 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law and Bankruptcy Law Sections
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Law Committee
    • Bankruptcy Pro Bono Committee
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Inn of Court (Master)
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation (President)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute