Jeffrey J. Wild Partner and Chair, Trusts & Estates Litigation Practice; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Litigation Practice

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.597.2554 | F 973.597.2555

Jeff is a go-to litigator when major corporations and similar clients need both wisdom and aggressiveness. He is relentless in pursuing his clients’ goals and thrives on solving the toughest problems.

With substantial experience in capital markets litigation and arbitration, Jeff is a formidable litigator who has dealt successfully with some of the more complex transactions and financial products in Wall Street history. He regularly advises financial institutions, such as middle-market lenders, which value his mastery of sophisticated financial issues and his focus on meeting their real-world goals.

In addition to his corporate work, Jeff brings his deep knowledge of financial matters to complex trust and estate disputes. Families and wealth can be an explosive combination, but Jeff relishes the opportunity to obtain positive outcomes for his clients in the most difficult cases.

Jeff’s work has been recognized nationally by the legal profession. Chambers USA calls him “a prominent name in the area of fiduciary litigation” who is “known for his expertise in capital markets disputes and arbitration.”

Deeply committed to community service, Jeff serves as a Trustee of the NJ Coalition to End Homelessness and the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, among other nonprofit organizations. 

Representative Engagements

Auction-Rate Securities Claim Against Merrill Lynch -  Served as a lead litigator in a securities arbitration proceeding before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority against Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. The claim involved sales by Merrill Lynch of hundreds of millions of dollars of auction-rate securities backed by subprime collateralized debt obligations.
Tourneau, Inc. - Has handled the biggest litigation matters for Tourneau, Inc., the largest watch company in the world. For example, Jeff secured a major victory for Tourneau by defeating shareholders’ derivative claims before both the American Arbitration Association and the New York Supreme Court. Jeff also represented Tourneau in a successful insurance litigation after Tourneau’s World Trade Center store was destroyed on 9/11, as well as in litigation against Tourneau’s former insurance consultants and brokers.
CIT Group v. Credit Suisse - Successfully represented three publicly traded companies, CIT Group, PSEG Resources and Dana Corporation, in litigation against Credit Suisse relating to a $40 million investment in a CBO securitization transaction. This included (1) winning an international arbitration against Credit Suisse; and (2) in a related case in New York Supreme Court, securing the dismissal with prejudice of all of Credit Suisse’s counterclaims. Jeff has also represented, and continues to represent, CIT Group in other high-stakes litigation matters.
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Other Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007–2016)

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2018)

  • Super Lawyers (2007, 2009–2017)

  • Interviewed and quoted by media such as The Wall Street Journal, the Brian Lehrer Show (National Public Radio), BBC Radio and Business Insider.


Notes Found After Decedent’s Death Can’t be a Valid Will
Trusts & Estates, March 20, 2014
Jeffrey Wild, Natalie Dallavalle
Lowenstein Sandler's Pro Bono Program: Casting a Wide Net
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, August 2006
Jeffrey Wild
Figuring the Time Value of Money
New Jersey Law Journal, May 1, 2006
Jeffrey Wild

Press Mentions

NJ Spotlight profiles Jeff Wild and his advocacy for the homeless through his representation of the residents of a Lakewood, New Jersey tent city and the NJ Coalition to End Homelessness, a nonprofit organization Jeff founded to combat homelessness throughout the state. , NJ Spotlight , June 4, 2014
Lowenstein Sandler has won what may be an unprecedented victory in New Jersey probate litigation, representing beneficiaries of the Estate of Concetta Stone. The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled in our clients’ favor in a will contest, upholding the probated will and distributing the estate for the benefit of our clients. The court held that notes prepared by the decedent and found after her death did not constitute a valid will but rather were a “work in progress.” Partners Jeffrey J. Wild, Michael N. Gooen, and Associate Natalie F. Dallavalle led the team. , March 11, 2014
In the Asbury Park PressJeffrey Wild is highlighted for obtaining a temporary restraining order that enabled the homeless residents of Lakewood’s Tent City to survive with their wood-burning stoves in sub-freezing cold, despite Lakewood’s efforts to make it illegal for the homeless to do so. , Asbury Park Press , November 22, 2013
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Related Areas

Business Litigation
Fiduciary Counseling & Litigation
Global Capital Markets Litigation
Securities Litigation


Columbia University School of Law ( J.D. , 1985 ) , Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Cornell University ( B.A. , 1982 ) , With distinction in all subjects

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

1986 , New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division
1986 , New Jersey Supreme Court
1986 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
1986 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
1986 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
1986 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2012 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


  • Trustee, American Civil Liberty Union of New Jersey
  • Trustee, NJ Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Trustee, Barnert Temple
  • Former Member of Board of Arbitrators, NASD Regulation, Inc.