Nicole Stefanelli Counsel

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Nicole Stefanelli is Counsel to Lowenstein Sandler's Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights Department. Prior to joining the firm, she served as Judicial Clerk to The Hon. Kevin Gross, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Wilmington, DE (2007 to 2008). Her experience also includes positions as Teaching Associate to Professor Amy Soled in the Legal Research & Writing program of Rutgers School of Law - Newark, (2006 to 2007); Summer Associate, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP (2006); and Judicial Intern to The Hon. Donald H. Steckroth, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ (2005 to 2006).

Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2013–2014) – Recognized as a "Rising Star."


Strategic Alternatives For And Against Distressed Businesses
Strategic Alternatives For And Against Distressed Businesses, January 2015
S. Jason Teele, Sharon Levine, Nicole Stefanelli
Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses
Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses, January 2014
Sharon Levine, S. Jason Teele, Nicole Stefanelli
Innovative Solutions Must Be Applied to Fronting Insurance and Collateral Problems in Bankruptcy
Insurance Law Client Alert, March 6, 2013
Nicole Stefanelli
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Press Mentions

Nicole Stefanelli is quoted in The Deal regarding New York City Opera’s decision to withdraw its sale motion from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and reorganize the company through the bankruptcy process, with one of the bidders serving as a plan sponsor. The course of action would allow the opera to retain a bequest of $5.5 million from the estate of an arts enthusiast. Stefanelli represents the opera, which originally sought bankruptcy protection in late 2013. , The Deal , July 14, 2015
Nicole Stefanelli is quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Daily Bankruptcy Review regarding the bidding battle to revive New York City Opera in bankruptcy court. , Wall Street Journal, Daily Bankruptcy Review , January 23, 2015
Nicole Stefanelli responds in The New York Times to the clashing bids over New York City Opera’s remaining assets and name in a contentious bidding war. , The New York Times , January 22, 2015
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Related Areas

Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization & Creditors’ Rights


Rutgers University School of Law - Newark ( J.D. , 2007 ) , Rutgers Law Review, Managing Editor; Conrad B. Duberstein National Memorial Moot Court Competition, Outstanding Brief Award (2007)
New York University, College of Arts and Science ( B.A. , 2002 ) , Journalism

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

2008 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
2009 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2009 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York