Leighton Feldman

Unique Experience, Unique Service

Jay B. Feldman, Esq.

609.298.4280

jay@leighton-law.com


Jay leads the firm's litigation and bankruptcy practice groups. 


In 2001, Jay received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, graduating with High Honors and in the top 2% of his class. While at Rutgers, he was a member of the Rutgers Honors Program and Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society. He was also a Dean’s Scholar. In 2005, Jay received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.


After graduating law school, Jay served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Graves (retired) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.  Jay began his career practicing complex litigation at the international law firm Patton Boggs, LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs) and later joined regional and central New Jersey law firms where he handled litigation and bankruptcy matters in New Jersey and New York at both the trial and appellate levels. 


Jay devotes his practice to the areas of business litigation, partner/shareholder/LLC member disputes, estate and trust litigation (including will contests), breach of contract cases, real estate and land use disputes, consumer fraud cases, construction litigation, foreclosures, and bankruptcy (including adversary proceedings and other bankruptcy litigation).


Jay has represented a variety of clients in litigation, including individuals, municipalities, businesses, financial institutions, trucking companies, car dealerships, restaurants, estates, executors, administrators, trustees, receivers, real estate investors, landlords, attorneys, physicians, dentists, accounting firms, engineering firms, and contractors. 


Jay’s bankruptcy clients have included debtors, creditors, trustees, purchasers of distressed assets, and creditors’ committees.


Jay has had the privilege of serving the legal profession and his local community. He was appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court's District III-B (Burlington County) Fee Arbitration Committee, serving as the Chair in his final year. He was elected as a Trustee of the Burlington County Bar Foundation and was also selected to serve as a Trustee of the Mercer County Bar Foundation. Jay is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Burlington County Bar Association, Mercer County Bar Association, and Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Jay previously served on the Mansfield Township Zoning Board and the Superior Court of New Jersey Juvenile Conference Committee.  Jay also instructs other attorneys on legal issues for the National Business Institute and other continuing legal education providers.


Jay is honored to have been selected to the 2015 and 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists.  The Super Lawyers Rising Stars list is issued by Thomson Reuters.  


A description of the selection methodology can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Education:  

• Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005  

•  Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts, 2001  

• Honors: Rutgers Honor Program, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, Dean's Scholar, Dean's List  


Bar Admissions:  

•  State of New Jersey  

• State of New York  

• United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit  

• United States District Court for the District of New Jersey  

• United States District Court for the Southern District of New York  

• United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York  


Speaking Engagements:  

"The Probate Process From Start to Finish" - Litigating the Case in Probate Court

The National Business Institute

December 19, 2018


"Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web"

The National Business Institute

Cherry Hill, NJ

November 2, 2018


"Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in New Jersey" 

The National Business Institute   

Newark, NJ   

November 17, 2016     


"The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act"  

Burlington County Bar Association, 

Military Law Committee   

Mount Holly, NJ   

February 24, 2016     


"Bootcamp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures"   

The National Business Institute   

Princeton, NJ   

December 9, 2015     


"Bankruptcy Litigation 101"   

The National Business Institute   

Newark, NJ   

December 14, 2012     


"Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Key Strategies for Helping your Clients successfully Reorganize"   

The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education   

Woodbridge, NJ   

November 19, 2012

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