Lite DePalma Greenberg Afanador, LLC Firm News Feed Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800firmwise D. Greenberg was a panelist on a New Jersey ICLE program<p><strong>Bruce D. Greenberg </strong>was a panelist on a New Jersey ICLE program titled &ldquo;Appellate Advocacy Perfected.&rdquo; Other panelists included Appellate Division judges Clarkson Fisher and Patrick DeAlmeida.</p>News & Events17 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Underwood quoted in article "Canadian Creditors Seek Direct Appeal of Purdue Ch. 11 Plan"<strong>Allen J. Underwood</strong> was quoted in Law360's article titled, &quot;Canadian Creditors Seek Direct Appeal of Purdue Ch. 11 Plan&quot;.&nbsp; To read this article, click here.News & Events08 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in Americaâ„¢<p>LDGA attorneys named to <em>The Best Lawyers in America&copy; </em>for 2022.<br /> <br /> <strong>Bruce D. Greenberg</strong> was recognized in <em>The Best Lawyers in America&copy;</em> New Jersey for his work in the Appellate Practice.<br /> <strong><br /> Mindee Reuben </strong>was recognized in <em>The Best Lawyers in America&copy;</em> Pennsylvania for her work in Antitrust Law and Litgation.</p> <hr />News & Events26 Aug 2021 00:00:00 -0800 Cruz Hodge Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in In Re Plum Baby Food Litigation<p><strong>Susana Cruz Hodge</strong> has been appointed Co-Lead Counsel in<em> In Re Plum Baby Food Litigation,</em> Case No. 21-cv-913, pending in the Northern District of California. This putative class action alleges Plum PBC and Plum, Inc. misrepresented and failed to fully disclose the presence of arsenic, cadmium, lead, or mercury and/or perchlorates in their baby and toddler food.</p>News & Events30 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0800 D. Greenberg was interviewed on "The Bold Sidebar" podcast<p><strong>Bruce D. Greenberg</strong> was interviewed on &ldquo;The Bold Sidebar&rdquo; podcast, which covers &ldquo;all things New Jersey Supreme Court,&rdquo; according to the podcast&rsquo;s host, Jeff Horn. The interview covers a group of Supreme Court cases, some already decided and others still pending before the Court. The listen to the interview, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>News & Events13 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0800 J. Underwood to participate on a panel titled "What Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys Need to Know to Protect Landlord and Business Clients<p>On Thursday, July 22nd, from 12:00-2:00 pm, <strong>Allen J. Underwood II</strong>, Corporate, Commercial and Bankruptcy department chair at Lite, DePalma, Greenberg &amp; Afanador LLC, will be participating on a stellar panel including Jeff Bernstein &amp; Nicole Leonard of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney &amp; Carpenter LLP and Nancy Iasaacson of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith &amp; Davis, LLP to discuss:<br /> <br /> <strong>What Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys Need to Know to Protect Landlord and Business Clients</strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Many attorneys represent individuals and small to larger businesses as vendors, or as owners of commercial space, or both. Until 2020, many may not have recently had to deal with the fallout that occurs when a client&rsquo;s tenants or customers file for bankruptcy. Whether you practice bankruptcy law only occasionally, or not at all; whether you are a solo or small firm lawyer; a practitioner at a midsize or larger firm that does not have a bankruptcy department; an in-house or outside general counsel; or whether you have one commercial client, or fifty, this seminar is for you!<br /> <br /> This program is intended to give a solid foundation in spotting important issues that often crop up very quickly, and to help you become familiar with the bankruptcy process. You will gain the knowledge to stay apprised of each step of the proceedings so that you can successfully navigate through your client&rsquo;s case and thoroughly understand the impact of the proceedings on your client&rsquo;s legal position and bottom line. <br /> <br /> The seminar comes with a valuable materials book that is packed with practical information to help you navigate bankruptcy proceedings.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Topics include:</p> <h4>General Overview of Bankruptcy Concepts:</h4> <ul> <li>The Automatic Stay</li> <li>Executory Contracts</li> <li>Differences between Chapter 11 and Chapter 7</li> <li>363 Sales</li> <li>Avoidance Actions (e.g. preferences, fraudulent transfers)</li> </ul> <h4>Protecting a Landlord in a Tenant Bankruptcy:</h4> <ul> <li>Assumption and/or assumption and assignment of the lease</li> <li>Objection to assumption / assignment of the lease</li> <li>Determination of and objections to &ldquo;cure&rdquo; amounts</li> <li>Rejection of the lease and filing a rejection damages claim</li> <li>Claims for administrative rent (rent accruing post-bankruptcy)</li> </ul> <h4>Protecting a Vendor in a Customer Bankruptcy:</h4> <ul> <li>Must a vendor ship post-petition, and under what terms?</li> <li>Documenting a vendor&rsquo;s claims, rights and defenses</li> <li>Attaining &ldquo;critical vendor&rdquo; status</li> <li>Reclamation demands and 503(b)(9) claims</li> <li>Assumption /assignment of contracts</li> <li>Determination of and objections to &ldquo;cure&rdquo; amounts</li> </ul> <h4>Protecting a Landlord or Vendor in Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Lawsuits:</h4> <ul> <li>Overview of avoidance action complaints and procedures</li> <li>What are preferences and constructive fraudulent transfers?</li> <li>Preferences defenses</li> <li>Protecting Fraudulent transfer defenses</li> </ul>News & Events23 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0800 A. Afanador in June 2021 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine 2021_MAG afandor.pdf&format=xml&p=6944<p><strong>Victor A. Afanador</strong> authored an article titled &ldquo;Technology for Trial Attorneys During the Advent of Hybrid and Virtual Trials.&rdquo; The article was published in the June 2021 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.&nbsp; The read this article, click <a href="/77A1CC/assets/files/Documents/June 2021_MAG afandor.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>News & Events01 Jun 2021 00:00:00 -0800 2021_MAG afandor.pdf&format=xml&p=6944LDGA Defeats Wawa's Motion to Dismiss Claims by Financial Institutions Relating to 2019 Data Breach<p>On May 6, the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter denied a motion to dismiss claims brought by financial institutions for negligence and injunctive relief against Wawa for damages resulting from a data breach in March 2019. The case is pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Case No. 19-cv-6019. <strong>Mindee J. Reuben</strong> is liaison counsel for the proposed class of financial institutions.</p>News & Events06 May 2021 00:00:00 -0800 J. Reuben Named to 2021 "Super Lawyers" List<p><strong>Mindee J. Reuben</strong> has been named to the 2021 list of &ldquo;Pennsylvania Super Lawyers&rdquo;. Ms. Reuben has been included on that list every year since 2009 and was previously on the Rising Stars List.</p>News & Events01 May 2021 00:00:00 -0800 A. Afanador Joins NJILGA Diversity Committee<p>Our firm is proud to announce that <strong>Victor A. Afanador</strong> has been appointed as a member of the Diversity Committee of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys. <br /> <br /> The NJILGA formed the Diversity Committee in January 2021 with a mission to educate, promote, and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in legal business development and professional opportunities. This includes increasing diverse attorney visibility within the NJILGA, public and private entities, and the practice of law at large. Mr. Afanador is one of five members of the Diversity Committee.<br /> <br /> The NJILGA is an affiliate of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, which was established in 1951 for the purpose of promoting education and professionalism among local government attorneys, and to assist members of the legal profession to better serve local governments in the state.<br /> <br /> Mr. Afanador is a trustee of the NJILGA and a partner at Lite DePalma Greenberg &amp; Afanador LLC.</p>News & Events27 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0800