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New Jersey Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in New Jersey. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 11,754 bankruptcy filings in New Jersey for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in New Jersey as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The New Jersey Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in New Jersey is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of New Jersey Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 7.40%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) New Jersey

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in New Jersey broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

Isabel C. Balboa(856) 663-5002
Marie-Ann Greenberg(973) 227-2840
Albert Russo(609) 587-6888

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees New Jersey

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in New Jersey broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

Bunce D. Atkinson(732) 530-5300
Karen E. Bezner(908) 322-8484
Donald V. Biase(973) 618-1008
Andrea Dobin(609) 695-6070
Barbara A. Edwards(201) 796-3100
Andrew B. Finberg(856) 988-9055
Charles M. Forman(201) 845-1000
Barry W. Frost(609) 890-1500
Ilissa C. Hook(973) 686-3800
Nancy Isaacson(973) 577-1930
Steven P. Kartzman(973) 267-0220
Jeffrey A. Lester(201) 487-5544
Jay L. Lubetkin(973) 597-9100
Joseph D. Marchand(856) 451-7600
John M. McDonnell, III(732) 383.7233
Thomas J. Orr(609) 386-8700
Eric R. Perkins(201) 445-6722
Barry R. Sharer(856) 435-3200
Andrew S. Sklar(856) 258-4050
Douglas S. Stanger(609) 645-1881
Benjamin A. Stanziale, Jr.(973) 731-9393
Maureen P. Steady(856) 428-1060
Daniel E. Straffi(732) 341-3800
Thomas J. Subranni(609) 347-7000
John W. Sywilok(201) 487-9390
Jeffrey T. Testa(973) 639-7939
Brian S. Thomas(609) 601-6066
David A. Wolff(732) 566-1189