During my 30 year legal career I have been practicing exclusively in the areas of consumer and small business bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, commercial litigation and loan modifications. During this time I have helped thousands with debt problems eliminate debt and save their homes. I also litigate in both State and Federal court.
I practice law with my wife, Shelley Slafkes. We are a great team. Even though we have been practicing for many years we never stop learning. We treat every client with compassion and with respect. As a small law firm we pride ourselves on providing high level service to every client we represent knowing that every situation is unique and important. We promise to work hard and fight for you as if we were fighting for our own home and our own family.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1984, I was previously a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Office of the United States Trustee in Newark, New Jersey where I administered Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. I have lectured and given seminars to lawyers, individuals and homeowners on bankruptcy, loan modifications and foreclosure related topics.
As an experienced litigator, among my proudest accomplishments was my successful representation of the prevailing Plaintiff in the case of Kemp v. Countrywide Loans. This case gained national prominence in the ongoing battle to require mortgage lenders to follow the law before they can foreclose and take away a person’s home.
I believe in the importance of volunteerism and have devoted many years of service to non-profit organizations. I served for many years on the Board of the South Mountain YMCA and of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County which provides shelter to homeless families throughout Essex County, New Jersey.
Contact me to discuss your situation and how we can help you save your home and get the fresh start you deserve.
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I've known Bruce for a long time. He is bright, diligent, no nonsense lawyer. Bruce and his partner Shelly Slafkes are dedicated consumer advocates. Bruce has been a leader in foreclosure defense issues and bankruptcy litigation in New Jersey and nationally. I endorse him without any hesitation.
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|GA||Terminated - Nonpayment of Dues||1982||08/30/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Service Above Self Award||Rotary Club of South Orange New Jersey||2012|
|Managing Partner||Levitt & Slafkes, PC.||1995 - Present|
|Of Counsel and Chair of NJ Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group||Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon||1991 - 1995|
|Adjunct Professor-Paralegal Studies Department||Fairleigh Dickinson University||1991 - 1993|
|Senior Associate||Greenberg Margolis||1990 - 1991|
|Panel Bankruptcy Trustee||Office of the United States Trustee||1985 - 1997|
|Senior Associate||DeMaria Ellis and Hunt||1985 - 1990|
|Staff Attorney||Us Court Of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit||1982 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2005 - Present|
|Supreme Court of NJ, District V-B Fee Arbitration Committee||N/A||2002 - 2005|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court||Master||1999 - 2004|
|Lawyers Advisory Committee, US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey||N/A||1997 - 2003|
|Kemp v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. 440 B.R.624 (D.N.J. 2010)||Ruling in favor of Mr. Levitt's client.|
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|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)||Homeowner's Association Fees and Bankruptcy||2013|
|New Jersey Bar Association publication||The Conflict Between the Bankruptcy Court and the Matrimonial Court: Real or Imagined||N/A|
|New Jersey Law Journal||How Bankruptcy Affects Matrimonial Obligations and Proceedings||N/A|
|New Jersey Law Journal||"Stripping Down" Liens to Save Debtors' Homes||N/A|
|O. Max Gardner III Bankruptcy Boot Camp||Bankruptcy Litigation||Certificate of Completion||2008|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|Fairleigh Dickinson University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|2016 William H. Gindin 18th Annual Bench Bar Conference||Home Owner's Association Fees and Bankruptcy||2016|
|Taking The Mystery Out of Mortgage Modifications||Loan Modification Boot Camp||2015|
|Bankruptcy Basics 2014||Bankruptcy Basics||2014|
|16th Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bench Bar Conference||Consumer Bankruptcy Issues||2014|
|New Jersey ICLE Seminar||Helping Clients Facing Mortgage Foreclosure||2013|
|Advanced Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy||Home Owners Association Fees and Bankruptcy||2013|
|15th Annual Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference||Homeowner's Association Fees and Bankruptcy||2013|
|Live CLE Seminar||Bankruptcy 101: Critical Issues and the Chapter 13 Plan||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Lien Stripping Junior Mortgages||2011|
|Training Seminar for Pro Bono Attorneys||Foreclosure Defense||2010|
|Consumer Bankruptcy-Beyond the Basics||Bankruptcy-Watch Your Mortgage||2008|