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Joseph J. DiPasquale concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy,
corporate restructuring, debtor/creditor rights, and commercial litigation. He
represents, in particular, debtors, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, creditors'
committees, equity holders, secured creditors, and other stakeholders in
various insolvency proceedings. Mr. DiPasquale served as lead special bankruptcy
transactional counsel for Kara Homes, Inc. in its Chapter 11 reorganization

Mr. DiPasquale is a Contributing Author of the New Jersey Bankruptcy
(2nd Edition, 2006, ICLE); he co-wrote the chapter entitled
“Retention and Compensation.” Also, he has served as Editor of the New
Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy
Law Section Newsletter, and has
lectured on bankruptcy and tax issues.

Mr. DiPasquale was awarded an AV rating, recognizing very high to preeminent
legal ability and professionalism, by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, the
leading directory of legal professionals.

In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Joseph J. DiPasquale was named a
"New Jersey Super Lawyer" by New
Monthly Magazine.

In 2007, Mr. DiPasquale was named a “Top 40 Under 40” Attorney by The New Jersey Law Journal.

In addition, in 2006 and 2007, he was named a "New Jersey Rising
Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

In 1994-95, Mr. DiPasquale served as the law clerk for the Honorable William
F. Tuohey in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mr. DiPasquale currently serves as a member on the Managing Board of
Directors of Team
Capital Bank.

In 1994, Mr. DiPasquale was appointed to the New Jersey Criminal Disposition
Commission by Governor James Florio. From 1994 through 1997, he was a principal
of NJ Lenders Corp., one of the largest mortgage banking firms in New Jersey.

Mr. DiPasquale has served on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey
Friends of Roger Williams School of Law Foundation and Fundraising Committee of
Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

Mr. DiPasquale is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy
Trustees; the American Bankruptcy Institute; the Turnaround Management
Association; the New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section; and the
Morris County Bar Association.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%

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Contact info

Trenk, DiPasquale, Webster, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.

347 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite 300
West Orange, NJ, 07052-2730


NYCurrently registered 200703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2008
Top 40 Under 40New Jersey Law Journal2007
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2007
Rising StarNew Jersey Monthly Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member on the Managing Board of DirectorsTeam Capital Bank2009 - Present
Law Clerk for the Honorable William F. TouheyUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey1994 - 1995
PrincipalNew Jersey Lenders Corp1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesN/AN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/AN/A
Turnaround Management AssociationN/AN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionN/AN/A
Morris County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Skyworks Ventures, Inc. 431 B.R. 573 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2010)Prevailed
In Re Mantiff Altoona Hospitality, LLCPrevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bloomberg Law ReportsNinty Circuit's Marshall Decision Denies Anna Nicole Smith's Estate Millions by Placing Limits on Core Jurisdiction for Counterclaims2010
Bloomberg Law ReportsCompensation and Employee Bonuses in Bankruptcy2010
New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual (2nd Edition, 2006, ICLE)Retention and Compensation2006
NJSBA Bankruptcy Law Section NewsletterMetLife Resolves the Battle Over Interest Rates, or Not1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PALawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Universita di Padova Facolta di Giurisprudenz, Padua, ItalyEuropean Economic Community LawN/A1992
Muhlenberg CollegeAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fourth Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar ConferenceIssues of Multiple Debtors2002
National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers' ConferenceBankruptcy and the Appraiser2001
Northeast Regional Tax Collectors and Treasurers ConferenceBankruptcy Issues2000