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Marvin Wolf

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Rochelle Park, NJ

4.9   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 26 years
    New Jersey - NJ 27 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 9 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1997
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Marvin

Learn Marvin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    In this challenging economy, it's easier to fail than succeed. Creditors keep coming up with new tricks to cheat debtors. I primarily handle debtor cases - chapter 7, 13 and 11. My practice involves creative problem solving, pre-filing debt negotiation, and using bankruptcy and state consumer protection laws to get results for my clients.

    28 years, 400 cases

  2. Business
    I help set up new businesses, draft contracts and negotiate leases and engage in some commercial litigation.

    28 years, 50 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    I file and defend divorce proceedings, draft prenups and separation agreements, litigate Family Court issues, and negotiate settlements in complex matrimonial issues that can also involve immigration and debt/bankruptcy problems.

    28 years, 20 cases

Clients are surprised that I answer my own phones, but that is the kind of attorney that I want to be.  I like to craft clever solutions for debt, matrimonial or business problems.  I have offices in 3 states and run around a lot, but when you retain me, you get me.

Bankruptcy law is more than filling out petitions - you deal with people's lives and futures. Most of my bankruptcy caseload is debtor oriented, but I do represent creditors when fraud is an issue.

Foreclosure defense can be frustrating because the servicers can make more money from a sheriff sale than from a workout, so they seldom cooperate.

Divorce law is tough and takes an emotional toll on everyone. I prefer to settle issues rather than just run up billable hours in stalemates, but when I have to fight, I fight. In litigation, my philosophy is that you can get more out of it by using a scalpel rather than a hammer.

 The hardest part of my job is watching adults break down and cry in my office and the best part of my job is seeing the physical change in a client when they walk out of court with a successful result - you can actually see the weight come off of their shoulders.  

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Posted by Glenn | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Wolfe is Very Precise,Articulate and Empathetic to His Clients.He has excellent follow up and worked quickly to resolve my case.
Posted by John | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
With Gratitude and Appreciation:
Mr. Marvin Wolf: For anyone who’s faced the reality that a bankruptcy may be their fate, you know it’s not an easy conclusion or decision to come to. There are many questions along with the gamut of emotions. Do you try to go at it solo or find an attorney you can trust? Facing those realities myself, after my initial meeting with Mr. Wolf, I realized he was the person I wanted to represent me. Never feeling pressured, he clearly explained my options, what to expect and what my responsibility would be to best facilitate the process. Thoroughly answering any questions or concerns I had, he continuously brought me peace of mind – something I had not had in a very long time. His knowledge, professionalism and level of communication from beginning to end were exemplary and I am so very grateful! If you are contemplating a personal bankruptcy, I would recommend Mr. Wolf in a heart-beat.
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Posted by Vaughn | February 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you MR. Wolf!!
I called Mr. Wolf to see about getting representation and he listened to my problem and proceeded to tell me what i was up against in plain talk which to my surprise is very rare these days. I didnt feel rushed or like he didnt have time for me even though i already had an attorney and it was clear i posed no new business for him. I am very grateful and will recommend him to anyone moving forward , and i myself will definitely be using him if i ever have the need again.
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Posted by Joel | September 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A passionate and knowledgeable advocate
Mr. Wolf helped me through the challenging process of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He ardently embraces his advocacy role and focuses his practice primarily on helping people like me to successfully navigate through the bankruptcy process. Also, since his is a "one man shop," you never feel like you are simply "billable hours" for a large law firm. I always felt like a valued client and gained confidence each time I met with Mr. Wolf. I enthusiastically recommend Mr. Wolf if you are considering bankruptcy.
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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2015
Honesty and professionalism
Mr. Wolf has worked on my case for custody of my son for several years. In these years he proved to be a truly professional and crystal honest. A very detail oriented person, with a high scope of knowledge. This is the one who you can trust!
Posted by Wendy | June 2, 2015
Yes, good fortune is what I found when I met Marvin Wolf. Not only did he inform me as to how to deal with my debt situation, he did it in such a manner as to empower me. His knowledge of the law and the way in which he shared that knowledge with me allowed me to deal with my difficult situation without feeling intimidated by it. Without his guidance I doubt the outcome I experienced would have been as positive as it was. Many thanks to this fine, generous-of-spirit lawyer.
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Posted by Wendy | May 21, 2015
Every once in a while we get lucky
The world of litigation can be scarey. But all that changed for me when I met Marvin Wolf. I learned more in just one meeting with this gentleman than in all my other dealings with attorneys. Not only did he inform me, but did it in such a way as to empower me to deal with my situation. Along with all that the man has a big heart, and he wears it on his sleeve. I count myself lucky to have found an attorney who is definitely on the side of the 'little guy.'
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Posted by paul | October 12, 2009
A real pro
I called Mr. wolf and he provived me a free phone consultation. which gave me more knowledge than i got from 5 previous lawyers combined. by the end of the conversation i knew that this was an attorney that knows his stuff. and in the constant changing environment of dept relief, you need a lawyer that is knowledgeable in the ever changing tax and dept laws.
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Posted by Giovanni | February 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
great Help
Mr Wolf ret'd my call 2/4/17 re a resid, forecl. He was patient and very helpful, He told me how the system works and why it probably wasn't worth my while fight the action. He was honest, and made recommendations about what to look be aware of. ALL this on the tel and knowing that he wouldn't make money on this deal. I would recommend and use him when needed. 4 stars bc it was only a tel consult. I was very satisfied
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Marvin Wolf, Esq.
  • Law Office of Marvin Wolf
  • 2005 - Present


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • In re Hassan M. Mohamed
  • Successfully had fraudulent case dismissed, 1 year bar to refiling, stay relief granted
  • Ramos v. Bonilla
  • Successfully defended adversary proceeding and had it dismissed.
  • V.S. v. A.G.
  • Won custody and support for nonbiological father, and primary custody over biological child


  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Barrister Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • State Co-Chair - New Jersey
  • 2008 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing
  • Lawyers Cooperative
  • 1991


  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Strategy
  • 2012
  • Daily Business Review
  • Cited in: Chapter 7 filings at highest number since 2005
  • 2011
  • The Record - March 27, 2011
  • Credit Advisers Cash In - cited in page one article
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • NJ Bankuptcy Inn of Court educational series
  • Handling issues in a 341 hearing in Chapter 13
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
Endorse Marvin
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marvin is my "go to guy" when it comes to referring simple and complex bankruptcy matters. He is very knowledgeable and stays current on all of the changes in both the law and the required forms. He is extremely caring and helpful to both colleagues and clients! If you want a competent attorney with great results, contact Marvin!!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Marvin is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marvin is an excellent bankruptcy lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code. He has helped me out many times when I hit a wall in research. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marvin Wolf for his diligence in the practice of bankruptcy law, in which he expertly protects his clients' interests, and for his leadership among his fellow bankruptcy attorneys through the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marvin Wolf is an active bankruptcy attorney who really knows his stuff and cares about the law and his clients. Even out here on the West Coast, 3000 miles away from him, he has a great reputation. If I were looking for someone in New Jersey he would be someone I personally would call."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wolf has been a long time member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and has contributed his time and expertise to the education of other attorneys on the topic of consumer bankruptcy."
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