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Steven R. Neuner

also known as Bankruptcy Lawyer

About me

I believe the mission of a lawyer is first to help clients understand and solve the problems that bring them to me. This means listening and understanding their problems and concerns. It means telling them, when I can, honestly and directly, what I believe they need to know, not just what they want to hear. Over the years, this has helped me and my clients draw mutual satisfaction from our dealings and relationships. I also believe that lawyers need to give back to their community, to be part of the solution, not part of the problem, wherever possible.


I grew up in southern California, and after attending Reed College in Portland, Oregon and the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I received my BA in Politics, I headed east. After 2 years service as a VISTA volunteer paralegal for a legal aid office in Rochester, NY, I went to Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ. I was admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal bars in 1980.


In 1983, after 1 1/2 years working for a Burlington County agency and about the same time handling consumer law problems for the Philadelphia firm of Leonard Sagot and Associates, I became a partner in Sagot, Wizmur, and Neuner in Burlington County. In 1993, Joanne Ventura and I formed our own law partnership in Marlton, NJ, where we have practiced together since.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 45%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%
  5. Mediation: 10%



Contingent (30-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (35 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Neuner & Ventura LLP
750 Route 73 S Suite 210
Marlton, NJ, 080534133



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bankruptcy SuperlawyerNew Jersey Superlawyers2012
Superlawyer-BankruptcyNew Jersey Super Lawyer2011
New Jersey Superlawyer-BankruptcyNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1990 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A1989 - Present
Burlington County Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Camden County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Messina, 687 F.3d 74 (3d Cir. 2012)Affirming wins in bankruptcy court and District Court on remand
In re Messina, 2010 WL 2712141Reversal in favor of my client and remand to district court
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Barrister (Camden County Bar Association)Danger in Fraudulent Transfers and Asset Protection Schemes-Transfers in the Distant Past can be Attacked and Undone by Creditors or a Bankruptcy Trustee2015
The Barrister (Camden County Bar Association)Fraudulent Transfers in New Jersey--Proving Fraudulent Intent is Easier than you Think" Elements and Standard of Proof2015
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalChapter 20 and debt limitations: does a strip off of junior mortgages resurrect the discharged mortgage note obligation as an unsecured debt?2012
American Bankrupcty Institute Consumer Bankruptcy NewsletterUnpaid Counsel Fees and Other Administrative-Expense Claims Will Be Discharged2012
The Barrister (Camden County Bar Association)Trouble Spots and Some Important Relief for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure2012
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalChapter 20 and debt limitations: does a strip off of junior mortgages resurrect the discharged mortgage note obligation as an unsecured debt?2012
NABTalkThe New Section 724(b): Congress's Drafting Error Can Save Counsel's Fees on Conversion to Chapter 72010
Journal of New Jersey Dental AssociationTreating the Accident Victim and Getting Paid2000
New Jersey Law JournalStaying Retained and Protecting Your Fees when a Client files for bankruptcy1998
New Jersey Trial LawyerProtecting Your Fees When Your Client Files for Bankruptcy1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - Santa CruzN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Jersey Bankruptcy ConferencePanelist-Annual Review of Bankruptcy Law and Issues2015
Joint meeting of NJ Bankruptcy and Family LawComplexities of Interactions between Bankruptcy and Matrimonial Law2014
The Brave New World of Foreclosure and Loan MddificationsForeclosures and loan modifications2012
14th Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar ConferenceRepresenting the Guarantor (breakout section moderator and panelist)2012
Bankruptcy Forum: What Judges, Clerks and Trustees Want You to KnowTraps and Issues for Bankruptcy Lawyers to Watch for2010
17th Annual Bankruptcy Law ConferenceReview of Significant Bankruptcy and Related Cases and Developments2010
Interplay Between Bankruptcy and Family LawInterplay between Bankruptcy and Family Law2009
Annual Conference of New Jersey Society of CPA'sPitfalls Operating in the Zone of Insolvency and Related Topics2003
William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Law Committee Bench-Bar ConferencesBankruptcy2002
Forkin Matrimonial Inns of CourtProgram on bankruptcy issues and problems in divorce context1999
Camden-Burlington County Joint Bankruptcy ConferenceBankruptcy1999