ATTORNEY PROFILE

Jeff enjoys woodworking and DIY projects of all kinds and can often be found catching up on his “honey-do” list during his downtime. He is also an avid golfer. He and his wife Nicole have two children.

Jeff joined Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak in 2011 and maintains a diverse practice assisting clients with various issues, including:

· creditors’ rights (commercial debt collection, asset and real estate foreclosure; lien enforcement and judgment enforcement, and bankruptcy);

· commercial, construction and general business litigation;

· business entities and formation;

· business and corporate transactions and finance;

· estate planning, administration and litigation;

· trust formation, administration, and litigation, including lifetime, testamentary and special needs trusts;

· commercial and residential real estate transactions; and

· landlord/tenant contracts and disputes.

He has achieved successful results for large and small businesses, lenders and individual clients in both transactions and complex litigation throughout his law career, has been published in several leading legal publications, and has presented dozens of times to local, regional, and national audiences on a variety of topics.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

  • B.A., Political Science and Psychology, magna cum laude, State University of New York, University at Buffalo

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1995

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Best Feature Article Award, Commercial Law League of America Creditors’ Rights Section, 2009

  • Author, “The Availability and Application of Civil Sanctions in Bankruptcy Court,” published in the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter, January 2009

  • Author, “Jurisdiction Over Property Holder Enables Judgment Enforcement Against Extraterritorial Assets,” published in the Commercial Law League/Creditors’ Rights Section Newsletter, Fall 2009

  • Author, “Section 502(d) Can Be Used to Delay Payment of §503(b)(9) Administrative Expenses,” published in the ABI Bankruptcy Committee Newsletter, April 2010

  • “Creditors’ Rights and Section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code,” presentation to the National Association of Credit Managers regional meeting in Buffalo, New York, September 2010

  • Presentation to the Creditors’ Rights Roundtable facilitator, National Association of Credit Managers regional meetings in Buffalo, New York, December 2010, and Rochester, New York, January 2011

  • Author, “Fraudulent Conveyance and Transfer Law,” published in Debt3 Magazine, January/February 2011

  • “Understanding, Avoiding, and Surviving Lender Liability Claims,” presentation to the Commercial Law League of America’s Southern Region Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2011

  • “Nuts and Bolts of Collections Law,” presentation to the National Business Institute seminar in Buffalo, New York, October 2011

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Commercial Law League of America

ADMISSIONS

  • New York State

  • State Bar of Pennsylvania

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, District of Colorado

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York