Overview

Mr. Conlan has extensive experience representing fiduciaries in insolvency proceedings, including debtors-in-possession, creditors' committees, and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, bankruptcy litigation, and debtor-creditor matters. Mr. Conlan has been recognized by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and New Jersey Super Lawyers as a leader in bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditor/debtor rights. According to the Chambers USA Guide, Mr. Conlan is commended by clients as a "workhorse and a straight shooter who does not litigate for the sake of it." Mr. Conlan has earned a “Preeminent” peer rating in Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence, as well as high ethical standing, with an average 4.9 rating out of 5 for legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, communication, and legal experience.

Mr. Conlan has extensive experience litigating fraudulent and preferential transfer actions. His current representations include former New Jersey Chief Justice James R. Zazzali in his capacity as the chapter 11 trustee and as the post-confirmation litigation trustee of the DBSI Estate Litigation Trust, where Mr. Conlan led the team of Gibbons lawyers that commenced more than 850 avoidance actions on behalf of the DBSI Estate Litigation Trust. 

DBSI Inc. and its affiliates consisted of a conglomerate of hundreds of real estate entities with listed assets valued at over $2.65 billion at the time of their bankruptcy filing in November 2008.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Member, Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal
    • Recipient, Academic Award - Real Property
  • William Paterson University (B.A.)

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association 

Idaho State Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

New Jersey Brewers Association

National Association of Licensing & Compliance Professionals (NALCP)

Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware Mediation Panel

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New York
  • State of Idaho
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Legal Employment

Prior to joining Gibbons in 2001, Mr. Conlan served as Associate Counsel for The Grand Union Company, Inc., where he worked as a member of the core executive team in all aspects of Grand Union’s liquidating Chapter 11 cases and, ultimately, the sale of the company.

Publications & Features

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Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list, Bankruptcy: Business

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Bankruptcy: Business, 2008

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A description of the selection process methodology for the awards referenced is available at gibbonslaw.com/awards/.

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