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 recent 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.
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.)
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
New Jersey State Bar Association
Idaho State Bar Association
New Jersey Brewers Association
National Association of Licensing & Compliance Professionals (NALCP)
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER)
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.