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Matteo Percontino

Associate
+1.973.848.4047
Fax +1.973.848.4001

Matteo Percontino is an associate at the firm’s Newark office where he is a member of the restructuring and insolvency practice group. Mr. Percontino concentrates his practice in representation of franchisors, creditors, financial institutions, landlords, debtors, and fiduciaries in insolvency, work-out, and foreclosure proceedings, as well as state and federal court proceedings.

More specifically, Mr. Percontino has experience representing franchisors in the collection of unpaid franchise fees, negotiating the assumption or rejection of franchise agreements in bankruptcy, protecting intellectual property interests, bankruptcy litigation, and restructuring of debtor/creditor relationships between franchisee and franchisor.

Additionally, Mr. Percontino has experience representing landlords, general unsecured creditors, trade creditors, and unsecured priority creditors in insolvency proceedings, including, preparing proofs of claim, preparing requests for allowance and payment of administrative expense claims, negotiating trade agreements and critical vendor status, protecting lease interests, and litigating cure amounts or lease rejection claims. Mr. Percontino is also experienced in representing debtors in proceedings under Chapter 7 and Chapter 11.

Mr. Percontino also represents secured lenders in connection with borrower defaults and insolvency proceedings, including, workouts, foreclosure proceedings, actions to recover on note, motions to lift the automatic stay, and objections to bankruptcy plan confirmations.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Percontino represented trustees and fiduciaries in litigation and general administrative matters in bankruptcy proceedings.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Percontino served as counsel at an entrepreneurial law firm and as an associate at a regional law firm in its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Litigation practice groups. He was also an associate at a boutique New Jersey insolvency and bankruptcy firm.

During law school, Mr. Percontino completed an externship with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and an internship with the Honorable Novalyn L. Winfield of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Achievements

  • Stivale D’Italia Award of Excellence

Professional/Civic Activities

  • New Jersey Turnaround Management Association

Additional Information

Publications
  • “Get Your Priorities Straight! The Conflict Between Bankruptcy Code Sections 364(c)(1) and 726(b)” American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal, Volume 33, Issue 03, Summer 2017