Diane E. Vuocolo

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Diane E. Vuocolo focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, business reorganization, corporate work-outs and restructurings, bankruptcy law, loan restructurings, loan documentation, receiverships, restructuring distressed debt situations, and foreclosure litigation. Her clients include financial institutions, DIP lenders, leasing entities, creditors' committees, bankruptcy trustees, debtors, majority shareholders, guarantors, examiners, secured creditors and trade creditors. Diane is also experienced representing various constituencies in airline/aviation bankruptcy cases. She is a mediator on the approved list for the Delaware bankruptcy courts. Diane is the former chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a former member of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey Lawyer Advisory Committee. She has also served as bankruptcy trustee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Concentrations

  • Bankruptcy law
    • Airline/aviation bankruptcy
    • Pharmaceutical/life sciences
    • Casino and gaming industry
  • Television broadcasting
  • Ponzi cases
  • Commercial litigation
  • Loan restructurings
  • Out-of-court restructurings and workouts
  • Receiverships
  • Foreclosure litigation
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取扱分野

実績紹介

  • Acted as lead attorney representing agent of bank in connection with syndicated credits in various industries.
  • Acted as bankruptcy counsel representing bankruptcy trustee in the Pappas Telecasting, Inc. et al. bankruptcy case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Acted as special litigation counsel representing the bankruptcy trustee in the bankruptcy case of Solomon Dwek, who engaged in a Ponzi scheme, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • Acted as bankruptcy counsel representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Werner Ladder Corporation, filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Acted as bankruptcy counsel representing the bankruptcy trustee in the Tower Air, Inc. bankruptcy case filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Acted as bankruptcy counsel representing the bankruptcy trustee in Kiwi Airlines.
  • Acted as bankruptcy counsel to majority shareholder in THCR/LP Corporation (Trump Casino).
  • Acted as counsel to several financial institutions and leasing entities as it relates rights in bankruptcy concerning the airline/aviation industry.
  • Acted as counsel to owner/participant for aircraft in the Mesa Airbus case.
  • Acted as counsel to owner/trustee for aircraft in the United Airlines case.
  • Acted as counsel to lending institutions/lessors of aircrafts in Aloha Airlines case.
  • Acted as counsel to lenders relating to credit facilities and letters of credit extended to various airlines.
  • Acted as counsel to creditors in US Airways case.
  • Acted as counsel to bank group in connection with airline obtaining proceeds from federal loan program post-9/11.
  • Acted as counsel to different constituencies concerning rights and remedies in corporate out of court restructurings and bankruptcy settings.
  • Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association for the District of New Jersey Bankruptcy Law Section, 2006-2008
  • Co-Chair, Education Program, Bankruptcy Program for Third Circuit Judicial Conference, April 29, 2006 - May 2, 2006
  • Mediator, U.S. Bankruptcy for the District of Delaware
  • Judicial Extern Law Clerk, Hon. Judith H. Wizmur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey, NJ, 1985-1986

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2012 and 2015
  • Recipient, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, Insolvency & Restructuring, Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2013, 2017-2018
    • "Recognized Practitioner," 2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Appointed Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Lawyers' Advisory Committee, 1997-2000, 2003-2004, 2006-2008
    • Judicial Merit Selection Committee, 2006
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • Member, Camden County Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Committee
  • Member, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Bankruptcy Conference
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
    • Former Chair
    • General Counsel Delegate
    • First Vice Chair, 2004-2006
    • Second Vice Chair, 2002-2004
    • Vice Chair, 2000-2002
    • Treasurer, 1998-2000
    • Secretary, 1996-1998
  • Member, Organization of Insolvency Lawyers of The Third Circuit
    • Member, Steering Committee
    • Member, Judicial Conference, Bankruptcy Component, Program Committee, 2005-2006
      • Co-Chair, Educational-Bankruptcy Program, 2005-2006
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Lawyers' Advisory Committee to the Board of Bankruptcy Judges
    • Subcommittee, Chapter 11 Rules and Chapter 11 Practice and Procedures to Lawyers Advisory Committee

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1986
  • M.P.P., Rutgers University, 1981
  • B.A., Rutgers University, 1979
Clerkships
  • Hon. Judith H. Wizmur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, 1986-1988
弁護士資格
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • 米国 ニューヨーク州
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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