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Donald W. Clarke, Of Counsel


Areas of Practice
  • Loyola University Maryland, Bachelor of Administration, 2000
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2008
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • The American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The Turnaround Management Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • The New Jersey State Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association


Of Counsel

Donald W. Clarke’s practice is focused on bankruptcy, restructuring, state court insolvency and other complex commercial disputes. Mr. Clarke represents debtors and trustees overseeing reorganizations, liquidations and the administration of bankruptcy estates. He also represents the interests of landlords, vendors and other creditors in related matters.

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Representative Matters

  • Counsel for landlords with diverse interests relating to the sale of the designation rights of their respective leases pertaining to the Sears insolvency
  • Counsel to a member of an ad-hoc group of administrative vendors in the Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy Court pending in the Eastern District of Virginia. Negotiated critical vendor contract to restructure the client’s $5 million-dollar exposure and obtained a substantial recovery for the benefit of the Estate, including attorney fees
  • Representation of Chapter 11 debtor law firm Zucker, Goldberg and Ackerman, LLC – a firm that handled approximately 40 percent of all foreclosure cases filed in New Jersey
  • Representation of provisional trustees overseeing the Chapter 11 dissolution of the quasi-governmental non-profit Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation and recovery of assets lost to criminal mismanagement by its board and directors
  • Representation of Edwin H. Stier, Esq., trustee for the bankruptcy Estate of a high-profile New Jersey engineering firm, Birdsall Services Group, indicted for campaign finance fraud
  • Reorganization of Chapter 11 debtor Liberty Harbor Holding, LLC with real estate holdings valued at $400 million dollars along the Jersey City waterfront
  • Local counsel representation of various port professionals in a Chapter 15 bankruptcy filed by the ninth largest international shipping company (Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.) to a main foreign proceeding in South Korea

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