Cole Schotz P.C.



Jill B. Bienstock
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
New York Office
1325 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10019
T: 201-525-6328 / F: 201-678-6328
Legal Practice Assistant: Luanne Crowley
T: 201-489-3000 ext. 5033


Jill Bienstock is a Member of Cole Schotz's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. She focuses her practice on a variety of areas including creditors’ rights, avoidance actions and reorganizations for both individuals and corporate entities. She has represented Fortune 500 companies, various debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, equipment lessors, restaurants, hedge funds and banks, creditors’ committees and liquidating trustees, both in and out of bankruptcy court. Jill’s work has been recognized most recently in her selection as a “Rising Star” by New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2015 to 2017 and New York Metro Area Super Lawyers from 2015 to 2017. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Jill was a judicial intern for the Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and a summer associate for the firm.

Jill has participated in the representation of the following cases handled by the Cole Schotz Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department:

Trustees and Other Court Appointed Parties

  • Liquidating Trustee of University General Hospital System, Inc., et al.
  • Liquidating Trustee for the SageCrest Liquidating Trust, Chapter 11
  • Conflicts counsel to the Unsecured Creditor Agent, Orleans Homebuilders, Chapter 11
  • Liquidating Trustee for the B. Moss Clothing Company Liquidating Trust, Chapter 11
  • Court-appointed rent receiver for the landlord of the H&H Bagel manufacturing facility in the Chapter 11 cases of 35 Real Estate Limited Partnership and Garden Operation Realty Limited Partnership
  • Liquidating Trustee of the Liquidating Trust U/A/W PT-1 Communications, appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Local counsel to Foreign Representative Plaza Management, Overseas, S.A. in the Chapter 15 case of Grand Prix Associates
  • Liquidating Trustee for the Kara Homes, Inc. Liquidation Trust and The Kara at Mt. Arlington I, LLC Liquidation Trust, Chapter 11

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors

  • Classic Communities Inc.
  • Conflicts counsel in the Patriot Coal Corporation cases
  • The Brown Publishing Company cases
  • Local counsel in the Al Liebers Golf Equipment d/b/a The World of Golf case
  • The Therapedic Sleep Products case

Sample Creditor Representations

  • Numerous Hedge Funds and Banks in various Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Numerous Equipment lessors in numerous Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Numerous landlords in their tenant-debtor Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Numerous defendants in defending preference complaints and fraudulent conveyance actions in a variety of jurisdictions
  • Protecting creditors’ contractual rights and claims

Chapter 11 Debtors

  • Oxford Building Services
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Adamar of New Jersey (a/k/a Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City)
  • Manchester Mall
  • Tarragon Corporation
  • Marcal Paper Mills
  • Barzel Industries

 Professional Activities

  • IWIRC- Active Member of the New Jersey and New York Networks (International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation)
  • Co-Chair of Social Programming, IWIRC—NY Board (August 2012 to January 2015) (International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Co-Chair of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Section’s webinar subcommittee
  • Secretary for the New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section’s board


New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008Lafayette College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 2008New York, 2009U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2008U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2010U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2010United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2012


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