Steven Z. Jurista, Retired, has been one of the premier Bankrupcty attorneys in the state spending more than 35 years representing creditors, debtors, landlords and Trustees.

For the last forty years, Steven J. Jurista has been admitted to practice in New Jersey, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Through the years, Mr. Jurista has represented many clients in significant bankruptcies in the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware. A member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Creditor/Debtor Section, and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Essex County Bar Association, he has been a frequent lecturer to legal, business and accounting groups, and has been a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Jurista successfully represented many Chapter 11 Debtors, landlords, Creditor’s Committees, and Trustees. He represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in the New York Military Academy case in the Southern District of New York which resulted in creditors recovering 100% of their claims plus interest.

A frequent appointee, Mr. Jurista was as Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors and Receiver in State Court insolvency proceedings. He has also successfully represented clients in out of court workouts and restructurings, thus avoiding the cost and trauma of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Throughout his more than 35 year career, Mr. Jurista has handled and been involved in many large and complex matters. He represented some of the largest landlords in the New York metropolitan area in large retail cases such as Radio Shack, Coldwater Creek, A&P and Joyce Leslie Stores.

Mr. Jurista retired from private practice in 2023.  Genova Burns wishes him a happy and well deserved retirement.


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