Banking Litigation and
Consumer Finance Defense Attorneys

Our team of experienced trial lawyers represent national and regional banks and other financial institutions in litigations throughout the country.

We represent national and regional banks, and other financial institutions in litigations throughout the United States, involving banking law, commercial foreclosures and asset recovery, fraud and business torts, debtor-creditor disputes, lender liability, inter-creditor disputes, and Uniform Commercial Code issues. The following are some highlights that distinguish us from other firms practicing in these areas of the law.

Our team of experienced trial lawyers has successfully recovered well over one hundred million dollars on defaulted loans and foreclosed and obtained title to many, highly-valued commercial properties. We also have defended clients in hundreds of banking and consumer finance defensive litigations throughout the United States. In the past two years alone, we defended over 150 actions in Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont and Minnesota, with nearly all claims expeditiously dismissed with no payment by our clients. In fact, we recovered more money from debtor-claimants than our clients paid out in settlements in these defensive litigations.

We recognize that litigation arises within a business context. True success in litigation, therefore, requires obtaining favorable results quickly, which limits the cost of the conflict. To this end, we use smaller teams with deeper knowledge of the facts and applicable law in each case. We attack each new case and devise aggressive, phased strategies designed to maximize benefits, minimize exposure for our clients, and achieve very favorable resolutions without protracted litigation. We are committed to the objective of achieving superior results with strong cost discipline and offer innovative pricing structures for the management of multi-state litigation portfolios with success criteria.

Being prepared is paramount. The source of skillful action is knowledge. We conduct regular audits of the online court dockets to determine the latest litigation practices being used by debt reduction and consumer law firms, and proactively develop pre-litigation protocols and tailored litigation plans to protect our clients and quickly dispose of these claims. To that end, we receive docket alerts for any filings against banking institutions.

We are known for our persistence, determination, and skill in the pursuit of remedies for our clients and defense of claims against them. Our attorneys have the experience and respected business acumen necessary to devise and implement practical, creative solutions needed to expeditiously and cost-effectively secure the maximum recoveries for our clients under difficult circumstances. Our attorneys have earned a reputation, among many of the law firms that file the highest volume of consumer litigations against banks and other financial institutions, as tough, talented, and tenacious litigators, who tirelessly protect our clients and aggressively pursue dismissal of claims on the merits, with no payment in settlement.

Deal Alert: Team Effort for $120M Real Estate Development Loan

February 16, 2023

We proudly represented a regional bank as the Agent for a 3-bank group in a $120M loan for the purchase of a 300-acre corporate campus from a major pharmaceutical company. It took almost 2 years to complete and is considered a “once in a generation” opportunity by the buyer who has plans to develop the […]

Legal Victory: Dismissal of Bankruptcy Trustee’s Claim Against Client in High-Stakes Contract Dispute

March 1, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC partner Joshua S. Bauchner and Vincent J. Roldan recently achieved a legal triumph, securing the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Bankruptcy Trustee against their client. The case centered on a 2018 contract related to a sanitation project in New York, from which the Trustee sought to recover funds despite the debtor’s clear breaches of contract. The team’s strategic arguments highlighted flaws in the lawsuit’s foundation, leading to its dismissal and protecting their client from further liabilities linked to the debtor’s failures.

These stories are successful case results from our attorneys. Please note that results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Secures $14 Million Judgment In New York

May 21, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC secured a notable win in New York’s Commercial Division. Representing a commercial lender, the Litigation and Bankruptcy team obtained a $14 million summary judgment against defaulting debtors.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Secures Reversal of District Court Ruling in GEICO Case

April 22, 2024

On Monday, April 15, 2024, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a groundbreaking precedential decision in favor of several of our medical provider clients. The appeal was managed by our healthcare litigation team, comprised of Andrew Gimigliano, Brian Block, and Mohamed Nabulsi. Specifically, the Third Circuit found that New Jersey […]

Mandelbaum Team of Bankruptcy Attorneys and Litigators Victorious in DC

April 19, 2024

The Mandelbaum legal team achieved a significant win, securing the removal of a debtor and appointing an independent trustee in a complex bankruptcy case, protecting a commercial lender from a suspected $13 million fraud. This marks a pivotal advancement in the enforcement of Subchapter V of the Bankruptcy Code.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Victorious In Motion To Transfer Venue

March 1, 2024

Mandelbaum Barrett PC currently represents the DIP Lender in a bankruptcy case in Washington DC.  The DIP Lender called a default after uncovering evidence that insiders of the DC-based debtor fraudulently overstated invoices and diverted contracts, employees, and assets to a related company in Virginia.  After Mandelbaum, on behalf of the DIP Lender, sought injunctive […]

Specific Performance Triumph: Lawrence Weiner Secures $1 Million Property Purchase for Client in Pandemic Lease Dispute

December 19, 2023

In a legal case shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent surge in property values, Partner Lawrence Weiner achieved success in a dispute related to a pre-pandemic lease agreement. The lease initially granted our client the option to buy a property for $1 million. However, complications arose when the landlord contested our client’s purchase […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC named to 2024 Best Law Firms

November 9, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to announce that once again we have been recognized by Best Lawyers on their “2024 Best Law Firms®” list! This recognition highlights the ongoing excellence of our dedicated team of attorneys, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services and ensuring client satisfaction. We take pride in the fact that 16 of our practice […]

Michael Bevacqua and Brian Block Receive Favorable Judgement on Behalf of National Bank Client

March 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce that attorneys Michael Bevacqua and Brian Block recently prevailed in the New York Appellate Division, First Department, on behalf of their national bank client. The appeals court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the bank, resulting in the complete dismissal of the plaintiff general contractor's six-figure claim against the bank for payment of two checks related to a construction project in New York City.

Litigation Department Obtains $6.7 Million Award On Behalf Of Client

February 14, 2019

On February 14, 2019, Michael Saffer, Co-Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department and Arla D. Cahill, a Member of that Department, obtained an award of $6.7 million in a complex commercial arbitration proceeding before the American Arbitration Association in New York City in which they represented an anesthesiology group that asserted numerous claims against a surgery center. The Arbitrator, following 10 days of hearings with numerous witnesses and hundreds of trial exhibits created by our team, awarded the entire amount requested in the Demand for Arbitration.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Litigation Group Receives Great Result in an Overtime Pay Dispute

September 25, 2018

The Firm's Litigation Group, led by Co-Chair Michael Saffer, recently received a great result on behalf of their client in a widely publicized overtime pay dispute. Click here to read more.