Jeffrey M. Rosenthal is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights and Banking and Financial Services Practices. Jeff’s unique background of also having an MBA and CPA, as well as having worked as a controller for a wealthy individual provided him with the tools necessary to assist clients in the finance area in negotiation and documentation of loan transactions, workouts and bankruptcy cases throughout the United States and in many cross-border transactions. He has advised money center, regional and community banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, commercial finance companies, as well as borrowers, entrepreneurs and other interested parties in such transactions and bankruptcies. Jeff can help clients navigate difficult transactions to a successful closing as well as working with clients to maximize their recoveries from stressed and distressed companies and fraud situations. Jeff has represented healthcare lenders in various loan transactions and workouts.

Jeff has handled 363 sales for lenders, bidders and debtors as well as being involved in Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, funding borrowers to conduct their own orderly liquidation, assisting lenders in funding a Chapter 7 trustee to do orderly liquidations, Article 9 sales under the Uniform Commercial Code and purchasers in “loan to control” transactions. His creativity and vast knowledge of difficult situations has resulted in some unusual workouts that have had successful results for his clients.

Since 2018, Jeff has been selected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America* list which highlights top practitioners in various areas of practice across the United States.

Jeff has spent the bulk of his career with two very different firms. He was the eleventh lawyer to join a regional NJ law firm that he helped grow to 65 lawyers before he left for a larger platform for his asset based practice. He then spent 12 years as one of the founding partners of the NJ office of an international firm that was over 1,700 when he left.

He has represented lenders in matters that range from $200,000 to $500,000,000. He recently closed an asset based loan to a Business Development Corporation for $80,000,000 and a $6,000,000 loan to a dessert manufacturer. He represented a lender to distressed companies in a $17,000,000 loan to fund a potential turnaround. When the turnaround failed, Jeff represented the lender as the DIP lender and through the 363 sale that resulted in a full recovery plus all interest and fees for the lender. Jeff represented an asset based lender who purchased a DIP loan from a larger commercial bank, and then worked with the lender and the debtor to fund the operations through numerous auctions of various assets that resulted in the lender being paid in full plus all interest and fees. Jeff represented a lender who funded a Chapter 7 trustee for almost 2 years after the filing, increasing its exposure by over $2,000,000, resulting in a successful case resulting in all secured lenders being paid in full and the unsecured creditors receiving an unexpected dividend.

He has regularly appeared on panels and written articles relating to commercial lending, workouts, bankruptcy and fraud in asset based loans. He has been an instructor for the Commercial Finance Association’s Advanced Legal Issues since its inception.


*No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found at:

  • American College of Commercial Finance Attorney (currently a Fellow, previously served as a Regent)
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers – New York and New Jersey (2007-Present)
  • Best Lawyers – New York and New Jersey (2007- Present)
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Board member and officer of various charitable organizations, including past president of Jewish Family
  • Services of the Delaware Valley and the Mercer County Chapter of the American Heart Association.

  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia

  • Rutgers School of Law – Camden, J.D., 1982
  • Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania, 1975
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A., 1974
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1973

Jeffrey Rosenthal Serves as Legal Advisor in Recent AUA Private Equity Partners LLC Acquisition

June 19, 2019

Mandelbaum Barrett's Banking and Financial Services Group, led by Co-Chair Jeffrey Rosenthal served as a legal advisor in the recent AUA Private Equity Partners LLC acquisition of the assets of TruFood Mfg., Inc., a leading snack food contract manufacturer.

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett represented a major real estate developer in the consolidation and refinancing of 7 separate loans secured by 7 shopping malls

May 19, 2022

Deal Alert: Mandelbaum Barrett represented a major real estate developer in the consolidation and refinancing of 7 separate loans secured by 7 shopping malls into a $75,000,000 loan that allowed the borrowers to reduce its other obligations and provide it with additional funds for future acquisitions and renovations for its ongoing projects. The team included Jeffrey […]

Mandelbaum Barrett is proud to announce 17 of our attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2023 list.

August 18, 2022

15 years of recognition: Barry R. Mandelbaum, Steven Adler, Jeffrey M Rosenthal and Michael Saffer 10 years of recognition: Jeffrey Cappola, Gordon C. Duus, Arthur D. Grossman, Owen T. Hughes and Barry Schwartz William Barrett, David Carton, Damian Conforti, Rebecca Frino, Raj Gadhok, Martin D. Hauptman, Esq., Steven Holt and Lynne Strober *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American […]

Jeffrey Rosenthal and Vincent Roldan co-author New Jersey Law Journal article titled "The Big Dance: Bankruptcy Court to Analyze Texas Two Step"

January 27, 2022

Jeffrey M Rosenthal and Vincent J. Roldan of our Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights and Banking and Financial Services practice groups explore the Chapter 11 filing by a subsidiary of J&J in this article in the New Jersey Law Journal. The company used a corporate restructuring strategy known as the "Texas Two Step." The issue that will be in front of the New Jersey bankruptcy court -- Is the restructuring strategy a proper use of bankruptcy code?

Vincent J. Roldan and Jeffrey M. Rosenthal co-author article titled "Third Circuit Upholds Administrative Claims Bar Date"

January 19, 2022

Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights department partners Vincent J. Roldan and Jeffrey M. Rosenthal have co-authored an article in the January 2022 issue of American Bankruptcy Institute Journal titled "Third Circuit Upholds Administrative Claims Bar Date."

Thirteen Mandelbaum Barrett Attorneys Recognized By Their Peers In Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

We are proud to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 edition. In addition, Barry Mandelbaum has been recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers© has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Many of the below attorneys have been listed in this publication for over ten years. *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. To learn more about Best Lawyers, visit

Jeffrey Rosenthal Selected to 2018 Super Lawyers New York

October 16, 2018

Congratulations to Jeffrey Rosenthal for being selected to 2018 Super Lawyers New York.

Jeffrey Rosenthal to Present at CFA's Annual "Advanced Legal Issues Workshop" Dec 5-7

November 2, 2017

Jeffrey M Rosenthal, a Member in the Firm and Co-Chair of its Banking and Financial Services and Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Groups will be speaking at the CFA's "Advanced Legal Issues Workshop" on December 5-7 in New York City. This course is eligible for 19 CPE credits.

Jeffrey Rosenthal Interviewed in Clear Viewpoints Industry Insight Publication

September 29, 2017

Jeffrey M Rosenthal was recently interviewed by Stu Kessler of the Clear Thinking Group for the Clear Viewpoints section of their industry insights publication where he discussed both personal and professional aspects of his career and offered tips for those facing bankruptcy in today's legal landscape. Check out the full interview here: