Jeffrey Wurst Joins Armstrong Teasdale in New York City
Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce the addition of Partner Jeffrey Wurst to its Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice in New York City. Wurst has more than 30 years of experience and is well recognized for handling significant commercial finance and bankruptcy matters. He is one of over 45 attorneys and staff the firm has added to-date in 2020.
Wurst is an esteemed fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a panelist on the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators. Highly regarded for his knowledge and experience in commercial finance, Wurst is an outside-the-box thinker who is skilled in handling matters involving loan workouts, asset-based lending, factoring, syndications, leasing and C&I, as well as bankruptcy matters, and turnaround situations stemming from transactions. His experience also extends to counseling emerging finance companies and commercial marketplace lenders.
Wurst advises lenders and borrowers when commercial borrowers seek protection, whether in or out of bankruptcy, often under Chapter 11 and state court insolvency proceedings. He has extensive experience in obtaining orders authorizing debtors-in-possession to borrow money on a secured basis, and in litigating contested claims for use of cash collateral. Wurst is also well versed in representing clients who are acquiring the assets or stock of companies in bankruptcy, and regularly represents the interests of commercial landlords in bankruptcy matters.
Wurst has in-depth experience representing both lenders and borrowers in litigation arising from transactions, and is often called upon to handle inter-lender disputes. His litigation experience includes the successful defense of major money center banks in venues across the country related to lender liability, lien priority disputes, fraudulent conveyance and similar actions. He is engaged both as an advocate and as a neutral in arbitration proceedings under state and federal law, and is a frequent speaker advancing the use of arbitration in commercial finance matters. In addition, Wurst has successfully argued appeals in the Second, Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals on matters involving bankruptcy, financing and lender liability.
An established writer, blogger and lecturer, Wurst regularly covers topics concerning lenders and entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Wurst devoted over 30 years in private practice at another New York area law firm. While there, he served as chair of the Financial Services, Banking and Bankruptcy department.