Morris “Mo” Bauer joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s business reorganization and financial restructuring practice group in its Newark office.
He joins Duane Morris from Norris McLaughlin PA.
Bauer represents debtors, creditor committees, banks and other secured creditors, trade creditors, and landlords in Chapter 11 proceedings and is a New Jersey bankruptcy mediator.
He’s represented a multistate nonprofit behavioral and mental health care facility, a regional supermarket chain, a national distributor of electronics, residential developers and income-producing property owners, and others in Chapter 11 proceedings; and he has been appointed by the court as a Chapter 11 trustee, a liquidating trustee, an assignee for the benefit of creditors and a bankruptcy mediator.
“Mo adds significant depth to the scope of services of our Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group,” said James Holman, co-chair of the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. “Mo is a problem solver, with strong relationships in key markets and a range of industries,” said Meagen Leary, co-chair of the business reorganization and financial restructuring group.
On top of his bankruptcy practice, he’s represented banks, equipment lessors and one of the nation’s largest utility providers in commercial foreclosure and commercial collection matters.
He’s been an instructor for the New Jersey Skills and Methods Course and the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, and a panelist for the annual New Jersey Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and local bar associations in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“Duane Morris has a strong reputation for delivering successful results for clients, and the firm provides a terrific platform to expand and enhance my practice. I am excited to be part of an organization with a clear vision for growth and collaboration,” Bauer said of his new firm.