Attorney Details

Nicole A. Leonard - Associate

NICOLE A. LEONARD is part of the bankruptcy and restructuring practice group and concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcy and debtor-creditor rights.  Ms. Leonard represents secured creditors, unsecured creditors, sureties, bankruptcy trustees, financial institutions, debtors and purchasers of debtor assets in bankruptcy matters and related proceedings, including fraudulent transfer and preference actions, across the country with a focus on cases in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. 

Representative bankruptcy matters include: Ditech Holding Corp., et. al, SunEdison, Inc., et. al., Purdue Pharma L.P., et. al., PG&E Corp., et. al., The College of New Rochelle, Center City Healthcare, LLC, et. al., Sports Authority Holdings, Inc., et. al., Garces Restaurant Group, Inc., et. al, Winstar Communications, Inc., et. al., The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc., et. al., Transvantage Solutions, Inc., et. al , Quebecor World (USA), et al., 315 W 35th Associates LLC, Sportcraft Ltd., Monroe Center, LLC, et. al, AWI Delaware, Inc., et. al., Jeep Eagle 17, Inc., et. al., Chopper Express Inc., et. al. and Horizon Health Center, Inc. 

Ms. Leonard has written multiple articles and has moderated and spoken on panels on bankruptcy topics in New Jersey and New York.  Prior to MDMC, Ms. Leonard served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey in the Newark vicinage from 2007 to 2008. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Leonard served as a Judicial Law Clerk on a rotating basis to the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, the Honorable Novalyn L. Winfield, the Honorable Morris Stern and the Honorable Donald H. Steckroth in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Leonard has also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Mark M. Russello, Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.

Ms. Leonard is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the State of New York and the District of Columbia.  In addition, she is admitted into the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Ms. Leonard is on the New Jersey Bankruptcy Law Foundation Board.  She is also a member of the following organizations: the American Bankruptcy Institute; the Turnaround Management Association and NJTMA Network of Women (“NOW”) Committee; the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”); the New York State Bar Association, Business Law Committee and the New York Institute of Credit. 

Ms. Leonard served two terms as a member of the District VA Ethics Committee for Essex County, New Jersey.  Ms. Leonard is also a member of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.