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Jed Horwitt is a shareholder in Zeisler & Zeisler with over 25 years of experience in the area of bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of businesses in need of financial workouts or contemplating Chapter 11 reorganization, creditors’ committees in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and high net worth individuals who are seeking protection from their creditors.
Jed has represented main players in many complex and successful bankruptcy proceedings including Handy and Harman Refining Group, Inc., Adler Coleman Clearing Corporation, Derecktor Shipyards and the Cannondale Bicycle Company. He is currently the lead attorney representing the Chapter 7 Trustee in In re Michael S. Goldberg, a significant Ponzi Scheme bankruptcy case where he has overseen the prosecution of over 200 adversary proceedings. Jed was the liquidating trustee In re Handy and Harman Refining Group, Inc. and In re Attleboro Refining Company, Inc., together one of the world’s largest precious metals refineries, where allowed unsecured claims were paid 100 percent. Jed has also represented numerous creditors in litigation against the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) in the context of broker/dealer liquidations under the Securities Investor Protection Act.
Jed has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights: 2006 - 2018; Litigation - Bankruptcy: 2011, 2014, 2015 - 2018) and Connecticut Super Lawyers for many consecutive years. Additionally, he was named as the Best Lawyers Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year" for 2014, and its Bankruptcy Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 in the Stamford-Bridgeport Metropolitan Area.
In 2016, Jed accepted an invitation to become a James T. Cooper Lifetime Fellow. The Fellows is a collection of the State's most outstanding lawyers, judges and teachers who devote their time and talent to sponsoring programs that address matters concerning the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the rule of law in society. He served as a member of the House of Delegates for the Connecticut Bar Association from 2013 - 2015. Before practicing in Connecticut, Jed spent two years in New York City at what is now KMZ-Rosenman, LLC. Following that, Jed practiced for two years at the New Haven based law firm of Wiggin & Dana until joining Zeisler & Zeisler in 1991.
- Financial Workouts
- Bankruptcy Reorganization
- Commercial Litigation
- Debtor/Creditor Rights
- Securities Investor Protection Act Litigation
- Cornell University J.D., cum laude, 1987
- Ithaca College B.S., cum laude, 1981
- New York
- United States District Court, District of Connecticut
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Publications and Presentations
- Contributing Editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 2d, Stockbroker Liquidation, 1993
- Lecturer, Public Investors' Arbitration Bar Association, "Customer Protection Under SIPA-Aspirational Purpose v. Mean Spirited Application"