Firm named in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Stamford Metro area for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law by U.S. News® - Best Lawyers.

James Berman, Jed Horwitt, Matthew Beatman, Stephen Kindseth and Eric Henzy listed in “The Best Lawyers in America©” 2018.

James Berman named “Lawyer of the Year” 2018 for Litigation-Bankruptcy by Best Lawyers®.

Stephen Kindseth named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2018 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Eric Henzy named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2018 for Litigation-Bankruptcy.

Joanna Kornafel, Associate

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Joanna Kornafel is an associate with Zeisler & Zeisler. Her practice is focused on the representation of individuals and businesses with complex financial and litigation needs, including bankruptcy litigation, consumer and commercial bankruptcy, creditor/debtor litigation and workouts, commercial litigation, and other matters. Joanna frequently represents clients in proceedings before Connecticut’s State and Federal Courts.

While at Boston College Law School, Joanna was selected for the London Study Abroad Program, where she interned in the General Counsel Division at the Financial Services Authority and attended classes at King’s College London. She was also a student-attorney in the Civil Litigation Clinic at the Boston College Litigation Assistance Bureau (LAB). Prior to attending law school, Joanna worked for several years for the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Practice Areas

  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Debtor/Creditor Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Commercial and Residential Foreclosure

Publications & Presentations

  • Author – J. Sklarz and J. Kornafel, Dischargeability of Income Tax Liability in Bankruptcy: The Late-Filed Tax Returns Conundrum Continues, ABA Section of Taxation Committee NewsQuarterly (Summer 2014)
  • Presenter – Annual Update on Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Connecticut Annual Convention, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section (2014)
  • Presenter – Annual Update on Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Meeting (2014)

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division District Representative for CT and RI (2015 - 2017)
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Section (2013 - )
    • Co-chair, Legislative Committee, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, (2015 - )
    • Director of Educational Programming, Young Lawyers Section (2014 - 2015)
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
    • Board Member (2015 - )
  • New England Bar Association
    • Board Member (2014 - 2015)
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