S. Jason Teele


S. Jason Teele is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group. He brings significant experience to his practice, which focuses on corporate restructuring, commercial litigation and transactional matters involving distressed businesses.

Mr. Teele gives practical, actionable advice to creditors, creditors’ committees, purchasers of distressed assets, lessors and debtors in all aspects of financial distress. He also advises companies, boards of directors, directors and officers of financially troubled companies regarding their fiduciary duties and strategies for dealing with distressed customers or vendors. His experience spans a number of industries including, automotive, broadcasting, chemical, health care, manufacturing, media and entertainment, paper and publishing, pharmaceutical, retail, textiles, and transportation and logistics.

He is a frequent author and presenter on trending legal topics relating to creditors’ rights and financial restructuring. 

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2001
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2004
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals,Third Circuit, 2018

Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America ®* 2011-2019, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2012-2019, Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, General Litigation

Turnaround Atlas Award 2019* “Consumer Products Restructuring of the Year” by Global M&A Network

Turnaround Atlas Award 2019* “Retail Services Restructuring of the Year” by Global M&A Network 

M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2018 “Restructuring Deal of the Year –
$25 million to $50 million”

M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2013 “Restructuring Deal of the Year – $100 million to $500 million”

New Jersey Law Journal’s®* “40 Under 40” 2011

* See Award Methodology


Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
—   Education Co-Chair, Commercial and Regulatory Law Committee (2016-2018)
Turnaround Management Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association