Frank J. Vecchione - Gibbons  P.C.

Frank J. Vecchione

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993

Mr. Vecchione has spent the bulk of his professional career representing parties, mainly debtors, in the restructuring of their financial affairs. At the same time, for 21 years, he was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School, offering a course in debtor-creditor relations and bankruptcy.

In 1991, Mr. Vecchione was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. In 1992, he was honored by Seton Hall Law School as the Outstanding Alumnus and in 1993, he was elected to Fellowship in the American Bar Foundation.


Mr. Vecchione represents distressed debtors (including law firms) in the restructuring of their financial affairs, both outside of court and in court under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also represents trustees and other fiduciaries in both state and federal court. Some of Mr. Vecchione’s notable career achievements include:

  • Successfully confirming a chapter 11 plan of reorganization on behalf of American Family Publishers
  • Serving as lead of a team of attorneys representing the Trustee in the chapter 11 case of Marvel Enterprise in Delaware
  • Serving as co-counsel for New Valley Corporation (successor to Western Union) in its successful reorganization
  • Crafting a plan of reorganization for Bloomfield College, a four-year college, marking the first college to successfully reorganize under the Bankruptcy Act
  • Representing two major law firms in their insolvency proceedings, one inside Chapter 11 and one outside of court

Additional Information

Experience Bittner v. Borne Chemical Co., 691 F.2d 134 (3rd Cir. 1982) (Earliest Circuit Court case dealing with estimation of claims under Section 502(c) of Bankruptcy Code)
  • In re New Valley Corp., 89 F.3d 143 (3rd Cir. 1996) (Pension plan issue)
  • In re Swedeland Development Grp. Inc., 16 F.3d 552 (3rd Cir. 1994) (Adequate protection of secured party)
  • In re Route 37 Business Park Assoc., 987 F.2d 154 (3rd Cir. 1992) (Classification of claims)
  • In re Edward S. Christian, 804 F.2d 46 (3rd Cir. 1986) (Motion to dismiss bankruptcy petition)
  • Syracuse UniversityBA 1957Seton Hall Law SchoolJ.D. 1964
    American College of BankruptcyAmerican Bar Foundation

    Office Location

    One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Newark Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Newark Metro Area
    Frank J. Vecchione has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Frank J. Vecchione has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

    Practice Areas

    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Litigation, Trustee Representation, Workouts and Restructurings)
    Litigation - Bankruptcy