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About Us

The Law Offices of Andy Winchell, P.C., is a law firm in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, with extensive experience providing legal representation and help to people in financial difficulty. Attorney Andy Winchell has spent his legal career almost exclusively in the fields of bankruptcy and foreclosure defense since his graduation from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1996.

Financial Acumen

Andy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Erithe A. Smith in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and is also a two-time graduate of Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp, considered among the best training programs for consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure defense attorneys in the country.

Firm Experience

Andy has experience working for multiple prestigious law firms prior to opening his own private practice. His previous tenures include:

Sandler PC,
Roseland, New Jersey
Togut, Segal &
Segal LLP,
New York City
Sidley, Austin LLP, Los Angeles, California

Stutman, Treister & Glatt, Los Angeles, California

Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP,
Los Angeles, California

Publications and Presentations

Andy's published articles include the following:

Understanding Foreclosure Defense: Application Of the Uniform Commercial Code As It Relates To Mortgage Notes, Lawline, May 2012 Webcast, Co-Authored With Robert Napolitano
How Can We Sleep When Rule 2019 Is Burning, 2010 American Bankruptcy Institute - Bankruptcy Litigation Community Newsletter
Examining the Mortgage Documentation Mess, American Bankruptcy Institute Podcast, October 27, 2010 With Professor Laura Bartel
A Clean Slate, The Bankruptcy Blog
Missing the Forest for the Trees in Section 363: How the Ninth Circuit's Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Neglected the Big Picture in the Clear Channel Decision, 2009 No. Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 2

Andy's presentations include the following:

• 2010 American Bankruptcy Institute Spring Meeting
• Foreclosure Defense, National Business Institute, July 11, 2013

Case History

Over the course of his career, Andy has handled numerous high-profile cases. His case history includes:

• In re Lear Corporation
• In re Archangel Diamond Corporation
• In re Delphi Corporation
• In re Collins & Aikman Corporation
• In re Tower Automotive, Inc.
• In re StorMedia Inc.
• Simon v. FIA Card Servs., N.A., 732 F.3d 259 (3d Cir. 2013)

• In re Enron Corporation
• In re Federal-Mogul Group
• In re DPP-Visalia
• In re Mariner Post-Acute Network
• Vickie Lynn Marshall (aka Anna Nicole Smith)
   v. Koch Industries Inc.
• Burtch v. Revchem (In re Sierra Concrete Designs, Inc.), 2015
   WL 4381571, Case No. 10-52667 (CSS) (Bk. Del. July 16, 2015)