Warren J. Martin Jr.



Warren J. Martin Jr. is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and co-chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring department. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, financial reorganizations and creditors’ rights. Known by clients and adversaries for his negotiating skills, Warren has a talent for bringing people together and leading them to recognize that they have a common goal.


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  • Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2009 - 2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (since 2012); Litigation - Bankruptcy (2012-2024)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Newark Area - Litigation - Bankruptcy (2013)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® (2008-2024)


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Health Care Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Co-chair, 2014-2016; Education Director, 2012 - 2014, Newsletter Editor 2010-2012; Blog Editor, 2019 - Present
  • International Counsel of Shopping Centers, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Creditor/Debtor Section, Member
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Turn Around Management Association (NJ), Member
  • Planning Committee for the ABI Healthcare Symposium, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, January 17, 2019
  • Board Member, both New Jersey Chapter and Regional Chapter Arthritis Foundation since 2015, (NJ Chapter since 2014); Chairman, 2018-2019 Vice Chairman, 2016-2017
  • Community Blood Services Board of Trustees, Past Vice Chair
  • Lawyers’ Advisory Committee ("LAC") to Bankruptcy Court, 2003-2013; Chairman, 2010-2012; Vice Chair, 2008-2010; Rules Committee Chairman, 2006-2008
  • Berkeley College Board of Trustees, 1999 to Present; Chair of Marketing and Community Affairs Committee, Chair of two successful Presidential Search Committees, 2008 and 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ, 1999–2001


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Speaking Engagements

  • "Judges Roundtable," NYIC Credit Smorgasborg Virtual Conference , 4/09/2024
  • "Asset Protection Strategies: Advantages and Pitfalls," New Jersey State Bar Association, 12/13/2023
  • "But Your Honor, It's Just Bankruptcy Court", 2023 Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, 5/11/2023
  • "How Mass Torts Are Driving Bankruptcy," Corporate Litigation Conference, The Trial Network, 11/05/2022
  • "Bankruptcy and the Texas Two Step," 2022 New Jersey Asbestos Litigation Conference, NJICLE, 9/30/2022
  • "Third-Party Release Battleground: Clash of the Titans," 2022 Honorable William H. Gindin Bench Bar Conference, 5/06/2022
  • "Asset Protection Strategies: Advantages and Pitfalls of Using Trusts, LLCs and Other Techniques," NJICLE, 12/13/2021
  • "Anatomy of the Infamous Caesar's Entertainment Chapter 11 Restructure," Porzio CLE Webinar, 9/29/2021
  • "Asset Protection Planning in 2020: An Essential Crash Course," NJICLE Webcast, December 2019
  • "The Role Of A Patient Care Ombudsman In A Business Bankruptcy," ABI 31st Winter Leadership Conference, December 2019
  • "Successfully Restructuring Atlantic City's Finances and Addressing the Legal and Practical Issues Involved," 21st Annual William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference, 4/05/2019
  • "Fallout of Health Care Consolidation: Who Will Be the Winners and Losers?" American Bankruptcy Institute, 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop, 8/03/2018
  • "Navigating Healthcare Bankruptcies to Maximize Creditor Recoveries," American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar, 9/08/2017
  • "Structured Dismissals," Bankruptcy Inn of Court of New Jersey, 5/01/2017
  • "Structured Dismissals," 19th Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, March 2017
  • "Casino Bankruptcies & Atlantic City: Past and Future," Co-sponsored by the Atlantic County Bar Association and Burlington County Bar Association, November 2016
  • ​​​​​​​"The Future of Atlantic City," Turnaround Management Association's Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, June 2016
  • "Distressed Non-Profits/Ethics of Board Management," 18th Annual Hon. William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, April 2016