Jeffrey Wurst joined the bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice of Armstrong Teasdale as a partner in New York City. Wurst has more than 30 years of experience handling commercial finance and bankruptcy matters.
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Wurst spent 30 years in private practice at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, serving as chair of the financial services, banking and bankruptcy department.
Wurst is an esteemed fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a panelist on the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators. Wurst has handled matters involving loan workouts, asset-based lending, factoring, syndications, leasing and C&I, as well as bankruptcy matters and turnaround situations stemming from transactions. His experience also extends to counseling emerging finance companies and commercial marketplace lenders.
Wurst advises lenders and borrowers when commercial borrowers seek protection, whether in or out of bankruptcy, often under Chapter 11 and state court insolvency proceedings. He has experience in obtaining orders authorizing debtors-in-possession to borrow money on a secured basis and in litigating contested claims for use of cash collateral. Wurst also has represented clients who are acquiring the assets or stock of companies in bankruptcy, and regularly represents the interests of commercial landlords in bankruptcy matters.
Wurst has represented both lenders and borrowers in litigation arising from transactions, and is often called upon to handle inter-lender disputes. His litigation experience includes the defense of major money center banks in venues across the country related to lender liability, lien priority disputes, fraudulent conveyance and similar actions. He is engaged both as an advocate and as a neutral in arbitration proceedings under state and federal law, and is a frequent speaker advancing the use of arbitration in commercial finance matters. In addition, Wurst has argued appeals in the Second, Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals on matters involving bankruptcy, financing and lender liability. He is also a frequent contributor to the ABF Journal.