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Henry M. Karwowski

Henry M. Karwowski concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and debtor/creditor rights.

Mr. Karwowski is the author of New Jersey Bankruptcy Rules Annotated, a comprehensive guide to the rules governing bankruptcy practice and procedure in New Jersey.  The book, now in its seventh edition, has been reviewed in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. According to the Journal, it is “the best bankruptcy rules book in the country.”

In 2014, Mr. Karwowski served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law-Newark, at which he taught Debtor-Creditor Law.  From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Karwowski served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, at which he taught Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights; Business Associations; and Legal Writing.  In 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, he was nominated for the annual Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.

Mr. Karwowski has served as a lecturer at the New Jersey Judicial College and the New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference and for the New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Karwowski is frequent contributor to periodicals such as the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, New Jersey Lawyer, and the New Jersey Law Journal.  In addition, he is a Contributing Author of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual (ICLE).

From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Karwowski served on the Local Rules Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Karwowski served on the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

In 2003, Mr. Karwowski successfully argued the matter of In re Bernea Smith before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The panel included former Third Circuit and current Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

In 1998-99, Mr. Karwowski served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, Chief Judge, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. In 1997, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella, the Honorable William F. Tuohey, and the Honorable Novalyn Winfield in the same court.

In August 2009, Mr. Karwowski was named one of New Jersey Law Journal‘s “40 Under 40.”