Michael R. Caruso


Michael R. Caruso, an associate, practices in the areas of litigation, commercial foreclosure, bankruptcy and creditors' rights. He represents banks, servicers and private lenders in workouts, restructurings and litigation involving distressed and defaulted loans. Michael regularly prosecutes contested commercial mortgage foreclosures, many with receiverships, and enforces negotiable notes. He also counsels investors in acquiring loans from other institutions and bidding at auction. As part of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group, Michael represents the firm’s clients in all aspects of reorganization and liquidation proceedings.

Upon graduation from law school, Michael clerked for the Hon. Jamie D. Happas, J.S.C. and the Hon. Andrea Carter, J.S.C., each of the Superior Court of the New Jersey, Law Division, Middlesex County. While attending Rutgers University School of Law, Michael received the distinction of “Top Ten Petitioner Brief” in the James J. Hunter Advanced Moot Court Competition.


  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden (J.D., 2007)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., with honors, 2003)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York