Beth Rotenberg is a litigator who concentrates her practice in the fields of surety and fidelity law, construction litigation, and bankruptcy and creditor’s rights in New York and New Jersey. Beth represents sureties with respect to performance and payment bond claims, the defense of prevailing wage claims, affirmative surety claims, probate and other types of bond claims, and bankruptcy issues. She also represents contractors and building material suppliers in litigation matters, including breach of contract and payment claims.
Counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Group, Beth primarily represents creditors, assisting them to enforce their rights in mortgage foreclosure proceedings and under the Bankruptcy Code through the defense of preference actions, filing of claims, and protection of creditor’s rights with respect to the sale and transfer of assets in a bankruptcy case.
Prior to joining the firm, Beth clerked for Federal Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones of the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division. She also interned during her first summer in law school for Federal Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy of the Eastern District of New York.
Beth graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is a cum laude graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she received a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. She was also elected to the Order of the Coif and was a production editor for the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. Beth is fluent in Spanish.
Co-author, “Keeping an Eye on the Principal: Ethical Concerns and Legal Considerations Regarding the Fiduciary Bond Surety’s Requirement and Enforcement of a Joint Control Agreement” (September 13-15, 2017, 28th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference)
Co-author, “Six Considerations in Underwriting Subdivision Bonds, Part 2 of 2,” in the Surety Bond Quarterly (Fall 2016)
Co-author, “Six Considerations in Underwriting Subdivision Bonds, Part 1 of 2,” in the Surety Bond Quarterly (Summer 2016)
Co-author, "Bankruptcy and the Surety: Case Studies in Protecting the Surety’s Interests in the Principal’s Bankruptcy" (September 17-18, 2015, 26th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference)
Co-author, "Law of Developers or Subdivision Bonds," in The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds (Bruce Charles King, Richard E. Towle, and Samuel J. Arena, Jr. eds., 2d ed., 2012)
DRI Fidelity and Surety Roundtable (May 17, 2019)
28th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference (September 13-15, 2017)
26th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference (September 17-18, 2015)
Surety and Fidelity Association of America: "Understanding the Principal’s Bankruptcy –the Basics" (June 16, 2015)
Secured Creditors Need to Rethink Collection Efforts (May 2018)
25 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2019 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 12, 2019)
33 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 19, 2018)
CSG Announces Seven Attorney Promotions (January 1, 2018)
36 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 14, 2017)
32 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" (March 22, 2016)