Robert E. Nies

Member of the Firm

Robert Nies, a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group, has served the business community for more than 25 years, advising on a wide range of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues, complex commercial litigations and mediations.

Rob has extensive nationwide experience in the areas of corporate insolvency and reorganization. He also has a niche litigation practice that pursues the fraudulent transfer of assets – particularly through the unlawful use of alter ego and successor entities – in state court litigation and subsequent bankruptcy filings.

A successful mediator in all aspects of bankruptcy and commercial litigation, Rob is a founding member and former master in both the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inns of Court and the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He brings a unique perspective to creative problem solving in the areas of bankruptcy and related litigation.

On September 1, 2017, Rob was appointed by the NJ Supreme Court to serve as a board chair for the NJ Lawyers Assistance Program and has served on the board of trustees since 2012.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Delaware & Rutgers University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1976)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York