George R. Hirsch

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George R. Hirsch is a Member of the Firm’s Litigation and Creditor’s Rights/Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Groups. Mr. Hirsch has represented clients, including leading banks, insurance companies and foreign and domestic manufacturing companies in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Mr. Hirsch began his career as Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank H. Freedman, U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts. Following a stint with a leading New York City based law firm, he gained broad business litigation and bankruptcy law experience at several respected metropolitan area law firms before being recruited to join Sills Cummis & Gross in 2009 as a business, bankruptcy and real estate litigator. In addition to his litigation and bankruptcy work, Mr. Hirsch counsels clients on a variety of business issues.

In The News Items

When City Hall Becomes the Poorhouse

NJBIZ 8/13/2012


Financial Chaos and Budget Uncertainty - Is Municipal Bankruptcy in New Jersey’s Future

Government Financial Officers Association of New Jersey 7/22/2011


Mysteries of the Uniform Commercial Code: Leases of Goods that Become Installed In, Affixed To, or Mixed with Other Goods

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 10/1/2014

More Municipalities Are Considering Bankruptcy

New Jersey Municipalities Magazine 12/3/2012

Mysteries of Uniform Commercial Code Article 9: Security Interests in Commingled Goods

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 3/1/2012

Bankruptcy Remote Entities: What about the Rents?

New Jersey Law Journal - Bankruptcy Law Supplement 1/18/2010

Rankings and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2019, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006-2019, Bankruptcy: Business; Business Litigation

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Bankruptcy, Financial Reorganization and Creditors' Rights
  • Cannabis
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(973) 643-5679  Phone
(973) 643-6500  Fax
University Attended:
Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1981, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1980, U.S. Tax Court; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1978, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1977, Massachusetts; 1985, Maine; 1981, New Jersey; 1980, New York; 1984, U.S. Supreme Court


Member, Bankruptcy Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
Former Chair (1997-1998), Debtor/Creditor Committee, Essex County Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Founder and First President, Tufts Lawyers Association
Member , Tufts University Alumni Counsel

Birth Information:
Opelika, Alabama, 1953

Peer Reviews

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Newark, New Jersey

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