Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C.
10 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Jed Horwitt is a partner at Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C. with over 35 years of experience in the area of bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights. His practice focuses primarily on the representation of businesses in need of financial workouts or contemplating Chapter 11 reorganization, creditors’ committees in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and high net worth individuals who are seeking protection from their creditors.
Jed has represented main players in many complex and successful bankruptcy proceedings including Handy and Harman Refining Group, Inc., Adler Coleman Clearing Corporation, Derecktor Shipyards and the Cannondale Bicycle Company. He is currently the lead attorney representing the Chapter 7 Trustee in In re Michael S. Goldberg, a significant Ponzi Scheme bankruptcy case where he has overseen the prosecution of over 200 adversary proceedings. Jed was the liquidating trustee for In re Handy and Harman Refining Group, Inc. and In re Attleboro Refining Company, Inc., together one of the world’s largest precious metals refineries, where allowed unsecured claims were paid 100 percent.
Jed has also represented numerous creditors in litigation against the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) in the context of broker/dealer liquidations under the Securities Investor Protection Act. He is currently serving as the Court-appointed Receiver in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Mark J. Varacchi and Sentinel Growth Fund Management, LLC, a complex securities fraud-related ponzi scheme; and he was the former Receiver in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Iftikar Ahmed, et al.
In 2016, Jed accepted an invitation to become a James T. Cooper Lifetime Fellow. The Fellows is a collection of the State’s most outstanding lawyers, judges and teachers who devote their time and talent to sponsoring programs that address matters concerning the legal profession, justice, and the rule of law in society.
Prior to coming to Connecticut, Jed practiced for two years in New York City at what is now known as KMZ-Rosenman, LLC. Following that, Jed practiced for two years at the New Haven based law firm of Wiggin & Dana until joining Zeisler & Zeisler in 1991.
- AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated
- Included in The Best Lawyers of America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights (2006 – 2023); Litigation – Bankruptcy (2011 – 2023)
- Named the Best Lawyers® Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year,” Stamford Metro Area (2014)
- Named the Best Lawyers Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Stamford Metro Area (2012)
- Selected, Connecticut Super Lawyers list (2008 – 2021)
- James T. Cooper Lifetime Fellow
- Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Commercial Litigation & Bankruptcy Section
- House of Delegates Representative (2014 – 2016)
- Past Chair, Commercial Litigation & Bankruptcy Section (1998-2000)
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
Zeisler & Zeisler’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice is recognized as the largest and most accomplished in Connecticut.
For the eleventh consecutive year, Zeisler & Zeisler’s Insolvency & Restructuring practice has received the “Best Law Firm” Stamford Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law from U.S News – Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
The firm provides representation in all facets of financial distress, including the following:
- Chapter 11 Bankruptcies
- Out-of-Court Workouts and Restructurings
- Business Sales and Liquidations
- Creditors’ and Other Statutory Committee Representation
- Business/Asset Purchases
- Debtor-in-Possession Financing
- Creditors’ Rights
- Landlord/Tenant Representation
Five of Zeisler & Zeisler’s partners—James Berman, Jed Horwitt, Eric Henzy, Matthew Beatman and Stephen Kindseth—have been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation –Bankruptcy.
For over 50 years, Zeisler & Zeisler has provided the highest level of quality legal representation, responsiveness and professional commitment to empower its clients to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities in a cost-effective manner. We offer a broad range of legal services to local, regional and national clients, in the areas of insolvency, litigation, consumer bankruptcy, personal injury, FINRA arbitration, and business law.
Zeisler & Zeisler’s insolvency group, in particular, enjoys a national reputation in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, creditors’ rights and other insolvency matters, leveraging its vast experience, passion and creativity to resolve its clients’ most daunting financial challenges. Our highly respected and trial-ready litigation team blends tenacious representation and practical counsel to win high-stakes disputes in a diverse range of legal matters.