Bunce D. Atkinson is a founding member and President of Atkinson & DeBartolo, P.C. Mr. Atkinson represents clients in the Trenton and Newark vicinages of United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Chapters 7, 11 and 13. His clients consist of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, Trustees and creditor committees, representation includes litigating adversary proceedings, and filing bankruptcy appeals in the United States District Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served as a Panel United States Trustee in Chapter 7 and 11 cases in the Trenton Vicinage of the United States Bankruptcy Court since 1980, and has been appointed by the Court as its Fiscal Agent. In the Superior Court of New Jersey, Mr. Atkinson represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, and contested cases in the Chancery and Law Divisions of Superior Court of New Jersey. He has served as a Court Appointed Receiver, a Special Fiscal Agent, and as the attorney for Court Appointed Receivers and Examiners. Mr. Atkinson has served as a mediator and arbitrator in the United States Bankruptcy Court and in the Superior Court of New Jersey involving commercial disputes, and continues as a mediator in the United States Bankruptcy Court.
Mr. Atkinson is a frequent moderator, panelist and lecturer on bankruptcy issues for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey and for the New Jersey State Bar Association and its sections. He has been qualified by the Superior Court of New Jersey as an expert witness in litigation involving bankruptcy issues. He was appointed by the Chief Bankruptcy Judge to serve on the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, and is the Chairperson of the Chancery Section of the Monmouth County Bar Association. Mr. Atkinson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University where he graduated with High Honors, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the National Honor Society. He received his JD Degree with Honors from Rutgers Law School – Camden, New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Association, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute.