Professional Biography
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Jeffrey D. Vanacore Senior Counsel

  • New York

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    New York

    1155 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd Floor

    New York, NY 10036-2711




Jeffrey Vanacore, a corporate bankruptcy attorney and commercial litigator, has nearly 20 years of experience focusing on a wide array of litigation (in both federal and state courts) and complex financial restructuring matters.

Jeffrey regularly represents clients in bankruptcy and restructuring matters and appears in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation. In addition to bankruptcy litigation, Jeffrey regularly litigates matters in the areas of privacy, intellectual property, class actions and breaches of fiduciary duties. Jeffrey is one of the few lawyers in the country who has obtained a full student loan discharge for a client. Jeffrey has argued complex bankruptcy appeals and has been published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and other publications on various cutting-edge issues.

Jeffrey is a seasoned attorney who relishes designing solutions to prevent legal issues from impacting a client’s goals and solving them when and if they occur. Jeffrey’s problem-solving experience runs deep, from working as an automotive technician during high school (he is happy to answer any personal automotive related questions), developing and manufacturing controls for turbine engines for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of prime mover controls during his college years to finding creative and unique solutions as an attorney. Jeffrey’s background and education in manufacturing, tax and accounting helps him to understand not just the client’s legal issues, but its business as well. His clients often remark that when they considered who would best be able to handle unique legal issues or litigation, Jeffrey’s name routinely is at the top of the list. Jeffrey truly enjoys practicing law.

Jeffrey is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and a former Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and previously worked in the tax-consulting department of a Big Four accounting firm. Jeffrey is also well versed in intellectual property matters and is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has litigated numerous intellectual property matters in both bankruptcy and district courts.

Professional Leadership

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Arbitrator

Related Employment

  • Ernst & Young, C.P.A.
  • Arent Fox LLP, New York, NY, Associate
  • Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP, New York, NY, Associate





Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


  • St. John's University School of Law, LL.M. in Bankruptcy Law, 2001
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Colorado State University, M.B.A., Accounting and Taxation, 1997
  • Colorado State University, B.S., 1993