Josef W. Mintz


Josef (Joe) Mintz is an experienced and versatile business bankruptcy and restructuring attorney. Licensed in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, he represents a diverse range of parties including creditors, debtors, trustees, lessors, and asset purchasers in matters including:

  • Chapter 7 and 11 cases
  • Bankruptcy alternatives including assignments for the benefit of creditors (“ABCs”), liquidations, winddowns, and UCC (Article 9) foreclosures
  • Bankruptcy litigation including preference and fraudulent transfer claims
  • Chapter 15 and related international insolvency matters
  • Restructuring and out-of-court workouts
  • Asset sales
  • Commercial financing and secured transactions

Chambers USA has ranked Joe in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring law for over 10 years. Chambers noted he is “bright, focused and thoughtful in his approach.” Sources have given particular praise for his “responsiveness and understanding of the overall picture, even when dealing with very complex matters.”

While in law school, Joe was the production editor for the Rutgers Law Journal. He served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jean K. FitzSimon, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as an intern to the Honorable John J. Hughes, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the District of New Jersey.

Prior to attending law school, Joe held positions as an antitrust legal assistant and an electronic discovery specialist for a large, international law firm.

Outside the Firm

Joe lives in West Philadelphia with his wife and two children. He is a lifelong Phillies fan and enjoys live music, running, and biking.


  • Numerous roles in assignments for the benefit of creditors (“ABCs”) acting for companies (assignors), trustees (assignees), and other parties.
  • NS8, as co-counsel to the Debtors and Plan Trustee of a software company defrauded by its former CEO with over $100 million in tort damages claims.
  • Welded Construction, as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Plan Administrator in the Chapter 11 of a large domestic, mainline pipeline construction contractor with over one billion dollars in pre-petition revenue.
  • Borden Dairy Company, as counsel to the agent and first-out lender in $295 million unitranche facility to the second largest dairy processor and distributor in the United States.
  • DC Solar, as counsel to institutional investor and victim of a $800 billion Ponzi scheme involving solar tax credits, and its subsequent bankruptcy case and related litigation.
  • Cashman Equipment Corporation, as counsel to largest senior secured lender and post-petition collateral agent for large lender group in respect of at least $142 million of senior secured claims in international barge company Chapter 11.
  • Performance Sports Group, as counsel to creditors’ committee of international manufacturer and supplier of sporting goods under well-known brands, including Bauer and Easton.
  • Energy Coal S.p.A, as counsel to foreign representative of Italian coal product wholesaler in the first Chapter 15 case in the United States relating to the recently amended, reorganization-optimizing concordato preventivo process under the Italian Insolvency Law.
  • Counsel to a defendant in a multimillion dollar bankruptcy litigation involving claims for substantive consolidation, preference, fraudulent transfer, and breach of contract.
  • ProNerve Holdings, as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of an intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (“IOM”) provider.
  • MSD Performance, as counsel to the creditors' committee of a manufacturer of ignition, engine management, and data acquisitions products.
  • Reichhold, Inc., as co-counsel to the creditors’ committee of a global manufacturer of coatings and resins.
  • Woodcrest Country Club, as counsel to a Chapter 11 trustee in a golf course reorganization.
  • ETFF Corporation (f/k/a Pennfield Corporation), as counsel to the creditors’ committee of a grain business and transportation affiliate.
  • Philadelphia Rittenhouse Developer, as counsel to a first lien lender in a single asset real estate bankruptcy.
  • PFF Bancorp, as counsel to the creditors’ committee and liquidating trustee of a bank holding company.
  • Mortgage Lenders Network USA., as counsel to the creditors’ committee and the liquidating trustee of a subprime mortgage lender.
  • Lower Bucks Hospital, as counsel to the creditors’ committee of a hospital and subsidiaries.
  • Nova Biosource Fuels, as debtors’ counsel to a biodiesel refining business.

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  • 2024, listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers
  • 2024, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Philadelphia, listed in Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2013–2024, Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law, listed in Chambers USA
  • 2023, listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers
  • 2017–2018, “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in Bankruptcy, listed in Super Lawyers®



  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Turnaround Management Association
Professional Activities

Joe is a Global Executive Board Member and Corporate Secretary of the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) and the former Chair of the board of directors for the Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter of the TMA. Joe also serves on the steering committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference and is a barrister of the Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court. He also actively volunteers for several non-profit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia community.



  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware


  • Vassar College, BA
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, JD, magna cum laude