John M. August


Florham Park

T 973-622-3699

John August is a bankruptcy and creditor’s rights attorney with an emphasis on asset recovery and judgment collection for secured and unsecured creditors. His experience aggressively pursuing claims covers the gamut of collection practice, from commercial foreclosures to seizing a Boeing 747 aircraft from McGuire Air Force Base. In addition to bankruptcy and collections, Mr. August regularly defends lender liability actions.

Mr. August is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts, including the bankruptcy courts. Almost as a matter of routine today, debtors file bankruptcy petitions to stop collection actions. Mr. August has developed an expertise assisting clients, from lenders to judgment creditors to landlords, to navigate through the bankruptcy process. He has extensive experience defending avoidance actions in bankruptcy cases to help clients keep the payments that they have received when debtors file bankruptcy petitions. When appropriate, Mr. August will litigate non-dischargeability actions so that the obligations owed to his clients are not discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding. He is also experienced with, and represents clients in, less common State Court insolvency proceedings such as Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors and Receivership Actions.  

Mr. August is the Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar and is a member of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court.  Mr. August regularly speaks and publishes articles on collection and bankruptcy topics.

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  • New Jersey Super Lawyers® - 2024
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Wada Marketing Group, LLC, et al., v. Ven-Co Produce, Inc., et al., 11 Civ. 3052 (TPG), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120660 (S.D.N.Y. August 9, 2011)

In re Prisco Properties, LLC, No. 10-21719, 2010 WL 4412095 (Bankr. D.N.J. November 1, 2010)

American Bankruptcy Institute

New Jersey Bar Association, Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section

Bankruptcy Inn of Court