Joseph-M-Shapiro-Esq

MIDDLEBROOKS SHAPIRO, P.C.
841 Mountain Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-218-6877
973-218-6878 (fax)
Email Address

EDUCATION
Juris Doctor 
I.P. Concentration
Seton Hall University Law School
Newark, NJ 

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Magna Cum Laude
Savannah College of Art & Design
Savannah, GA

ADMISSIONS
State of New Jersey
State of New York
District of New Jersey
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Third Circuit Court of Appeals

MEMBERSHIPS
New Jersey State Bar Association
Turnaround Management Assoc.
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
New York State Bar Association

Joseph M. Shapiro, Esq. 

Joseph concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and individual reorganization, liquidation, bankruptcy, creditor / debtor rights, and federal, state and appellate litigation, with a focus on adversary proceedings. Joseph also focuses his practice on assignments for the benefit of creditors, and represents both assignees and assignors in ABCs.

Since 2018, Joseph teaches business law to undergraduate students as an adjunct professor at Union County College.

In 2019, Joseph co-authored and presented “The Essential Attorney’s Guide to Bankruptcy & Restructuring”, one of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s highest rated legal education programs in 2018.

In 2019, Joseph was a panelist on the topic of “New Jersey State Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors” at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 21st Annual Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In 2019, Joseph moderated a panel of hemp entrepreneurs at Rutgers’ Scarlet Startups’ inaugural “Hemp Entrepreneurship” at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health on Rutgers’ Cook Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In 2019, Joseph moderated Jersey City Tech Meetup’s panel of experts on the topics of intellectual property, licensing, compliance and legislation in the business of cannabis in Jersey City.

In 2018, Joseph co-authored and presented “The Essential Attorney’s Guide to Bankruptcy & Restructuring in 2018 and Beyond” continuing legal education course through the New Jersey State Bar Association in Fairfield, New Jersey and in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In 2018, Joseph was a panelist on the topic of “Creditor Voting in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases” at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 20th Annual Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In 2018, Joseph co-presented the continuing legal education course “Bankruptcy Basics” through the Marino Legal Academy in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2018, Joseph co-planned and moderated Rutgers’ Scarlet Startups and Jersey City Tech Meetup’s panel of experts on the topics of intellectual property, licensing, compliance and legislation in the business of cannabis in Jersey City.

In 2017, Joseph co-presented the continuing legal education course “Bankruptcy Basics” through the Marino Legal Academy in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2016, Joseph co-presented the continuing legal education course “Bankruptcy Basics” through the Marino Legal Academy in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2015, Joseph served as a Judge in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s “Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition”.

In 2014, Joseph co-presented the continuing legal education course “Bankruptcy Basics” through the Marino Legal Academy in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2012, Joseph served as a Volunteer Attorney with the Honorable Morris Stern Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project (the Rutgers-Newark Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project).

Between 2010 and 2015, Joseph co-founded and operated a nationwide Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee payment service, which held a business method patent entitled “Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Payment System and Method”, and which was service utilized by Chapter 13 debtors in 45 States.

From 2008 to 2015, Joseph was a Barrister in the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court.

Between 2005 to 2008, Joseph accepted legal internships with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. and Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York, and served as a research assistant to Professors Carl H. Coleman and Gaia Bernstein.