Hartford, Conn. August 29, 2016 - Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce today that partner James J. Tancredi will assume his duties as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut at Hartford on September 1, 2016. He fills a judicial vacancy created by retired Connecticut Bankruptcy Judge Alan H.W. Shiff who served for nearly 40 years.
"As one of the top bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers in Connecticut, Jim will be an outstanding judge and the people and lawyers of the State will be the beneficiaries. We are sorry to lose him from our ranks, but are proud that Jim's impressive career included time at Day Pitney," said Day Pitney Managing Partner Stanley A. Twardy, Jr.
For over 30 years, Tancredi has represented financial institutions, creditors' committees, bondholders, investors, acquirers, trustees, receivers and debtors in asset recovery actions, reorganizations, bankruptcies and insolvency proceedings. Throughout his career he has advised clients on complex, precedential-setting and highly-publicized national and regional bankruptcies and restructurings. Tancredi is also one of the co-founders of Day Pitney's Business Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group. His passion for practicing bankruptcy and restructuring law developed following his time as an associate for the firm, where he had worked on state and municipal general obligation/ special revenue bond issues and related litigations.
"This achievement is a reflection of the incredible work he has done throughout his career, and we wish him all the best in this exciting new chapter," said Joshua Cohen, chair of Day Pitney's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice.
During his career, he enthusiastically served as President of the Hartford County Bar Association (HCBA) and the Connecticut Turnaround Management Association (CTTMA).
Tancredi is a magna cum laude graduate of both the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board of Directors and as the Managing Editor of the University of Connecticut Law Review.