Chet Ostrowski focuses his practice primarily in the areas of complex commercial, bankruptcy, and consumer finance litigation. Chet has represented both businesses and individuals in commercial litigation matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and consumer fraud claims. His bankruptcy litigation experience includes representing creditors in preference and fraudulent transfer actions, non-dischargeability proceedings, and contested matters involving proofs of claim. His consumer finance litigation experience includes representing financial services companies against claims brought by consumers under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and various other federal and state consumer protection and unfair/deceptive acts and practices statutes.
Chester R. Ostrowski and Matthew D. Sobolewski were contributing authors and editors to "Understanding Ordinary: A Primer on Financial and Economic Considerations for the Ordinary Course Defenses to Bankruptcy Preference Actions, Second Edition."
Acknowledged editorial contribution to completion of Credit Research Foundation book entitled Understanding Ordinary: A Primer on Financial & Economic Considerations for Ordinary Course Defenses to Bankruptcy Preference Actions (July 2013), written by Stout Risius Ross, Inc
Robert D. Laurie & Chester R. Ostrowski, How 10 States are Handling Unclaimed Property, LifeHealthPro, Mar. 29, 2013
Prepared and presented Herrick, Feinstein LLP Litigation Department CLE seminar focusing on current issues in e-discovery, New York, NY, July 2011
Assisted Ronald J. Levine, Esq. in writing "Not-for-Profit Litigation" chapter in West Publishing treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, Third Edition (2010)
A "Blighted Area" of the Law: Why Eminent Domain Legislation is Still Necessary in New Jersey after Gallenthin, 39 Seton Hall L. Rev. 225 (2009) (citing by New Jersey Supreme Court in 62-64 Main Street, LLC v. Mayor & Counsel of City of Hackensack, 221 N.J. 129 (2015))
Named to New Jersey "Rising Stars" list by Super Lawyers Magazine (2014, 2015)
Seton Hall Chancellor Scholar
Seton Hall Distinguished Scholar