Sydney J. Darling

Sydney J. Darling

Counsel

P: 973.757.1034

F: 973.757.1090

 sdarling@walsh.law
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Practice Areas:
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Financial Services & Risk Management

 

States Admitted to Practice:
  • New Jersey
  • New York

 

Courts Admitted to Practice:
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • US District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

 

Education:
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Newark (2009)
  • Marist College (2002)

 

Affiliations:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • New York Institute of Credit

Sydney Darling’s practice encompasses both litigation and transactional matters in the areas of business and commercial law, financial services, risk management, insolvency and real estate. Her resourcefulness, problem-solving and interpersonal skills contribute to her effective advocacy and enable her to propose thoughtful and creative solutions to her clients.

 

Sydney specializes in representing creditors, debtors, chapter 11 trustees, liquidating trustees, asset purchasers, and other interested parties in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, as well as lenders, distressed debt investors and other creditors in connection with the disposition of non-performing loans and assets outside of bankruptcy, including prosecuting real estate, article 9 and tax sale foreclosures.

 

Her litigation experience also includes a variety of business and commercial actions, including prosecuting and defending Consumer Fraud Act claims, fraudulent transfer actions, judgment collection matters, breach of contract actions, lender liability claims, and emergent proceedings seeking temporary restraints and injunctions. She has represented numerous clients at the trial and appellate levels of state, federal and bankruptcy courts in New Jersey and New York, including the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and New Jersey Appellate Division.

 

Complementing her litigation practice, Sydney has experience representing property owners, developers and landlords in a wide range of commercial and real estate transactions, counseling parties in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and improvement of real property, preparing non-consolidation opinion letters, and negotiating and drafting various forms of real estate and construction contracts.

 

Sydney served a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond T. Lyons (Ret.), United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey. She is a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, where she served as Articles Editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. While attending law school and for several years prior, she worked in advertising as an agency account executive.

Honors & Awards
  • Super Lawyer’s Rising Star (2016-2017)
News & Activities
  • Vice Chair, Essex County Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Bar Committee
  • Co-Chair, NJ Turnaround Management Association Network of Women
  • Director of Communications, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – New Jersey
  • NextGen Committee, New Jersey Turnaround Management Association
  • Barrister, New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Events Chair, 2016 TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium
  • Moderator, “Bankruptcy Basics for the Matrimonial Lawyer,” Essex County Bar Association CLE Extravaganza (December 2015)
  • “Hot Topic: In re Ashley River Consulting, LLC, et al., 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 3819, 2015 WL 6848113, No. 14-13406 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Nov. 6, 2015),” New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, New Brunswick, NJ (December 2015)
  • Moderator, “From Pinstriped Suits to Robes – Newly Minted Judges Talk About Transitioning From the Bar to the Bench,” 2015 TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium (June 2015)
  • “Bankruptcy 101−Common Issues, Risks, and Defense for Dealing with Corporate Bankruptcy,” Connell Foley LLP Continuing Legal Education Course (April 2015)
  • “Hot Topic: In re Biolitec, Inc., 528 B.R. 261 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2014),” New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Roseland, NJ (January 2015)
  • “Hot Topic: Foy v. Carlbon (In re Carlbon), 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 5083, 2011 WL 6739507, Bankr. Case No. 10-14413, Adv. No. 10-1654 (Bankr. D.N.J. Dec. 20, 2011),” New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Newark, NJ (January 2012)
  • “Hot Topic: Allen v. LaSalle Bank, N.A., 629 F.3d 364 (3d Cir. 2011),” New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Newark, NJ (February 2011)
Publications
  • “Appellate Division Again Warns Car Dealers: Beware of Inconsistent Legal Terms in Documents,” LinkedIn, June 13, 2016
  • “Want to Make a Stand? You May Not Have Standing,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, August 2015 (co-author)
  • “N.J. Supreme Court Fortifies Public Policy Promoting Tax Sale Certificates,” New Jersey Law Journal, Oct. 6, 2014