Marshall Kizner is a Shareholder in Stark & Stark’s Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights Group, where he practices in the area of commercial litigation, focusing on the representation of secured and unsecured lenders and lessors in workouts and litigation. Mr. Kizner also focuses his practice on real estate litigation, title disputes, franchise litigation and real property tax appeals. Mr. Kizner is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Beer & Spirits group, where he focuses on assisting breweries, wineries and distilleries in state and federal licensing, equipment leasing, real estate leases and land use and zoning issues.
Mr. Kizner is an accomplished trial lawyer with experience handling litigation matters in a variety of forums, including federal and state courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and county board of taxations. Mr. Kizner also litigates disputes on behalf of New Jersey breweries and distilleries against the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control before the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law and local planning boards challenging restrictions on the use of commercial properties.
Mr. Kizner’s recent representative matters include:
• Obtained verdict at trial for creditor against defendant-entity who alleged that defendant never executed equipment finance lease in the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
• Judgment entered at trial on behalf of defendant, lender, in dispute with plaintiff, lender, concerning lien priority dispute in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
• Successfully litigated a real estate matter concerning the rights and obligations of a spouse who maintained a dowry interest in property, which also involved unique title claims and defenses in the New Jersey, Superior Court, Chancery Division, General Equity Part.
• Successfully enforced an arbitration provision contained in a franchise agreement forcing franchisee to arbitrate dispute with franchisor before the American Arbitration Association in the District Court for the Northern District Court of Ohio.
After graduating from Rutgers Law School, Mr. Kizner was selected as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Michael Brooke Fisher, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Cumberland County, and served one year in that capacity.
Mr. Kizner is also active in a number of charitable community organizations. He a member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Finance Committee, of the Jewish Community Center, Princeton, Mercer, Bucks. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Beth Chaim Congregation in West Windsor, New Jersey.
Mr. Kizner is a frequent contributor to the New Jersey Law Blog. You can read Mr. Kizner’s most recent blog post here.