Joseph Caneco is an attorney in our firm’s Litigation Section. He works in the bankruptcy and restructuring practice group and concentrates on debtor and creditor rights. Before joining Fishman Haygood, Joe was an attorney at two nationally recognized firms headquartered in New York City.

Joe has experience representing debtors, creditors’ committees, secured lenders, general unsecured creditors, and trustees before U.S. Bankruptcy and State Courts, as well as in connection with out-of-court transactions.

Joe is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

Joe received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He later received his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was on the Dean’s List.

Prior to law school, Joe served in a variety of divisional leadership roles as a Naval Flight Officer on active duty with the United States Navy and then as a drilling reservist in United States Navy Reserve.

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, 2019
  • J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, 2016
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A. from Fordham University, 2005

Representative Matters

  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Plan Administrator for Katerra Inc., an international construction, manufacturing, and design company (In re Katerra Inc., Case No. 21-31861, Bankr. S.D. Tex.)
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Aluminum Shapes, L.L.C., a national aluminum processing and extrusion company (In re Aluminum Shapes, L.L.C., Case No. 21-16520, Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Custom Alloy Corporation, a manufacturer of specialized alloyed forgings, fittings, and pipe to defense and industrial customers (In re Custom Alloy Corporation, Case No. 22-18143, Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • A Las Vegas-based audio, video, lighting, and production management company in its chapter 11 reorganization (In re 3G Productions, Inc., Case No. 21-13384, Bankr. D. Nev.)
  • A regional construction company debtor in chapter 11, resulting in a swift and successful asset sale and workout with secured lenders, followed by a liquidating plan (In re Assuncao Bros., Case No. 22-16159, Bankr. D.N.J.)
  • The Liquidating Trustee of a national trucking company overseeing a chapter 11 plan of liquidation, assisting with post-confirmation asset recovery and claims administration and objections (In re Comcar Industries, Inc., Case No. 20-11120, Bankr. D. Del.)

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey