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Joseph L. Steinfeld  Jr.

Co-Managing Partner

Direct Line: 703-626-7387
Email: jsteinfeld@askllp.com

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Joseph is responsible for the overall management of the firm as well as the principal for ASK LLP’s St. Paul office. He also heads up the bankruptcy practice group, is involved in the most significant client assignments, and oversees the transactional activities of the firm.

Email : jsteinfeld@askllp.com


With over 40 years of litigation and appellate experience, Joseph serves a broad client base and is involved in the nation’s most significant bankruptcy and mass tort cases. Prior to joining ASK LLP, Joseph practiced transportation and commercial law in Washington D.C. amid major industry changes, which led to him shifting into bankruptcy law.

Now a nationally-recognized bankruptcy and mass tort attorney, Joseph has argued hundreds of cases at district and bankruptcy courts, nearly all U.S. Courts of Appeal, and at the United States Supreme Court where he argued the case of Reiter v. Cooper, 507 U.S. 258 (1993). As Co-Managing Partner of ASK LLP he is intimately involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations and oversees all major cases. 


Mr. Steinfeld earned his legal degree from George Washington University, (J.D. 1979), with high honors and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, (B.A. 1976, Magna Cum Laude).


Mr. Steinfeld is admitted to bars of Virginia, District of Columbia, and Minnesota. He is a Life Time Sustaining Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the New York Institute of Credit and the Turnaround Management Association.


When Joseph and Edward Neiger met, they knew they wanted to work together, eventually merging their respective firms in 2012 to expand ASK LLP’s national reach while establishing a New York City office. Joseph has been primary counsel in over one hundred published opinions, engaged in over one hundred mediations representing plaintiffs and defendants, has published several articles on transportation and bankruptcy law, and is a frequent lecturer on commercial litigation and avoidance law. Joseph is also responsible for managing and growing the ASK LLP team to handle major current mass tort bankruptcy cases including Purdue and Boy Scouts.

A New York native, Joseph holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude and a Juris Doctorate with high honors from the George Washington University Law School. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and their two rescue dogs.  He loves to stay active, enjoying road bike races, kayaking, hiking and enjoying the Minnesota outdoor lifestyle as well as spending time with their two sons who live in LA and Chicago.


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