Bankruptcy Partner Tara J. Schellhorn was appointed to serve on the Chester Township Council, filling a vacancy created when a current council member became mayor of the Township. Tara was sworn in on January 17, 2023 and will serve for one year. She was unanimously voted in by the mayor and three current council members.
Chester Mayor Michael Inganamort said in an Observer-Tribune article on January 21, 2023, “Chester Township is fortunate to have people like Tara Schellhorn willing to serve. Tara brings a unique perspective to the council and really rounds out our experience. I look forward to her service on behalf of our town.”
Tara previously served on the Township’s Environmental Commission and will continue on as the Council’s liaison. Tara is also active in the greater Chester community, serving as the treasurer of the Educational Foundation of the Chesters and as a member of the board of trustees of The Westmont Montessori School. Of her new role on the Council, she said, ”I am excited to serve Chester Township and appreciate the opportunity. I believe my background as an attorney working in financial restructuring will be particularly useful as we navigate challenging issues this year, including the budget.”
Tara is a partner in Riker Danzig’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Group, representing clients in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring, as well as bankruptcy litigation, complex corporate lending issues, and civil litigation in both federal and state courts. She holds leadership roles in a number of bankruptcy and insolvency organizations, and is Vice Chair of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of New Jersey.
Tara J. Schellhorn