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Cristina M. Lipan

Cristina M. Lipan

  • Bankruptcy
  • New York
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Biography

Cristina Lipan represents chapter 7 trustees in chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, as well as representing debtors in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. A local New York State graduate, Ms. Lipan is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Bankruptcy Courts.

Practice Area
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • Romanian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C.
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Bankruptcy Attorney
Shipkevich PLLC
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Bankruptcy Project Manager
Garden City Group, LLC
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• Provided administrative services in complex Chapter 11 cases. • Managed notice and service requirements during a chapter 11 bankruptcy case, including solicitation and public offerings. • Supported business development team by conducting research on distressed companies, while maintaining Salesforce database and preparing various reports.
Bankruptcy Attorney
Borges & Associates
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• Represented creditors in commercial bankruptcy cases. • Followed bankruptcy cases to ensure proper treatment for the client by reviewing case filings such as operating reports, sale motions, and plan and disclosure statements. • Ensured creditors paid by filing claims, preparing motions for allowance and defending against claims objections. • Defended creditors against lawsuits brought by the debtor or trustee, including preference and fraudulent conveyance actions. Reviewed client accounting data and creating defense analyses to find the lowest possible exposure for the creditor. • Researched various facets of the law, including bankruptcy issues and contract disputes. Drafted and filed court documents, including motions and memorandums. • Negotiated settlements for avoidance actions and claims objections. Drafted stipulations of settlement. • Appeared at court hearings, presented oral arguments on submitted motions, and presented various issues and resolutions to the presiding Judge.
Education
Hofstra University
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Honors: Dean’s Scholar Program Annual Dean’s List for 2007-08 Dean’s List, Fall 2009
Activities: Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Staff Member Hofstra Law Women, Charitable Events Coordinator, 2008-2009 Participant in the Moot Court Competition, Fall 2008
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City University of New York - Hunter College
B.S. (2007) | Economics
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York  # 4896270
Member
Current
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Legal Answers
141 Questions Answered
Q. When you were in a car accident and you haven't settle yet, do you have to disclose the info when you are filing
A: Yes, any claims that existed as of the filing date of the bankruptcy is property of the estate. See Koch v National Basketball Association: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ny-supreme-court-appellate-division/1263295.html
Q. Senior citizen filing bankruptcy. Have no assets. Can I withdraw my Checking" account money?
A: Well, if you have money in a checking account, then you do have assets. If you're withdrawing $20,000 to give to your child as a gift then no, and a Trustee would sue your child. But if you're withdrawing $20 to buy groceries, that's fine. Certain assets (and you absolutely have assets) are exempt from creditors. However, once you transfer them, they are no longer exempt. This question is very fact specific. You have to speak to your attorney or retain an attorney.
Q. I would like to purchase a parcel of land, but 1 of the 2 owners has several judgements against him in the same county.
A: S.C. Code 15-41-30 refers to the homestead exemption, and you have stated it is not his residence. Therefore, the property is not exempt from creditors. Whether the lien is properly filed is another matter. However, if the lien is valid, then, although the property can still be sold, the lien creditors need to be paid (although this issue may be more nuanced if there are other secured creditors). I don't see how you get that he is "judgment proof" (and FYI, this is not a legal concept).
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LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP
3305 Jerusalem Avenue
Suite 201
Wantagh, NY 11793
Telephone: (516) 826-6500