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Cristina M. Lipan

Cristina M. Lipan

  • Bankruptcy
  • New York
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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
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • Romanian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Bankruptcy Attorney
LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP
- Current
Bankruptcy attorney, chapter 7 and chapter 11.
Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C.
Bankruptcy Attorney
Shipkevich PLLC
Bankruptcy Project Manager
Garden City Group, LLC
• 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
• 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.
Hofstra University
J.D. (2010) | Law
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
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158 Questions Answered
Q. I have a bankruptcy 410 chapter 11 what do I do with it?
A: I believe you're referring to a proof of claim form received with respect to a chapter 11 bankruptcy case. If you have a claim against the Debtor, then you may fill out the claim, and attach supporting documentation. You may be able to fill out the claim online (depending on the court and case), or you mail it to the clerk of the court or claims agent, see instructions provided. If this is a larger case and there's a claims agent, then there may be a website with further information for creditors about the bankruptcy case.
Q. My condo association and I are at odds over assessments, fees, and interest. For water and association expenses,
A: Per Bankruptcy Code 523(a)(16), these debts are probably not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so you would continue to owe them. Whether they represent an accurate balance of what you owe is a different issue. I suggest clearly breaking down all charges and payments made (like a statement), include all support showing payment, and present to the collection law firm. Collection firms do the work on a volume basis, so it's possible they won't pay attention, but at least you have a record you notified them. Make sure you have a copy of what you sent them and receipt of delivery (certified mail or fedex etc). If they begin foreclosure proceedings, you will present your evidence of the payments you made to the Court. This is not legal advice. I suggest you retain an attorney to help you. You may be able to get the Court to order they pay your attorneys' fees, if you can prove you told them you already paid, and they ignored you.
Q. I own an llc that is in terrible debt. Can I sign it over debt and all and walk away??
A: As a general rule, the debt belongs to the entity, not you, so you (personally) would not be liable for the debt. In this case, you could just walk away. HOWEVER, there may be other issues that might prevent you from doing this. If you signed a personal guarantee, then you would be still liable for the debt (both you and the LLC would remain liable). There may also be ways to "pierce the corporate veil" for creditors to hold you liable for the LLC's debt. There may be other reasons why you would remain personally liable (for example, for some types of tax debts). This is a fact specific question and you'll want to speak to an experienced attorney that can review your situation in detail to determine how you should proceed.
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