Melinda Dee Middlebrooks

Melinda Dee Middlebrooks

Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.
  • Bankruptcy, Collections
  • New Jersey, New York, Tennessee
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Summary

Middlebrooks Shapiro & Nachbar, P.C. provides our Bankruptcy Clients (Chapter 7, 13 and 11) with large firm experience and effectiveness with the attention and affordability that only a boutique bankruptcy firm can offer.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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Tennessee
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.
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Melinda founded the Firm in 1993 to represent the niche medium Chapter 11 debtor market. In addition to the main Bankruptcy practice, the Firm can counsel on an array of matters including State and Municipal Court matters (civil law suits, municipal offenses, etc.).
Associate
McCarter & English LLP
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Assigned to the Bankruptcy Department at McCarter & English in Newark, New Jersey, Melinda was the handling attorney for In re: Hanlin one of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the 3rd Circuit. While at McCarter, Melinda gained large firm experience in Chapter 11 reorganizations.
Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Judge Vincent J. Commisa
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey
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Education
Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Faculty Award: Most Outstanding Contribution to the Law School and the Community (1984); Coordinator, Moot Court Board Member; Problem Writer and Grader (1983-84); Associate Editor, Legislative Journal, Seton Hall University Legislative Bureau Publication (1983-84); Justice,Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (1983-84); Student Practioner, Family Law Clinic; Most Outstanding Justice (International Award, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Int'l (1984); Most Outstanding Clerk (International Award), Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Int'l; Seton Hall Law School Centennial Scholarship Recipient (1981 - 1983).
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Columbia University
M.A. | Administration
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Honors: Vice-President, Phi Delta Kappa.
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Vanderbilt University
B.A. (1975) | Education
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Honors: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; President, Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society.
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University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Education
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Activities: Melinda was a "Golden Girl" twirler with the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band.
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Awards
NJBIZ BEST 50 WOMEN IN BUSINESS – Statewide Juried Award
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What an honor to receive this juried award for Best 50 Women in Business!
Woman of Excellence
National Association of Professional and Executive Womem
Professional Associations
Rotary International
Member
- Current
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Union County College
Adjunct Professor
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New Jersey State Bar # 006461985
Member
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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Int'l
Former Clerk, Justice and District Justice
- Current
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Union Township Board of Education
Member
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Union Township Board of Education
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Is Your Client Considering Personal or Corporate Bankruptcy"
Financial Planning Association of New Jersey (Princeton, New Jersey)
"Pre-Chapter 11 Restructuring Issues"
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
2008 Insolvency & Reorganization Overview
New Jersey Society of CPA's
"The Quiet Majority: The Real Deal on Small Firm Practice"
New York City Bar Association
"Hot Topics in Bankruptcy"
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
"IRAs: Who Gets the Money?"
New Jersey Lawyer - The Magazine of the New Jersey Bar Association
"What Every Practicioner Should Know About Bankruptcy Before One is Filed"
New Jersey Laywer - The Magazine of the New Jersey Bar Association
"Authority for Sales and Related Statutory Provisions - Section 363 Sales - Strategies and Pitfalls"
Essex County Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.
Contact & Map
Middlebrooks Shapiro, P.C.
841 Mountain Avenue, First Floor
First Floor
Springfield, NJ 07081
USA
Telephone: (973) 218-6877
Fax: (973) 218-6878