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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
132 Questions Answered
Q. Hi
A: A bankruptcy attorney would not monitor your credit report. If they were listed as a creditor, the court would have sent notice of the bankruptcy. Your attorney confirmed that they were noticed. This probably happened because the bankruptcy notice was not processed properly by the creditor. Speak to your bankruptcy attorney, perhaps they can help you with the claim.
Q. If I am on social security disability will a 25,000 inheritance affect my disability payments
A: If you are receiving SSD, then assets won't matter, you just can't be working (because you're disabled). If you are receiving SSI, which is based on need, then it will. For more info: https://www.crestssd.com/social-security-disability-qualifications/ssd-income-limits/
Q. If I lose a personal injury lawsuit from a car accident, can I file bankruptcy after the trial to wipe it out?
A: Generally speaking, bankruptcy discharges (wipes out) most debts. A judgment from a lawsuit is usually dischargeable, except for some due to public policy concerns, see https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/11/523 (for example, if car accident caused by driving under the influence or if injury was caused by malicious acts). Also, if this is your only debt, the plaintiff-creditor could also object to your discharge if the bankruptcy filing was made in bad faith (for example, if it's really just a 2 party dispute, and you filed bankruptcy only because of that lawsuit). Filing bankruptcy affects all of your assets though, so you'd want to discuss your specific situation with a bankruptcy attorney before filing.
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LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP
3305 Jerusalem Avenue
Suite 201
Wantagh, NY 11793
Telephone: (516) 826-6500