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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
Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C.
- Current
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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Legal Answers
130 Questions Answered
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 (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.
Q. Can someone just stop paying for 50% of their childs needs if they are filing bankruptcy, if its a court order?
A: Domestic support obligations are not discharged in bankruptcy, so even if she files bankruptcy she would still owe this money (presumably, if she is required to pursuant to the court order). However, how would you get it if she just doesn't have it?
Q. How do I find the final result of my claim? I have the case number.
A: Looks like this was case number 2:02-bk-24411-BB (aka 02-24411) filed in the Central District of California 5/16/02. A plan was confirmed 10/8/03 and the case was closed 5/23/14, which means any payments for claims were already paid a long time ago. The deadline for filing claims was 11/18/02. If you did file a claim, it is possible your claim was objected to and you never responded, or perhaps the payment was made but lost somehow or went to the wrong address. In any case, it's probably way too late to do anything, but you can still research to see what happened. You can access the docket using and you may need to pay to pull reports (although I think if you're under a certain amount, they don't bill you at all). You'll need to set up a pacer account. Alternatively, you could go to the court clerk to get the info, but not sure if they're open. You can go to the bankruptcy court's website to find out more information on how to access the docket:
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LaMonica Herbst & Maniscalco, LLP
3305 Jerusalem Avenue
Suite 201
Wantagh, NY 11793
Telephone: (516) 826-6500
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