Melissa Anne Peña

Attorney in New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

· Bankruptcy Inn of Court
- Member

· International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

· New York County Lawyers' Association

· National Association of Women Lawyers

· Meritas
- Co-Chairman, Financial Services/CRABS Section

News

· Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Names Five New Members

· Peña Selected as Co-Chair of Meritas Financial Services and Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Sections

· Melissa A. Peña Selected as Meritas Young Lawyer Liaison

Publications

· "Foreclosure Delays Require Creative Solutions," WithumSmith + Brown, P.C. Newsletter, November 2010

Presentations

· "Corporate Bankruptcy 101 and Select Bankruptcy Issues", Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 24, 2009

Melissa Anne Peña is a Member with the firm's New York office. She concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation and mortgage foreclosures.

Melissa's practice covers all aspects of litigation and insolvency matters in both state and federal courts. She frequently represents secured lenders, creditors' committees, debtors, trustees, landlords and other creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings pending in New York, New Jersey and Delaware. She also has extensive experience litigating cases involving UCC matters, actions to enforce promissory notes and guarantees, inter-creditor agreements, lien priority disputes, equipment leases, fraudulent conveyance actions, preferences and various creditor enforcement matters.

Melissa regularly represents lenders in commercial mortgage foreclosure proceedings throughout the State of New York. She handles all aspects of the litigation, including defending against counterclaims, negotiating forbearance agreements when appropriate, and representing the lender in any subsequent bankruptcy proceeding by litigating stay relief motions and representing the lender's interest in the plan confirmation process.

While in law school, Melissa was the Recent Development Editor of the Administrative Law Review and a member of the Law and Government Society and participated in the Washington College of Law Civil Practice Clinic. She was an intern for Searles Solicitors in London, England during the summer of 2001.

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Areas of Law

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services

 

Experience & Credentials

Position

Member

Admission Details

Admitted in 2003, New Jersey and New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York

Law School Attended

The American University Washington College of Law
Class of 2003
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended

George Washington University
Class of 2000
B.A.
Political Science, magna cum laude

Languages

Tagalog

Contact Information

Phone

212-808-0700

Email

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Melissa Anne Peña
Member
 875 Third Avenue, 8th Floor,
New York, NY 10022

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