C RISTINA M. L IPAN , E SQ .

www. cr ist ina lipa n.com

A DM ISSIONS
New York State, June 2011 Southern District of New York, August 2011 Eastern District of New York, August 2011

E DUCATION
Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY Juris Doctor Degree Awarded, May 2010 GPA: 3.47 Class Rank: 91/361 (Top 25%) Honors: Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Staff Member Dean¶s Scholar Program, 2007-10 Training: Basic Mediation Training Certificate (46 hours), issued by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc. and Hofstra University School of Law. Hunter College, New York, NY Bachelor of Arts in Economics, minor in Sociology, May 2007

E XPERI ENCE
Borges & Associates, LLC, Syosset, NY 01/2011 ± Present Bankruptcy Associate Represent creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Handle creditor¶s claims, including 503(b)(9), post-petition administrative, PACA, and 502(h) claims, among others, and represent creditors in defending such claims when objections are made. Defend creditors in various adversary proceedings, including fraudulent conveyances and preferences. Create preference analyses utilizing excel worksheets, adjusting calculations to find the lowest possible exposure for the creditor. Draft and file court documents, such as notices, motions (mainly for payment of claims), discovery documents, and professional fee applications. Negotiate settlements and drafted stipulations in resolution of adversary proceedings as well as in resolution of claims issues, and assisted in mediations of such issues. Thaler & Gertler, East Meadow, NY 09/2009 ± 09/2010 Legal Assistant / Paralegal Assist panel trustee in the administration of chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions. Review petitions in preparation for 341 meeting, request additional documentation/information from debtors, follow up with debtors regarding the turnover of property of the estate and other issues, draft demand letters and adversary proceedings for turnover of property, and review/organize claims register for accurateness and priorities. Organize case files and take inventory of documents. Retail Automation Products, New York, NY 02/2006 ± 01/2011 Office Manager/Administrator Prepare bank reconciliations and file monthly sales and use tax returns. Maintain accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger accounts and cash management system.

S K ILLS
Computer: Languages: Pacer, ECF, Sage Timeslips, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PCLaw, Amicus, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks and BusinessWorks accounting programs, and other substantial computer skills. Romanian (Fluent), Spanish (Intermediate), Turkish (Beginner)