Bridgewater, NJ (February 4, 2013) – The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., announced that Melissa A. Peña has been named a Member of the firm.
Peña, a resident of New York, New York, concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law and complex commercial litigation. She frequently represents debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, landlords, and other creditors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and other jurisdictions. Peña also represents banking institutions in work-outs and commercial foreclosure matters. She handles shareholder disputes and creditors’ rights litigation. She frequently appears before the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey. She also negotiates settlements and mediates cases in both private and court-ordered mediations.
Peña earned her J.D., cum laude, from Washington College of Law at American University in 2003 and her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science from George Washington University in 2000. She is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, National Association of Women Lawyers, American Bankruptcy Institute, and New York County Lawyers’ Association, and serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Meritas Financial Services and Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Sections.