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Christopher James Baum

also known as Christopher J. Baum, Chris Baum

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Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 50%
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Commercial: 15%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joseph Caraccio

    I had the honor of working for Chris Baum when I was in law school as an intern. He taught me a great deal about civil litigation. Since I have begun practicing law I've worked with Mr. Baum on several matters and his professionalism, work ethic, and legal knowledge is absolutely amazing. I regularly refer cases to him. I can endorse Chris Baum without any reservation. He is a great attorney.


    Joseph Caraccio Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • No photo

    I've worked with Chris and his partner,Tom Bailey, on a number of matters since they formed Baum & Bailey, and have refereed cases to Chris and Tom as well. Chris is an exceptional young lawyer; don't be fooled by the number of years he's been practising--Chris more than holds his own with lawyers who've been admitted to the bar two and three times longer than he. He's spent his career "on the ground" and he combines this experience with his previous business experience, intelligence, common sense, willingness to learn and to take risks, and a toughness desire to win. Chris is a pleasure to work with and an excellent litigtor with extensive knowledge of, in particular, bankruptcy law and landlord tenant law. And he's a quick study when dealing with new issues.


    Jennifer Saffer Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Baum & Bailey, P.C.

48 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10005


NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence for the Future - Bankruptcy JurisdictionCALI2011
Empire State Counsel Honoree - 50 Hours or More of Pro Bono WorkEmpire State Counsel2009
Execellence for the Future - Consumer BankruptcyCALI2008
Excellence for the Future - Bankruptcy TaxationCALI2007
Excellence for the Future - Pre-Trial AdvocacyCALI2007
Excellence for the Future - Real Estate Workouts & BankruptcyCALI2007
Excellence for the Future - Creditor's RightsCALI2006
Excellence for the Future - Commercial ArbitrationCALI2006
Excellence for the Future - EvidenceCALI2006
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBaum & Bailey, P.C.2010 - Present
AssociateDLA Piper LLP (US)2008 - 2010
Legal InternHon. Burton R. Lifland, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York2007 - 2007
Legal InternHon. A. Kathleen Tomlinson, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York2006 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2009 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember2009 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Suarez v. Alonso (In re Rosa V. Alonso), Case No. 11-19198, Adv. Pro. No. 11-2190 (Bankr. D.N.J. Dec. 4, 2012)Judgment in Favor of Debtor After Trial - Granting Debtor a Discharge
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2008
University at AlbanyBusiness AdministrationB.S., Business Administration2002