Barbie D. Lieber treats her clients with dignity and compassion. Her interpersonal skills and knowledge help to ease the anxiety felt by many of her clients, particularly those clients who are undergoing enormous financial stress or other types of stress. The legal process can be daunting and Ms. Lieber does everything she can do to make it stress free. She takes prides on being very approachable and available to her clients. Her clients never feel alone, but very much part of the process. Her clients contact her directly rather than paralegals as Ms. Lieber believes that with 23 years of legal experience, she is best suited to address all of her clients concerns. Ms. Lieber understands that each of her clients is an individual who comes with a distinct set of circumstances. Ms. Lieber approaches the case differently depending on the particular issues at hand. She applies an individualized approach to each client. Ms. Lieber's practice is based primarily on referrals by other satisfied clients.
Barbie D. Lieber is head of the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor & Debtor Rights and Collections practice and Commercial and Employment Litigation practice, and co-head of the Firm's Real Estate and Employment/Benefits practices. She began her career as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Cornelius J. Blackshear of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. She was previously associated with Tenzer Greenblatt LLP, Luskin Stern & Eisler and White & Case LLP. Ms. Lieber received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Stony Brook (B.S., 1984, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society) and her law degree from SUNY Buffalo, (J.D., 1987, with honors). Ms. Lieber is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Bruce J. Lieber is head of the Firm’s Corporate/Business practice and co-head of the Firm’s Real Estate and Employment/Benefits practices. He was previously Counsel to Dechert LLP. Prior to that, he was associated with Olwine, Connelly, Chase, O’Donnell & Weyher and before that Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon. Mr. Lieber received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany (B.S., 1982, magna cum laude) and his law degree from SUNY Buffalo, (J.D., 1985, with honors), where he was a member of the Buffalo Law Review. Mr. Lieber is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and is on its Legal Referral Panel for Corporate, Contracts and Real Estate Law.
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I have known Barbie almost 20 years. We met at Tenzer Greenblatt, LLP (now known as Blank Rome LLP). I witnessed her successfully handle complex bankruptcies, overcoming all obstacles. Barbie is highly knowledgeable, intelligent, personable, efficient, detail oriented and creative. I often refer bankruptcy, litigation and real estate matters to her because she is the attorney outside my firm that I trust the most. Her services are of an A+ rating, but with very reasonable rates. I always get excellent feedback from the people that I have referred to her. Barbie represents each client as if it were her one and only or a close relative. Since Barbie is also a litigator, she is able to provide additional protection to her bankruptcy and real estate clients, foreseeing and resolving any potential issues. She is a “lawyer’s lawyer,” promptly responding to any inquiries I have concerning litigation, debt/bankruptcy and employment related matters. – G. Helfgott, Esq.
Gale Helfgott Real Estate Attorney
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Barbie is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. She's a true "lawyer's lawyer". She's always willing to assist a fellow attorney and bounce ideas and thoughts off of. She has been extremely helpful in helping to come up with solutions to unique issues in bankruptcy cases. I'm glad she's always around when I need another brain to pick.
Christy Demelfi Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD||AVVO||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD||AVVO||2014|
|CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD||AVVO||2013|
|CLIENT"S CHOICE AWARD||AVVO||2012|
|Speaker at Anniversary Celebration for Judge Blackshear||Judge Blackshear's Chambers||1996|
|Award for Most Outstanding Student||State University of New York at Stony Brook||1984|
|Phi Beta Kappa||State University of New York at Stony Brook||1984|
|Partner||LIEBER & LIEBER, LLP||1997 - Present|
|Of Counsel||TRAUB BONACQUIST & FOX LLP||1999 - 2001|
|Bankruptcy Associate||TENZER GREENBLATT(which later merged with BLANK ROME, LLP )||1991 - 1997|
|Bankruptcy Associate||Luskin & Stern||1989 - 1991|
|Associate in Litigation Department Specializing in Bankruptcy||WHITE & CASE||1988 - 1989|
|Judicial Law Clerk to BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CORNELIUS BLACKSHEAR||UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT (SDNY)||1987 - 1988|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association, Banking Law Committee||Committee Member||1999 - 2001|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member and Judge for Moot Court Competition||1987 - Present|
|Chapter 13 Cases||successful modification of 1st mortgage and voiding of second mortgage lien|
|Sucessful Dismissal of $450,000 Preference Action Commenced by LyondellBasel||Sucessful Dismissal of Preferential Transfer Law Suit|
|In re Image Rent A Car||Obtained dismissal of Chapter 7 Case|
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|Lieber & Lieber, LLP is a contributor to the Prudential Douglas Elliman "Lucia's Green Neighborhood" newsletter, which publishes information of interest to buyers and sellers of real estate.||Lieber & Lieber, LLP is a contributor to the Prudential Douglas Elliman "Lucia's Green Neighborhood" newsletter, which publishes information of interest to buyers and sellers of real estate.||2010|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||HONORS||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|State University of New York at Stony Brook||Double Major: Psychology and Social Sciences||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition||Judge||2015|
|American Bankruptcy Institute and St. John's University School of Law||Judge for Moot Court Competition at St John's School of Law||2011|
|Seminar for New Home Buyers Sponsored by Halstead Property LLC||Mistakes that First Time Home Buyers Make||2005|
|US Bankruptcy Court Retirement Party||Speaker at Bankruptcy Judge Corneilus Blackshear's Retirement Celebration||2000|