|Owner||Law Office of Michelle Labayen||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Lutzky & Labayen, LLP||2008 - 2010|
|Managing Attorney of NYC||Law Office of Macey and Aleman NYC||2005 - 2008|
|Bankruptcy Associate||Law Office of Charles Juntikka NYC||2003 - 2005|
|Intern||New York City Council||2002 - 2002|
|Assistant Attorney||Legal Aid-Consumer Division||2001 - 2003|
|Intern||New York Stock Exchange Division Of Enforcement||2001 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2004 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|New Jersey Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Danielle Paporello vs. Women's Healthcare Group, P.C.||Settlement|
|Del Solar vs. Comenity Bank||Settlement|
|Maria Otero-Ocasio vs. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association||Settlement|
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|CNBC||Is Newark primed for an economic renaissance?||2015|
|New York Law School||Business Corporate Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Columbia University||Medieval History/Latin||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|The Stephanie O. Show||Bankruptcy||2014|
Posted by Jali
I went to Ms. Labayen for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. As you can imagine, filing a bankruptcy can be very nervewracking but Michelle and her sweet staff put me at ease with filing and answered all of my many questions. I was nervous the day of the 341 hearing and Michelle made me feel better and my bankruptcy was discharged. I will be referring her to friends and family. It's very refreshing to have a lawyer who genuinely wants to help you and isn't just driven by money. Thanks Michelle and staff!
Posted by Gregory
I consulted Michelle when my business partner passed away and was left with a great amount of debt, as well as heirs and family members to my partner's estate making a stressful situation worse. Michelle was able to advise me and give me the peace of mind I needed to sort out the situation.
Posted by Angelo Vargas - Triple EEE Transportation and Storage
Mrs. Labayen exceeds expectations in her role as my attorney. She is easy to talk to and made me feel like a person opposite to creditors and other attorneys that were prejudicial and judgemental. During my filing, she adapted to changes easily, updates with court appearances and provided sound financial advise. She works well under pressure as I witnessed her in court not giving up on my case as other attorney had done. She is well respected in court as I also witnessed that Judges and Trustees paid attention to her arguments . She has a positive attitude and is detail-oriented. Mrs. Labayen goes beyond the call of duty by seeking out and following up on additional challenges.
Mrs. Labayen made it easy for us to make payments towards our filing without adding to our financial hardship. Lastly, Mrs. Labayen demonstrates professionalism and is always conscientious about the quality of her work. She is an independent attorney and I would recommend her highly.
Phillip Mahony, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Michelle and I sparred on several bankruptcy matters (I represented the banks at that time) and I always found her to be an extremely well-prepared and knowledgable and persistent opponent. She is respected throughout the bankruptcy community.
J Murphy, Foreclosure Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Michelle is truly a lawyer who goes the extra mile for her clients. Not only does she expertly perform the essential service of representing someone in a bankruptcy case, she is the rare lawyer who follows-up to be sure the credit report has been properly updated and that creditors are not continuing to attempt collection after the discharge as some are known to do. She relates well to her clients and is well respected by other lawyers in her field.