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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Bergen Lawyers||(201) Magazine||2014|
|Rising star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Appointed as a Committee Member (2011-2013)||Lawyer's Advisory Committee (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey)||2011|
|Cum laude||Rhode Island College||1997|
|Hawkins Award||Rhode Island College Sociology Department||1997|
|Virginia E. Fortunato, Esq.||Virginia E. Fortunato, L.L.C.||2011 - Present|
|Virginia E. Fortunato, Esq.||Mark Goldman, PC||2005 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp||Re-Boot Boot Camp Graduate and Member||2012 - Present|
|Bergen County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Rugters Law School's Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project (Newark)||Advisory Board (Advisor)||2011 - Present|
|Lawyers Advisory Committee (LAC) for the US Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey||Committee Member||2011 - Present|
|Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp||Boot Camp Graduate and Member||2008 - Present|
|NJ Continuing Legal Education (NJ-ICLE)||Lecturer||2006 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Inn of Court||Barrister||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)||Member||2005 - Present|
|Fighting Back Against Mortgage Lenders and Servicers||Loan Modifications|
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|New Jersey Law Journal||Learning the Art of Bankruptcy Warfare||2008|
|New Jersey Law Journal||Mortgage Lenders and Their Attorneys Accused of Foreclosure Overcharges||2007|
|New England School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Rhode Island College||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Bi-Annual Seminars/Conventions||N/A||N/A|
|New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (CLE)||N/A||Classes taken through out the year, every year.||N/A|
|Intake For Volunteer Lawyers For Justice (VLJ)||Pro Bono Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar/Intake||2015|
|Rutgers University Pro Bono Project||Bankruptcy- Client interviews and 341 hearings.||2013|
|New Jersey Annual Bench Bar Conference||Consumer Bankruptcy Issues||2013|
|Mortgage Seminar||Mortgage and Bankruptcy Seminar||2013|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court of NJ||Bankruptcy||2012|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court NJ||Chapter 7 Bankruptcy||2011|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court NJ||Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases||2011|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court Mid-Monthly Meeting (NJ-CLE)||Initial Client Consultation||2011|
|Seton Hall Law School's Legislative Law Journal Symposium||The Status of the law since the 2005 bankruptcy amendments.||2010|
|Bergen County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Ethics||Bankruptcy||2010|
|New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (NJ-ICLE)||Basic Bankruptcy Skills||2007|
|New Jersey Annual Bench Bar Conference||Mortgage Abuse Issues||2007|
|New Jersey Continuing Legal Education (NJ-ICLE)||Basic Bankruptcy Skills||2006|
|New Jersey Annual Bench Bar Conference||910 Issues||2006|
Posted by Miranda L.
Ginny has helped me turn my life around. She was very professional, courteous, and always returned my calls or messages promptly so I was never left in the dark about anything. Ginny pays attention to every detail and was very informative through the entire process. I would absolutely refer Ginny to friends and family.
Posted by Heidi
It is with such great pleasure that I write this recommendation for Virginia E. Fortunato, affectionately known as Ginny.
When I first embarked on the search for someone to help me resolve my financial distress, I knew the undertaking would be complex and quite daunting. I also knew there would be many obstacles to overcome.
I truly believe that, without Ginny's fortitude and impressive knowledge of her field, I would not have achieved the smooth outcome that ensued.
Ginny is the consummate professional. I am so appreciative of her innate abilities of listening, tireless problem-solving, and ever-positive attitude. She understood my individual predicament, clearly explained all issues and kept me involved as each step moved forward. I was always treated like I was her only client.
Over the many years she has been doing this, Ginny has developed wonderful contacts and working relations with other professionals in connected fields. She avails her cases with their expertise and knowledge to provide the optimal results for her clients.
Ginny is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney who rises head and shoulders above the rest in her profession.
I am grateful to her and amazed at the positive impact she achieves on a daily basis.
Ginny truly is a blessing and you'd be most fortunate to have her as your champion!
My particular case had its share of craziness. Anyone else would have thrown in the towel long ago.
So take a deep breath and relax. You are in great hands!
Posted by Barbara & Marc
Ms Fortunato was the ideal attorney anyone could possibly want. She was always accessible, whether by phone or email, so we didn't wait endlessly for an answer or deal with a myriad amount of people in order to leave a message. She explained the entire process in layman's terms so we knew exactly what to expect from whom & when, & what to do. In this period of extreme stress, it was wonderful to have someone so efficient & calm or we couldn't have functioned as well as we did. We recommend Ms Fortunato highly for those who unfortunately find themselves in this situation.
Posted by Judith
I have been around a lot of lawyers in my life time and rating Virginia at the top was a no brainer, she had kept me inform, pested me when I did not meet my obligation which was to provide needed documentation she was like the mother hen. I have no doubt that she has provided the same quality of services to anyone and will continue to do so in the future.
Posted by Michael
Ginny is a great attorney first she REALLY CARES. That's the most important thing. She is equally skillful third she TELLS THE TRUTH if I was not a client , she would be the kind a person I would like for a friend. I am still getting thru this mess I created , but we are going the total fifteen rounds there is not a better bankruptcy lawyer out there. She is simply the greatest. Michael Ares
Posted by Linda
From my first phone call with Ginny I knew she was the attorney for me. She understood my circumstances and made me feel at ease and said she would take care of me. Then when I had my consultation meeting and met her in person I retained her that day for my case. She is very knowledgable , compassionate and very passionate about helping you. She told me not to worry and to relax she would make the process easy for me. She is true to her word. Filed the end of April and was discharged in August. Hire Ginny you won't be disappointed!
Posted by Ilana
Virginia was extremely helpful, patient and very knowledgable!
She makes you comfortable, not rushed, and very secure in the advise and/or information she gives out!
Posted by Marc
I retained Ginny to handle my parents' Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. She is very thorough, and handled the entire process from beginning to end flawlessly. She is very communicative in regard to determining your needs, and what actions she will take. Ginny keeps you informed. In regard to Bankruptcy, I would say the definitive go-to lawyer. Highly professional, and highly recommended. If you are considering Bankruptcy, definitely give her a call. Thanks Ginny for all your help.
James Fitzpatrick, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ginny is as good as it gets when it comes to bankruptcy law in the State of New Jersey. She is well known by her colleagues and the court for her zealous representation, professionalism and expertise in the area of bankruptcy law. I have referred many people to her over the years and they have all praised her compassion, attention to detail and understanding of complex bankruptcy matters. Ginny's knowledge in the areas of foreclosure and mortgage modification make her an invaluable asset to her clients. I highly recommend Ginny to anyone facing the difficult decision to file for bankrputcy.
Daniela Romero, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Virginia is a bulldog and there is no one that will fight harder for you. What more do you really need to know? She is highly knowledgeable in her expertise and is constantly striving to know more. I highly recommend her!