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Adrienne Woods

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Adrienne

Learn Adrienne’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    30%
    Represent businesses and high net worth individuals seeking to restructure their debts and accomplish other goals in chapter 11. Represent creditors being sued for recovery of avoidance actions and seeking to enforce claims against the debtor.

    19 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    30%
    Represent individual and business debtors and creditors seeking to liquidate in bankruptcy. Chapter 7 may provide the opportunity to discharge all or many of your debts.

    19 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    But, individuals with regular income may not qualify for Chapter 7 - the traditional “fresh start” bankruptcy. Chapter 13 can provide an opportunity to restructure financial obligations and eliminate debt.

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    10%
    Represent debtors outside of bankruptcy to assist in determining whether bankruptcy is the best option or if they would be better served by settlement.

    19 years

  5. Debt collection
    10%
    Represent businesses seeking to recover unpaid amounts due for goods and services provided pursuant to contract.

BEFORE STARTING MY BANKRUPTCY PRACTICE IN 2013, I CLERKED IN THE SDNY BANKRUPTCY COURT, WORKED AT LARGE LAW FIRMS AND THEN AS A BANKRUPTCY LEGAL ANALYST FOR BLOOMBERG. NOW, I OFFER INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESSES THE SAME HIGH LEVEL OF SERVICE USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH BIG LAW.

With more than 16 years of experience in bankruptcy law, I can assist you in all of your business and individual bankruptcy needs.  Call me for a free consultation to see if filing for bankruptcy will give you the fresh start you need to meet your personal or business goals.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021
Client's Choice
2023 2021

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Location

The Law Offices of Adrienne Woods, P.C.
105 West 86th Street, # 314
New York, NY, 10024-5129

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Adirondacks Protection Services | January 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY
While no one anticipated finding themselves in any bankruptcy proceedings, if they do, Ms. Adrianne Woods is the go-to bankruptcy attorney. When we were contemplating filing for bankruptcy, we researched several attorneys and contacted, consulted, and hired Ms. Woods based upon her Reviews, Ratings, Area of Expertise and County. We counted on Ms. Woods for guidance from consultation to final decree and she delivers beyond our expectation to closing the case. Ms. Woods enlightened us from the start on what to expect and what not to expect with counter measures and the likely outcome. She guided us every step of the way. She is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. Ms. Woods is definitely a great and caring attorney. We are very happy to write our honest review based upon our own personal Chapter 11 experience with Ms. Woods, and certainly, we will not hesitate to recommend Ms. Woods as the best go to bankruptcy attorney to anyone who needs proper representation in their Chapter 11 proceedings. Thank you, Ms. Woods, You are the Chapter 11 Boss.
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Posted by Nikita | October 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!; Diligent and Thorough along with being Congenial and Kind.
When I was dealt a difficult card in life, I was grateful to find such an amazing attorney! Navigating through a process of financial hardship and being in the dark about how it all worked, finding Adrienne was a beacon of light in a dark tunnel. She was able to explain and direct every step extremely precisely and put my mind at ease when certain unclear situations arose. She was extremely thorough and clear in all of her work and was able to be contacted easily if I had questions or needed help. After having initial consultations with several different attorney's, Adrienne was able to come up with solutions and find answers to many questions that other attorney's did not want to discuss or think about, and I would highly recommend anyone to contact her and see what she can offer you in dealing with an uncomfortable and taboo subject, but in the end I am so happy I found her and she made the process as painless as anyone could make it. I recommend her very highly, and her human touch of being understanding and calming in difficult situations is such a rare thing to find in attorney's and I cant help but praise her on that aspect specifically.
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Posted by Allison | September 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice for Bankruptcy Attorney
Do not pay any more money to your creditors! Do not drain your IRA in a panic! Stop feeling guilt, fear, or shame about your debt and hire Adrienne Woods for your bankruptcy attorney! She is warm, reassuring, and will never make you feel embarrassed or stupid about your situation. I was being sued for a defaulted loan, had abruptly closed a business, and felt lost, depressed, and trapped. Adrienne helped me through this process and it was resolved faster than I anticipated. She clearly explained every step, gave me a checklist for the necessary documents and tasks, and coached me through the court hearing. I feel light, happy, and engaged with life again! Discharge your shame and start feeling better by hiring Adrienne Woods!
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Response from Adrienne Woods September 14, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so happy I was able to help!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More Than a Lawyer
Adrienne is not just a skilled bankruptcy lawyer but a coach, facilitator, teacher, and confidant. She helped me to get past the fear, shame, and mythology that surrounds bankruptcy and onto a path of financial health. I am grateful to have had Adrienne in my corner.
Response from Adrienne Woods August 19, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this review!
Posted by Dmitriy | May 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and efficient debt collection
Adrienne is undoubtedly a highly professional lawyer in both advice and actions. Prompt and transparent communications. Adrienne helped me collect 100% of the debt in an efficient way at very reasonable costs (which were compensated by a debtor). Definitely will recommend her!
Posted by Ptolemy | April 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Celsius bankruptcy
Adrienne is so on the ball. Super highly qualified whip smart and digest material at an astounding pace. I am an idiot by comparison. She re wrote my image of what is possible when seeking legal help. She's the real deal.
Posted by Jeffrey | October 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Lawyer Extraordinaire
Adrienne is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. I used to work with Adrienne when she worked in "biglaw". The skills she honed there and from clerking for a United States Bankruptcy Judge are now put to very good use helping everyday people and businesses navigate the bankruptcy world. Adrienne can handle any case, big or small. She should be considered for any bankruptcy need you have.
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Posted by Dena | March 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Chapter 7 Revocation Question
I posted a general question asking how to go about contesting/revoking a Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharge that was granted to my ex-husband for in excess of $130K. My ex falsified a ton of information, even to the point of fabricating additional children, other ex-spouses, alimony, tuition, car payments, you name it. I am in disbelief that this type of crime was allowed to be permitted with zero investigation by the Trustee! Ms. Woods provided me with solid guidance regarding the punishment for committing such acts of perjury on a bankruptcy filing, especially considering that these were intentional fabrications, falsifications, omissions, etc., and how they are punishable by imprisonment and hefty fines. While most other attorneys on Avvo advised me to leave well enough alone, Ms. Woods suggested that the discharge was well-worth investigating and attempting to have it revoked. She clearly provided me with the next steps, whom to contact, and what to expect. I wish that she practiced in New Jersey so that I could have her assist me. However, she kindly offered the name of a fellow Bankruptcy attorney in NJ to assist me. I wish there were more honest, genuine, and helpful attorneys like her out there. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccommend Adrienne Woods
We hired Adrienne to help us retrieve payment for a large sum of unpaid invoices from one of our former customers. Adrienne was great to work with, very friendly and quick to respond. Adrienne not only recovered 100% of outstanding invoices but also managed to get us late payment fees and attorney fees all within a few weeks. I was very impressed with Adrienne and cannot recommend her high enough
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Posted by Michael | October 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Adrienne provided a wealth of information during our hour long free consultation. I never felt rushed, and despite the fact that I had made no promise to retain her, she answered all of my questions thoroughly.  It was a pleasure working with her, and I got the result I needed to continue with my life.  If you are looking for competent and compassionate representation, I highly recommend Adrienne.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Adrienne’s expertise in bankruptcy law is equalled only by her compassion for her clients. I never felt judged throughout the process, and her advice was invaluable. I highly recommend her to any person or small business owner considering bankruptcy!
Posted by Robert Nahoum | August 31, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Seasoned and Skilled Bankruptcy Practitioner
Adrienne is a seasoned and skilled bankruptcy practitioner. She has an encyclopedic understanding of the bankruptcy code, a well tuned feel for local bankruptcy practice and the culture of the local bankruptcy bar. She is a diligent and devoted professional. For these and other reasons, I highly recommend Adrienne.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and knowledgeable
Adrienne is very knowledgeable and answered questions clearly and with attention to details.
Posted by Karina | June 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Co-counsel on several cases
I have worked side-by-side with Adrienne Woods on several cases and have known her on a personal level for nearly 10 years. Over the years I have also referred many clients to her and always with the utmost of confidence that will, and does, handle their matters with professionalism, expertise and understanding. I can honestly Adrienne is an excellent bankruptcy attorney and a terrific person. I highly recommend retaining Adrienne if you are in need of bankruptcy or related legal services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of Adrienne Woods, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Legal Analyst
  • Bloomberg Law
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Arent Fox, LLP
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Fordham Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Sears Holding Corporation (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Adversary No. 20-07015
  • In re GNC Holdings, Inc., Case No. 20-11662 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Centric Brands Inc., et al., Case No. 20-22637 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
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Associations

  • New York City Bar Association Social Events & Networking Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • TRTCLE
  • Faculty
  • 2022 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Accountants Resource Group
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • USA 500 Clubs
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Education Director, Young and New Members Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member Relations Director, Young and New Members Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office - CLARO
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Turnaround Underground
  • Founder
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2005 - 2011
  • COMMISSION TO PROMOTE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN JUDICIAL ELECTIONS
  • Intern
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer Rating 10
  • Justia
  • 2023
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • 15th Anniversary - Distinguished Service
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • In Recognition and Appreciation - Manhattan CLARO Founders
  • Civil Legal Advice and Resource Offices (CLARO)
  • 2018
  • 10th Anniversary - Distinguished Service
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • In Recognition and Appreciation - Manhattan CLARO Project
  • New York County Lawyers' Association & Fordham Law School
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse Adrienne
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrienne is a knowledgeable, experienced and personable bankruptcy attorney. I have spoken with her about various potential issues that may affect my clients and received excellent information. I would certainly recommend Adrienne to a client or colleague seeking assistance with bankruptcy matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is intelligent, experienced, personable, and accessible, all of which make her an excellent advocate for her clients, whether business or individual. Without hesitation, I would recommend a client or colleague considering bankruptcy to consult/work with Adrienne."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrienne is a very experienced, knowledgeable and personable bankruptcy attorney to whom I can confidently refer clients needing assistance with business and personal bankruptcy and debtor-creditor matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Woods is an exceptional bankruptcy & debt attorney in the New York City metropolitan area. Not only is she astute, she's very current on the nuances of individual and small business bankruptcy law. She thoughtfully advocates for her clients to consistently maximize the value of their estates by first, reviewing and analyzing all creditor claims and second, negotiating to reduce, or litigating the illegality, of all applicable claims. Looking for an attorney, who is an experienced specialist, has the ability to listen and is responsive Ms. Woods is that advisor."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Adrienne for many years, both as a referral colleague and as members of a lawyers' business development network. In both capacities I have heard good feedback about her technical expertise in bankruptcy, her practical approach to giving clients realistic advice, and her general responsiveness/attention. Highly recommended!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrienne is an incredible lawyer. She is smart and creative in providing options to her clients in bankruptcy matters."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. Very knowledgeable especially in Ch. 11 bankruptcies. Pleasant, efficient, and gets the job done."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adrienne Woods is an excellent attorney. Bankruptcy law is complex and requires experience and good judgement to be effective. Adrienne has both and she offers creative solutions to difficult problems. I highly recommend her for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diligent, practical, insightful lawyer who will achieve common sense results in an efficient manner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adrienne and I have collaborated regularly and I have never worked with a more competent, ethical and effective lawyer. She is astute, thorough and very insightful. Additionally, Adrienne is sensitive to client needs and concerns, and responds accordingly. Delighted to endorse her enthusiastically and without reservations!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrienne is a knowledgeable, experienced and strategic bankruptcy lawyer. She delivers practical advice and results for clients related to chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy filings and related litigation and adversary proceedings, workouts and the purchase and sale of assets in distressed financial situations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Woods is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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