“I am adept at dealing with the unexpected and adjusting strategy in pursuit of clients’ goals and needs.”
Alicia focuses her practice on restoring clients’ financial health. She represents individuals, businesses, estates, and trusts to recover monies and real estate rightfully owned to them and/or belonging to them. To accomplish this, she interviews her clients to determine the most efficient and effective means of achieving their goals, whether it’s prosecuting or defending lawsuits in state, federal, or bankruptcy courts, identifying potential investors or other transactions to effectuate a smooth reorganization or liquidation, or assisting clients with refinancing debt and negotiating with creditors.
Alicia approaches each day with the clients’ goals in mind. She practices law to help people and businesses navigate their way through what can be an overwhelming and byzantine field that is the legal system. Alicia understands that for each client, our efforts are of high, if not critical, importance.
When she isn’t working, Alicia enjoys reading, distance running, traveling, and – when she has time – binge-watching good shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Alicia’s representations include secured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy matters, including adversary proceedings, claim objections, stay relief motions, objections to Chapter 11 and 13 plans, loan workouts and analysis of regulatory compliance. She also assists mortgage lenders and servicers in both foreclosure and bankruptcy matters at the trial and appellate level.
In addition to her bankruptcy and business restructuring experience, Alicia has litigated residential and commercial foreclosure actions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from statutory pre-foreclosure notices through loss mitigation, contested litigation, quiet title actions, sheriff sales, and appeals.
Alicia also has extensive experience in nationwide antitrust and consumer fraud class action litigation, representing individuals and businesses harmed by collusive and fraudulent business practices and products.
Alicia’s most notable cases include:
- A favorable Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision on behalf of a mortgage lender-servicer finding that a mortgage was not entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because he did not commence an action under Act 6 asserting a violation under its provisions. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Lindsay, No. 15 EAP 2017, 2018 Pa. LEXIS 2767 (June 1, 2018);
- Obtaining bankruptcy court orders on behalf of a lender, designating debtors as “single asset real estate” debtors, thus streamlining the bankruptcy process and shortening the time frame before the lender may pursue state and federal court remedies;
- Obtaining a favorable settlement on behalf of a real estate development company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in litigation related to alleged breach of contract and misrepresentation claims against a home builder; and
- Obtaining a trial verdict and judgment in favor of a manufacturer of dental implants located in China, seeking recovery of unpaid fees for dental appliances despite being unable to provide witness testimony from any client representatives.
Before joining Obermayer, Alicia was an attorney at a Southern New Jersey Law firm in their bankruptcy and commercial litigation departments. Prior to that, she was at a Philadelphia firm where she prosecuted and defended personal injury litigation, contract disputes, and workers compensation claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.