Angela L. Baglanzis

Associate

“While I am personable and approachable, grit and perseverance are two of my strongest characteristics.”

- Angela L. Baglanzis

“While I am personable and approachable, grit and perseverance are two of my strongest characteristics.”

- Angela L. Baglanzis

Angela has a very diverse practice. She represents businesses in need of restructuring, reorganization, and liquidation, as well as Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, creditors’ committees, disbursing agents, unsecured creditors, secured creditors, and plaintiffs and defendants in avoidance actions. Additionally, Angela represents clients in a range of business litigation matters in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and asset acquisitions/sales.

Angela works closely with clients to achieve their goals and optimize the benefits and protections under the Bankruptcy Code. She advises and counsels clients in all facets of bankruptcy including:

  • Negotiating with creditors resulting in assumption, rejection and/or modification of contracts and leases;
  • Resolving landlord disputes;
  • Recovering monies and property through preference and fraudulent conveyance litigation;
  • Litigating stay relief;
  • Litigating motions to appoint Trustees or to dismiss;
  • Defending preference litigation;
  • Obtaining injunctions against and other equitable relief;
  • Enforcing and extending the automatic stay to non-debtors and principals of the debtor;
  • Sale of assets;
  • Claims analysis; and
  • Liquidating assets.

In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and children, traveling, cooking, reading, running and watching basketball with her oldest son. She also enjoys planning neighborhood events and entertaining with friends and family.

Some of Angela’s more notable cases include representing:

  • A national retail jewelry client in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, resolved numerous landlord disputes with shopping centers across the country;
  • A restaurateur in the acquisition of real property and liquor license from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy estate;
  • A Chapter 7 Trustee of an estate in more than 50 litigations recovering a 1/3 of the assets for distribution to creditors;
  • A Chapter 11 debtor in the distressed sale and lease back of its commercial real property located on Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia;
  • A multi-million dollar judgment creditor in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy resulting in a substantial settlement for the client;
  • A Chapter 7 Trustee in a forensic investigation and litigation to recover misappropriated assets from individuals and varies companies.

Prior to joining Obermayer, she clerked in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware from 2003-2004.

Angela has been named to the 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list as seen in both Philadelphia magazine (June, 2013 edition) and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® magazine (June, 2013 edition). Rising Stars are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Thomson Reuters, Legal as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth. Only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive this honor each year. Angela previously received this honor in 2007, 2010, and 2012.

Complementing her practice is Angela’s pro bono bankruptcy services with the Military Assistance Project, providing legal services to active duty, reserve, and veteran military personnel who are suffering from financial difficulties. She has also volunteered with the Homeless Advocacy Center assisting individuals in obtaining housing, benefits, and employment.

Angela is a member of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, and a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Camden County Charter School. She also volunteers at a variety of local and school fundraisers.

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