Angela L. Mastrangelo, counsel with the firm, has a diverse practice. She primarily 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. Angela also represents clients in a range of business litigation matters in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings and asset acquisitions/sales.
Areas of Practice
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.
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.
Prior to joining Hyland Levin Shapiro, Angela practiced law at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. Angela is admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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 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
Angela is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2002), University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China (Summer Abroad Program – 2000), St. Joseph’s College (B.A. 1994). After law school, Angela clerked in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware from 2003-2004.
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.
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.
“TMA NOW Virtual Drink & Discussion (2 Part Series),” Moderator, May 2020
“Understanding Your Connection to Other Women in Turnaround,” Who’s Who, June 2020
“TMA NOW Brown Bag Series Event,” Host, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, March 2020
“Beware When Buying Claims,” ABI Business Reorganization Committee, January 2019
“Bankruptcy and Family Law,” 9 Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania ¶ 111.01, 2015
Named to the “Rising Star List” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013). No more than 2.5 % of the state’s lawyers may be so named each year.
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Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2002)
University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China (Summer Abroad Program – 2000)
St. Joseph’s College (B.A. 1994)
- New York
- New Jersey