Angela L. Mastrangelo, counsel with the firm, has a diverse practice. She primarily represents businesses in financial distress through restructuring, workouts, reorganization, or liquidation. Clients include Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, creditors’ committees, disbursing agents, unsecured creditors, secured creditors, shareholders, and plaintiffs and defendants in avoidance actions. Angela also represents clients in asset acquisitions/sales, as well as business litigation matters in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings.
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;
- Defending preference litigation;
- Contested motions including stay relief, motions to appoint Trustees or dismiss;
- Obtaining injunctions against and other equitable relief;
- Enforcing and extending the automatic stay to non-debtors and principals of the debtor;
- Sale of assets and/or purchases;
- Claims analysis, objections and/or recovery; and
- Plan negotiation and confirmation.
Angela is a committee member of Turnaround Management Association Network of Women (TMA NOW), member of the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), member of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project (CBAP), and a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Camden County Charter School.
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.
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.
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.
“Restaurant Owners: How to Succeed During the Next Set of COVID Restrictions.” e-Alert, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP, November 2020
“Who’s Who: Understanding Your Connection to Other Women in Turnaround,” TMA NOW Moderator, June 2020
“TMA NOW Virtual Drink & Discussion,” Moderator, May 2020
“TMA NOW Brown Bag Series Event,” Host, March 2020
“ADR in Cross-border Insolvency Cases,” ABI Panelist, January 2019
“How to Grow Your Practice Ethically,” PBI Panelist, October 2017
“Beware When Buying Claims,” ABI Business Reorganization Committee, January 2019
“Bankruptcy and Family Law,” 9 Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania ¶ 111.01, 2015
Selected to the “Rising Star List” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013, the 5th time I’ve received this honor). No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the State are so recognized.
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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)
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