Catherine L. Corey focuses her practice on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, mortgage foreclosure, loss mitigation, and litigation matters.
Catherine represents creditors in bankruptcy court litigation and restructuring. Responsibilities include drafting motions and objections to motions filed in pending cases; preparing proofs of claim; responding to claim objections; and researching, reviewing, and summarizing bankruptcy issues for impact on client. She also represents financial institutions in litigation including foreclosures, note cases, and replevin cases; as well as clients in state court litigation in New Jersey, such as construction companies in liability suits and individuals in estate litigation.
Catherine represents mortgage lenders and servicers in foreclosure actions in New York and New Jersey state courts. She represents clients in foreclosure mediation conferences and for motion practice, interacting with clients throughout the stages of foreclosure action, and ensuring compliance with all foreclosure regulations, both federal and state-law based.
Catherine also prepares documents for every stage of litigation, from initiation of the action to judgment and post-judgment discovery, including orders to show cause and discovery demands. She argues cases before state court judges in both New York and New Jersey. She has conducted substantial research on DIP financing, 363 sales, and state law issues regarding property rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Catherine represented the Indenture Trustee in a large, complex bankruptcy case, multiple landlords in retail bankruptcy cases, and many unsecured creditors’ committees. She interacted with the U.S. Trustee, the governmental authority charged with overseeing bankruptcy cases; negotiated with opposing counsel; prepared all documents necessary for the bankruptcy case, including first-day documents, claims objections, and objections to the assumption and assignment of unexpired real estate leases; and arranged filing and service of documents in a variety of jurisdictions. She also prepared and maintained a “watch list” for potential future bankruptcies.
While working for her LL.M., Catherine was honored with the CALI Award for the highest grade in Bankruptcy Accounting and Supreme Court Amicus Brief and a Dean’s Merit Scholarship for her outstanding performance.