Lori Lapin Jones, principal of Lori Lapin Jones PLLC, has been practicing bankruptcy law for 25 years. She began her career as a staff attorney in the Manhattan District Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service (1982-1985) following which she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Tina L. Brozman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York (1985-1987).
After her clerkship, Jones spent seventeen years in private practice at the New York City law firms of Dewey Ballantine (1987-1991) and Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP (1991-2004). In 2005, Jones formed Lori Lapin Jones PLLC. Jones has represented a wide variety of parties in out of court restructurings and in large and small chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases in courts around the country. She has represented debtor in possession lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, landlords, equipment lessors, purchasers of assets, trustees, purchasers and sellers of claims and defendants in adversary proceedings.
Currently, Jones serves as a Chapter 7 Trustee on the panel of Trustees for the Eastern District of New York and as a Court appointed mediator in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She also represents parties in a wide variety of bankruptcy related matters.
Jones is a co-author of a bimonthly column on bankruptcy law for The New York Law Journal and is a co-author of Creditors’ Committee Manual (Warren Gorham & Lamont 1992). She serves as a frequent lecturer in the area of bankruptcy law and has taught legal research and writing at New York Law School.
Jones earned her law degree magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and her LL.M. degree in corporate and commercial law from New York University Law School. Jones serves on the Board of Directors for the Organization for Autism Research and is a member of the Committee on Special Education for the Great.