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Rita D. Dumain

New York City Law Department
Chief, Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation
New York, NY, USA


Rita D. Dumain is the Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department.  In this position, Ms. Dumain oversees 37 lawyers, whom are responsible for representing the interests of City agencies in tax and bankruptcy matters. Ms. Dumain graduated Brooklyn Law School in 1983. After five years of representing Chapter 7 trustees, Chapter 11 debtors and secured creditors in bankruptcy matters, Ms. Dumain joined the Law Department in 1988 in part to provide her expertise to the public sector.  In recognition for her service to the city, Ms. Dumain won the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Municipal Affairs Committee Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991. In 2009, Ms. Dumain received the New York County Lawyers' Association Outstanding Public Service Award for her work for the City. 

The Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division represents the City in a variety of ways. Division attorneys and assessors defend the City's real property tax assessments in Article 7 cases.  Division attorneys also represent the interests of all City agencies in bankruptcy matters in federal bankruptcy court and enforce and collect business and excise tax delinquencies. They also represent the City in the sale or acquisition of real property by contract and eminent domain. 

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