Rachel S. Blumenfeld, a principal in the Law Office of Rachel S. Blumenfeld PLLC. She is a 2000 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, and has specialized in bankruptcy law since her graduation. After law school, Ms. Blumenfeld interned for the Honorable Robert E. Gerber, and she clerked for the Honorable Adlai S. Hardin, Jr., Bankruptcy Judges in the Southern District of New York. In 2004, Ms. Blumenfeld established her law firm in Brooklyn. That same year, the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project honored Ms. Blumenfeld with The Christopher Slattery Young Professional Award for her pro bono services.
Ms. Blumenfeld represents business and consumer debtors, creditors, and trustees in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters. Ms. Blumenfeld has appeared as an expert in bankruptcy law for dispute resolution in JAMS mediation. Ms. Blumenfeld also serves on the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York and she is a co-chair of the Eastern District of New York Bankruptcy Court Consumer Lawyer Advisory Committee.
Ms. Blumenfeld is on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Project. She is also a member of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Brooklyn Bar Association, The New York County Lawyer's Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Ms. Blumenfeld is the recipient of the Brooklyn Bar Association's Frieda Niscnewitz award and other awards for her representation of indigent clients and mentoring other attorneys. She is the co-author of several articles on bankruptcy law and she frequently lecturer on bankruptcy topics.