A Fond Farewell

Wishing our dear friend and colleague, Isabel Balboa, a hearty congratulations on her upcoming retirement.

As many of you know, Isabel came to the United States from Cuba at the age of 6 with her mother and sisters.  Upon leaving Cuba, they were forced to leave everything behind for fear that they would be caught and detained.  Her father was not allowed to join them and stayed in Cuba for some time.  They called Little Havanna their home and Isabel’s mother worked as a seamstress to support the family. 

Isabel obtained her B.A., cum laude, and her M.B.A. from Barry University in Miami, Florida and her law degree from Rutgers University Law School. 

She has been the Standing Trustee in the Camden Vicinage of the District of New Jersey since 1997.  She was the first female Standing Trustee in the District of New Jersey.  Prior to her appointment as trustee, she was an associate with Brown and Connery and also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Myron H. Gottlieb.

Isabel is a Fellow with the American College of Bankruptcy, where she sat on a number of committees.  She sat on the boards of both the NACTT and the NDC.  She has been a frequent speaker on bankruptcy related topics.  Isabel has also translated for doctors in many foreign countries in her “spare time”. 

With great thanks for all of your contributions to the Chapter 13 community over the years, Isabel!  Wishing you a retirement full of health, happiness and fun! We love and will miss you Isabel!!

greenburg

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of New Jersey, Newark Vicinage

Marie-Ann Greenberg is the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the District of New Jersey, Newark Vicinage. She received her J.D. in 1992 from New York School of Law and a B.A. in 1989 from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to her appointment as the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, Ms. Greenberg was the Supervising Shareholder of the Bankruptcy Practice Area for the law firm, Jersey Foreclosure Practice Area. Prior to her tenure with Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, Ms. Greenberg represented debtors in consumer bankruptcies at the Law Office of Nicholas Fitzgerald. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and served on the Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Board of Bankruptcy Judges for the District of New Jersey as Chair of the Ch. 13 Sub-Committee. In addition, Ms. Greenberg lectures for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, NBI, NACTT, and at regional seminars.

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