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“I have had the opportunity to work with Iana on a few matters, one of which was very important to our organization. Iana’s efforts assisted in bringing this matter to a successful resolution. We truly appreciate Iana and enjoy working with her.”

Edward J. Kenrick, Legal Division Manager, Vortex Optics

Overview

A licensed certified public accountant and former auditor for a Big Four accounting firm, Iana offers clients a well-rounded understanding of bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters.

Iana represents debtors and creditors in all types of insolvency matters. Among her clients are large financial institutions, corporate entities, business owners, individuals, condominium associations and equipment finance lenders. Iana counsels clients in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings, foreclosure actions and state court receiverships. Iana’s commercial litigation experience includes cases involving fraud, embezzlement, fraudulent transfers, Ponzi schemes and theft-by-contractor, which often lead to bankruptcy filings.

In addition, Iana devotes a significant portion of her practice to commercial finance matters, including those involving work on upfront credit extensions, including mortgage lending, workouts and other commercial loans.

“I have had the opportunity to work with Iana on a few matters, one of which was very important to our organization. Iana’s efforts assisted in bringing this matter to a successful resolution. We truly appreciate Iana and enjoy working with her.”

Edward J. Kenrick, Legal Division Manager, Vortex Optics


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Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Virginia
    • cum laude
  • B.S., Missouri Southern State University
    • magna cum laude
    • Accounting

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

Languages

  • Bulgarian, fluent
  • Macedonian, conversant
  • Spanish, conversant
Experience
  • Represented equipment finance clients in bankruptcy and state court with recovery of equipment and judgments in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Successfully litigated case involving employees' fraud and embezzlement of corporate funds.
  • Represented multiple condominium associations in bankruptcy proceedings, including stay litigation and lien avoidance issues.
  • Represented large medical manufacturer debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Outside the Office

Iana enjoys spending time with her family and attending the theatre.

Iana devotes most of her personal time to being with her son, and they enjoy visiting their extended family in Bulgaria. She watches art-house movies and attends theatre productions.

Pro Bono – Constitutional Law

Iana volunteers her time arguing for a prisoner’s rights under the Eighth Amendment.

Iana is drawn to pro bono cases in underdeveloped areas of law. She recently represented a prisoner seeking sex reassignment surgery in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The constitutional issue was recognized as an Eighth Amendment right in the Ninth Circuit in June 2018, and Iana is working to obtain a similar result for her client in the Seventh Circuit.