CLLA EASTERN REGION CONFERENCE

Wednesday & Thursday
November 9-10, 2022

Manhattan Penthouse
80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-627-8838

This year let’s meet again–In-Person or Virtually–and raise our game together!

Jonathan H. Allen

Allen Law, P.C.

Jonathan H. Allen, Allen Law, P.C., practices in the field of collections, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. Mr. Allen received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Western New England College in 1994 and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1997.

Attorney Allen has experience in business, creditors’ rights, contract, construction, real estate, and personal injury law. He represents creditors and civil litigants throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Wanda Borges, Moderator

Borges & Associates, L.L.C.

Wanda Borges, Moderator, Borges & Associates, L.L.C., for more than forty years has concentrated her law practice on commercial litigation and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy matters, representing corporate clients and creditors’ committees throughout the United States in Chapter 11 proceedings, out of court settlements, commercial transactions, and preference litigation. She is a member and Past President of the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) and has been an Attorney Member of its National Board of Governors, and a Chair of the Bankruptcy Section and Creditors’ Rights Section. She is a member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Borges serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Commercial Collectors, of which her firm is an associate member. She is an internationally recognized lecturer and author on various legal topics which impact trade creditors. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Associate Editors for the CLLA’s “Commercial Law World” magazine and regularly contributes articles to that magazine as well as her column “Heard and Overheard”. Her treatise Hidden Liens: Who is Entitled to What? was published in the Fall, 1998 Edition of the Commercial Law Journal. She has authored Antitrust, Restraint of Trade and Unfair Competition: Myth Versus Reality, published by the NACM and most recently updated in 2017. Ms. Borges is the lead author and Editor-in-Chief of Enforcing Judgments and Collecting Debts in New York, a treatise updated annually and published by Thomson West Publishing Company. She routinely publishes articles for the National Association of Credit Management “Business Credit” magazine and has published articles for its “Fraud Prevention News”. Upon the passage of the BAPCPA in 2005, Ms. Borges prepared and presents educational programs on this new legislation and co-authored The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – An Overhaul of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, published by the NACM. Her article titled “Uniform Voidable Transactions Act” was published in Insolvency Intelligence, a law journal published by Thomson West in the UK. Ms. Borges has been included in the New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition list (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) each year since 2009. In November 2010, Ms. Borges received the “Robert E. Caine Award for Leadership” from the CLLA. She is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Judge Joan Feeney (Ret)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Judge Joan Feeney (Ret), JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, joined JAMS following almost 27 years on the bench of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and 23 years as a member of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit. Judge Feeney is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and served for three years on its Board of Regents. She is the co-author of the Bankruptcy Law Manual, a two volume treatise published by Thomson Reuters West, and the co-author of a book for consumers, The Road Out of Debt, published by John Wiley & Sons. Judge Feeney was the President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 2011 and 2012 and has served that organization in numerous capacities, including on its Board of Governors, Chair of the Newsletter Committee, Editor in Chief and Reporter for Conference News, and on special projects. From 2016 to 2018, she was the Business Manager of The American Bankruptcy Law Journal, the premier and most cited specialty law review in the nation, and was an Associate Editor from 2013 to 2016. She is a founder of the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Project, a joint venture of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Boston Bar Association. She was a member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 2006 through 2012, and hosted many delegations of foreign judges in the United States and traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the federal judiciary. Judge Feeney was the Chair of the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court’s Pro Bono Committee and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Local Rules Committee for many years. She also served for several years on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and as Judicial Chair of several regional ABI educational programs. Judge Feeney is a graduate of Connecticut College and Suffolk University Law School, and is a frequent panelist and lecturer on bankruptcy law topics in Massachusetts and throughout the country. In 2005, she received the Boston Bar Association’s Haskell Cohn Award for Distinguished Judicial Service and in 2009 the American College of Bankruptcy First Circuit Fellows recognized her for contribution to bankruptcy jurisprudence and practice. She was the 2018 recipient of the Charles P. Normandin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boston Bar Association and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Excellence in Education Award. Judge Feeney presided over a full range of cases, including complex commercial cases with multiple parties and conflicting interests. While on the bench, she wrote over 500 opinions in many different areas of the law.

Theodore J. Hamilton

Wetherington Hamilton, P.A.

Theodore J. Hamilton, Wetherington Hamilton, P.A., Partner, is a member of the Florida Bar. His practice concentrates on Commercial and Retail Debt Collection, Corporate Law, Business Sales, Community Association Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Probate and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Secured Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Civil Trial Practice and Real Estate Litigation. Attorney Hamilton has been in private practice his entire career. After graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1991, he went into private practice in Tampa, Florida where he grew up. Ted has been a member of the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) since 1997. He is currently on the Board of Governors of the CLLA and also serves as its membership chair and member of the Commercial Law World Magazine. He considers himself to be a legal entrepreneur. His sustained growth in his firm, Wetherington Hamilton, P.A., has occurred as a result of diversification, recognizing talent, and treating both clients and employees fairly. Mr. Hamilton has handled all types of legal matters throughout his 24-year legal career. He has represented both individuals and entities in contested matters involving real estate, fraudulent transfers, injunctions, property taxes, easements, enforcement, and defense for homeowners’ associations, among others. He has extensive experience in handling complex litigation, and complicated real estate matters, having represented title insurance companies throughout the state. He has the ability to identify and understand the problem and then work to discover viable solutions, to reach timely and cost-effective resolution of disputes, as often as possible. Mr. Hamilton has also been a keynote speaker at various events including the National Association of Credit Managers, the Electrical Manufacturers Credit Group Spring Meeting, the Community Association Institute, and the Commercial Law League of America. Mr. Hamilton has published articles in the Florida Bar Journal and the NACM journal relating to Fraudulent Transfers. He is also a frequent writer in the Commercial Law World magazine.

Beverly Weiss Manne

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Beverly Weiss Manne, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., is an experienced attorney who represents secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and buyers of assets in bankruptcy cases, non-judicial restructurings and in complex, and distressed business and commercial credit situations and commercial finance matters. Ms. Manne is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She also is an adjunct professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law and teaches Payment Systems and Banking, and also taught Secured Transactions for many years. From 1981 to 1986, she was an attorney with the USDA Office of General Counsel. Ms. Manne obtained her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh as well as her B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, serves on the Executive Council of its Creditors’ Rights Section and has served on the Executive Council of its Bankruptcy Section. Ms. Manne is Chair of the PBA Business Law Section, a member and ex-officio of the PBA Shale Energy Law Committee, the 2014 Uniform Voidable Transfer Act adoption task force, 2013 Insolvency Law Task Force, UCC Article 9 Revisions Adoption Task Forces in 2000 and 2010, and the Insolvency Law Task Force in 1994-1996. Ms. Manne is a founding member and ex-officio of the Judith K. Fitzgerald Bankruptcy Inn of Court. Ms. Manne is a frequent speaker, panelist and course planner, locally and nationally on bankruptcy, mechanics lien, oil and gas and commercial issues. She is included in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Edition and Best Lawyers in America.

Joseph A Marino

Marino, Mayers & Jarrach, L.L.C.

Joseph A Marino, Marino, Mayers & Jarrach, L.L.C., is a Creditors’ Rights Specialist, initially certified by the American Board of Certification 1994. Mr. Marino obtained his BS in Commerce from St. Louis University, Missouri in 1971 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Florida as well as the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Commercial Law League of America. He has served the CLLA as its Secretary and as the Chair of its Creditors’ Rights Section. He is a frequent lecturer on creditors rights topics, including those focused upon fraud and fraudulent transfers and contributes articles periodically to the Commercial Law World magazine of the CLLA. He is also an affiliate member of the Commercial Collection Agencies of America and the Marino, Mayers & Jarrach firm is an associate member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Marino established his firm as a full service Commercial Litigation Firm, assisting clients throughout the State of New Jersey and the United States of America, to provide comprehensive, skillful, and cost effective services to our clients. The firm prosecutes all Creditor Rights Claims: from general collections to more Complex Commercial Litigation including Fraud and Fraudulent Transfers, Bankruptcy, Replevin and RICO. Mr. Marino is also a member of the Unico Foundation, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs and International Honor Society of the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta. In 2018, Mr. Marino received the “Robert E. Caine Award for Leadership” from the Commercial Law League of America.

Joseph A. Molinaro

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Molinaro, L.L.C.

Joseph A Marino, Marino, Mayers & Jarrach, L.L.C., is a Creditors’ Rights Specialist, initially certified by the American Board of Certification 1994. Mr. Marino obtained his BS in Commerce from St. Louis University, Missouri in 1971 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Florida as well as the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Commercial Law League of America. He has served the CLLA as its Secretary and as the Chair of its Creditors’ Rights Section. He is a frequent lecturer on creditors rights topics, including those focused upon fraud and fraudulent transfers and contributes articles periodically to the Commercial Law World magazine of the CLLA. He is also an affiliate member of the Commercial Collection Agencies of America and the Marino, Mayers & Jarrach firm is an associate member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Marino established his firm as a full service Commercial Litigation Firm, assisting clients throughout the State of New Jersey and the United States of America, to provide comprehensive, skillful, and cost effective services to our clients. The firm prosecutes all Creditor Rights Claims: from general collections to more Complex Commercial Litigation including Fraud and Fraudulent Transfers, Bankruptcy, Replevin and RICO. Mr. Marino is also a member of the Unico Foundation, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs and International Honor Society of the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta. In 2018, Mr. Marino received the “Robert E. Caine Award for Leadership” from the Commercial Law League of America.

Donna Sirianni

Moving Forward Strategies

Donna Sirianni, Moving Forward Strategies, brings high energy, authenticity, and enthusiasm to her personal and professional development seminar experiences. She possesses an incredible passion for people. Prior to starting her company, Donna enjoyed a highly successful career as a permanently certified high school Biology teacher and soccer coach. Donna was a consultant on practical-based education methods for teachers throughout New York State. She was sought after to creatively develop curriculum and lead teams of educators in bringing educational theories into practice. Her passion for teaching, personal development, and entrepreneurship, led her transition into forming her company, Moving Forward Strategies. She has received numerous accolades from the press and was recently nominated for Long Island Business News 2021 Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services. Donna has been the radio segment host for “Mindset Mondays” airing on “The Steve and Leeana Morning Show” for JVC Broadcasting on Party 105 FM. She is also involved with film and T.V., including having been a producer and on-air host for IndiMusic TV which aired for three seasons on WLNY in NY. Donna has been featured in newspaper articles and has been interviewed on both television and radio shows domestically and internationally to discuss personal and professional development. She is certified in N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and has studied leadership throughout the United States. Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) and a master’s degree (Education and Learning) from Stony Brook University and has earned credits in Administrational Leadership from Columbia University Teacher’s College. An active member of the community, Donna has conducted volunteer work for foundations such as Make-A-Wish, Donors Choose, and The INN Soup Kitchen. She is actively involved in fundraising for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has recently joined their leadership team. Donna is a member of the Melville Chamber of Commerce and the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA). Donna resides on Long Island, NY where she enjoys being a mom to her three amazing children.

Timothy Wan, Esq.

Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh

Timothy Wan, Esq., Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh, Senior Partner and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Wan’s areas of expertise include managing the creditors’ rights and collection law practice, serving as General Counsel to various small businesses in the local business community, and spearheading practice in the area of entertainment law, music law, copyright, and intellectual property. Mr. Wan was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2001, after graduating from Brooklyn Law School for his Juris Doctor where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and from Vassar College with a double B.A. in Political Science and Theatre in 1997. This background has fostered Mr. Wan’s trial and courtroom skills; throughout his career, he has successfully tried several hundred litigation matters, as well as successfully brought and defended appeals on healthcare-related matters to the appellate courts in the State of New York. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts, and is a member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations. Mr. Wan is a Past Chair of the Eastern Region of the CLLA, a Past Chair of the CLLA Young Member’s Section, past member of the Board of Governors, and served as the first ever two-consecutive-term President from 2019-2021. He also serves as the President of the New York State Creditors Bar Association. Mr. Wan is a two time Past President of the Infinite Exchange Chapter of BNI, and a member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Wan is a published author of the New York chapter of the textbook, Judgment Enforcement published by Aspen Publishing, and is a featured columnist and on the Board of Associate Editors for Commercial Law World. He is also the attorney advisor to the Commack High School Mock Trial team, and regularly lectures on topics regarding creditors’ rights, collection law, business change management, improving business efficiency, and legal strategy.

Jonathan H. Allen

Allen Law, P.C.

Jonathan H. Allen, Allen Law, P.C., practices in the field of collections, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. Mr. Allen received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Western New England College in 1994 and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1997.

Attorney Allen has experience in business, creditors’ rights, contract, construction, real estate, and personal injury law. He represents creditors and civil litigants throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Wanda Borges, Moderator

Borges & Associates, L.L.C.

Wanda Borges, Moderator, Borges & Associates, L.L.C., for more than forty years has concentrated her law practice on commercial litigation and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy matters, representing corporate clients and creditors’ committees throughout the United States in Chapter 11 proceedings, out of court settlements, commercial transactions, and preference litigation. She is a member and Past President of the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) and has been an Attorney Member of its National Board of Governors, and a Chair of the Bankruptcy Section and Creditors’ Rights Section. She is a member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Borges serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Commercial Collectors, of which her firm is an associate member. She is an internationally recognized lecturer and author on various legal topics which impact trade creditors. She is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Associate Editors for the CLLA’s “Commercial Law World” magazine and regularly contributes articles to that magazine as well as her column “Heard and Overheard”. Her treatise Hidden Liens: Who is Entitled to What? was published in the Fall, 1998 Edition of the Commercial Law Journal. She has authored Antitrust, Restraint of Trade and Unfair Competition: Myth Versus Reality, published by the NACM and most recently updated in 2017. Ms. Borges is the lead author and Editor-in-Chief of Enforcing Judgments and Collecting Debts in New York, a treatise updated annually and published by Thomson West Publishing Company. She routinely publishes articles for the National Association of Credit Management “Business Credit” magazine and has published articles for its “Fraud Prevention News”. Upon the passage of the BAPCPA in 2005, Ms. Borges prepared and presents educational programs on this new legislation and co-authored The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – An Overhaul of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, published by the NACM. Her article titled “Uniform Voidable Transactions Act” was published in Insolvency Intelligence, a law journal published by Thomson West in the UK. Ms. Borges has been included in the New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition list (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights) each year since 2009. In November 2010, Ms. Borges received the “Robert E. Caine Award for Leadership” from the CLLA. She is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Judge Joan Feeney (Ret)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Judge Joan Feeney (Ret), JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, joined JAMS following almost 27 years on the bench of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and 23 years as a member of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit. Judge Feeney is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and served for three years on its Board of Regents. She is the co-author of the Bankruptcy Law Manual, a two volume treatise published by Thomson Reuters West, and the co-author of a book for consumers, The Road Out of Debt, published by John Wiley & Sons. Judge Feeney was the President of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 2011 and 2012 and has served that organization in numerous capacities, including on its Board of Governors, Chair of the Newsletter Committee, Editor in Chief and Reporter for Conference News, and on special projects. From 2016 to 2018, she was the Business Manager of The American Bankruptcy Law Journal, the premier and most cited specialty law review in the nation, and was an Associate Editor from 2013 to 2016. She is a founder of the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Project, a joint venture of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Boston Bar Association. She was a member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 2006 through 2012, and hosted many delegations of foreign judges in the United States and traveling to foreign countries on behalf of the federal judiciary. Judge Feeney was the Chair of the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court’s Pro Bono Committee and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Local Rules Committee for many years. She also served for several years on the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute and as Judicial Chair of several regional ABI educational programs. Judge Feeney is a graduate of Connecticut College and Suffolk University Law School, and is a frequent panelist and lecturer on bankruptcy law topics in Massachusetts and throughout the country. In 2005, she received the Boston Bar Association’s Haskell Cohn Award for Distinguished Judicial Service and in 2009 the American College of Bankruptcy First Circuit Fellows recognized her for contribution to bankruptcy jurisprudence and practice. She was the 2018 recipient of the Charles P. Normandin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boston Bar Association and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Excellence in Education Award. Judge Feeney presided over a full range of cases, including complex commercial cases with multiple parties and conflicting interests. While on the bench, she wrote over 500 opinions in many different areas of the law.

Theodore J. Hamilton

Wetherington Hamilton, P.A.

Theodore J. Hamilton, Wetherington Hamilton, P.A., Partner, is a member of the Florida Bar. His practice concentrates on Commercial and Retail Debt Collection, Corporate Law, Business Sales, Community Association Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Probate and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Secured Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Civil Trial Practice and Real Estate Litigation. Attorney Hamilton has been in private practice his entire career. After graduating from the University of Florida Law School in 1991, he went into private practice in Tampa, Florida where he grew up. Ted has been a member of the Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) since 1997. He is currently on the Board of Governors of the CLLA and also serves as its membership chair and member of the Commercial Law World Magazine. He considers himself to be a legal entrepreneur. His sustained growth in his firm, Wetherington Hamilton, P.A., has occurred as a result of diversification, recognizing talent, and treating both clients and employees fairly. Mr. Hamilton has handled all types of legal matters throughout his 24-year legal career. He has represented both individuals and entities in contested matters involving real estate, fraudulent transfers, injunctions, property taxes, easements, enforcement, and defense for homeowners’ associations, among others. He has extensive experience in handling complex litigation, and complicated real estate matters, having represented title insurance companies throughout the state. He has the ability to identify and understand the problem and then work to discover viable solutions, to reach timely and cost-effective resolution of disputes, as often as possible. Mr. Hamilton has also been a keynote speaker at various events including the National Association of Credit Managers, the Electrical Manufacturers Credit Group Spring Meeting, the Community Association Institute, and the Commercial Law League of America. Mr. Hamilton has published articles in the Florida Bar Journal and the NACM journal relating to Fraudulent Transfers. He is also a frequent writer in the Commercial Law World magazine.

Beverly Weiss Manne

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Beverly Weiss Manne, Tucker Arensberg, P.C., is an experienced attorney who represents secured and unsecured creditors, lessors, and buyers of assets in bankruptcy cases, non-judicial restructurings and in complex, and distressed business and commercial credit situations and commercial finance matters. Ms. Manne is licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She also is an adjunct professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Law and teaches Payment Systems and Banking, and also taught Secured Transactions for many years. From 1981 to 1986, she was an attorney with the USDA Office of General Counsel. Ms. Manne obtained her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh as well as her B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, serves on the Executive Council of its Creditors’ Rights Section and has served on the Executive Council of its Bankruptcy Section. Ms. Manne is Chair of the PBA Business Law Section, a member and ex-officio of the PBA Shale Energy Law Committee, the 2014 Uniform Voidable Transfer Act adoption task force, 2013 Insolvency Law Task Force, UCC Article 9 Revisions Adoption Task Forces in 2000 and 2010, and the Insolvency Law Task Force in 1994-1996. Ms. Manne is a founding member and ex-officio of the Judith K. Fitzgerald Bankruptcy Inn of Court. Ms. Manne is a frequent speaker, panelist and course planner, locally and nationally on bankruptcy, mechanics lien, oil and gas and commercial issues. She is included in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Edition and Best Lawyers in America.

Joseph A Marino

Marino, Mayers & Jarrach, L.L.C.

Joseph A Marino, Marino, Mayers & Jarrach, L.L.C., is a Creditors’ Rights Specialist, initially certified by the American Board of Certification 1994. Mr. Marino obtained his BS in Commerce from St. Louis University, Missouri in 1971 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Florida as well as the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Commercial Law League of America. He has served the CLLA as its Secretary and as the Chair of its Creditors’ Rights Section. He is a frequent lecturer on creditors rights topics, including those focused upon fraud and fraudulent transfers and contributes articles periodically to the Commercial Law World magazine of the CLLA. He is also an affiliate member of the Commercial Collection Agencies of America and the Marino, Mayers & Jarrach firm is an associate member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Marino established his firm as a full service Commercial Litigation Firm, assisting clients throughout the State of New Jersey and the United States of America, to provide comprehensive, skillful, and cost effective services to our clients. The firm prosecutes all Creditor Rights Claims: from general collections to more Complex Commercial Litigation including Fraud and Fraudulent Transfers, Bankruptcy, Replevin and RICO. Mr. Marino is also a member of the Unico Foundation, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs and International Honor Society of the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta. In 2018, Mr. Marino received the “Robert E. Caine Award for Leadership” from the Commercial Law League of America.

Joseph A. Molinaro

The Law Offices of Joseph A. Molinaro, L.L.C.

Joseph A Marino, Marino, Mayers & Jarrach, L.L.C., is a Creditors’ Rights Specialist, initially certified by the American Board of Certification 1994. Mr. Marino obtained his BS in Commerce from St. Louis University, Missouri in 1971 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice law in the states of New Jersey and Florida as well as the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Commercial Law League of America. He has served the CLLA as its Secretary and as the Chair of its Creditors’ Rights Section. He is a frequent lecturer on creditors rights topics, including those focused upon fraud and fraudulent transfers and contributes articles periodically to the Commercial Law World magazine of the CLLA. He is also an affiliate member of the Commercial Collection Agencies of America and the Marino, Mayers & Jarrach firm is an associate member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Marino established his firm as a full service Commercial Litigation Firm, assisting clients throughout the State of New Jersey and the United States of America, to provide comprehensive, skillful, and cost effective services to our clients. The firm prosecutes all Creditor Rights Claims: from general collections to more Complex Commercial Litigation including Fraud and Fraudulent Transfers, Bankruptcy, Replevin and RICO. Mr. Marino is also a member of the Unico Foundation, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs and International Honor Society of the Sovereign Military Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta. In 2018, Mr. Marino received the “Robert E. Caine Award for Leadership” from the Commercial Law League of America.

Donna Sirianni

Moving Forward Strategies

Donna Sirianni, Moving Forward Strategies, brings high energy, authenticity, and enthusiasm to her personal and professional development seminar experiences. She possesses an incredible passion for people. Prior to starting her company, Donna enjoyed a highly successful career as a permanently certified high school Biology teacher and soccer coach. Donna was a consultant on practical-based education methods for teachers throughout New York State. She was sought after to creatively develop curriculum and lead teams of educators in bringing educational theories into practice. Her passion for teaching, personal development, and entrepreneurship, led her transition into forming her company, Moving Forward Strategies. She has received numerous accolades from the press and was recently nominated for Long Island Business News 2021 Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services. Donna has been the radio segment host for “Mindset Mondays” airing on “The Steve and Leeana Morning Show” for JVC Broadcasting on Party 105 FM. She is also involved with film and T.V., including having been a producer and on-air host for IndiMusic TV which aired for three seasons on WLNY in NY. Donna has been featured in newspaper articles and has been interviewed on both television and radio shows domestically and internationally to discuss personal and professional development. She is certified in N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and has studied leadership throughout the United States. Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) and a master’s degree (Education and Learning) from Stony Brook University and has earned credits in Administrational Leadership from Columbia University Teacher’s College. An active member of the community, Donna has conducted volunteer work for foundations such as Make-A-Wish, Donors Choose, and The INN Soup Kitchen. She is actively involved in fundraising for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has recently joined their leadership team. Donna is a member of the Melville Chamber of Commerce and the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA). Donna resides on Long Island, NY where she enjoys being a mom to her three amazing children.

Timothy Wan, Esq.

Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh

Timothy Wan, Esq., Smith Carroad Levy Wan & Parikh, Senior Partner and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Wan’s areas of expertise include managing the creditors’ rights and collection law practice, serving as General Counsel to various small businesses in the local business community, and spearheading practice in the area of entertainment law, music law, copyright, and intellectual property. Mr. Wan was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2001, after graduating from Brooklyn Law School for his Juris Doctor where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and from Vassar College with a double B.A. in Political Science and Theatre in 1997. This background has fostered Mr. Wan’s trial and courtroom skills; throughout his career, he has successfully tried several hundred litigation matters, as well as successfully brought and defended appeals on healthcare-related matters to the appellate courts in the State of New York. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts, and is a member of the New York State and Suffolk County Bar Associations. Mr. Wan is a Past Chair of the Eastern Region of the CLLA, a Past Chair of the CLLA Young Member’s Section, past member of the Board of Governors, and served as the first ever two-consecutive-term President from 2019-2021. He also serves as the President of the New York State Creditors Bar Association. Mr. Wan is a two time Past President of the Infinite Exchange Chapter of BNI, and a member of the International Association of Commercial Collectors. Mr. Wan is a published author of the New York chapter of the textbook, Judgment Enforcement published by Aspen Publishing, and is a featured columnist and on the Board of Associate Editors for Commercial Law World. He is also the attorney advisor to the Commack High School Mock Trial team, and regularly lectures on topics regarding creditors’ rights, collection law, business change management, improving business efficiency, and legal strategy.