Michelle Badolato

Associate

mbadolato@stradley.com

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Michelle Badolato

Overview

Michelle Badolato concentrates her practice in the areas of financial services litigation, banking litigation and law, commercial litigation, foreclosure and bankruptcy. Her background, however, has spanned a variety of other practice areas including construction law, intellectual property, real estate transactions, insurance defense, family law and probate matters. Michelle is presently a member of the financial services litigation group which resolves disputes involving consumer and commercial financial products or services.

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Representative Matters

  • obtained summary judgment in TCPA case in favor of caller where the called party knowingly released her cellular telephone number without limitation.
  • obtained dismissals of federal court actions seeking to collaterally attack state court foreclosure actions
  • represented secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 commercial and consumer bankruptcies
  • obtained summary judgment awards on behalf of mortgage servicers from consumer claims based on predatory lending; lack of standing to foreclose; and violations of TILA, RESPA and state unfair trade practices laws
  • represented lenders in seeking to set aside defective tax sales which would have voided the lenders’ mortgages
  • obtained dismissals of frivolous claims such as vapor money theory
  • served as general counsel to regional bank which grew into Fortune Global 500 company
  • managed foreclosure, bankruptcy and collection litigation portfolios for Fortune 500 company and national servicers
  • defended financial institutions against claims related to deposit accounts, mortgages and other financial products
  • obtained victories in both trial and appellate courts denying account depositors’ claims challenging availability of funds under Regulation CC
  • obtained victory on appeal denying claim that bank violated the automatic stay of the Bankruptcy Code
  • represented interest of global intellectual property company in nationwide bankruptcy proceedings
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Maryland Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., Widener University School of Law
  • B.A., Gettysburg College
Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Barrister, New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Burlington County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association, Vice President (2018-19); NJSBA General Counsel Representative; Debtor-Creditor Committee
  • Camden County Bar Foundation
  • Trustee, Chamber of Commerce South Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Understanding the Legal Issues of Endorsements,” Lorman Education Services 
  • Speaker, "New Jersey Foreclosure," National Business Institute
  • Moderator, Camden County Bar Association Annual Bankruptcy-Bench Bar Conference
  • Speaker, "Title Workshop," National Business Institute
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Foreclosure," National Business Institute
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Recognition

  • New Jersey Law Journal's "Top 40 Under 40," comprised of the top young professionals in the New Jersey legal community
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In The Community

Michelle is the Treasurer for the Camden County Bar Association. She is also a Trustee of and plays a key role in planning and organizing charitable events for the Camden County Bar Foundation to raise money for student scholarships and numerous community service projects. She has participated in the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court for many years. She has also been a member of the various South Jersey Chambers of Commerce. She enjoys cheering for Baltimore Ravens football and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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