Michelle Badolato

Associate

mbadolato@stradley.com

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Michelle Badolato

Overview

Michelle Badolato concentrates her practice in the areas of mortgage and lending litigation, banking litigation and law, commercial litigation, 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • obtained victories in both trial and appellate courts denying account depositors’ claims challenging the availability of funds under Regulation CC
  • represented lenders in seeking to set aside defective tax sales which would have voided the lenders’ mortgages
  • obtained orders dismissing interlocutory appeals in mortgage foreclosure and quiet title actions
  • represented interest of global intellectual property company in nationwide bankruptcy proceedings
  • obtained victory on appeal denying claim that bank violated the automatic stay of the Bankruptcy Code
  • recovered monies due to subcontractor for numerous construction projects involving commercial structures and highway projects in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • recovered monies for and defended claims against company that sells and services on-highway and off-highway diesel vehicles and boats

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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, Secretary (2015-16); NJSBA General Counsel Representative; Debtor-Creditor Committee
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • Trustee, Camden County Foundation

Speaking Engagements

  • 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 a barrister with the New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court. She is also an advocate for women in the legal and business community having served on the Women in the Profession Committees for both the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania State Bar Association. She 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 enjoys cheering for Baltimore Ravens football and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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