Ms. Natasha Songonuga has extensive experience in business reorganization and restructuring matters, working across the full spectrum of chapter 11 cases, as well as counseling creditors in assignments for the benefit of creditors state court insolvency proceedings.
She represents debtors; creditors, including global and national manufacturer environmental creditors who are so-called potentially responsible parties; chapter 11 and chapter 7 trustees appointed under the Bankruptcy Code; landlords; bidders at bankruptcy sales; and trustees appointed pursuant to the Securities Investor Protection Act.
In representing the chapter 11 trustee for DBSI, Inc. and its affiliates, which consist of a conglomerate of real estate entities with listed assets valued at over $2.65 billion at the time of their bankruptcy filing in November 2008, she was instrumental in the plan process, which resulted in the confirmation of a joint chapter 11 plan of liquidation.
Ms. Songonuga handles a wide range of other matters, including managing the claims objection and reconciliation process for thousands of claims; drafting, negotiating, and objecting to plans of reorganization and liquidation; section 363 sales; stay relief motions; and handling related litigation. She has also authored and co-authored many articles on bankruptcy-related subjects.
In addition to her bankruptcy practice, Ms. Songonuga handles matters locally for the firm’s products liability clients involved in asbestos litigation and has represented landlords in FDIC receiverships of banks arising from the recent subprime debacle.
- Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
- Seton Hall Law Review
- Rutgers University (B.S.)
- State of Delaware
- State of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court for the District of Delaware
- Delaware State Bar Association
- Executive Committee, Multicultural Lawyers & Judges Section, 2010-present
- New Lawyers Section
- American Bar Foundation
- American Bar Association
- Vice-Chair, Executory Contracts Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Delaware Diverse Law Partners
- Essex County Debtor/Creditor Committee, 2007-2009
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
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