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B.A. 1985 University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
J.D. 1988 University of Maryland School of Law
Admitted: MD, DC
Amy practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department, focusing on commercial civil litigation and all related aspects of creditor’s remedies for business and creditors of all sizes. This practice includes matters related to pre-judgment disputes through post-judgment collection remedies. For more information, visit http://www.gurstel.com.
Wanda Borges is the principal member of Borges Associates, P.C. in Syosset, NY and can be reached at email@example.com. She has concentrated her practice of law in the field of commercial litigation, corporate creditors’ rights and bankruptcy for an excess of 35 years.
She is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, The Hispanic National Bar Association, The International Association of Commercial Collectors and the Turnaround Management Association. As a member of the Commercial Law League of America, she is its President, is a Past Chair of its Bankruptcy Section, and served for six years on the Executive Council of the Eastern Region of the CLLA.
She is a regular lecturer for the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) and its various affiliates. She has prepared and continues to update courses on “Advanced Issues in Bankruptcy”, “Basics in Bankruptcy”, “Current Cases in Bankruptcy”, “Creditor’s Committees”, “Credit and Collection Issues” and “Antitrust Issues” which have been presented at past NACM Annual Credit Congresses and are scheduled for future Congresses. Upon the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Ms. Borges prepared a course entitled “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – What Does the Credit Executive Need to Know?”, which is updated annually and presented for various organizations.. Ms. Borges is a faculty member for the NACM’s Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College. Ms. Borges has been a faculty member for the National Institute on Credit Management, a program jointly sponsored by the Commercial Law League of America and the National Association of Credit Management.
She has been a regular lecturer for the American Management Association on the Uniform Commercial Code and Fundamentals of Business Law for the Non-Lawyer, and for both the American Management Association, the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association and the Broadcast Cable Credit Association on Creditor’s Rights in Commercial Litigation and Insolvency Matters. Additionally, she has presented seminars for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American Bankruptcy Institute, The Commercial Law League of America, The International Association of Commercial Collectors, various local and national Bar Associations, the American Automotive Leasing Association, Thomson West Publishing Company, the National Chemical Credit Association, the Publishers Credit Association, the Health Industry Manufacturers Association, the Beauty and Barber Manufacturers Credit Association, the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, the Credit Association for Satellite History, and the New York State Food Service Distributors Association. She is a frequent lecturer for Riemer Reporting Service.
She has served as the Managing Editor and still is one of the contributing authors of Manual of Credit and Collection Laws published by the National Association of Credit Management and is a contributing author to its Principles of Business Credit. She is a member of NACM’s Editorial Advisory Committee. She has served as a Contributing Editor for the Commercial Law League of America’s Bulletin and Journal and has contributed to the Bankruptcy Section Newsletter. 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. Ms. Borges is the lead author and Editor-in-Chief of Enforcing Judgments and Collecting Debts in New York published by Thomson West Publishing Company and updated annually. She routinely publishes articles for the National Association of Credit Management “Fraud Prevention News” and “Business Credit” magazine. With the passage of new bankruptcy law, Ms. Borges has prepared and presents educational programs on this new legislation and has co-authored The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 – An Overhaul of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, published by the NACM.
She has published articles for the Broadcast Cable Credit Association “Creditopic$” and the “Broadcast Cable Financial Management Journal” on Commercial Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy, the ECOA and Regulation B, Electronic Invoicing, “Dot Com” Businesses, and on Advertiser/Agency Liability; and has prepared the “white paper” on the discontinuance of notarization of broadcast invoices. She is a co-author of the National Association of Broadcasters’ book Out of the Red and into the Black, as well as the Broadcast Cable Credit Association’s Credit & Collection Handbook. Ms. Borges has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel program, “Fox on Consumers”, speaking on consumer bankruptcy exemptions.
She has conducted “in-house” seminars on credit, collection, secured transactions and insolvency for corporate clients such as Agrium, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Burlington Industries, Inc., Cosmair, Inc., Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Mars Incorporated, McKesson Corporation, Mobil Chemical Company, Multi-Arc Corp., Pfizer Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Sandvik, Inc., Simon & Schuster Corp., SONY Corporation and SunTrust Bank.
She is a past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Mercy College and served as a member of that board for nine years. She has served on the board of Regents College, and has taught Business Law at Seton College in Westchester County, New York. She is a past Chair of the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association.
Ms. Borges actively participates in community events. She is the Director of the Youth Music Ministry and Leader of Song at her parish, Our Lady Star of the Sea. She remains a member of the Fairfield County Chorale of which she is a past-president and past-director.
She received the “Human Valor” Award by Noticias del Mundo, a New York based spanish-language newspaper in 1985, the Mercy College Alumni Association’s “Professional Achievement” Award in 1991, honorary membership in Delta Mu Delta – The National Honor Society in Business Administration – in May, 1995 and in October, 1996, was awarded the Mercy College Trustee’s Medal for outstanding dedication to her profession and alma mater. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women. In September, 2000 she was named one of the “50 Outstanding Alumni” of Mercy College. In February, 2001 she received the “Career Achievement Award” from the Broadcast Cable Credit Association. In May, 2004, she received the “Strength in Numbers Recognition Certificate” from the National Association of Credit Management. In December 2006, she was named one of “2006 Top25 Most Influential Collection Professionals” by Collection Advisor Magazine.
L.L.M. — Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1976.
Honored by Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association.
Ray is licensed in Missouri and has over fifteen years of litigation experience. He began his legal career working for a small civil litigation firm in Jefferson City, Missouri. Ray then began his career in creditors’ rights in 2006 at another Saint Louis firm. He has litigation experience with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, commercial litigation and creditor’s rights.
Ray grew up on a farm in northeast Missouri that his family has operated for nearly 100 years. Ray is married to Sara Bozarth, a social worker; they reside in Saint Charles County with their daughter Annabelle and twin daughter and son Max and Millie.