Albena Petrakov

Albena Petrakov


  • B. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. (2009 cum laude)
  • Sofia University, Bulgaria, Master in Law (JD equivalent) (2002)

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Albena has more than ten years of experience representing clients in bankruptcy, corporate and commercial matters in both civil and common law jurisdictions.

She has counseled clients on maximizing their return on secured and unsecured claims, protecting and realizing collateral, foreclosures, D&O insurance, lender liability and on various adversary proceedings and contested matters, including, among others, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, claim objections and lift stay proceedings.

In addition, Albena has experience representing design professionals, developers and real estate brokers in commercial litigation and arbitration in disputes involving delay claims, extra work claims, wrongful termination of construction contracts, lien foreclosure actions and payments to real estate brokers.

Albena was selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017.

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, Federal Bar Council
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Member
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Foreign and Comparative Law Committee
    • Secretary of European Affairs Committee – 2013-2015
  • City Bar Justice Center, Consumer Bankruptcy Project
    • Volunteer Attorney