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Jaclynn N. McDonnell, Associate, joins Genova Burns LLC with a focus in bankruptcy law and civil litigation. She possesses a keen understanding of bankruptcy proceedings, having counseled numerous clients on their financial matters and consumer bankruptcy rights. Her approach to client relations is marked by empathy and clarity, ensuring that clients fully understand their options and rights.

In her previous role, Jaclynn provided comprehensive legal counsel to clients facing financial difficulties. She attended hearings on various bankruptcy matters, including chapters 7, 11, and 13, and prepared a wide array of legal documents crucial to these proceedings. She has worked with foreclosure defense and landlord-tenant law, where she effectively represented clients in litigation and provided counsel on lease agreements and eviction procedures.

Jaclynn's commitment to her clients is evident not only in her legal work but also in her dedication to pro bono initiatives. She actively participated in projects like the Honorable Morris Stern Pro Bono Bankruptcy Assistance Project, demonstrating her belief in using her skills to serve the community.

Representing Chapter 7 trustees in adversary proceedings, Jaclynn gained a strong foundation in legal research, critical thinking, and persuasive writing. These skills have been instrumental in preparing detailed legal briefs and effectively representing clients in court.

Beyond her legal practice, Jaclynn is actively involved in professional organizations such as the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation (NJBLF). In her role as Co-Director of Programming at IWIRC, Jaclynn has contributed to advancing the professional development of women in the legal field.

Jaclynn’s multifaceted experience, dedication to her clients, and involvement in professional organizations make her a valuable asset to our team at Genova Burns LLC. She is committed to providing pragmatic and effective legal solutions tailored to meet the needs of our clients.


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