Shira A. Baratz


Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Commercial Litigation

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About Shira Baratz

Shira Baratz focuses her practice on both corporate restructuring and general commercial litigation. Her bankruptcy practice includes the representation of debtors in possession, official committees of unsecured creditors, trustees, and other interested parties in chapter 11 proceedings. In addition, Shira has handled a wide range of corporate and civil litigation including shareholder disputes, complex contractual issues and distressed real estate disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Shira was a bankruptcy associate at a New Jersey-based law firm and was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ann Nevins, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.

Shira received her B.A. from Barnard College and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. While in law school, Shira interned in a variety of positions, including as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose L. Linares, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, a student extern in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, and as a student attorney in Fordham’s Criminal Defense Clinic.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2019
    • Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal, Volume XXVIII
    • Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Team
    • Criminal Defense Clinic
    • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • Barnard College, B.A. in Political Science, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey