MARGARET GAIRO (President) is a shareholder and the managing attorney for the Pennsylvania office. Mrs. Gairo is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh School of Law having received her Juris Doctorate in 1981. While at the University of Pittsburgh she served as a Comments Editor on the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She received her Bachelors Degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1978. Mrs. Gairo is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Association and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mrs. Gairo was a member of the adjunct faculty of Peirce College from 1983 to 1992 teaching bankruptcy law and business law to paralegals.
LAURA H.G. O'SULLIVAN (Vice-President) is a shareholder. Ms. O’Sullivan has practiced in the area of creditors’ rights for over twenty years. Ms. O’Sullivan received her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law (cum laude 1995). She is admitted to the Court of Appeals, MD (1996), Court of Appeals, DC (1999), United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1997), United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2000).
MICHAEL T. CANTRELL, who is the managing attorney of the Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia offices of McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, graduated from Western Maryland College with a BA Degree in Political Science, and obtained his JD from the University Of Maryland School Of Law. He is authorized to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, having been admitted to the Court of Appeals, MD (1983), United States District Court for the District of MD (1984), Court of Appeals, DC (1985), United States District Court for DC (1985), United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1996) and United States Court of Appeals for DC (2000).
He has been involved with numerous organizations, including the DC Bar Association, MD State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the MSBA (member and officer), Bankruptcy Bar Association for the State of MD, Local Rules and Chapter 13 Plan Revision Committees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the State of MD and the Committee to assist the United States Bankruptcy Court for the State of MD with the implementation of an electronic case management and filing system. He has also been a frequent speaker on creditors' rights issues for the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of MD, MD Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (“MICPEL”), Consumer Bankruptcy Association and the Clerk’s Office for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of MD.
Prior to joining McCabe, Weisberg & Conway he worked with an established creditors' rights firm for twenty four years where his focus was bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction, loss mitigation, receivership and lender liability litigation. Michael continues to focus his practice in the area of creditors' rights.
JANET Z. CHARLTON is the managing attorney of the Delaware Office of McCabe, Weisberg & Conway. She has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, estate litigation, and enforcing real and personal property interests, representing many national and regional banks, mortgage companies and credit unions, and makes frequent appearances in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Superior Court and Bankruptcy Court.
Janet was previously a partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, where she practiced for twenty years. She served as a member of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court Rules Subcommittee for Chapter 13 practice, the Ad Hoc Committee to establish Superior Court Foreclosure Mediation Procedures (2009) and the Delaware Task Forces to implement new Foreclosure laws (2011). She is also an active member of the Real and Personal Property Section of the Bar and is currently appointed to the sub-committee to review sheriff sale procedures. She has degrees from New York University (B.S., Finance 1986), Temple University School of Law (J.D., cum laud 1989) and Temple University School of Business (MBA 1991). She is admitted to practice in Delaware, U.S. District of Delaware and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
MARISA JOY MYERS COHEN is the managing attorney of the New Jersey office of McCabe, Weisberg & Conway. She received her undergraduate degree from New York University in 1998. She was a recipient of the prestigious Founder's Day Award given for academic excellence. At New York University she concentrated in political science and social work. Ms. Cohen attended Rutgers Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2001.
Since graduating from law school Ms. Cohen has practiced exclusively in the areas of bankruptcy and foreclosure in the representation of mortgage lenders. Ms. Cohen is licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She is admitted to the Federal District Courts of New Jersey and the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. Ms. Cohen joined McCabe, Weisberg & Conway in 2007. Prior to being promoted to managing attorney of the New Jersey office, Ms. Cohen worked to create a consolidated bankruptcy department within the Firm to promote efficiency and strengthen client relations.
CHRISTINE L. GRAHAM, located in the Philadelphia, PA office of McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004. Thereafter, Ms. Graham attended Temple University Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2010. Ms. Graham has worked with creditors with Real Estate Financing and Foreclosure matters since 2005. She currently concentrates her practice in the fields of foreclosure, REO and related litigation. Ms. Graham is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
ROBERT A. MCLAIN is the managing attorney of the Florida offices. He graduated from Florida State University in 1990 and from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1999. Robert is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida.
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MELISSA A. SPOSATO is the managing attorney of the New York offices of McCabe, Weisberg & Conway. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1999. Ms. Sposato was a Merit scholarship recipient from Hofstra University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2002. Ms. Sposato has specialized in the areas of mortgage foreclosures, mortgage lending, transactional real estate and related litigation since 2003. Ms. Sposato is currently admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.
ANN E. SWARTZ is the managing attorney for the firm’s Bankruptcy Department with respect to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware. Ms. Swartz received her Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in 1988 from Boston University where she studied International Relations with a minor in Business Administration. Thereafter, Ms. Swartz obtained her Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She joined McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, in 2012. Throughout the more than 20 years Ms. Swartz has been practicing, she has concentrated on creditors’ rights, including foreclosures, evictions, commercial loan workouts and state court receiverships but her primary focus has been in bankruptcy.
Ms. Swartz is currently the President of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and she serves on the Attorney Liaison Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Swartz is currently admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court of Pennsylvania in the Eastern, Middle and Western divisions.