- Business Counseling
- Commercial Lending
- Transactions and Workouts
- Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Union College, Schenectady, New York, B.S., 1987
Rutgers Law School, Newark, New Jersey, J.D., 1993
1994, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1996, New York; 1997, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York
New York State Bar Association; New Jersey Bar Association; Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association; Capital District Women's Bar Association; Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association; American Bar Association; Albany County Bar Association
Joann joined Deily & Glastetter in 2000. Before joining us, Joann was employed by a large New Jersey firm and focused on chapter 11 practice and bankruptcy litigation. Prior to that, she served as law clerk to the Hon. William F. Tuohey, United States Bankruptcy Judge.
Joann represents creditors, defendants and bankruptcy trustees in all types of bankruptcy litigation, including fraud-based actions, claim disputes and non-dischargeability actions and has acted as a discovery master in bankruptcy court. She also counsels lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions, negotiating and documenting working capital and term loans, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation. Using her experience in bankruptcy and litigation, coupled with her understanding of commercial loans, Joann counsels lenders and borrowers in all phases of workout and debt restructuring matters. Joann completed the American Bankruptcy Institute's Mediation Training Program in December, 2011 and is a member of the United States District Court NDNY and the United States Bankruptcy Court NDNY mediation panel.
Joann is a board member of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. She is a past president of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, and an active member of the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association. Joann is the current president of The Legal Project's Board of Directors and serves as Chair of the Development Committee. In January 2012, she was nominated by the Board of Judges for the NDNY Bankruptcy Court to the Standing Local Rules Committee. In December 2010 and again in 2014, she was appointed by the Chief Judge of the District Court for the Northern District of New York to serve a four-year term on the Panel of Attorneys Responsible for the Investigation and Prosecution of Attorney Disciplinary Complaints. Joann recently became the Capital District Vice President of the Federal Court Bar Association and will serve a term of two years beginning in 2016.
Joann received the Capital District Women's Bar Association's 2007 Pro Bono Award and the Legal Project's 2005 Kurt Clobridge Award for her work providing legal advice to low-income clients. She was named to Super Lawyers Upstate New York® in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and is a frequent lecturer on topics such as bankruptcy law, bankruptcy litigation, and distressed assets. Joann is a recipient of the 2015 Client Choice Award™ in the category of Insolvency & Restructuring presented by Lexology® and International Law Office®. Additionally, she was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of AmericaTM, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers in 2015.
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