Chrissey Barba

Chrissey L. Barba

Partner She / Her / Hers

Chrissey L. Barba focuses on commercial lending with an emphasis on loan workouts. She represents lenders and creditors in all stages of loan documentation, debt restructuring, enforcement, and related litigation.

Chrissey's experience documenting and restructuring commercial loans ranges from simple real estate loans to complex facilities of all types.  She has counseled clients in restructuring distressed credits involving multiple obligors, derivative transactions, borrowing base facilities, participation loans, mezzanine loans, unique or restricted-market collateral, forbearance agreements, intercreditor agreements, and note sales.


Representative Matters

Litigation Matters

  • Representation of a national bank in the foreclosure, sheriff’s sale and subsequent quiet title action necessary to take possession of a large warehouse and office facility in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The property was comprised of several parcels, some non-contiguous, owned by multiple entities, and required post-foreclosure quiet title litigation to reform legal descriptions.
  • Representation of an equipment finance and leasing company in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding involving complex issues of cash collateral and intercreditor agreements, leading to complete repayment and satisfactory disposition of all collateral
  • Representation of a federal bank in the judicial tax sale of its collateral, a historic and high-profile property in the Lehigh Valley, including extensive negotiations with the taxing authorities and municipality, recovery of possession and related actions necessary to secure and preserve the historic building

Professional Highlights

Judicial Internships/Externships

Judicial extern, Hon. Jack Sabatino, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, 2007

Judicial intern, Hon. Mary L. Cooper, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, summer 2005

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania, "Lawyers on the Fast Track", 2020


Co-author, "Review Twice, File Once: Lessons in the Wake of the Recent GM Decisions," The Secured Lender, May 2015

"Stand Your Ground: Florida's Castle Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century," 4 Rutgers ]. Law & Pub. Pol'y 504, 2007



Rutgers, The State University School of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D. 2007, with high honors)
Managing Research Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy (formerly Rutgers Journal of Law & Urban Policy), 2006-2007

Rowan University (B.A. 2004, summa cum laude)


New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania