Chrissey L. Barba

Tel 215.864.8515
Fax 215.864.8999

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.

Chrissey is equally skilled in federal and state litigation, including the successful defense of lender liability claims and frequent prosecution of commercial foreclosures, replevin actions, Uniform Commercial Code proceedings, receivership actions, confessions of judgment, execution and sale of real and personal property, and related actions involving discovery and recovery of assets in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts.

Chrissey is also experienced in bankruptcy practice and has represented debtors, creditors, and trustees in complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

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

National Association of Women Lawyers

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce – Young Professionals Network

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Elden S. Magaw Alumni Chapter


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