NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that the firm’s New York City office has strengthened its prominent Financial Services Litigation and Commercial Litigation practices with the addition of Jason Lipkin, who joined as of counsel, and Melisa Zukic as an associate. Jason and Melisa mark six new hires in McGlinchey’s New York City office in the past six months, following the recent additions of Brittany Adikes and Camille Singh.

“We are pleased to welcome Jason and Melisa to McGlinchey’s growing team here in New York City,” said Mikelle Bliss, managing member of the New York City office. “Their in-depth knowledge of the particular regulatory regimes governing the financial services, commercial, and real estate markets in New York and New Jersey will be a great asset to our financial services and other clients nationwide.”

McGlinchey now has 12 attorneys practicing in its Albany and New York City offices, and a total of 15 attorneys licensed to practice in New York.

Jason, a former attorney at Winston & Strawn, brings his 17 years of experience representing a diverse group of clients across a broad spectrum of financial services, real estate, and commercial and insurance matters in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. Prior to that role, Jason was a founding member at a boutique commercial litigation firm. He also spent several years at a large insurance defense firm, representing Fortune 500 companies in product liability and toxic exposure cases, and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. His primary focus upon joining McGlinchey will be in the financial services litigation space.Jason Lipkin

As a consumer financial services attorney, Melisa advises creditors, banks, mortgage servicers, corporations, and insurers in complex litigation and arbitration matters and on appeal. She represents financial institutions in CFPB investigations and in complaints filed with the New York State Department of Financial Services. She also defends lenders and mortgage servicers in a broad array of disputes and litigation.

Before joining McGlinchey, Melisa served as litigation counsel at Hinshaw & Culbertson. Melisa received her J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2015, and  is admitted to practice in New York.

“This industry is constantly evolving, and both Jason and Melisa understand the dynamic nature of litigating matters and the challenges our clients face,” said Shaun Ramey, co-chair of the firm’s nationwide Financial Services Litigation practice group. “They bring insight into our clients’ business operations to develop strategic legal solutions to their challenges.”Melisa Zukic

McGlinchey’s nationwide  Financial Services Litigation practice group is the firm’s largest, with 65 attorneys licensed to practice in 25 states. Since 2022, the group has hired 18 new attorneys in 11 of the firm’s 17 offices. The team’s attorneys are recognized nationally and in New York as industry leaders, with Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers honors.

Their collective experience includes federal and state regulatory and enforcement proceedings, hundreds of class actions in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and tens of thousands of consumer litigation matters. The group represents every type of financial services company, including national and state-chartered banks, finance companies, mortgage lenders and servicers, reverse lenders, manufactured housing lenders, credit card issuers, automobile lenders, student lenders, community banks, thrifts, credit unions, FinTechs, and insurance providers.

The attorneys in McGlinchey’s New York City office focus on consumer financial services litigation and other commercial litigation matters, representing many of the largest financial institutions in the United States.

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