Cori Brennan concentrates her practice in commercial and consumer bankruptcy, reorganization, workouts, foreclosure litigation, regulatory matters related to consumer finance, and general consumer and commercial litigation.
Ms. Brennan has over a decade of experience representing secured lenders, creditors, committees, equity security holders, and trustees in all facets of commercial and consumer bankruptcy proceedings, including contested matters, adversary proceedings, and appeals. Representative matters in bankruptcy include counseling both plaintiffs and defendants in preference litigation, fraudulent transfer actions, and dischargeability challenges.
Ms. Brennan's workout practice includes representation of national and regional banking institutions, credit unions, private equity firms, and high net-worth individuals in unique out-of-court financial reorganizations that require a combination of restructuring, transactional, and litigation expertise. Her diverse state court representative matters include receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, quiet title actions, and commercial and residential foreclosure proceedings. Ms. Brennan has also represented clients in both the prosecution and defense of a wide variety of commercial claims, such as complex contract disputes, business torts, confessions of judgment, and fraudulent transfer actions.
Ms. Brennan’s financial services practice also includes the regular provision of counseling to her clients on regulatory compliance and due diligence matters under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Ms. Brennan has successfully defended clients against claims and counterclaims based on alleged violations of these and other laws and frequently conducts in-house training seminars related to these topics.
Recent matters include:
From 2012 through 2019, Ms. Brennan was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star by a vote of her peers. Ms. Brennan also serves on the Mediation Panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (2007)
University of Rochester, B.A., cum laude (2004)
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
District of New Jersey
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Middle District of Pennsylvania
Loan Committee for the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
Mediation Panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Member, Board of Directors,
American Bar Association
Philadelphia Network Leadership Cabinet for the University of Rochester
Awards and Honors
Named a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2012-2019)
Speeches and Publications
Young Professionals Risk Management Association, Multi-generational Event, June 2017
FINANTA (Financing Aid and Technical Assistance) Workshop; Focus of Workshop - Collection Alternatives and Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy Proceedings, March 2016
American College of Bankruptcy and the Eastern District Bankruptcy Conference's Education Seminar "Equitable Mootness - You Be The Judge", November 2015
Philadelphia Property Tax Reassessment: What It Means and How to Respond," by Corinne Samler Brennan, JD, and Amanda Dougherty, JD, 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal, 6/4/18