Rona provides sophisticated counsel and representation to real estate developers, entrepreneurs, businesses and financial institutions, concentrating her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, loan restructuring, and bankruptcy. Rona represents her clients both in and out of court, utilizing her litigation background and significant experience in negotiating and documenting real estate, asset based lending and other financial transactions.
In the areas of state and federal court litigation, Rona’s representative matters include disputes involving commercial and real estate contracts, property development, land use, leases, business investments, corporate governance, business torts (including interference with contracts and fraud), defamation and employment.
In addition, in state, federal and bankruptcy court, Rona has significant experience representing debtors and creditors in all facets of collection proceedings and related disputes, including collection and foreclosure actions, confession of judgment proceedings, receiver motions, post-judgment execution proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, and lender liability, fraudulent transfer and preference claims.
Rona practices before state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has represented clients throughout the United States, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, California, Florida, Tennessee and Connecticut.
Rona also has experience and training in the areas of mediation and arbitration. She has conducted mediations and arbitrations before private or self-regulatory organizations and serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Commerce Program of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Law Review
Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals For The Third Circuit
United States District Court For The Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court For The District of New Jersey
United States Bankruptcy Court For The Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Bankruptcy Court For The District of New Jersey
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia and American Bar Associations
Current and Former Board Member and Officer of Various Non-profit Organizations
Current Officer and Director of Condominium Association
Judge Pro Tem
Commerce Court, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
Investors asserting fraud, breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance claims against a partnership and its lender, obtaining a favorable settlement after defeating opponents’ dismissal motions;