Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Beth Ann 
     Bivona

Beth Ann Bivona

Partner

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Beth Ann Bivona works primarily with corporations and other businesses and professional clients on a variety of commercial disputes and insolvency matters. Her work not only includes handling commercial, federal and complex litigation, but also debtor and creditor counseling and representation in bankruptcy proceedings as well as financial workouts.

In addition to her business litigation practice, Beth Ann is Co-Chair of our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Area and she actively represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy courts and appellate courts in actions involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, setoffs, dischargeability, claims objections, confirmation, relief from the stay and other related bankruptcy matters. She has served as special counsel to various Chapter 7 Trustees and has represented Chapter 11, 13 and 7 debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Beth Ann handles and negotiates various workouts for both debtors and creditors.

An experienced equestrian rider, Beth Ann also handles equine matters, including contract negotiations, disputes, and litigation. Representing barn owners, horse owners, trainers, riders or Lessors/Lessees, Beth Ann assists with agreements to buy, sell or lease a horse or a riding facility, insurance coverage issues, boarding contracts, landlord/tenant matters, property damage or injuries, employment contracts or professional liability issues. She also addresses her clients’ corporate questions, on such matters as partnerships, incorporations, show management and the various governing bodies in the sport. 

Beth Ann lectures on various business, bankruptcy and equine matters. She has presented seminars for Lorman Educational Services, Sterling Educational Services, National Business Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Beth Ann taught business law classes at D’Youville College and at Bryant and Stratton. Additionally, she co­authored Effects of the Bankruptcy Act, a chapter in the New York State Bar Association’s publication “Collections and the Enforcement of Money Judgments” (2006 - present).


Practice Areas

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., cum laude, 1993
  • Michigan State University, J.D., cum laude, 1997

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Western New York
  • Delta Sigma Pi

Civic Activities

  • Girl Scouts of Western New York, Troop Leader
  • Upstate New York Turnaround Management Association, Board Member

Speaking & Publications

  • Co­authored "Effects of the Bankruptcy Act," a chapter in the New York State Bar Association’s publication Collections and the Enforcement of Money Judgments 2006-present
  • Western New York Bankruptcy Conference, Bar Association of Erie County, Moderator, 2009- Present
  • Horse Farm Legal Concerns, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County, September 25, 2010
  • Cause of Actions in Horse Sale Disputes from a Plaintiff’s Prospective, University of Kentucky Annual Conference on Equine Law, 2010
  • Bankruptcy (Preferences\ Fraudulent Transfers), New York State Bar Association, October 20, 2008
  • Legal and Insurance Issues in the Equine Industry, Cornell Cooperative Extension of South Central NY Ag Team and Broome County, February 15, 2003
  • Frequent Lecturer for Lorman Education services on topics such as bankruptcy law and litigation & debtor and creditors’ rights, 2001-2006

Honors

  • Business First of Buffalo, 2016 Legal Elite Leaders of Western New York
  • Selected by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyer 2013- 2015 for Bankruptcy
  • Business First of Buffalo, 2013 Legal Elite of Western New York
  • Business First of Buffalo, 2007, 40 under Forty Award
  • Daily Record, named Western New York's Up and Coming Attorney

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Partner
  • United States Federal District Court, Judicial Internship Clerk