Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan & Brogan

Ann Burke Brogan

Email: abrogan@clrbfirm.com Phone: 757-333-4506 Fax: 757-333-4511

Ann is a shareholder and has been with the firm since 1991. She concentrates her practice on the representation of financially troubled businesses and their owners. She has extensive experience representing clients in debt restructuring, bankruptcy reorganizations, and other insolvency-related areas, especially the representation of Chapter 11 debtors in bankruptcy. She also has extensive experience representing Chapter 7 trustees, purchasers of assets of bankruptcy estates, secured and unsecured creditors, principals of debtors in bankruptcy, and plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy causes of action. Ann comes from a banking family and has strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with solid grasp of financial concepts. She has a penchant for tackling special projects that require focused research on unusual legal issues.

After graduating from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, in 1979, Ann worked for three years in a management position with the Business Services Center for Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company in Atlanta, Georgia. She also has worked in banking and as a Congressional intern for the Honorable Lowell P. Weicker, U.S. Senator, Connecticut. In 1985, she received her juris doctorate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and was inducted into Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. Prior to coming to the firm, Ann was an associate with McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, Norfolk, Virginia, from 1986-1990 and concentrated her practice in the areas of banking law, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. She is admitted to practice in Virginia and in various Federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court. Ann is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association. She is presently serving her second term as Treasurer for the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association since 2010. She was a member of the board of directors and officer of the Tidewater Legal Aid Society from 1987 to 1995 and served as first vice president from 1990 to 1995. Ann has served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia, in the Department of Management, Business and Economics, teaching Introduction to Business and Business Law. Ann was born in Alexandria, Virginia, May 22, 1957. After graduating from law school, Ann and her husband spent a year in County Galway, Ireland. In 1986, she and her husband moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where they continue to live with their three children.

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