Elizabeth regularly works with clients on issues related to Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy filings and matrimonial and family matters, including divorce, custody and support. Additionally, she has extensive experience representing clients in their tax debt relief matters, including unfiled taxes, innocent spouse relief, and the preparation and submission of offers in compromise to the IRS and New York State. She also handles consumer credit matters.
Elizabeth is a former tax accountant and received her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. Her law practice is located in Saratoga Springs, New York and she provides legal representation to clients throughout the Capital Region.
Elizabeth is a former tax accountant and received her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School with a Tax Law Concentration, and interned for the United States Trustee's Office in Albany, NY. She also graduated summa cum laude from Marist College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting.
Elizabeth is the Chief Financial Officer and Legal Counsel for the Society for New Communications Research. She has spoken at various SNCR events on topics related to the intersection of the law and new communications. She also served on the advisory committee for the International Nanocating Alliance.
Elizabeth is the past recipient of the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association Justin Mahoney Memorial Prize, the American Bankruptcy Institute and Albany Law School Merit of Excellence, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Award for Superior Scholarship in Accounting Studies, the State Farm Outstanding Student Fellowship and was named a Guistwhite Scholar. In 2003, she was selected for the Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program.
Elizabeth is admitted to practice in New York State, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the United States Tax Court. She is an active member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.
Elizabeth released one album as a member of the rock group Drezdon Blacque, where she was billed as Lisa Fairbanks, and acted as the group's primary songwriter, keyboardist and singer (http://www.cdbaby.com/drezdonblacque). Her songs have also been performed by various artists, including Curt Smith (Tears for Fears), Larry Hoppen (Orleans), and the Tequila Mockingbirds (http://www.thetequilamockingbirds.com). Her most recent group was the blues outfit Bourbon Renewal. She has been married to her husband, guitarist George Fletcher since 1991. Together they have one son, Max, born in 2010.
Elizabeth is available for interviews, speaking engagements, or contributing articles. She can be reached via email at fletcherlaw(at)mac(dot)com.
* Founding Fellow, Society for New Communications Research, Palo Alto, CA
* Chief Financial Officer and Legal Counsel, Society for New Communications Research, Palo Alto, CA
* Prior New Communications Law committee head, Society for New Communications Research
* Advisory Board Member, International Nanocasting Alliance
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