Michelle Hart Ippoliti




Michelle Hart Ippoliti is a partner with McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC. Ms. Hart Ippoliti manages the Georgia bankruptcy federal court practice and the Firm’s Motion for Relief practice area. Attorney Hart Ippoliti represents and counsels institutional lenders, national, regional, and local residential mortgage lenders and servicers, as well as other creditors, on a wide variety of matters arising during Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. These matters include, stay relief actions, abusive bankruptcy filings, real estate foreclosure, dispossession/asset recovery, lien priority, loss mitigation, loan cram downs, CFPB compliance, insurance loss, escrow issues, title defects, lender liability and other complex bankruptcy issues.

Practice Areas


  • Georgia State University College of Law, 2003
  • Georgia State University, 1998



  • Georgia
  • Connecticut


  • USFN- America’s Mortgage Banking Attorneys
  • American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN)
  • ALFN’s Women in Legal Leadership (ALFN WILL)
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) Mortgage Committee
  • International Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Metro-Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Association Group (MACBAG)
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements


  • The Automatic Stay is Lifted, Now What?, published by USFN (2012)  

 Panelist, Metro-Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Association Group  (2012)

  • The New Bankruptcy Rules 3001 and 3002.1: What You Need to Know

  Panelist, Mortgage Default Servicing Academy (2017)

  • Bankruptcy Session

  Onsite Client Trainings

  • Counsel’s Perspective on Standing Issues & Latest Developments (2010)
  • Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1 (2012, 2013)
  • Motion for Relief Process and Developments (2012, 2013,2015, 2016)
  • Moving From Foreclosure to Bankruptcy (2017)
  • Affidavit & Declarations in for Motions for Relief (2017)
  • Multi/Consecutive and Abusive Filers in Bankruptcy (2018)