Susan Mills Richmond is a seasoned attorney who practiced law in New York as a litigator and transactional lawyer for a number of years prior to reviewing and editing legal articles for FindLaw.com. She is also an arbitrator, has served as a mediator, and was an impartial hearing officer for the New York State Department of Education.
Susan graduated with distinction from Hofstra University School of Law. While there, she was a Managing Editor of the Hofstra Law Review, and published a case note on an Estates topic.
After graduating and working as a litigator for two law firms, Susan became a senior law clerk for Bankruptcy Judge Burton R. Lifland, where she was involved in the drafting of numerous complex decisions on cutting-edge legal issues.
Susan’s last position prior to Findlaw.com was as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, where she provided legal services to those in need of help who would otherwise have no access to the legal system. She enthusiastically represented individuals with a health-related diagnosis in legal matters relating to housing, evictions, disability, discrimination, access to benefits, and more. Susan also represented other clients in suits against foreclosure, including bankruptcy representation, and helped individuals obtain loan modifications and other resolutions, where possible.
Prior to joining Legal Aid, Susan had much experience in complex matters involving education law, bankruptcy and commercial law and litigation, foreclosures, leasing and financing, real estate, landlord and tenant law, and employment law. She has also been principal of her own law firm, senior counsel to a multinational company and its successor, senior staff attorney with a small law firm, in-house counsel for a major bank, and senior attorney in the Bankruptcy Practice Groups of two large New York City law firms.
Susan has published several articles in journals, including these articles:
The Emerging Body of Case Law on the Substantive Consolidation of the Assets of a Parent With Those of Its Subsidiary, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
Overview of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, New York State Bar Journal, Volume 67, No. 7
Impartial Hearings on Special Education Issues, The Elder Law Newsletter of the New York State Bar Association, 2012
Susan received a Pro Bono Counsel Award by Legal Services of the Hudson Valley in a ceremony that took place in October 2016. This award recognized her significant volunteer (pro bono) legal work, including legal services clinics and projects.
Susan is delighted to bring her strong legal practice and legal writing background to the review and editing of FindLaw.com articles.