WILLIAM ILECKI, B.A., J.D.
William Ilecki is a partner in the firm of Ilecki & Ostrowski, LLP, practicing in the areas of retail/commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, foreclosure, regulatory compliance, and bankruptcy. A 1989 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, he received his undergraduate education at Canisius College, graduating in 1986 (magna cum laude, All-College Honors Program). Since 1990, Mr. Ilecki has been admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York, and Peacemaker Court for the Seneca Nation of Indians. He is a former President and Board Member of the Erie County Bar Foundation. He is a member of the Erie County Bar Association (Banking and Commercial Law Committee), New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Creditors Bar Association.
He has frequently lectured on collections and bankruptcy law before Attorneys, Sheriffs, Credit Union, Banking, and other creditor groups; and for the National Business Institute’s “Consumer Debt Collection” Seminars. He also served as President of the Western New York Credit Association.
He is the author of the Procedures chapter in the New York State Bar Association’s 2008 publication Debt Collection and the Enforcement of Money Judgments. He is also the co-author of the What is a Debt Collection Case? chapter, and author of the Enforcement of Money Judgments chapter, both of the New York State Bar Association’s publication New York Lawyer’s Deskbook, Second Edition.
MELISSA L. OSTROWSKI, B.A., J.D.
Melissa Ostrowski is a partner with the firm of Ilecki & Ostrowski, LLP, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, landlord-tenant, and bankruptcy. A native of Western New York, she graduated from the Honors Program at Medaille College in December 2007 with a degree in Psychology, and from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 2011. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.
Melissa has been employed with Ilecki & Ostrowski, LLP since 2008. She has presented to various Credit Unions and Sheriff’s Departments throughout New York State on the topic of creditors’ rights, and attends the yearly Credit Union National Association conference.
Antoinette has been working for Ilecki & Ostrowski, LLP since 2010. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of Buffalo and is a certified Paralegal.
Karen received an Associates Degree in Applied Science—Paralegal studies from Erie Community College. Karen also attended Bryant and Stratton Business Institute. Karen was employed with the firm of Dubin & Sommerstein for 18 years prior to joining Ilecki & Ostrowski, LLP in 2013.