After filing her own Chapter 7 Petition and adversary proceeding to have her student loan debt discharged in bankruptcy, Natalie Jean-Baptiste developed a passion for helping other student loan borrowers deal with legal and financial issues. With student loan debt in America topping $1.2 trillion and many of those loans in default, Natalie realizes that student loan debtors could use some help finding solutions so she started her own practice and founded a student loan counseling service to assist borrowers in getting a handle on their student loan debt.
Prior to launching her own bankruptcy practice and student loan counseling service, Natalie worked for many years in the music industry. She held positions such as Copyright Coordinator at J Records and Royalty Analyst at EMI Music before landing a position as Director of Legal & Business Affairs at Renegade Nation, an indie multimedia company headed by Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Natalie earned her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2004. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Media Studies from Fordham University. Natalie also attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. Natalie is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Natalie is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Natalie is a health & freedom enthusiast who advocates for her clients’ physical, financial & emotional well-being. She loves Thai food, 80s pop culture and all things natural & eco-friendly. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys planning fabulous parties and wellness events, traveling the world and hanging out with her nephews Brendan & Jordan.