I’m really good at listening and explaining. I need to know the details of your financial situation before I can give any advice about which bankruptcy option is right for you. That’s why I ask so many questions, in so many different ways, and I listen closely to your answers. I don’t want you to be surprised when a creditor or trustee asks “what about this?” I make sure that you and I both know “what about this” well in advance, so there are no surprises.
I don’t talk in code. I take time to explain the bankruptcy process and the issues that might arise so you know what to expect, translating from legalese when necessary. If you were teaching me how to do your job, you might have to take your time and check in occasionally to make sure I was following you. I have the training and experience to know what I need to know to handle your case, and I want you to know what you need to know to make your experience a success.
In complicated matters such as Chapter 11s and bankruptcy litigation, I’m really good at determining, right at the start, what the major issues will be and what our chances of success are. I have frequently been able to outline issues A, B, C, and D, and predict that, six months from now, we will be standing in front of a judge, arguing about issue B. This results in real economy for my clients. The ability to focus on the main issue–call it “eyes on the prize”–means that I can save my clients a lot of needless and expensive distraction.
I’m really good at bankruptcy litigation. Most bankruptcy lawyers don’t handle adversary proceedings–the lawsuits that can arise within a bankruptcy case. I have handled dozens of adversary proceedings, through discovery and trial, and I have won most of my trials. I have numerous reported decisions in West’s Bankruptcy Reporter from adversary proceedings I have handled. These are the reasons why a number of bankruptcy lawyers refer their litigation matters to me, and why I have represented a half-dozen bankruptcy trustees over the years. Most bankruptcy cases do not give rise to any sort of adversary proceeding; but if your own bankruptcy case results in litigation or contested issues, you will have an experienced and skilled advocate in your corner. If you are a bankruptcy attorney or trustee in need of representation in adversary proceedings, call me and we can discuss how I can help.