American Board of Certification

The American Board of Certification is the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization - certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.

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You expect certification from your doctor - expect it from your lawyer too. Board Certification means that the certified attorney has met rigorous, objective standards and has demonstrated knowledge in bankruptcy and/or creditors' rights law.

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Amusements Off the Bench: The Hobbies of Judge Clarkson

Posted On: Dec 22nd, 2016

By J. Scott Bovitz, Bovitz & Spitzer I have been interviewing bankruptcy judges about their hobbies. Don’t laugh. I know what you are thinking. “Bovitz, you could interview every one of the 352 authorized bankruptcy judges about their hobbies … and not find enough material for one Chapter 8 Humor column.” However, you would be […]


Bankruptcy Code Definition: Financial Institution

Posted On: Nov 28th, 2016

The Bankruptcy Code defines the term “financial institution” as meaning: (A) a Federal reserve bank, or an entity that is a commercial or savings bank, industrial savings bank, savings and loan association, trust company, federally-insured credit union, or receiver, liquidating agent, or conservator for such entity and, when any such Federal reserve bank, receiver, liquidating […]


Bankruptcy Code Definition: Bankruptcy Insider

Posted On: Nov 23rd, 2016

The concept of insider is defined in 11 U.S.C. § 101(a)(31). If a debtor is an individual, the term “insider” includes: relatives, any partnership in which the debtor is a general partner, any general partner of the debtor or any corporation in which the debtor is a director, officer, or person in control.  If the […]

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