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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Who is an “Assisted Person” and Why Does it Matter?

Posted On: Apr 22nd, 2016

To understand who an “assisted person” is and what that term’s impact is, one must first understand the term’s relationship to a “debt relief agency.”  “In 2005, Congress enacted the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (the BAPCPA), Pub.L. No. 109–8, 119 Stat. 23 (2005).”  Hersh v. U.S. ex rel. Mukasey, 553 F.3d 743, […]


Bankruptcy Code Definition – Corporation

Posted On: Apr 19th, 2016

The Bankruptcy Code lists various types of entities which are defined as a “corporation.”  These include: association having a power or privilege that a private corporation, but not an individual or a partnership, possesses; partnership association organized under a law that makes only the capital subscribed responsible for the debts of such association; joint-stock company; […]


New Member Spotlight: Stewart Spielman

Posted On: Apr 15th, 2016

Stewart Spielman became a member of the American Board of Certification in March 2016. When asked why he sought board certification, Stewart answered “I saw it as an opportunity to independently confirm my business bankruptcy expertise to clients and others in the firm.  In addition, it allows me to more meaningfully compete for significant representations […]

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