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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ABC certification provides an objective standard that assists the public in making informed decisions in choosing counsel. Additionally, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence, and recognizes those attorneys who have met ABC's rigorous standards.

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American Board of Certification Welcomes New Members

Posted On: Aug 22nd, 2016

Congratulations to American Board of Certification’s newest members! The following members were approved at the June 2016 Standards Meeting: Business Bankruptcy Law M. Douglas Flahaut Arent Fox LLP Los Angeles, CA John B. Hutton, III Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Miami, FL Justin M. Luna Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP Orlando, FL Richard Montague Phelps Dunbar […]


Bankruptcy Code Definition: Governmental Unit

Posted On: Jul 9th, 2016

What is a “governmental unit” under the Bankruptcy Code? The Bankruptcy Code defines “governmental unit” as follows: The term “governmental unit” means United States; State; Commonwealth; District; Territory; municipality; foreign state; department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States (but not a United States trustee while serving as a trustee in a case under this […]


Bankruptcy Code Definition: “Community Claims” – A Distribution Complication For Community Property States

Posted On: Jun 27th, 2016

A “community claim” as defined in the Bankruptcy Code “means a claim that arose before the commencement of the case concerning the debtor for which property of the kind specified in section 541(a)(2) of this title is liable, whether or not there is any such property at the time of the commencement of the case.”  […]

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