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.
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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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 […]
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.” […]
“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, 746 (5th Cir. 2008). BAPCPA made a variety of changes to the Bankruptcy Code including the addition of sections 526, 527 and 528 which provide […]
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