The American Board of Certification

ABC 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 for excellence, and recognizes those attorneys who have met ABC's rigorous standards.

     

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    ABC Program: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Featuring Judges on Best Practices          

    Member Articles

    Posted on Oct 1st, 2019

    ABC Update: ABC-Certified Attorney Appointed as Bankruptcy Judge in Louisiana

    Stephen D. Wheelis was appointed by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 25, 2019, to serve as a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana in Alexandria and Monroe. Prior to his appointment, he was a shareholder with Wheelis & Rozanski, APLC in Alexandria, La., for more than 20 years and initially practiced as a partner with
    Posted on Oct 1st, 2019

    Benchnotes: “Free and Clear” Just Might Mean Something After All

    Two recent appellate decisions, one by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the other by the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, suggest that free-and-clear sale orders entered pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363 still just might mean free and clear. In the Chrysler case, the district court affirmed a decision by the bankruptcy court to reopen the bankruptcy case to enforce the sale order
    Posted on Oct 1st, 2019

    Legislative Updates: Not Fake News: Congress Enacts New, Sensible Bankruptcy Reform

    President Donald Trump signed into law several bankruptcy law changes on Aug. 23, 2019: the Family Farmer Relief Act (Pub. L. 116-51), the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act (Pub. L. 116-52) and the Small Business Reorganization Act (Pub. L. 116-54). Each law is bipartisan and bicameral, a rare event on Capitol Hill in 2019.

    About ABC Board Certification

    The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors' rights law bars. ABC has certified nearly 1,000 attorneys in consumer and business bankruptcy and creditor's rights law nationwide. ABC certification serves the public by allowing potential clients to make an informed decision in choosing bankruptcy and creditors rights counsel. In addition, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous ABC standards. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.