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Michael Hal Schwartz

also known as Michael H. Schwartz, Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Practice areas:

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

About Me

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. has been helping people get their lives back on track throughout the Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam county area for over a quarter of a century. As Westchester County’s leading consumer bankruptcy firm, Michael Schwartz & Associates has earned a reputation for making the process as easy and painless as possible. They have helped thousands of people preserve their families, save their homes, their possessions, their jobs and their dignity. The firm also assists businesses with filing for bankruptcy protection and represents parties to bankruptcy proceedings. 


 


As a graduate of the Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camp in 2007 and the Max Gardner Veteran's Boot Camp in 2008 we have been successfully suing lenders winning tens of thousands of dollars in damages for violating the law and saving's people's homes.


 


 


Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.  is based in White Plains and can be reached at 1-800-666-9743 (800 On My Side). www.NYLeglaHelp.com

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 70%
    32 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 15%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    32 years, 5 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 5%
    32 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Ronald Joseph Kim

    In the lower Hudson Valley, Michael is the person to see if you need representation in the Bankruptcy Court.

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    Ronald Kim Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kenneth Lloyd Baum

    I endorse Mr. Schwartz's work. I have worked on numerous matters with him and entrusted him with many of my clients over the years. He is a consummate professional and an expert in the bankruptcy arena. Very few lawyers understand consumer bankruptcy law the way Mr. Schwartz does.

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    Kenneth Baum Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

One Water Street
White Plains, NY, 10601

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated LawyerNew York Magazine2012
Lifetime Member: Sutton Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Sutton2011
GraduateMax Gardner's Veteran's Boot Camp2008
GraduateMax Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp2007
AV Rated Martindale HubbellMartindale-Hubbell2005
Certificate Fighting the New Bankruptcy LawNational Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys2005
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentMichael H Schwartz, P.C.2008 - Present
PresidentMichael H. Schwartz & Associates, P.C.1998 - 2008
Attorney, Office of General CounselXerox Corporation1985 - 1986
Attorney. Law DepartmentCarvel Corporation1982 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Westchester County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights CommitteeCo-chair2011 - Present
Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot CampMember2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysSustaining Member1996 - Present
Westchester County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
White Plains Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In Re Hayes, 270 BR 183 (SDNY 2001)sucessfully allowed amendment of case
In Re Floriowon

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Quoted in The Journal NewsConsumers Cry Foul Over Agressive Collectors2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude (With Honor)1982
City University of New York, City CollegeUrban Legal Studies ProgramBA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude (With High Honor)1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY: THE BASICS OF CHAPTERS 7 AND 13CHAPTER 7: STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES2011
AND CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY: THE BASICS OF CHAPTERS 7 AND 13CHAPTER 13: STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES2011
AND CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY: THE BASICS OF CHAPTERSTIPS FROM THE PROS2011
Annual Meeting New York State Bar AssociationHot Tips From the Experts2000
Meeting of the New York Society of Independant AccountantsPersonal Bankruptcy1996
Mount Vernon Bar Association meetingSaving Your Client's Home Throught Chapter 131995
Building 32B-J Legal Services Fund LectureChapter 13 Training1993
Westchester Woman's Bar Association MeetingCounselling the Debtor and Creditor in Bankruptcy1992
The Westchester Lawyer Speaks on BankruptcyBankruptcy1991