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I started with a general commercial law practice and gravitated to the bankruptcy area after several years of general commercial and collection work.  My entry into bankruptcy was representing local bank clients on secured loans in cases filed by borrowers.  I was first appointed to the panel of Trustees for the Youngstown Bankrutpcy Court in 1997.  I represented various partnerships in the Cardinal Industries chain in chapter 11 filings.  I have also successfully obtained three confirmed chapter 11 plans in my three chapter 11 cases filed in Youngstown. 


Practice areas

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 80%
    27 years
  2. Debt Collection: 5%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 5%
  4. Real Estate: 5%
  5. Construction & Development: 5%

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Manchester, Bennett, Powers & Ullman, A Legal Professional Association

201 East Commerce Street
Youngstown, OH, 44503


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
Poland Rotary ClubTreasurer1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
American Health CareConfirmed Ch.11 Plan completed April, 2012.
Fab Art, Inc.Ch. 11 Plan conffirmed and Case closed Jan. '08
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Adrian CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Duke UniversityPolicy ScienceMA - MastersN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
How to Protect Secured Interests in BankruptcyClaims of Secured Creditors1994
Successful Judgment Collections in OhioHow to Discover Assets1993