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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Rated Lawyer||New York Magazine||2012|
|Lifetime Member: Sutton Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who in American Law -Sutton||2011|
|Graduate||Max Gardner's Veteran's Boot Camp||2008|
|Graduate||Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp||2007|
|AV Rated Martindale Hubbell||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Certificate Fighting the New Bankruptcy Law||National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys||2005|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who in American Law -Marquis||1990|
|President||Michael H Schwartz, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|President||Michael H. Schwartz & Associates, P.C.||1998 - 2008|
|Attorney, Office of General Counsel||Xerox Corporation||1985 - 1986|
|Attorney. Law Department||Carvel Corporation||1982 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Westchester County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Committee||Co-chair||2011 - Present|
|Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Sustaining Member||1996 - Present|
|Westchester County Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|White Plains Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|In Re Florio||won|
|In Re Hayes, 270 BR 183 (SDNY 2001)||sucessfully allowed amendment of case|
|See all legal cases|
|Quoted in The Journal News||Consumers Cry Foul Over Agressive Collectors||2010|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude (With Honor)||1982|
|City University of New York, City College||Urban Legal Studies Program||BA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude (With High Honor)||1980|
|CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY: THE BASICS OF CHAPTERS 7 AND 13||CHAPTER 7: STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES||2011|
|AND CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY: THE BASICS OF CHAPTERS 7 AND 13||CHAPTER 13: STEP-BY-STEP PROCEDURES||2011|
|AND CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY: THE BASICS OF CHAPTERS||TIPS FROM THE PROS||2011|
|Annual Meeting New York State Bar Association||Hot Tips From the Experts||2000|
|Meeting of the New York Society of Independant Accountants||Personal Bankruptcy||1996|
|Mount Vernon Bar Association meeting||Saving Your Client's Home Throught Chapter 13||1995|
|Building 32B-J Legal Services Fund Lecture||Chapter 13 Training||1993|
|Westchester Woman's Bar Association Meeting||Counselling the Debtor and Creditor in Bankruptcy||1992|
|The Westchester Lawyer Speaks on Bankruptcy||Bankruptcy||1991|
Posted by anonymous
Michael was an outstanding attorney. He handled my bankruptcy. The person in front of me at the hearing had a bad attorney and a lot of problems. I was very worried. Michael was prepared and all the paperwork was in order. I had absolutely no problems. I will recommend him to anyone I know that has financial problems!
Posted by Linda
My husband and I brought Mr. Schwartz a very difficult and complex legal bankruptcy case. We knew it would take an exceptional legal team to manage the complicated aspects of our financial situation and work with the trustee in our behalf. We are most pleased to write that Mr. Schwarz handled our case with the utmost professionalism and competence and the outcome he achieved was substantially better than we had even hoped for.
Posted by Erica
I had never done bankruptcy before (I was a legal secretary for over 30 years but never in this field) and was very nervous and scared. Mr. Schwartz and his staff took away all my fears and helped me through this proceeding. After the first meeting, I signed on to have him represent me. All questions regarding procedures and legalities were answered promptly and explained in "layman's" terms so I could understand what was going on. Also, having health issues it was imperative that I go through this procedure so I could concentrate on my health and not the debts that I incurred after becoming ill, and the stress that it was causing.
Posted by anonymous
What I liked about Mr. Schwartz is that he does not like to waist time and gets down to the point. Meetings are short but to the point. Most communication with Mr. Schwartz and his associates were done very discreetly, most of the time by email.
I highly recommend Mr. Schwartz.
Posted by anonymous
I found Attorney Schwartz just in time. After being laid off since 2007 not only were my finances in vertigo, emotionally I was defeated. My first consultation was with the attorney, which I found impressive becuase it showed he took my case seriously. During the entire process any questions I had were answered with in a reasonable time by either Attorney Schwartz or his paralegal Amy. The mandatory courses were very educational and beneficial. His supporting staff and Amy, the paralegal, were very efficient and knowledgeable as well. My anxiety was dispelled by the time of the filing. I could not have asked for a better legal team, they transformed a very difficult personal matter into an experience of assurance and hope.
Posted by anonymous
Michael H Schwartz and his associates from our very first meeting were Professional, direct, informed and so very patient as to our needs and anxiety. Once we became clients Mr.Schwartz and his legal team guided us thru the legal shoals of our case. Enough cannot be said about the constant interplay of communication among everyone in his office, affording us as clients the security of knowing if there was a question one could not answer at the moment ..."a we'll call you back soon with the answer"..was given us..and the call was returned with answer as promised. His is a legal office that we would recommend confidently to anyone in need of his Bankruptcy expertise. At the end of our first meeting, we told Mr. Schwartz "we are standing in front of a very dark forest and you are holding the candle to light our way"..he led beautifully.
Kenneth Baum, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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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