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Nationally known, locally based. Helping our clients get a fresh start for over 30 years.We're nationally known for our Chapter 11 practice. Call to see how we can help.Chapter 13 is hard. We have the experience and knowledge to guide you. Call to see how we can help.Chapter 7 is hard. We have the experience and knowledge to guide you. Call to see how we can help.Bankruptcy is hard. We have the experience and knowledge to guide you. Call to see how we can help.
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Who Am I? I am an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, and I've been helping people and businesses with financial problems for over 30 years. In that time I’ve represented thousands of people, helping them get back on the road to financial success.
I speak all over the country about bankruptcy, to judges, trustees and attorneys, am Maryland State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and on the Board of Directors of the Maryland State Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Council. I have testified twice before the U.S. Congress, once on the problems credit cards cause consumers, and once about student loan issues. My friend and colleague, Daniel Press, and I recently finished a book, Chapter 11 for Individual Debtors, which has been published by LexisNexis. We teach other attorneys around the country how to handle individual Chapter 11 cases through our Chapter 11 Boot Camps. We have also recorded a 13-hour Basic Bankruptcy Training video series. n 2011, I was awarded the prestigious National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Distinguished Service Award, for my work over the past 30 years.
My Philosophy of Helping. My clients are my top priority, and I work hard to make them as comfortable as possible. I’m available many evenings, and return phone calls and e-mail messages as quickly as possible. I’ll explain the details of the law in plain terms, never complex “legalese.”Your satisfaction is my goal. It’s hard enough to go through tough financial times; I try to make it easier for you.
America’s News Media Turns to Me for My Opinion. I have received international media attention in connection with bankruptcy issues. I was interviewed by Barbara Walters on The View, appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, ABC News with Peter Jennings, the Montel Williams Show, BBC World Service, National Public Radio, German state television, and numerous local radio and television programs, and been quoted in Money magazine, The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, among others.
I am a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia federal and state bars, the United States Tax Court bar, the Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals bars and the United States Supreme Court bar.
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Brett has a nationwide reputation as a bankruptcy and business reorganization lawyer. I am impressed by his understanding of complex chapter 11 issues. Brett has been very kind in helping me in some projects we have worked on together. I endorse him heartily.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Distinguished Service Award||National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2011|
|Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy||National Moot Court Competition||1982|
|Morris B. Myerowitz Moot Court Award||University of Maryland School of Law||1982|
|Partner||Chung & Press, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA||2008 - 2010|
|President and Managing Partner||Brett Weiss, P.C.||1991 - 2008|
|Associate Attorney||Adelman & Haldeman, P.A.||1987 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||Founding Member and Director||2007 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Council||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Maryland State Chair||2005 - Present|
|Civil Justice Network||Attorney||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2006 - 2008|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland||Member and Greenbelt Assistant Chair||2006 - 2008|
|In re Barker, ___ B.R. ___ (Md. 2007)||A foreign debtor can file for bankruptcy|
|Hernandez v. Suburban Hospital, 319 Md. 226, 572 A.2d 144 (1990)||Assignments not dischargeable in bankruptcy|
|Bunch v. Hopkins Savings Bank, 249 B.R. 667 (Md. 2000)||A Chapter 13 filing by an heir stops a foreclosure|
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|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal||Who Gets The Money? The DIP Account, Liquidation Test and Conversion in Individual Chapter 11 Cases||2014|
|Lexis Nexis Publishing||Chapter 11 for Individual Debtors||2012|
|Maryland Bar Journal||Bankruptcy After BAPCPA||2007|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||100+ Blogs on Bankruptcy Issues||N/A|
|University of Maryland School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor (with honors)||1983|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Annual Convention||Current Issues in Chapter 11||2014|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Annual Convention||Estate Planning Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy||2014|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Annual Convention||Cross-Border Insolvency Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy||2014|
|American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Convention||The 18th Annual American Bankruptcy Institute Great Debate||2014|
|Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute||When a Chapter 13 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Been a Better Chapter 11||2013|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Workshop||Attorney's Fees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13||2013|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland Annual Convention||Same-Sex Marriage Issues in Bankruptcy Cases||2013|
|American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar||You Can't Discharge Student Loans in Bankruptcy--Or Can You?||2013|
|36th Annual Bankruptcy Institute||Individual Chapter 11 Cases Under Maharaj--Making Sense of the Senseless||2013|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Fall Convention||Testing the Chapter 11 and Business 13 Waters (2-day Workshop)||2012|
|Maryland State Bar Association Annual Convention||Establishment of Purchase Money Security Interests in Personal Property||2012|
|Pro Bono Resource Center||Consumer Bankruptcy for New Practitioners||2011|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Fall Workshop||Brief Writing for the Busy Practitioner||2011|
|Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Section||Ford Motor Credit Corp. v. Roberson--Groundbreaking or Irrelevant||2011|
|Civil Justice Roundtable||Stern v. Marshall and Its Impact||2011|
|National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 2010 Convention||Decisions and Dicta: The Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decisions||2010|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2010 Fall Workshop||Advanced Topics in Chapter 13 Cases||2010|
|Trial Practice for Bankruptcy Attorneys||Trial Practice for Bankruptcy Attorneys||2008|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2008 Annual Convention||Individual Chapter 11||2008|
|Best Practices for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Best Practices for Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||2008|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland 2008 Convention||Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Cases||2008|
|National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees 2007 Convention||Plan Modifications: Do the Trustee and Creditors Get Another Bite at the Income Apple?||2007|
|Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Institute||Securitization||2007|
|Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Institute||Chapter 11 for Individuals||2007|
|22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice||What Lies Beneath the Surface: Frightening Issues in Chapters 7 and 13 Cases||2007|