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Alan Ira Seitman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1980
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Alan I. Seitman, Attorney at Law
6075 Barfield Road, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
He was very helpful and the fee was very reasonable.
Posted by Kyle | January 18, 2012
Great Character and Knowledge!!!
Alan was great!!! I had never had a issue what so ever in my past. The down turn of economy and the lack of business integrity by the banking industry forced me to reach out for Alan knowledge. Truly could not have gone thru what I had to do with out him!!!!
Posted by Rick | March 14, 2011
Highly recommended.
Alan did a great job. Alan was recommended to me by a good friend. If asked, I will do the same.
Posted by John | February 9, 2011
For Bankruptcy Matters, There's None Better
When I was referred to Alan last fall, I was in a state of emotional and financial desperation, with my condition getting worse and worse by the day. I had been to 3 or 4 bankruptcy lawyers before Alan, and each time I was sent away dejected as I was told that my case was "way too complicated" or that bankruptcy law would do nothing to help my particular situation. I had an obscene and brutal divorce judgment from the New York state courts that took all of my assets and gave them to my ex-wife while sticking me with the entirety (or a least the lion's share) of the marital debt. Furthermore, as one of the victims of the Great Recession, I was unemployed for 14 months, and I had just relocated to Georgia to start a new job. In 2005, the United States Congress amended the federal bankruptcy laws. Through lobbying and financial money-peddling, the banks and the credit card companies they own were able to get our Congressmen and Congresswomen to overhaul the bankruptcy code to make it much more difficult to have credit card debt discharged. This aspect of the the 2005 Bankruptcy Amendments got top billing for obvious reasons. But what a lot of people don't know is that the 2005 Bankruptcy Amendments contain draconian provisions on divorce judgments. Now, state court divorce decrees with their property awards and grants of attorneys' fees would become NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt. In other words, divorce decrees from state court divorce mills would be on a level higher than federal student loans, which ostensibly can be discharged under a showing of "undue burden." Given this background, there were certain aspects of my case that would never go away. But Alan listened very patiently to my story, incredible in its proportions as it was. He was sympathetic and understanding. More importantly, he brought his legal acumen to bear on my problem. One huge aspect of my divorce was heating up. The New York divorce court judge, while forcing me to deed over the marital property to my ex-wife, nonetheless keep me on the mortgage lending documents as the exclusive lender. My ex-wife, despite getting upwards of $4,000 per month in child support, was not paying the mortgages on time. Over a couple of years, she would repeatedly pay the mortgages 30 day, 60 day or 90 days late. Of course, all of the late payments got reported to the credit bureaus in my name. So my credit was destroyed. Worse even still was the fact that at the time I met Alan, the mortgage companies were threatening to sue me in my personal capacity because my ex-wife was not making the mortgage payments and because I was still the guy on the lending documents despite the fact that I owned no underlying property and that the legal title and deed was in my ex-wife's name. If you have read this far, you probably have a sense of how complicated and layered my factual circumstances were. I was completely trapped. New York could not care any less of awful predicament that it put me in. It was done to me purposefully and unethically by a system that has run amok. But Alan entered the scene. I was referred to him after striking out with 3 or 4 bankruptcy lawyers, each of whom were dumfounded by case and would not take up my cause. Alan, however, got me off the mortgage notes. I had to take a Chapter 7 hit, but he got my case through the Northern District of Georgia. He is well-regarded in that court-house, and I could gather from my observations that Alan has the esteem of his colleagues in the bankruptcy bar. I would personally recommend Alan to anyone--without reservation, and without qualification. He's the only attorney that really ever did a damn bit of good for me. I know of what I speak, because I am a lawyer myself. If you have a bankruptcy problem, whether small, difficult or large, Alan is the star you want to hitch your wagon to. Parts of my recommendation may sound corny and hard to believe, but it happened. I am truly grateful to Alan.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2011
Financial Recovery Specialist
For more than 20 years, I have depended upon Alan to provide my clients with competent legal advice, counsel and professional support to resolve their financial crises and recovery. When my business failed during the 2008-2009 worldwide financial crash, Alan provided me with invaluable legal counsel and support dealing with creditors in a sincere effort to recover from temporary insolvency and avoid bankruptcy. When our efforts were derailed by one uncooperative creditor, Alan Seitman shepherded me through the Chapter 7 proceedings, helped me regain my self esteem and worked out the plan that is now financial recovery.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2011
Alan Was Awesome!
When starting the Chapter 7 process I felt so lost and frustrated not knowing who to trust and where to turn. I researched and interviewed numerous attorneys for months and in the end no one compared to Alan Seitman. The embarrasement, shame, and frustration associated with bankruptcy was overwhelming for me but Alan was calming and very supportive. He answered all my questions and stood by me throughout the entire process. Very professional, knowlegable, and detailed. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2011
Excellent service in clear understandable terms.
I have recommended to several people already. I know that at least two of these people have spoken with him and were as businessmen impressed with his acumen.
Posted by Daniel | February 3, 2011
Professional and Knowledgeable
I recently went through a chapter 7 bankruptcy and interviewed a couple of attorneys. I had heard horrible tales of many of the "lawyer Mills" that do that type of work. I was referred to Alan and after the first meeting I knew I was in the right place. I felt he was knowledgeable about the process and he prepared me for every senario that could come up. I got the courthouse early so I would know what to expect and after watching all these poor people that were meeting their attorneys for the first time and many times the bankruptcy service they had used had hired a attorney that just sits at the courthouse to handle these cases and the people had never even spoke to them much less met them. Alan made himself availble through the entire process and always was available to answer my questions and always returned my calls promptly! He showed up in a suit the day of court and I have to say he was the only attorney that I saw in my trustee room that had that refined, respectful look and in tuen we werer treated the same way. During my hearing he had actually leaned enough about me over the previous months that he was able to help me answer the questions for the trustee and help me understand what she was asking. I can't say enough good about this man and the representation that I received... I would recommend him to anyone that is faced with this experience. He was a litte more than some of the other attorneys that I interviewed but WELL worth it. I was more prepared for the process than any other person I saw and I attribute that to Alan for taking the time in the beginning to answer all my questions. I have since sent several people to him and will continue to do so.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Congressional Intern
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1976 - 1976


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977


  • National Association of Consumer Bankrutpcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Group
  • Treasurer
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012


  • Callaghan Publishing Company
  • Member, Editorial Board, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
  • 1979

Speaking Engagements

  • A 2-Day Practical Course
  • Consumer Bankruptcy From Start to Finish
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute
  • Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13
  • 2010
  • State Bar Mid-Year Meeting
  • Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Practice
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Alan for over 20 years. Intelligent, caring attorney. His clients are in great hands with Alan. I regard him as one of the finest attorneys I know."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. His responses are clear and complete. He has demonstrated a thorough understanding of BK law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alan Seitman for many years. He is well known and admired within the bankruptcy community as being a talented bankruptcy practitioner and litigator. When pondering a complicated bankruptcy issue I have often solicited Alan’s valuable advice and opinion. Additionally Alan has been a speaker at several bankruptcy seminars and has given of his time and talents as an officer of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group. I give Alan Seitman the highest endorsement."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Alan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Alan for many years, and because of his expertise and great reports from clients, I will continue to refer my clients and contacts to him for bankruptcy work."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alan Seitman for well over 20 years as a fellow bankruptcy practitioner and I feel a great deal of respect for Alan both for his professionalism and his lawyering skills. Alan's clients are always well prepared for their hearings and he obviously takes a great deal of interest in their well being. I have also observed Alan present arguments to various bankruptcy judges and his arguments are well prepared and skillfully litigated. In cases where I am conflicted out, I do not hesitate to refer my clients to Alan for bankruptcy litigation or representation. I am happy to endorse and recommend Alan Seitman."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Alan for over 15 years. Also have referred him clients for bankruptcy work. I have great respect for Alan, both personally and professionally. A lawyer's lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Alan for literally several decades and find him to be highly competent and very professional. I have referred many cases to him as I know he treats people right and does a great job for them."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alan for 5 years and have worked with him on a number of cases. I have a great deal of respect for Alan's knowledge, professionalism and integrity."
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