The American Board of Certification

ABC is the nation's premier legal specialty certification organization - certifying attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.

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You expect certification from your doctor - expect it from your lawyer too. Board Certification means that the certified attorney has met rigorous, objective standards and has demonstrated knowledge in bankruptcy and/or creditors' rights law.

 

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ABC certification provides an objective standard that assists the public in making informed decisions in choosing counsel. Additionally, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive for excellence, and recognizes those attorneys who have met ABC's rigorous standards.

     

    Resources for Board Certified Attorneys

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    ABC Program: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Featuring Judges on Best Practices          

    Member Articles

    Posted on Aug 1st, 2019

    Benchnotes: Passive Retention of Impounded Vehicles Violates Automatic Stay

    In In re Fulton, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals deepened an existing circuit split in holding that the City of Chicago violated the automatic stay by its continued post-petition retention of motor vehicles that it had impounded prepetition. It is very possible that Fulton, or a case dealing with similar issues moving its way through the Third Circuit
    Posted on Aug 1st, 2019

    Legislative Update: ABI Testifies on Family Farmers and Small Business Reorganizations

    Thank you for inviting me to present the views of [ABI] in support of several bipartisan bankruptcy measures now pending before the subcommittee. ABI is the world’s largest association of professionals practicing in the area of corporate restructuring and personal bankruptcy, with nearly 11,000 members worldwide....
    Posted on Aug 1st, 2019

    Feature: To Release or Not To Release That Guaranty, That Is the Question

    Guarantors often request a return or release of a guaranty when the creditor has received payment in full on the guaranteed debt. However, is a creditor giving up any rights if it executes a release or returns a guaranty upon payment in full? What happens if the creditor is subsequently sued in a bankruptcy for a fraudulent conveyance or a preference related to the obligation covered by the guaranty that

    About ABC Board Certification

    The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors' rights law bars. ABC has certified nearly 1,000 attorneys in consumer and business bankruptcy and creditor's rights law nationwide. ABC certification serves the public by allowing potential clients to make an informed decision in choosing bankruptcy and creditors rights counsel. In addition, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous ABC standards. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law.