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 Feb 1st, 2020

    Practice & Procedure: Revised Rule 3002: Is Lack of Notice Grounds for a Late-Filed Claim?

    In 2017, Rule 3002 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure was amended to require the timely filing of a proof of claim or interest by secured creditors, as well as unsecured creditors and equity holders
    Posted on Jan 1st, 2020

    Beyond the Quill: Debtors Sign Tax Returns Digitally; Why Not Petitions and Schedules?

    Debtors sign their federal tax returns digitally all the time. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows digital signing, without reservation; the Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutes digital signers for
    Posted on Dec 1st, 2019

    Key Facts About the SBRA

    Chapter 11 preserves businesses and jobs while maximizing creditor recoveries. However, small and medium-sized businesses do not enjoy these benefits in practice. Smaller-sized businesses often approach bankruptcy not to save their businesses, but rather knowing that the businesses will not survive. Thus, the Bankruptcy Code is seen as broken and

    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.