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.Find a Certified Attorney
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.
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.
ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices
Posted on Feb 12th, 2019
On The Edge: Administrative Expense Priority of Post-Petition Lease Payments
A recent decision, Kimzey v. Premium Casing Equipment LLC,1 reveals growing tension over the appropriate post-petition treatment of a lessor’s administrative expense claim if the debtor rejects the lease. Kimzey also highlights a circuit split over whether actual post-petition use of leased equipment is a condition precedent to the allowance of an administrative expense claim under § 503(b)(1)(A).
Posted on Feb 6th, 2019
Benchnotes: First Circuit Addresses BAPCPA Stay Termination for Repeat Filers
The First Circuit Court of Appeals became the first circuit court to weigh in on an issue that has divided bankruptcy courts since the enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA): whether the automatic termination of the automatic stay 30 days after a repeat filing ends the stay as to all property of the estate or only as to the debtor
Posted on Feb 1st, 2019
Feature: Trustee Survives Judgement in Fraudulent-Conveyance Action Based on Novation Argument
The Sixth Circuit recently ruled that a trustee’s claim that a novation occurred upon the execution of amended and restated loan documents could not be dismissed under a Rule 12(b)(6) motion. The Sixth Circuit remanded the case for further proceedings in the bankruptcy court. The case proceeded, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio ultimately recommended 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.