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

    Below are some useful resources to help promote your ABC Certification. Login Required

    ABC Program: Professionalism! Competence! Featuring Judges on Best Practices

    Member Articles

    Posted on Apr 24th, 2018

    Lien On Me

    Future-advance (or “dragnet”) clauses can be found in most loan documents today, but have you ever considered whether you can enforce them? One could easily argue that loaned money is collectable, either under the promissory note or not, but what happens when the debt is secured and the future advance is a wholly different loan? This article explores the state of the law on security for future advances and practical considerations.
    Posted on Apr 24th, 2018

    ABC Update: The Value of Board Certification: Views from the Bench

    What value does board certification really hold for a bankruptcy attorney? Earlier this year, the American Board of Certification (ABC) sought to find out by asking the people who probably have the broadest experience of the bankruptcy bar: the judges observe dozens of practitioners as they come and go within the halls of the court.
    Posted on Apr 8th, 2018

    Benchnotes: Due-On-Sale Clause Not Required for § 111(b); Any One Class of Votes Will Do for Cramdown

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in Transwest Resort Prop. Inc.1 that is sure to aid creative debtors in crafting successful cramdown reorganization plans in the Ninth Circuit for years to come.

    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.