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.
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Posted on Mar 1st, 2019
Benchnotes: Intercreditor Agreement Defines Parties’ Intentions with Respect to “Payment Over” Provision
In dueling motions to enforce an intercreditor agreement, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware looked at the four corners of the agreement to determine that the first- lien secured creditors must be paid in full prior to second-lien creditors receiving
Posted on Mar 1st, 2019
Does the Bankruptcy Code Allow Tiered Chapter 13 Plans?
Under 11 U.S.C. § 1325, a chapter 13 plan must pay secured creditors the value of their claims. If a plan proposes to pay those claims in periodic payments — as most do — § 1325 (b) (iii) (I) requires that those payments be in equal monthly amounts. However, the Bankruptcy Code is silent on when those payments begin.
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
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.