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 May 1st, 2019

    Feature: Ignorance (of the Law) Is Bliss Examining Subjective, Unreasonable Good Faith and the Discharge Injunction

    The U.S. Supreme Court has long recognized that one of the fundamental purposes of bankruptcy is to release honest debtors from oppressive debts. Section 524 of the Bankruptcy Code provides
    Posted on May 1st, 2019

    Benchnotes: Sovereign Immunity Shields Tribe from Fraudulent Transfer Liability

    In In re Greektown Holdings LLC, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals applied the doctrine of sovereign immunity to protect a Native American tribe from claims seeking to avoid and recover $177 million in fraudulent transfers.
    Posted on Apr 1st, 2019

    Benchnotes: 833 Percent Increase to UST Fees Faces Scrutiny and Limitations

    In October 2017, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017, which, among other things, amended 28 U.S.C. § 1930 and effectively increased the maximum U.S. Trustee fees applicable in chapter 11 proceedings by 833 percent. The change was effective Jan. 1, 2018

    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.