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Chase Sanctioned for Failure to Comply with Loan Modification in Bankruptcy Case Handled by White Plains Attorney Michael H. Schwartz

May 4, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 02, 2015 — JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., has been ordered to pay $16,000 as damages after the bank failed to comply with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court order that modified the terms of a mortgage loan held by the clients of Michael H. Schwartz, the White Plains consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure […]

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New York Magazine Lists Michael H. Schwartz as a Top-Rated Lawyer of 2014

February 24, 2015

Third Year in a row for the White Plains Bankruptcy Attorney Michael H. Schwartz, an established consumer bankruptcy attorney in White Plains, received recognition in a special section of New York Magazine that spotlighted “The New York Area’s Top-Rated Lawyers.” His inclusion in the Dec. 15-28 special edition marked the third straight year the publication […]

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Bankruptcy Attorney Michael H. Schwartz Receives Recognition for Organizing U.S. Bankruptcy Judge’s Presentation to Westchester County Bar Association

September 30, 2014

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Michael H. Schwartz has been recognized for his efforts as co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights Committee in organizing a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar that was headlined by a federal bankruptcy judge, the law firm of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., announced today. Approximately 70 people […]

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New York Times, Wall Street Journal Highlight Court Victory of White Plains Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyer Michael H. Schwartz

September 29, 2014

In articles discussing the tougher stance that federal judges are taking towards banks in mortgage debt collection matters, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal feature a case in which the law firm of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., yet again took on Bank of America, N.A. A case in which White Plains consumer […]

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Michael H. Schwartz Obtains Court Order Sanctioning Bank of America, NA

September 28, 2014

Upon the motion filed by Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., a U.S. Bankruptcy Court finds that Bank of America, NA, repeatedly and willfully violated a New York couple’s discharge of their debt and that the violations appeared to be incorporated into the banking giant’s “business model.” The law firm of White Plains consumer bankruptcy lawyer Michael […]

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Fighting Back Against Banks

October 16, 2013

The White Plains consumer bankruptcy law firm of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., received national attention in the fall of 2013 for a case in which the firm helped its clients take on one of the country’s “Big Four” banks – Bank of America, N.A. Media outlets that have highlighted the case include: New York Times […]

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New York Times Features Bankruptcy Attorney Michael H. Schwartz

October 8, 2013

The after effects of the mortgage crisis are still making their way through the court system – and judges don’t like what they’re seeing. Neither does New York bankruptcy attorney Michael H. Schwartz.  In fact, Attorney Schwartz’s client advocacy resulted in Bank of America being sanctioned $10,000 per month until it stopped harassing his client, […]

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Donald Trump Gets Trumped by Attorney General

September 4, 2013

Donald Trump and his for-profit “Trump University” allegedly bilked New York residents by selling them with “get rich quick schemes” of pricey but largely useless seminars and mentorship programs, according to a lawsuit recently filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In advertisements and direct mail solicitations Trump University promised prospective students that they […]

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Do You Know What is in Your Credit Report?

May 21, 2013

A recent Federal Trade Commission study discovered that one in five consumers had an error on one or more of their three credit reports. “These are eye-opening numbers for American consumers,” said Howard Shelanski, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, in a press release.  “The results of this first-of-its-kind study make it clear that […]

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Westchester County Bar Association Holds “Meet the White Plains Trustees” Event

January 14, 2013

The Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) recently held its first “Meet the White Plains Trustees” Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event. Sponsored by Openheimer & Co., the three-hour seminar was held on October 19, 2012 at the theater at 360 Hamilton Avenue in White Plains, New York and was […]

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