Our Law Firm

Michael H. Schwartz has been helping people get their lives back on track throughout the Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam county area for over 30 years. As Westchester County’s leading consumer bankruptcy firm, Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. has earned a reputation for making the process as easy and painless as possible. We have helped thousands of people preserve their families, save their homes, their possessions, their jobs and their dignity. The firm also assists businesses with filing for bankruptcy protection and represents parties to bankruptcy proceedings. Michael H. Schwartz, P.C. is based in White Plains and can be reached at 800-666-9743 (800 On My Side) or through our online form

Additional Profiles can be found at: AvvoMantaWestchester County Bar AssociationNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Credentials

AV Rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory 2005 – present.

10.00 Superb Rating by Avvo.com.

Professional Associations

Co Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Committee.

Sustaining member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Member of the White Plains Bar Association.

Lifetime Member: Sutton’s Who’s Who in American Law.

Advanced Bankruptcy Training

Graduate: Max Gardner’s Veteran’s Boot Camp.

Graduate, Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camp.

Recipient, Fighting Back: Helping Debtors Survive the New Bankruptcy Law, Certificate by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy.
  • Foreclosure Defense.
  • Debt Relief.
  • Consumer bankruptcy.
  • Personal Bankruptcy.
  • Business Bankruptcy.
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7.
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11.
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 13.
  • Business Reorganization.
  • Bankruptcy Litigation.
  • Debtors Rights.
  • Creditors Rights.
  • Debtor and Creditor Remedies.
  • Repossessions.

Legal Career

Principal, Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., 2008 – present.

Principal, Michael H. Schwartz and Associates, P.C., 1998 – 2008.

Principal, Michael H. Schwartz, Attorney at Law, 1986-1998.

Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Xerox Corporation, 1985-1986.

Attorney, Carvel Corporation, Yonkers, New York, 1982-1985.

Licensed to Practice

All New York State Courts since 1983.

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit: 1985.

United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Southern District of New York: 1983.

United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Eastern District of New York: 1983.

United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Northern District of New York: 2003.

United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the District of New Jersey: 1984.

Education

New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982.

Member, New York Law School Law Review.

City College of the City University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980.

Languages

English, Spanish and Italian.

Sample of Reported Cases

In Re Hayes, 270 BR 183 (SDNY 2001);

In Re Florio, 229 BR 606 (SDNY 1999);

In Re Lorenzato, 147 BR 346 (SDNY 1992);

Allstate v. Noorhassan, 158 A.D. 2d 638 (2d Dept. 1990).

Speaking Engagements

Chapter 7: Step by Step Procedures
National Business Institute:
Consumer Bankruptcy, The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13
2011

Chapter 13: Step By Step Procedures
National Business Institute:
Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 And 13
2011

Tips from the Pros
National Business Institute:
Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 And 13
2011

Hot Tips from the Experts
New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting
2000

Personal Bankruptcy
Meeting of the New York Society of Independent Accountants
1996

Saving Your Client’s Home Through Chapter 13
Mount Vernon Bar Association Meeting
1995

Chapter 13 Training
Building 32B-J Legal Services Fund Lecture
1993

Counseling the Debtor and Creditor in Bankruptcy
Westchester Woman’s Bar Association Meeting
1992

Bankruptcy
The Westchester Lawyer Speaks on Bankruptcy
1991