Michael H. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in White Plains, NY

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.
 | One Barker Avenue, 2nd floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-517-0932
Fax: 914-997-0536
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (80%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

The firm of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is a White Plains, New York, based law firm founded by attorney Michael H. Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz devotes his practice to bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law and serves clients throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties.

Mr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York. He received his law degree cum laude from New York Law School, and has been licensed to practice law in New York since 1983. He is a graduate of Max Gardner’s Bankruptcy Boot Camp and Veteran’s Boot Camp and holds a certification from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Schwartz has handled a wide range of bankruptcy and foreclosure cases and has knowledge of all aspects of creditor and debtor issues. He provides aggressive and dedicated representation to ensure individuals receive all necessary protection from creditors.

Mr. Schwartz has received various honors and awards for his accomplishments. He is AV Preeminent* rated by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and was named a “top-rated lawyer” by New York Magazine. He is also a lifetime member of Marquis Who’s Who in American Law and has spoken at several conferences on bankruptcy-related topics.

Outside of running his practice, Mr. Schwartz is actively involved in various professional organizations. He is a member of the White Plains Bar Association and a sustaining member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (80%): Bankruptcy Law

Creditor Debtor Rights (20%): Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019

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About Michael Schwartz

Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.nylegalhelp.com/our-law-firm/

Honors/Awards:

  • Received Certificate, Fighting Back: Helping Debtors Survive the New Bankruptcy Law, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Sutton’s Who’s Who in American Law, Lifetime Member
  • New York's Top Lawyers, New York Magazine, 2012-Present
  • New York's Top Lawyers, New York Law Journal, 2012-Present
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-Present
  • 10.00 Superb Rating, Avvo.com, 2011-Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Committee from 2011 - 2015. , 2015
  • United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the District of New Jersey, 1984
  • United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Northern District of New York, 2003
  • United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, 1983
  • United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Southern District of New York, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1985
  • New York, 1983
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Sustaining Member
  • White Plains Bar Association, Member
  • Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2009-Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • "The Magic Maker", Local Income Public School Project, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Bankruptcy the Westchester Lawyer Speaks on Bankruptcy, 1991
  • Counseling the Debtor and Creditor in Bankruptcy Westchester, Woman’s Bar Association Meeting, 1992
  • Chapter 13 Training Building 32B-J Legal Services Fund Lecture, 1993
  • Saving Your Client’s Home Through Chapter 13, Mount Vernon Bar Association Meeting, 1995
  • Personal Bankruptcy Meeting, New York Society of Independent Accountants, 1996
  • Hot Tips from the Experts, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Tips from the Pros National Business Institute: Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13, 2011
  • Chapter 13: Step by Step Procedures National Business Institute: Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13, 2011
  • Chapter 7: Step by Step Procedures National Business Institute: Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13, 2011
  • How to Protect your Automobile in Bankruptcy: Leases versus Reaffirmation Agreements, Westchester County Bar Association, 2015
  • Reaffirmation Agreements for Car Loans and Assumption Agreements for Car Leases, Moderator, Co-Chair and Guest Speaker, Westchester County Bar Association, 2015
  • Car Loans and Leases, Moderator, Co-Chair and Guest Speaker, Westchester County Bar Association, 2015

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Allstate v. Noorhassan, 158 A.D. 2d 638, 2d Dept., 1990
  • In Re Lorenzato, 147 BR 346, SDNY, 1992
  • In Re Florio, 229 BR 606, SDNY, 1999
  • In Re Hayes, 270 BR 183, SDNY, 2001

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Quoted by both the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, 2013

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Educational Background:

  • New York Law School, with honors: cum laude., 1982
  • City College of the City University of New York, B.A., with high honors: magna cum laude., 1980

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; Max Gardner's Consumer Defense Academy

Comments

  • “Excellent lawyering skills”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Michael H. Schwartz

One Barker Avenue
2nd floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-517-0932

Fax: 914-997-0536

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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