Michael H. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights 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:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (20%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (60%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (10%)
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. For 40 years, Mr. Schwartz has devoted his practice to bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law and serves clients throughout the New York metropolitan areas of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, New York City and The Bronx.

Mr. Schwartz graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the 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 Consumer Defense Academy and has attended 5 Boot Camps on Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation, Loan Modifications, Foreclosure Defense, Understanding Uniform Mortgage Covenants, Escrow Accounting, Rule 3002.1 and Payment Change Notices, Regulations X and Z, and Scheduled Application of Payments Boot Camps. Mr. Schwartz has also attended numerous multi-day conferences by 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 under the law.

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 listed in 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 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

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

Bankruptcy (60%): Bankruptcy Law

Creditor Debtor Rights (10%): Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Bankruptcy (10%): Bankruptcy Law

Focus Areas

Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Bankruptcy Law

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:

  • The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, Certificate: Who's Who in American Law, 1990, Certificate: Who's Who in American Law, The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, 1990
  • New York's Top Lawyers, New York Law Journal, 2012-Present, New York's Top Lawyers, New York Law Journal, 2012
  • Certificate, Fighting Back: Helping Debtors Survive the New Bankruptcy Law, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Fighting Back: Helping Debtors Survive the New Bankruptcy Law, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2005
  • Superb Attorney Rating by the Legal Community, Top Rated Lawyer , Avvo.com, 2011
  • New York's Top Lawyers, New York Magazine, 2012-Present, New York's Top Lawyers, New York Magazine, 2012
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005-Present, Rated A.V. Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern District Bankruptcy Bar Association, Inc., President, 2019 - present, 2019
  •  Max Gardner Consumer Defense Acadmy, 5x Bootcamper, 2007 - present., 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1984 to present, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1983 to present, 2019
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, 2003 to present, 2019
  • Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2009 to Present, 2019
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1983 to present, 2019
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Co-Chair, 2011 to 2015, 2015
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Sustaining Member 1996 to present, 2019
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, 1983 to present, 2019
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, 1984 to present, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1985 to present, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Personal Bankruptcy Meeting, New York Society of Independent Accountants, 1996, Speaker, Personal Bankruptcy, New York Society of Independent Accountants, Accounts And Their Clients, 1996
  • Saving Your Client’s Home Through Chapter 13, Mount Vernon Bar Association Meeting, 1995, Speaker, Saving Your Client’s Home Through Chapter 13, Mount Vernon Bar Association, Legal, 1995
  • Chapter 13 Training Building 32B-J Legal Services Fund Lecture, 1993, Speaker, Chapter 13 Training, Building 32B-J Legal Services Fund, Legal, 1993
  • Counseling the Debtor and Creditor in Bankruptcy Westchester Woman’s Bar Association Meeting, 1992, Speaker, Counseling the Debtor and Creditor in Bankruptcy, Westchester Woman’s Bar Association, Legal, 1992
  • Bankruptcy the Westchester Lawyer Speaks on Bankruptcy, 1991, Radio guest speaker, The Westchester Lawyer Speaks on Bankruptcy, WVOX Radio, Community, 1991
  • Car Loans and Leases, Moderator, Co-Chair and Guest Speaker, Westchester County Bar Association, 2015, Speaker, Car loans and leases: Reaffirmation Agreements and Assumption Agreements, Westchester County Bar Association, Legal, 2015
  • Chapter 7: Step by Step Procedures National Business Institute: Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13, 2011, Speaker, Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13, National Business Institute, Legal, 2011
  • Chapter 13: Step by Step Procedures National Business Institute: Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13, 2011, Speaker, Chapter 13: Step by Step Procedures, National Business Institute, Legal, 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

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

Newsletters:

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • Accounting
  • Consumer And Business
  • Legal

Comments

  • “Excellent lawyering skills”

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

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Office Location for Michael H. Schwartz

One Barker Avenue
2nd floor
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-517-0932

Fax: 914-997-0536

Michael H. Schwartz:

Last Updated: 10/15/2019

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