Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is a New York bankruptcy law firm that has been helping individuals and businesses in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties to overcome their debt-related legal issues for more than a quarter of a century.

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White Plains bankruptcy attorney Michael H. Schwartz is featured in The New York Area's Top-Rated Lawyers, a special section showcasing the state's top legal talent in the December 17-24 edition of New York Magazine.

To earn a place in the publication as well as its online companion at http://www.newyorkareatopratedlawyers.com/, an attorney must have achieved the peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent in the distinguished LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, according to ALM Media, a publisher of the section.

The AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer is peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence, ALM says.

Michael H. Schwartz, the founder of the White Plains consumer bankruptcy firm of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is recognized in the publication for earning an AV Preeminent rating for helping people to get their lives back on track throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties through the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

For more than a quarter of a century, our firm has earned a reputation for making the process as easy and painless as possible for our clients, Michael H. Schwartz says. We have helped thousands of people to preserve their families and save their homes, their possessions, their jobs and their dignity.

We are proud to say that we have not had a single discharge denied, and we have not lost a single house in foreclosure, Schwartz added.

It is an honor for our firm to be recognized for our hard work, and it inspires us to continue fighting for our clients.

In addition to helping individuals through the bankruptcy process, Schwartz also assists companies with filing for bankruptcy protection and represents parties to bankruptcy proceedings.

Michael H. Schwartz serves as Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee. His firm has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and a rating of Superb by Avvo.com.

In addition to ALM, The New York Area's Top-Rated Lawyers is published by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbbell. The publishers have said they are donating a portion of the section's proceeds to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief to Tri-State area residents.
Main Office

Main
One Water Street
White Plains  NY  10601-1009

Phone
  • (914) 997-0071
Fax
  • (914) 997-0536

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Consultations for Nolo clients are always free.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All fees for bankruptcy cases are fixed fees. The fee is quoted and put in writing after we have discussed what we are going to do for you.

Hourly Rates

Fees currently ranges from $75 per hour to $500 per hour BUT There are no hourly rates for bankruptcy cases.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office Manager

Amy

Emergency After Hours

No

Bankruptcy
Michael H. Schwartz, of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is recognized in the publication for earning an AV Preeminent rating for helping people to get their lives back on track throughout Westcheser, Rockland and Putnam counties.
White Plains bankruptcy attorney Michael H. Schwartz is featured in The New York Area's Top-Rated Lawyers, a special section showcasing the state's top legal talent in the December 17-24 edition of New York Magazine.

To earn a place in the publication as well as its online companion at http://www.newyorkareatopratedlawyers.com, an attorney must have achieved the peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent in the distinguished LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, according to ALM Media, a publisher of the section.

The AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer is peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence, ALM says.

Michael H. Schwartz, the founder of the White Plains consumer bankruptcy firm of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is recognized in the publication for earning an AV Preeminent rating for helping people to get their lives back on track throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties through the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

For more than a quarter of a century, our firm has earned a reputation for making the process as easy and painless as possible for our clients, Michael H. Schwartz says. We have helped thousands of people to preserve their families and save their homes, their possessions, their jobs and their dignity.

We are proud to say that we have not had a single discharge denied, and we have not lost a single house in foreclosure, Schwartz added.

It is an honor for our firm to be recognized for our hard work, and it inspires us to continue fighting for our clients.

In addition to helping individuals through the bankruptcy process, Schwartz also assists companies with filing for bankruptcy protection and represents parties to bankruptcy proceedings.

Michael H. Schwartz serves as Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee. His firm has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and a rating of Superb by Avvo.com.

In addition to ALM, The New York Area's Top-Rated Lawyers is published by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbbell. The publishers have said they are donating a portion of the section's proceeds to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief to Tri-State area residents.

About Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is a New York bankruptcy law firm that has been helping individuals and businesses in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties to overcome their debt-related legal issues for more than a quarter of a century. The firm assists individuals with filing for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code or reorganization under Chapter 13, and it assists businesses with liquidation under Chapter 7 or reorganization under Chapter 11. Additionally, the firm handles foreclosure defense for individuals. The firm's office is located at One Water Street, White Plains, NY 10601. To learn more about Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., call (800) On My Side or use the firm's online contact form at http://www.nylegalhelp.com/.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I am good at it.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Read all you want but make sure you speak with me afterwards.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We review documents prepared by clients after the initial documents needed to file a case.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

It is not allowed in Bankruptcy Court.

Michael H. Schwartz

Michael H. Schwartz, is the principal of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., a New York bankruptcy law firm that has been helping individuals and businesses in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties to overcome their debt-related legal issues for more than a quarter of a century. Additionally, the firm handles foreclosure defense for individuals. The firm's office is located at One Water Street, White Plains, NY 10601. To learn more about Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., call (800) On My Side or use the firm's online contact form at http://www.nylegalhelp.com/.
License
  • Bar Number: 1846872
    New York , 1983
Education
  • New York Law School
    J.D. , 1982
    New York, NY
  • City College of New York
    B.A. , 1980
    New York, NY
    Six year College and Law School Urban Legal Studies program sponsored by The
    City College of New York and New York Law School.
  • New York Law School
    J.D. , 1982
    New York, NY
  • City College of New York
    B.A. , 1980
    New York, NY
    Six year College and Law School Urban Legal Studies program sponsored by The
    City College of New York and New York Law School.

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