Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is a New York bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and loan modication law firm that has been helping individuals and businesses for more than 30 years.

Firm Overview

Michael H. Schwartz has been helping people get their lives back on track throughout the Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Hudson Valley and New York City area for over 30 years.

As Westchester County's leading consumer bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and mortgage modification 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 has filed over 5,000 cases.

Mr. Schwartz goes the extra mile in his fight to defend his clients. His legal proceeding against the Bank of America, just one of many of his legal proceedings on behalf of his clients against Banks, Credit card Companies and Lenders has been written up in both the NY Times and Wall Street Journal.

He has been a guest speaker on bankruptcy law for the Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Mount Vernon Bar Association, Westchester Woman's Bar Association, New York Society of Independent Accountants, Building 32B-J Legal Services, National Business Institute.

He is one of the original and is a sustaining member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumers and their bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors.

He has lobbied Congress on behalf of bankruptcy clients and has written to both United States Senators and eleven congresspersons at the behest of bankruptcy Judges.

Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of the famous Max Gardner's Bankruptcy Boot Camp and a graduate of Max Gardner's Veteran's Boot Camp in Advanced Bankruptcy litigation and securitization, where he learned new strategies for discharging debts, fighting banks and protecting your bankruptcy discharge.

He was the Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Committee from 2011 - 2015. He is an active member of the Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association.

If you are facing foreclosure, been denied a mortgage modification, Mr. Schwartz is the right lawyer for you.

Mr. Schwartz is never out of the fight. When banks or servicers deny mortgage modifications, Mr. Schwartz demands to know why, what numbers were used to deny the modification and then fights until the modification is granted.

He knows more about mortgage modification programs than the banks and servicers. He has attended the famous Max Gardner Foreclosure Defense and Mortgage Modification Boot Camp and the advanced Foreclosure Defense and Mortgage Modification Boot Camp.

Michael H. Schwartz is committed to saving your home and getting your mortgage modified. And when the banks don't comply he takes them to court and wins.
Main Office
Michael H. Schwartz, P.C.
One Water Street
White Plains  NY  10601-1009
Phone
  • (914) 997-0071
Fax
  • (914) 997-0536
Websites

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
There are no hourly rates for bankruptcy, foreclosure defense or mortgage mofication cases.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office Manager
Amy
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish and Italian
Bankruptcy
Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is recognized for helping people to get their lives back on track throughout Westcheser, Rockland, Putnam, the Hudson Valley and New York City areas.
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 New York Magazine since 2012.

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.

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.

For more than 30 years, our firm has earned a reputation for making the process as easy and painless as possible for our clients. 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.

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 served as Co-Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee from 2011 to 2014. He is an active member of the Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is one of the original and sustaining members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy attorneys.

His firm has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and a rating of Superb by Avvo.com.
Foreclosure
If you are facing foreclosure, been denied a mortgage modification, Mr. Schwartz is the right lawyer for you.
A foreclosure occurs when your lender gets court permission to sell your home in order to pay off your mortgage. The process can take 12 months or more. It begins with the lender filing a document called a Lis Pendens (Notice of Pendency). In English, this means that the lender has a claim against your home and is working to take it away from you.

If you are facing foreclosure, been denied a mortgage modification, Mr. Schwartz is the right lawyer for you.

Mr. Schwartz is never out of the fight. When banks or servicers deny mortgage modifications, Mr. Schwartz demands to know why, what numbers were used to deny the modification and then fights until the modification is granted. He knows more about modification programs than the banks and servicers. He has attended the famous Max Gardner Foreclosure Defense and Mortgage Modification Boot Camp and the advanced Foreclosure Defense and Mortgage Modification Boot Camp.
Michael H. Schwartz is committed to saving your home and getting your mortgage modified. And when the banks don't comply he takes them to court and wins.

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

I have a passion for helping people in need.

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, foreclosure defense and mortgage modification law firm that has been helping individuals and businesses in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, the Hudson Valley and New York City areas overcome debt-related legal issues for more than 30 years. 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
    Graduated Cum Laude (with honors) and member of the Law Review.
  • City College of New York
    B.A. , 1980
    New York, NY
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) from the second graduating class in the six-year College and Law School program sponsored by The City College of New York and New York Law School.

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