Bankruptcy Law Center - Bodow Law Firm

Firm Overview

Since 1975 we have been a bankruptcy and consumer rights firm and are the founding member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. We established the New York State Homestead Exemption for all debtors.

I have been with the Bodow Law Firm since March, 2003. I am the Managing Partner of the firm.

Example cases

In re Little: #05-68281
Extension of Homestead Exemption to pre-amendment debt. This was the biggest case in New York State and is a constitutional case.

Sullivan: #03-65486
Establishing Section 362 violations against a mortgage holder and attorney to include the payment of attorney's fee for the prevailing party. Debtor successfully sued his mortgage company and attorney for violating his rights while he was in bankruptcy.

Main Office
Main Office
313 East Willow Street Suite 105
Syracuse  NY  13203
313 East Willow Street
Suite 105
Syracuse  NY  13203
  • (315) 422-1234
  • (315) 883-1322


Free Initial Consultation?
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Everything we do is a fixed price for individuals. The attorney fee range is from $600 to $1,000 for Chapter 7 for an individual (Chapter 13 will be more).

The costs are fixed but depend on the number of individual filings.
Hourly Rates
$200 to $250 an hour for businesses. Individuals pay a fixed rate.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays and emergency hours by appointment.
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices

Bankruptcy Law Center
"The Big Red Building" 399 Knollwood Road
Suite 300
White Plains,  NY  10603

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

Bankruptcy yields the quickest, most comprehensive relief for people in distress when compared to other areas of the law. It is relatively inexpensive and offers immediate relief and is very satisfying on a professional level.

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

I think it's highly advisable. Part of our mission is to educate the public as to its rights under bankruptcy.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


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

No. Bankruptcy attorneys are not allowed to coach people without putting their name on the representation.

Ted Araujo

Brown & Michaels, P.C. Most Recent: 09-1997 to 04-2002
(Formerly Barnard & Araujo) Prior: 09-1990 to 06-1991

United States Marine Corps Dates Employed: 06-1991 to 09-1997
Captain. Honorable Discharge.

Cornell University Dates Employed: 01-1988 to 09-1990
Office of the General Counsel, 500 Day Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853

I have taught at a number of Universities and Colleges over the years: University of Phoenix Online 11-2001 to 12-2005 - Faculty Member of the Online Campus.

Business Management Courses at Cazenovia College 2001 to 2002.

A sound education, empathy for individuals because of family and personal ties, and a grounding in the political philosophy that underlies the constitution.

I am aggressive and forthright, with an ability to achieve the results my clients desire.

Personal interests:

Foreign affairs, the military, my family, college basketball, and golf.

  • Bar Number: 2035103
    New York , 1985
  • Bar Number: 0031124
    New Jersey , 1985
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Juris Doctor , 1985
    Amherst, NY
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    Master of Arts , 1985
    Amherst, NY
  • Cornell University
    Bachelor of Science , 1982
    Ithaca, NY

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