Many bankruptcy lawyers do not handle adversary disputes in the bankruptcy court. Bankruptcy litigation is a highly technical and complex form of litigation. During the course of a normal bankruptcy proceeding, difficult disputes can arise between debtors, creditors, bankruptcy trustees, committees and other parties. We represent debtors and creditors alike in resolving conflicts in the bankruptcy court.
Backed by more than 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Goldstein Bershad and Fried, P.C., have handled a wide range of complex disputes. We are honored that many of our clients are referred to us from other lawyers in Metro Detroit and throughout Michigan to file an adversary proceeding or to respond to a lawsuit in bankruptcy court. Our attorneys have substantial experience across the spectrum of issues that may lead to bankruptcy litigation, including:
- Recovery of preferences: Disputes often arise alleging that a debtor has paid a family member, medical professional or other creditor out of the ordinary course of business, creating a preferential transfer. We are well prepared to pursue or defend against claims of preferential treatment of one creditor over others.
- Fraudulent conveyance disputes: Disputes can arise over the timing of creating a trust or the sale of property for less than fair market value prior to a bankruptcy proceeding. Our lawyers are well prepared to provide exceptional representation to prosecute or defend against allegations of fraudulent transfers.
- Motions for relief from the automatic stay: These issues generally involve a lender seeking to repossess a car or resume foreclosure proceedings after a bankruptcy petition has been filed. We represent lenders and debtors in disputes concerning the automatic stay.
- Non-dischargeability or denial of discharge actions:
- Bankruptcy trustees and other parties may object to the dischargeability of a debt during the bankruptcy process. Similarly, the bankruptcy trustee, a creditor or the U.S. Department of Justice can ask the bankruptcy judge to revoke the discharge of a debt after the bankruptcy proceeding is complete. We aggressively represent debtors and creditors in disputes concerning the discharge of debt.
- Objections to exemptions: Trustees may object to the valuation of an asset or to how it is categorized among the bankruptcy exemptions. Our lawyers are well-versed in the law and available exemptions in Michigan.
To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our experienced bankruptcy litigation lawyers, call 888-341-0651 or send us a message online. We welcome inquiries and referrals from other attorneys. Our office is conveniently located in Southfield. We represent clients in Metro Detroit and throughout Michigan.
We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.