Archive for September, 2007

Brett Weiss to Lecture at the 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice »

On September 28, 2007, Mr. Weiss will be a speaker at the 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. The topic for discussion is “What Lies Beneath the Surface: Frightening Issues in Chapters 7 and 13 Cases.” Mr. Weiss will be participating on a panel with the Honorable Stephen C. […]

The Sabbatical Year and the Forgiveness of Debts »

Tonight, September 12, 2007, marks the beginning of the Jewish new year of 5768. Unless you’re Jewish, this probably doesn’t mean a lot to you. But it is an important year, for 5768 is is a Shemitah (literally, “release,” but commonly known as the Sabbatical) year. Part of the observance of the Sabbatical year includes […]

Brett Weiss is Selected as a 2008 Super Lawyer »

Brett Weiss was selected as a 2008 Super Lawyer for Maryland and the District of Columbia. The selection procedure includes peer nomination (with ballots mailed to 21,000 Maryland lawyers), and a blue ribbon panel review process. Less than 5% of lawyers in the state and District receive this honor. This is the second year in […]

Brett Weiss is Quoted in bankrate.com Article on Bankruptcy Tithing Decision »

Brett Weiss is quoted in the article, “Bankruptcy Law Forbids Tithing, Charitable Donations” on the business site www.bankrate.com. This article discussed New York Bankruptcy Judge Robert Littlefield, Jr.’s August 28, 2006 opinion in In re Diagostino finding that tithes were not allowable deductions on the Means Test. Weiss said that, “The ruling puts consumers in […]