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Brett Weiss Quoted in the “Salisbury Daily Times” Discussing Foreclosures »

Brett Weiss was quoted in an article in the May 1, 2008 Salisbury Daily Times. The article, “Bankruptcy Reform May Have Exacerbated Foreclosure Crisis,” discussed the impact of the 2005 adoption of major pro-creditor changes to the Bankruptcy Code, called BAPCPA. Mr. Weiss’ summary of BAPCPA may be found by clicking on this link.

Brett Weiss Quoted in “Washington Business Journal” on Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy »

Brett Weiss was quoted in the January 25, 2008 issue of the Washington Business Journal in connection with the recent bankruptcy filing of one of his Chapter 11 developer clients. Weiss was quoted as saying, “We all know that the current housing market is lousy. And this is making things hard for a lot of […]

Brett Weiss named NACBA Member of the Month »

Brett Weiss is honored to announce that he has been named the January 2008 Member of the Month by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). As the NACBA site states, “NACBA members give generously of their time, energy, and finances to make the organization successful. They do this without expectation of recognition, but […]

Brett Weiss Files Amicus Brief for National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) »

Brett Weiss has filed an amicus brief on behalf of NACBA, in a case before the Maryland Bankruptcy Court, In re Bellamy, Case No. 07-11332, The brief argues that debtor’s counsel’s fees must be paid as a priority administrative expense, before claims of secured and unsecured creditors; concurrent payment is not allowed. A copy of […]

New Decision On Bankruptcy for People Living Outside the United States »

The Honorable Nancy V. Alquist, a Judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, entered a ruling on September 28, 2007 in an important case I argued, In re Baker. This case deals with international bankruptcy at the individual level—it lets people living outside the United States file for bankruptcy in […]

Brett Weiss to Lecture and co-Chair Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Institute »

On November 29, 2007, Brett Weiss will lecture and co-Chair the MICPEL Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Institute, a full-day session to be held in Columbia, Maryland. Mr. Weiss will appear on two panels, Chapter 11 for Individuals (with the Honorable Thomas J. Catliota, , Assistant U.S. trustee Mark A. Neal, Stanton J. Levinson, Esquire and James […]

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. […]

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 […]

Brett Weiss to Speak at the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Convention »

On August 8, 2007, Mr. Weiss will be a speaker on a panel discussing the topic, “Plan Modifications—Do the Trustee and Creditors Get Another Bite at the Income Apple?” at the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The Chief Judge of the Maryland Bankruptcy Court, Duncan W. Keir, will be participating, […]