Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney

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Attorney Profile

Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney Michael A. Cohen.

EDUCATION

Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA – (2001 – 2004)
Juris Doctor (JD) – 3.42 GPA [Top 15%] Dean’s List Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL – (1996 – 1998)
Masters Business Administration (MBA) – 3.81 GPA
Completed finance, accounting, statistical analysis/modeling, and management classes.

Prepared and presented financial and managerial strategy reports on several major industries.

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – (1986 – 1990)
BA Psychology and English Literature
Full tuition academic scholarship (4 years), Honors, Dean’s List, American Poets Honorary Prize

EXPERIENCE

Solo Law Practitioner – (2011 – Present)
Law Offices of Michael A. Cohen – Philadelphia, PA

  • Representing clients in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Immigration, Criminal and Family Law.

Litigation Attorney – (2008 – June 2011)
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson – Philadelphia, PA

  • Initiated litigation on a 100 cases for Philadelphia Parking Authority accounts in Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas and succeeded in obtaining judgments in a majority of the cases.
  • Filed 100s of petitions and litigated civil tax actions on City of Philadelphia real estate tax account, and resolved previously-filed civil tax actions for older cases.

Attorney – (2004 – 2008)
Law Offices of Michael J. Halprin – Philadelphia, PA

  • Represented over 500 Debtors at meetings of creditors, confirmation hearings, and motion hearings.
  • Maintained professional relationships with trustees, opposing counsels, and courtroom staff.
  • Handled various bankruptcy proceedings from chapter 7 liquidations to chapter 13 reorganizations.

Legal Assistant – (2002 – 2004)
Law Offices of Michael J. Halprin – Philadelphia, PA

  • Negotiated settlements with creditors and corresponded with clients, trustees and the Court
  • Conducted consultations with prospective clients regarding various bankruptcy issues.
  • Researched various issues on debtor’s rights.
  • Analyzed mortgage payoffs, arrearage, and other pertinent debtor financial data.
  • Prepared and filed bankruptcy schedules, chapter 13 plans, and various motions and objections.

Legal Assistant and Office Manager – (1995 – 2001)
Law Offices of RozalynLandisburg – Hollywood, FL

  • Created chapter 13 plan spreadsheet programs that eliminated drawn out manual calculations.
  • Assisted attorney at meetings of creditors, confirmation hearings, and other hearings.
  • Prepared statistical models to track clients and forecast potential revenue stream and cash flow.
  • Installed software, upgraded computers and peripherals, and networked printers.
  • Supervise and trained employees.