Practice areas

Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Consumer, Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is a law firm headquartered in White Plains, New York, established by attorney Michael H. Schwartz. With a legal career spanning four decades, Mr. Schwartz has exclusively focused on bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law, serving clients across various areas within the New York metropolitan region, including Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, New York City, and The Bronx.

Mr. Schwartz graduated with honors, magna cum laude, from the City University of New York, earning a bachelor’s degree. He furthered his education by obtaining his law degree, cum laude, from New York Law School and subsequently became a licensed attorney in New York in 1983. Notably, Mr. Schwartz is a graduate of Max Gardner’s Consumer Defense Academy and has completed extensive training in areas such as bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, loan modifications, foreclosure defense, uniform mortgage covenants, escrow accounting, Rule 3002.1 and payment change notices, as well as regulations X and Z. Additionally, he has participated in numerous multi-day conferences organized by The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Throughout his professional journey, Mr. Schwartz has handled a diverse range of bankruptcy and foreclosure cases, demonstrating comprehensive expertise in matters concerning both creditors and debtors. His legal representation is characterized by a steadfast commitment to ensuring individuals receive the full extent of protection afforded by the law.

Mr. Schwartz has garnered recognition and accolades for his outstanding achievements in the legal field. He holds an AV Preeminent* rating from the respected peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “top-rated lawyer” by New York Magazine. He is also featured in Marquis Who’s Who in American Law and has been a speaker at several conferences addressing bankruptcy-related topics.

Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Schwartz is actively engaged in various professional associations, holding the status of a sustaining member within the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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