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We represent creditors in all types of bankruptcy core proceedings, including contested and adversary litigation concerning stay termination, cash collateral use, priming liens, administrative expenses, assumption and rejection of executory contracts, disclosure statements, objections, plan confirmations/rejections, cramdowns, lien prioritization, dischargeability, reaffirmation, redemption, and preferences.

 

Melvin & Melvin, PLLC’s commercial and bankruptcy practice is creditor-oriented. Our active collection practice uses a staff of full-time paralegals under close attorney supervision. The collections department serves many commercial and bank clients and uses all available techniques to recover secured and unsecured debt. We routinely employ rigorous post-judgment devices often ignored by “collection mills”, such as contempt and arrest, depositions, attachments, seizures, sheriff’s sales of tangible and intangible property, and third-party restraints.

 

Melvin & Melvin, PLLC, practices in all United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York State. We are represented in the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League, and are organizers of the Central New York Bankruptcy Association. One of our members has served on the Local Rules Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York.

 

Active in all areas of commercial law, we are also experienced in

  • secured transactions
  • guaranty and suretyship issues
  • business reorganization
  • liquidations
  • debt adjustment
  • sale and warranty agreements
  • contract disputes
  • business dissolutions

 

We have litigated cases involving

  • R.I.C.O. violations
  • officer and director liability
  • diversions of corporate opportunities
  • breaches of fiduciary duties and fidelity obligations

 

We also do collections

 

Melvin & Melvin, PLLC’s commercial and bankruptcy practice is creditor-oriented.

 

Our active collection practice uses a staff of full-time paralegals under close attorney supervision. The Collections Department serves many commercial and bank clients and uses all available techniques to recover secured and unsecured debt.

 

We routinely employ rigorous post-judgment devices often ignored by “collection mills”, such as

  • contempt and arrest
  • depositions
  • attachments
  • seizures
  • sheriff’s sales of tangible and intangible property
  • third-party restraints

 

Our modern technology enables us to provide high-quality legal services aggressively and expeditiously. We work in all areas of commercial and consumer debt enforcement.

 

The one aspect that sets us apart from other collection attorneys is that we work diligently to recover every dollar owed to our clients. Our territory includes the entire state of New York, excluding the boroughs of New York City and Long Island.