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Marc S. Stern, Law Office of Marc S. Stern

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Law Office of Marc S. Stern Home 1825 NW 65th St Seattle, Washington 98117 Work Phone: (206) 448-7996 Work Fax: (206) 297-8778 Website: Law Office of Marc S. Stern
Biography

Marc S. Stern is a solo practitioner in Seattle, Washington where his practice emphasizes Insolvency and Bankruptcy. He is Board Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification and has been since 1993. He has represented both creditors and debtors in all phases of Bankruptcy Proceedings.

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
  • Supreme Court of the State of Washington

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice

  • Representation of Creditors and Debtors in Possession in Chapter 11 Proceedings.
  • Representation of creditors and debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings.
  • Representation of trustees in Chapter 7 liquidations.
  • Representation of creditors and debtors in general litigation in the bankruptcy court, including dischargeability, claims objections, cash collateral matters, fee disputes, and general claims. Fraud investigation and pursuit.
  • Representation of State Court Receivers as Attorney for Receiver in state court proceedings.
  • Receiver in State Court Proceedings.
  • Board Certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification, 1993 – Present

Other Legal Experience

  • Civil Litigation of commercial disputes and collections in Washington State and Federal District Court. Entity formation, and general business including litigation of commercial issues. Tax issues, particularly collection defense, and responsible corporate officer liability. Real Estate matters. Asset Protection and Business Planning. Receiverships in Washington State Courts

Professional Experience

  • 1981 to Present – Solo Practice, King County, Washington
  • 1979 to 1981 – Associate, Bruce T. Thurston
  • 1978 to 1979 – Contract Attorney, Ritchie and Thurston and other firms in Seattle

Significant Professional Organizations and Offices Held

  • Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
    • Trustee – 1985 – 1988
    • Division Secretary 1987 and 1988
    • CLE Committee 1981 – 1985
  • American Bar Association
    • GP|Solo Division
      • Programs Chair Bankruptcy Committee 2000
      • Co-Chair – Bankruptcy Committee 2001 – 2010
      • Council 2006 – 2009
  • Joint Ad-Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Courts and Structure 2001 – Present
    • Task Force on Attorney Discipline and Reasonable Inquiry 2005 – Present
      • Working Group on Scope of Reasonable inquiry 2005
      • Working Group on Best Practices 2006 – 2009
    • Working Group on ABA Technical Corrections 2007-2009
    • Chair, Working Group on Amicus Brief to the United States Supreme Court in Millvetz v. U.S. 2009
    • Working Group on Electronically Stored Information in Bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • National Steering Committee on the Consumer Fee Study 2008 – 2011

Publications

  • Office Sharing 1989 De Novo
  • A Bankruptcy Horror Story 1992 General Practice Newsletter (WSBA)
  • Changes in Discharge 1992 General Practice Newsletter (WSBA)
  • Scientific Client Selection – ABA Law Practice Management Counselor’s Computer and Management Report – January 1993, republished Seattle/King County Bar Bulletin March 1993, Updated and published Debt3, March/April 2006, Commercial Law League
  • The Joys of E-Filing – Fall 2001
  • Debts that Can Follow You to the Grave – GP|Solo March/April 2005. Vol. 22 No. 3
  • Contributing Author. Report of the ABA Task Force on Attorney Discipline of the Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process on the Scope of Inquiry required pursuant to §707(b). 61 Business Lawyer 697 (2006)
  • Letters for Bankruptcy Lawyers, co-author, ABA Press 2005
  • My Modem Made Me Do It. GPSolo Magazine – October/November 2005 Vol. 22 No. 7
  • Chapter on Engagement Letters, Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy – co-author, ABA Press 2006
  • Reaffirmation under BAPCPA, Did Ride-Through Survive? Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, January 2007 Issue 1 – Page 6
  • Co-Author Working Paper on Best Practices for Debtor Attorneys ABA Task Force on Attorney Liability, Ad Hoc Committee on Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Process 64 THE BUSINESS LAWYER 79 (November 2008)
  • How to Withdraw from a Case – GPSolo Magazine July-August 2010 Vol 27 No. 5
  • Who is the Client. Who is the client in Bankruptcy – October/November 2010 Volume 27, Number 7
  • Representing Small Businesses Seeking Credit – GP Solo Magazine July/August 2011 Vol. 28 No. 5
  • Editor – Cracking the Means Test Bankruptcy Press, 2012
  • Co-Author Best Practices Report on Electronic Discovery (ESI) Issues in Bankruptcy Cases Vol. 68 THE BUSINESS LAWYER 113;, August 2013

Reported Decisions

  • In Re: Puget Sound Plywood, Inc., 924 F.2d 955; (9th Cir 1991)
  • In Re: Shorb, 101 Bankr. 185; (9th Cir BAP 1989)
  • In Re: Borste, 117 Bankr. 995; (Bkcy WDWA 1990)
  • In Re: Western Farmers Association, 13 Bankr. 132 (Bkcy, WDWA 1981)
  • Mutual Sec. Financing v. Unite, 68 Wash. App. 636, 847 P.2d 4, Wash.App. (1993)
  • American Discount Corp. v. Shepherd 129 Wash. App. 345, 120 P.3d 96 (2005) aff’d 156 P.3d 858 (2007)
  • In re Chappell, 373 BR 73 (9th Cir BAP 2007) Affd 621 F.3d 1206 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • In re Marriage of Mahalingam, 21 Wash.App. 228, 584 P.2d 971 (1978)(intern – argued)

Education

  • J.D. University of Idaho, College of Law, Moscow, ID December 1977
  • A.B. cum laude Washington University, St. Louis, MO May 1975
    • Majors in Anthropology and Political Science
  • Seattle Central Community College
    • Courses in Accounting and Marine Engineering 1980 – present
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