A Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Lawyer and Attorney Andy Miofsky

2249 Pontoon Road, Granite City Illinois 62040


An Illinois Bankruptcy Lawyer and Attorney 618-931-1313 Offering Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney information in Madison, St Clair & Southern Illinois counties

Bankruptcy Attorney Andy Miofsky
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Andy Miofsky is an original member of the Bankruptcy Law Network.  You can read Andy's column on www.BankruptcyLawNetwork.

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys invited Andy Miofsky to speak at its 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago Illinois.  Andy and colleague Rachel Foley present how to develop and change strategies during a bankruptcy case.

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys invited Andy Miofsky to speak at its upcoming fall 2013 bankruptcy workshop in New Orleans.  Andy will participate  on a panel training new lawyers how to properly handle a bankruptcy case.

Missouri bankruptcy attorney Wendell Sherk joined Andy Miofsky in hosting a Joint Missouri & Illinois Roundtable discussion of bankruptcy legislative issues at Tigin Irish Pub in St. Louis Missouri in February 2013.  Special guest Tara Twomey, Project Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center, spoke with bankruptcy attorneys from both states about recent legislation and judicial opinions on bankruptcy.

Illinois Bankruptcy Attorney Andy Miofsky is scheduled to speak at the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Workshop in Amelia Island Florida in 2012.  Andy will discuss the proper way to fill out bankruptcy schedules and how to discover potential problems before filing a bankruptcy case.

Andy Miofsky attended the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys annual convention in San Antonio in April 2012.  An emerging issue of concern to many Americans is the enormous amount of student loan debt.  Andy is working with a group of attorneys to formulate student loan modification policies.

Illinois bankruptcy attorney Andy Miofsky met with congressional staffers for Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and staffers for Congressman Costello and Dold and Shimkus to discuss bankruptcy issues affecting Illinois consumers.  Andy was in Washington DC attending the 2011 National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys annual convention. 

The Miofsky Law Office begins its Border to Border policy and accepts bankruptcy and debt relief appointments throughout Southern Illinois from the Mississippi River to the Indiana border.  Appointments are available in Granite City or Mount Vernon Illinois.

Andy Miofsky has been named Downstate Illinois Chairman of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

The Mount Vernon Illinois office is open for bankruptcy appointments.  Call 618-931-1313.

Andy Miofsky submitted a white paper on How Bankruptcy Changes The Landscape for the June 10, 2009 National Business Institute program on Foreclosure at the Fairview Heights Ramada Inn convention facility.

KETC Channel 9 St Louis and National Public Television collaborated to produce a series on the mortgage foreclosure problems.  Watch Andy Miofsky discuss problems homeowners face in foreclosure with KETC reporter Patrick Murphy.

Andy Miofsky will present information about Mortgages and Foreclosure Defense at the 2009 Annual Seminar of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in Chicago in May 2009.

The New York Times published a January 4th, 2008 article

http://homefinance.nytimes.com/nyt/article/mortgage-column-by-bob-tedeschi/2008.01.04.mort/?ref=realestate


on the federal Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act quoting fellow Bankruptcy Law Network member and president Jay Fleischman.  Jay expressed his thoughts that insolvent debtors already were protected from tax liability for forgiven debt and the act offered little relief to those struggling with increasing adjustable rate mortgage payments.  The Bankruptcy Law Network of attorneys communicate ideas and discuss legal topics of interest among each other and publish several free blogs on bankruptcy and consumer law.

Andy Miofsky appeared in an Associated Press interview with reporter Dennis Conrad on December 5th and commented on the need for Congressional legislation to allow bankruptcy judges to modify mortgage loans.  Currently judges have the ability to change the contract terms of car loans and other debts.  Legislation sponsored by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin would enable Bankruptcy Judges to solve the adjustable rate mortgage mess.   Andy Miofsky does not believe mortgage companies can be trusted to voluntarily fix the problems they created and Andy Miofsky supports reform of the mortgage loan system.  "Too many people are suffering, and not enough is being done by the current Administration.  Congress needs to give bankruptcy judges authority to provide relief to those in need."

Andy Miofsky is pleased to announce that Southern California Bankruptcy attorney Michael Doan has joined the Bankruptcy Law Network of attorneys.  Mike is a Max Gardner Bankruptcy Bootcamp graduate and is paving new ground litigating consumer law protection cases against banks and debt collectors.  Mike has a website at www.debtwipeout.com.

Bankruptcy Attorney and Consumer Law Attorney Andy Miofsky attended a two day mortgage abuse and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act workshop at the JW Marriott Resort in Las Vegas Nevada last week.   Andy Miofsky met with noted consumer law speakers Ian Lyngklip, Dave Philipps and Max Gardner to discuss recent developments and consumer protection strategies.  On a lighter note,  Andy Miofsky also had an opportunity to meet with fellow Bankruptcy Law Network attorneys Gene Melchionne and Carmen Dellutri for a buffet meal at the Bellagio Casino.  The trio later compared best office practices and procedures in between hands of video poker while watching Deluttri's University of South Florida football team on a televised game.

The Bankruptcy Law Network blog ranked as the most popular bankruptcy blog on the American Bar Association bankruptcy blawg directory in October 2007.

Consumer Law Attorney Andy Miofsky attended a Federal Trade Commission Workshop in Washington DC this October that explored the changes in the debt collection industry and whether the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act has kept pace with those changes.  The FDCPA was enacted 30 years ago.  Andy Miofsky met with various representatives from the debt collection and credit transaction processing industry, credit counselors and consumer interest groups.  Andy attended the workshop as a representative of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).  He will present a report on his findings to the NACBA Board at their upcoming conference in Las Vegas later this month.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will speak on current problems caused by mortgage servicers during the National Association of Consumer Advocates 2007 Mortgage Lending Litigation Conference at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis on Saturday September 8, 2007.  Andy Miofsky will join Jacksonville Florida Attorney April Charney in a panel discussion of servicing issues after loan origination.

Attorney looks to A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky for bankruptcy help.  A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky successfully defended another attorney from a claim in bankruptcy court by a creditor.  The creditor wanted to force the other attorney to refund attorney fees.  This would have interfered with the  ability of the attorney to help his client defend a claim in state court against this creditor.  The facts did not support the request.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky attended the first annual meeting of the Bankruptcy Law Network Limited Liability Company in Chicago.  Andy Miofsky is a founding member of BLN.  You can find infromation about BLN and its free bankruptcy information blog on this website.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will attend a workshop conducted by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in Las Vegas in October 2007.  The two day workshop offers intensive training in advanced office technology and mortgage servicing as both relate to a bankruptcy law practice.  NACBA is the largest group of consumer bankruptcy lawyers in the world.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will host a gathering of Bankruptcy Law Network attorneys during the National Association of Consumer Attorneys Mortgage Lender Litigation Conference on September 7-9, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Union Station.   The conference is  produced in connection with AARP and offers training to lawyers defending against home foreclosures.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will participate in a panel lecture on the topic of the Fair Credit Reporting Act at the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois Seminar on June 1, 2007 at the Four Points Convention Center in Fairview Heights Illinois.  Nationally renown bankruptcy attorney and noted mortgage abuse expert, O. Max Gardner from Shelby North Carolina, is a featured speaker at the seminar.  Additional featured speakers include US Bankruptcy Court Judges from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky and Missouri attorney Wendell Sherk will attend a Bar Association of Southern Illinois night at the ballpark on May 22, 2007 when the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals play the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.

A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of 910 Car Claims and Mortgage Issues with Daimler Chrysler bankruptcy attorney Marilyn Washburn and mortgage servicer attorney Faiq Mihlar at the Bar Association of Southern Illinois Seminar on January 5, 2007 at the Four Points Convention Center in Fairview Heights Illinois.  Nashville Tennessee Chapter 13 Trustee Hank Hildebrand will present a case update regarding changes in the law under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.

Andy Miofsky appeared in an Associated Press interview with reporter Dennis Conrad on December 5th and commented on the need for Congressional legislation to allow bankruptcy judges to modify mortgage loans.  Currently judges have the ability to change the contract terms of car loans and other debts.  Legislation sponsored by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin would enable Bankruptcy Judges to solve the adjustable rate mortgage mess.   Andy Miofsky does not believe mortgage companies can be trusted to voluntarily fix the problems they created and Andy Miofsky supports reform of the mortgage loan system.  "Too many people are suffering, and not enough is being done by the current Administration.  Congress needs to give bankruptcy judges authority to provide relief to those in need."Andy Miofsky is pleased to announce that Southern California Bankruptcy attorney Michael Doan has joined the Bankruptcy Law Network of attorneys.  Mike is a Max Gardner Bankruptcy Bootcamp graduate and is paving new ground litigating consumer law protection cases against banks and debt collectors.  Mike has a website at www.debtwipeout.com.Bankruptcy Attorney and Consumer Law Attorney Andy Miofsky attended a two day mortgage abuse and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act workshop at the JW Marriott Resort in Las Vegas Nevada last week.   Andy Miofsky met with noted consumer law speakers Ian Lyngklip, Dave Philipps and Max Gardner to discuss recent developments and consumer protection strategies.  On a lighter note,  Andy Miofsky also had an opportunity to meet with fellow Bankruptcy Law Network attorneys Gene Melchionne and Carmen Dellutri for a buffet meal at the Bellagio Casino.  The trio later compared best office practices and procedures in between hands of video poker while watching Deluttri's University of South Florida football team on a televised game.The Bankruptcy Law Network blog ranked as the most popular bankruptcy blog on the American Bar Association bankruptcy blawg directory in October 2007.Consumer Law Attorney Andy Miofsky attended a Federal Trade Commission Workshop in Washington DC this October that explored the changes in the debt collection industry and whether the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act has kept pace with those changes.  The FDCPA was enacted 30 years ago.  Andy Miofsky met with various representatives from the debt collection and credit transaction processing industry, credit counselors and consumer interest groups.  Andy attended the workshop as a representative of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).  He will present a report on his findings to the NACBA Board at their upcoming conference in Las Vegas later this month.A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will speak on current problems caused by mortgage servicers during the National Association of Consumer Advocates 2007 Mortgage Lending Litigation Conference at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis on Saturday September 8, 2007.  Andy Miofsky will join Jacksonville Florida Attorney April Charney in a panel discussion of servicing issues after loan origination.  A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky successfully defended another attorney from a claim in bankruptcy court by a creditor.  The creditor wanted to force the other attorney to refund attorney fees.  This would have interfered with the  ability of the attorney to help his client defend a claim in state court against this creditor.  The facts did not support the request.A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky attended the first annual meeting of the Bankruptcy Law Network Limited Liability Company in Chicago.  Andy Miofsky is a founding member of BLN.  You can find information about BLN and its free bankruptcy information blog on this website.A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will attend a workshop conducted by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in Las Vegas in October 2007.  The two day workshop offers intensive training in advanced office technology and mortgage servicing as both relate to a bankruptcy law practice.  NACBA is the largest group of consumer bankruptcy lawyers in the world.A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will host a gathering of Bankruptcy Law Network attorneys during the National Association of Consumer Attorneys Mortgage Lender Litigation Conference on September 7-9, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Union Station.   The conference is  produced in connection with AARP and offers training to lawyers defending against home foreclosures. A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will participate in a panel lecture on the topic of the Fair Credit Reporting Act at the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois Seminar on June 1, 2007 at the Four Points Convention Center in Fairview Heights Illinois.  Nationally renown bankruptcy attorney and noted mortgage abuse expert, O. Max Gardner from Shelby North Carolina, is a featured speaker at the seminar.  Additional featured speakers include US Bankruptcy Court Judges from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky and Missouri attorney Wendell Sherk will attend a Bar Association of Southern Illinois night at the ballpark on May 22, 2007 when the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals play the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium.A Bankruptcy Lawyer Andy Miofsky will participate in a panel discussion on the topic of 910 Car Claims and Mortgage Issues with Daimler Chrysler bankruptcy attorney Marilyn Washburn and mortgage servicer attorney Faiq Mihlar at the Bar Association of Southern Illinois Seminar on January 5, 2007 at the Four Points Convention Center in Fairview Heights Illinois.  Nashville Tennessee Chapter 13 Trustee Hank Hildebrand will present a case update regarding changes in the law under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.




I know you do not want to file bankruptcy and you probably tried everything you could think of to avoid it; but the banks just won't work with you.  When you get tired of debt collectors harassing you, call me.


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Andy in Associated Press article supporting Senator Durbin's proposed legislation to authorize bankruptcy judges to modify real estate mortgage loans; picked up by Chicago Business News
Andy in Business Week Online, about mortgage abuse
Andy in Wall Street Journal about Bankruptcy Bootcamp, first appearance of quote "people don't rob banks anymore, banks rob people"
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