Bankruptcy Associate Jobs
There are many openings for bankruptcy associate jobs. We live in a society where bankruptcy is often the only solution to a financial situation, either personally or in business. In order to protect the interests of all parties, there are many bankruptcy laws in place which require trained legal assistance.

Because of the nature of a bankruptcy, legal counsel is often called in to protect the interests of the creditor and the debtor. Consequently, an attorney may represent a creditor, such as a bank or a credit card company, or they may represent the debtor: a municipality, a company or an individual.

Bankruptcy lawyers are trained to understand the intricacies of bankruptcy. These can be extremely stressful times for the debtor, who relies on their attorney to guide them through the process and protect their interests.

Paralegals with a bankruptcy focus work to arrange appraisals, conduct property searches and draft motions, judgments and requests for information.

When working with a debtor, a lawyer or paralegal will prepare for evidentiary hearings, create expense and operating reports, develop lists of debts assets and prepare mailings to creditors to inform them of bankruptcy proceedings. On the other side, when working with a creditor, a lawyer or paralegal will draft complaints and proofs of claim which involve data collection. They will also look at the debtor's schedule and other statements of affairs to determine how to best protect their client.

Bankruptcy lawyers are required to have the requisite 7 years of schooling, including a BA from an undergraduate college and a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, they will need to pass the bar exam in the state which they want to practice in. Bankruptcy paralegals are generally hired after a minimum of one year of experience, while many job openings require that experience be in bankruptcy law.

An enormous amount of paperwork is involved with bankruptcy filings. Consequently, legal representatives in bankruptcy proceedings must be extremely organized and be able to work with a diverse group of people who each come to the table with their own agenda. Negotiation skills are a valuable asset when mediating between creditors and debtors while adhering to strict bankruptcy laws.

If you enjoy working with financial documents and a diverse clientele, you may want to consider applying for an open bankruptcy associate job.
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Culhane Meadows PLLC
Experience
Min 8 yrs required
Location
Chicago IL, USA
Posted Date
Nov 09,14
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Culhane Meadows is currently interviewing for a highly-qualified Chicago-based Corporate Restructuring / Bankrupcy attorney to join as a partner in our Bankruptcy practice group. The ideal candidate should have strong academic credentials and at least 8 years of meaningful experience, including substantive time spent at an AmLaw 200 firm. Candidates should have a respectable amount of portable business and strong referral relationships to drive new business. Judicial...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 10 yrs required
Location
Downers Grove IL, USA
Posted Date
Jan 29, 15
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Senior Counsel - Mortgage Servicing Duties: Partner closely with the legal and compliance teams as well as the servicing managers. You will also interface with risk, credit, government and regulatory affairs and servicing operational functions, as well as other areas. Serve as counsel to senior managers and will provide oversight for certain law firm relationships. Provide legal advice and support to internal clients in the mortgage servicing business. Work closely with ...
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In-House
Experience
Min 10 yrs required
Location
Chicago IL, USA
Posted Date
Jan 29, 15
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Structured Finance Issue Management Consultant Duties: Help build-out and drive a new issue consulting function within the Global Structured Finance (“GSF”) business. Under the direction of the Issue Management & Consulting Manager, will provide tactical and strategic guidance in support of business line risk mitigation efforts relating to the administration of structured finance transactions. Drawing upon a strong background in account management, issue identificati...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 10 yrs required
Location
Saint Paul MN, USA
Posted Date
Jan 29, 15
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Structured Finance Issue Management Consultant Duties: Help build-out and drive a new issue consulting function within the Global Structured Finance (“GSF”) business. Under the direction of the Issue Management & Consulting Manager, will provide tactical and strategic guidance in support of business line risk mitigation efforts relating to the administration of structured finance transactions. Drawing upon a strong background in account management, issue identificati...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 2 yrs required
Location
Lewisville TX, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Recovery Specialist Duties: Responsible for reviewing contracts, identifying all potential bill-back items and recovering or minimizing losses associated with Servicing activities including Claims and Repurchase. Reviews all existing and future contracts for Servicing and identify all opportunities and requirements to assign losses back to third party. Builds and implements process for servicing organization to report and track all potential recoveries. Drafts and tracks c...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 7 yrs required
Location
Wilmington DE, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Senior Private Client Fiduciary Advisor Duties: Responsible for managing significant and often complex fiduciary client relationships. Serves as the primary relationship officer for a portfolio of trust, investment agency and custody accounts. Responsible for assessing and managing risk; the appropriate exercise of fiduciary discretion and judgment; and adherence to policies and procedures related to account administrative activities. Acts as a key consultant to clients,...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 1 yrs required
Location
Berkeley CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Freelance Legal Writer The candidate will work in the area of Foreclosure Law. Foreclosure law experience as a lawyer is required. Should have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer audience is needed. Legal experience is must. Note: Most articles published are from 600 to 1200 words long. Rates vary from $25 to $75.
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 2 yrs required
Location
Fort Washington PA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Counsel, Bankruptcy Compliance The candidate will work closely with both the Assistant General Counsel and Senior Counsel of Compliance and will have exposure to a wide variety of management level employees throughout the Company, including Senior Management. Assist Senior Counsel in all aspects of providing legal support for bankruptcy department and related business functions. Provide compliance oversight of cpompany servicing, reporting, and investor relations requireme...
Company
In-House
Experience
5-8 yrs required
Location
Indianapolis IN, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Associate General Counsel Duties: Responsible for providing various legal services, and reports directly to the General Counsel. Exercise good legal and business judgment. Drafting and negotiating contracts with clients, vendors, and strategic partners. Resolving legal issues and conducting legal research. Evaluating and mitigating legal risks. Participating in projects and process improvements. Providing legal counsel to staff on various matters, including public record...
Company
In-House
Experience
Min 1 yrs required
Location
Berkeley CA, USA
Posted Date
Jan 27, 15
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Freelance Legal Writer The candidate will work in the area of Bankruptcy Law. A law degree and experience in Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy is required. Should have ability to write in an authoritative, neutral tone. Ability to translate legal concepts into articles and FAQs that can be easily understood by a consumer audience is needed. Legal experience is must. Note: Most articles published are from 600 to 1200 words long. Rates vary from $25 to $75.
Company
In-House
Experience
3-4 yrs required
Location
Miami FL, USA
Posted Date
Jan 21, 15
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Associate Counsel – Credit and Collections The candidate will provide support to the General Counsel and the Assistant General Counsel for all legal related issues. Responsible for coordination of Aviation, Marine, and Land legal collections worldwide. Provide legal advice on bankruptcy and creditor's rights issues. Provide assistance to the commercial teams worldwide for legal matters. Manage ship arrest processes worldwide. Assist and coordinate with General Counsel an...
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