O'Connor, Michael J.

20 Corporate Woods BoulevardAlbany, NY 12211- 2396

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Updated: 10/09/2017

Overview

Michael is a board certified commercial and consumer bankruptcy specialist (American Bankruptcy Board of Certification). He is admitted to the New York State Bar, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. His concentration of practice is in the representation of debtors and trustees in bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations.

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Frequent Case Types

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Bankruptcy/Reorganization
  • Chapter 7 Trustee
  • Commercial Bankruptcy/Reorganization
  • Real Property Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1996 - 1997 (President)
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1992 - 1997 (Director)
  • American Bar Association, 1985 - Present (Member, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association, 1992 - 2000 (Member, Bankruptcy Committee)
  • Northern District of New York, 1995 (Chairman, Bankruptcy - Merit Selection Committee)
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 1992 - Present
  • National Association of Chapter 7 Trustees
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • AARP Attorney Reference Program
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York, 1986 (Appointed Panel Trustee)
  • Northern District of New York Local Rules Revision Committee (Member 1993, 1998, 2000)
  • Northern District of New York, 1994 (Chairman, Judicial Merit Selection Committee)
  • Third Judicial District of New York, 2009 - Present (Appointed Member of Committee on Character and Fitness)
  • New York State Bar Association, 2014 - 2015 (Empire State Counsel designation)

Honors

  • Super Lawyers 2015 - Upstate New York Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Super Lawyers 2014 - Top 25 Hudson Valley
  • SuperLawyers - Upstate New York, 2008 - 2014
  • President's Award, New York State Bar Association-Pro Bono Services, - 2007
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating, 2002 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1996 - 2002
  • President's Award, New York State Bar Association-Pro Bono Services, 1989 - 1993
  • Distinguished Service Award-Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, 1989
  • Rensselaer County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1988
  • American Jurisprudence Award, 1976

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Seminars, Atlanta Georgia
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Seminars, New York State Bar Association
  • Speaker, Annual Conference, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Speaker, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Seminars
  • Speaker, Annual Conference, New York State Credit Union Association, 1987 - 1992
  • Adjunct Faculty, Business Law, College of St. Rose, 1978 - 1991
  • Speaker, Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Seminars
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Issues, New York Credit Union League
  • Speaker, Join Vermont and Northern District of New York Bankruptcy Bar CLE Programs

Past Positions

  • Lee & Leforestier, Partner, 1978 - 1991
  • Carter, Conboy, Case & Blackmore, Of Counsel, 1991 - 1993

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1976
    J.D.
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1978
    M.B.A.
  • Siena College, Loudonville, New York, 1973
    B.B.A.
    Minor: Accounting & Finance

Ancillary Businesses

  • Chapter 7 Trustee Northern District of New York Appointed 1986

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

20 Corporate Woods BoulevardAlbany, NY 12211- 2396

Fax

  • 518-641-7000

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