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Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary

Practice limited to bankruptcy and closely related matters. Free consultations.
  • Bankruptcy
  • New York, Southern District of New York
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Biography

Michael O’Leary, Esq. devotes his entire practice to consumer bankruptcy law, handling cases under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 for individual persons, married couples and small businesses. In addition to having filed several thousand consumer bankruptcy cases for clients and having counseled many thousand more, Michael O’Leary served as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Poughkeepsie (NY) Bankruptcy Court for seventeen (17) years (i.e. 1994 thru 2011), and administered well over ten thousand (10,000) Chapter 7 cases while serving in said capacity. Mr. O’Leary has established a well-deserved reputation as an attorney who capably and successfully represents his clients throughout the bankruptcy process, and is a Past President of the Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association. Having practiced consumer bankruptcy law for forty (40) years, Michael O’Leary brings to each case that he handles a very broad and deep understanding of consumer bankruptcy practice, and with this broad experience, he is uniquely able to navigate his clients through the bankruptcy process.

Education
State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. | Law School
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Attorney--Partner
Hayward, Parker & O'Leary, Esqs.
- Current
Consumer bankruptcy attorney handing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases and small business Chapter 7 cases
Chapter 7 Trustee panel member
Office of United States Trustee
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Administering Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases filed in the Poughkeepsie Division of the Southern District of New York
Associate Attorney
John C. DiPirro, Esq.
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Consumer bankruptcy attorney handling Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases and small business Chapter 7 cases
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Member
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American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
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Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association
Member--Past President
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Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Member
Current
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National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Southern District of New York
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Prefer in-person consultations at my office, as (in my view) this leads to the best exchange of information. Will do telephonic or Face Time consultations in appropriate circumstances, such as our current pandemic situation.
Practice Area
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Will the trustee allow me to keep my Recovery Rebate Credit from my Economic Impact Payment ?
A: Refunds founded in recovery rebates are not being seized in the Poughkeepsie division of the Southern District of New York, where I practice. The provisions of 11 USC 541(b)(11) make it clear that recovery rebates are not property of the bankruptcy estate.
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Contact & Map
225 Dolson Avenue
Suite 303
Middletown, NY 10940
Telephone: (845) 343-6227