Author: Alan Wenokur

Alan Wenokur has been a Seattle attorney since 1983, with a practice emphasizing bankruptcy. Alan represents debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases, workouts, and bankruptcy litigation. His clients also include a number of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees. He frequently represents parties in complex cases, including asset disputes, financial fraud claims, and bankruptcy discharge litigation. Alan is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubble. He is a member of the Washington State Bar creditor/debtor section, the US Bankruptcy Court’s local rules committee, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He regularly serves as a mediator on bankruptcy matters as part of the Hon. Thomas T. Glover mediation program. Alan’s peers have rated him a bankruptcy “Super Lawyer” annually since 2012. Alan speaks frequently at professional seminars, particularly on the role and responsibilities of attorneys representing debtors in Chapter 7 cases. He has volunteered his services with the King County Bar Association’s Debt Clinic for over 20 years. Alan received his B.A. at the University of Michigan in 1979 and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1983.

Bankruptcy and the Impending Increase in Evictions

The economic crisis associated with the global pandemic is likely to result in extremely high numbers of both household and commercial evictions. As government-imposed eviction moratoriums end, and as federal unemployment benefits are curtailed, we expect to see considerable bankruptcy activity prompted by rent defaults. What will this mean for tenants contemplating bankruptcy, and for…

By Alan Wenokur August 3, 2020 0

Filing: The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process

Filing is part 5 of an 8 part series on Chapter 7 bankruptcy and will provide general information regarding bankruptcy under Chapter 7.  The practical details of filing are set out below. Upon filing, the case will be assigned a case number, bankruptcy judge, and panel trustee. The first form generated following a bankruptcy filing…

By Alan Wenokur June 26, 2020 0

The Schedules: The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process

The Schedules is part 4 of a 10 part series on Chapter 7 bankruptcy and will provide general information regarding bankruptcy under Chapter 7.  Debtor’s counsel, working with the debtor, will prepare the bankruptcy petition and all supporting schedules and statements. The information on the required court filings includes: the debtor’s property, both real and…

By Alan Wenokur June 12, 2020 0