Attorney Eric R. von Helms, of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK), was recently certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification (ABC). His certification is based on meeting the ABC’s rigorous standards, including a day-long exam, strict continuing legal education requirements, a comprehensive peer review from fellow practitioners and adverse counsel, and at least a five-year focus in the bankruptcy field.
Mr. von Helms is an experienced creditors’ rights lawyer who specializes in the representation, protection, and assertion of business and commercial claims of secured and unsecured creditors. He is a seasoned litigator who has regularly represented creditors before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and administrative law judges. He also resolves a large volume of workout solutions, chattel-secured foreclosure, and replevin actions. Mr. von Helms continues KMK’s impressive record of defending commercial creditors against preference payment claims brought against them under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Board certification provides a simple, meaningful, and objective measure of skill and expertise in the area of bankruptcy. While the testing ensures mastery of bankruptcy/creditors’ rights law, legal ethics, and the chosen specialty area, the required 60 hours of continuing legal education during the three years preceding Recertification guarantees the attorney remains abreast of the latest trends, guidelines, and changes in the industry.
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com
The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. All three certifications programs are accredited by the American Bar Association. The ABC is co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. For more information, visit www.abcworld.org.