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A. Todd Almassian

A. Todd Almassian

Partner
Location:
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Phone:
616-365-5081
866-755-7386 (Toll Free)
Fax:
616-364-2200
Email:

Todd Almassian focuses his practice in the areas of Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy Law.  Todd represents debtors and creditors in consumer and commercial bankruptcy matters including Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings.  Todd has served as a consulting expert for counsel representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in professional negligence cases.

Qualifications

 

2007    American Board of Certification, Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Honors and Awards

Todd was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012, 2013

Rising Star/Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010

Keller & Almassian, PLC has been listed in the U.S. News & World Report 2011-2012; 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 Best Law Firms, Metropolitan Rankings – Tier 1 & Tier 2 respectively, in the specialty of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  The U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and additional information provided by law firms as a part of the formal submission process.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, Bankruptcy Section, Chairman 2008-2010

Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, Bankruptcy Steering Committee, Member

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Treasurer 2011-2013

State Bar of Michigan, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Bar Admissions

1996    Michigan

1996    U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

2009    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

Education

1996    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

            Detroit, Michigan:  J.D.

1993    Michigan State University

            East Lansing, Michigan, B.A.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

Sun Title Continuing Education Classes

“Bankruptcy Basics in Real Estate Transactions” (April 2013)

US Trustee Program for the Western District of Michigan Bankruptcy Bootcamp

“Preparation of Client and Attorney for 341 Meeting and Court Hearings” (March 2013)

Michigan Bankers Association

"Senior Lender Forums- Receivership & Bankruptcy" (February 2013);

Grand Rapids Bar - Family Law Section 2013

"Cohabitation: Bankruptcy and Family Law" (January 2013);

Michigan Judicial Institute Seminar:

Moderator – Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations (September, 2012);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

Bankruptcy Seminar:  Alternatives to Bankruptcy:  The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (July                    2012);

Debtor’s Bar Of West Michigan:

Winter Conference Seminar: How to Handle the Large Chapter 7/13/11 Personal Bankruptcy (January, 2012);

Amicus - Receivership:

Solutions When Facing a Contentious Borrower (January, 2012);

Inside The Minds: Best Practices For Filing Chapter 13, 2012 Ed:

Chapter:  Recent Trends and Developments in Chapter 13 Cases.  Published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business. (November, 2011);

ABI-CBA:

Veteran’s Day Consumer Bankruptcy Conference: Married Debtors in Chapter 13 Cases (November, 2011);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

Chapter 13 for Small Businesses (July, 2011);

ICLE Top Tips:

Interviewing a Consumer Bankruptcy Client (December, 2010);

ICLE Seminar:

The Basics of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Initiating Chapter 13 Proceedings (January, 2010);

NBI: 

Ethical Obligations for Debtor’s Counsel, Accuracy of Schedules & Disclosures, Ethical Issues for Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners (August, 2009);

Federal Bar Association for the Western Michigan: 

Bankruptcy Issues for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner (July, 2009);

ABI – Central State Program:

Chapter 13 Discharge Issues – How to Reach the Finish Line (Do Debtors care  about the discharge?: Plan Modifications; Impact of Changes in Mortgage Payments; Impact of Post-Confirmation Attorney Fees) (June, 2009);

Grand Rapids Bar Association – Family Law Section:

Bankruptcy:  What you Need to Know (January, 2009);

Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan:

Chapter 13 Issues: Commencement to Confirmation (July, 2008).

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Areas of Practice

  • Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy Law
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13
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