Attorneys

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Hilary Bonial

Managing Director Dallas, TX

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Education

Loyola University (B.A., cum laude, 1993); Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 1996)

Licenses

Admitted to Louisiana State Bar in 1996; admitted to Texas State Bar in 2006

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Associations

American Bankruptcy Institute, Dallas Bar Association including Bankruptcy Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, Texas State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy


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Paul Cervenka

Shareholder & Managing Attorney Dallas, TX

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Education

The University of Texas at Dallas (B.A., cum laude, 2004); Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., 2008)

Licenses

Admitted to Texas State Bar in 2009

Professional Associations

Dallas Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights


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Wes Kozeny

Shareholder & Managing Attorney St. Louis, MO

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Education

St. Louis University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1984); St. Louis University (J.D., 1987)

Licenses

Admitted to Missouri State Bar in 1987; admitted to Illinois State Bar in 1988; admitted to Nebraska State Bar in 2002; admitted to Kansas State Bar in 2012; admitted to New York State Bar in 2012; admitted to Oklahoma State Bar in 2013; admitted to Texas State Bar in 2013; (inactive status in Iowa)

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; United States District Court for the District of Kansas; United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York; United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa;

Professional Associations

American Legal & Financial Network – founder, past President, past Board Chair KMC Information Systems, LC (CaseAware) – co-founder, former co-owner; American Bankruptcy Institute; National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees; Various state bar associations

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Evictions, Fair Debt Collection, Financial Services Litigation, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Mediations, Home Equity, Litigation, Loss Mitigation, Property Title, Real Estate, Title – Curative.


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Braden Barnes

General Counsel and Director of Compliance Dallas, TX

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Education

Texas Christian University (B.B.A, 2003); University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 2007)

Licenses

Admitted to Texas State Bar in 2007

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Associations

Texas State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Compliance, Foreclosure, Litigation


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Michael Burns

Managing Attorney Dallas, TX

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Education

: University of Houston (B.A., with honors, 2002); Kansas University School of Law (J.D., 2005)

Licenses

Admitted to Texas State Bar in 2006

Courts of Admission

United States Bankruptcy Court of Texas, United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Associations

Houston Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Litigation, Real Estate


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Efrem Craig

Associate Dallas, TX

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Education

University of North Texas (B.A., 2007); Regent University School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Licenses

Admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2010

Professional Associations

Texas State Bar

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Probate


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Craig Edelman

Senior Counsel Dallas, TX

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Education

University of North Texas (B.S., 2000); South Texas College of Law (J.D., 2005)

Licenses

Admitted to Texas State Bar in 2005

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Associations

Dallas Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights


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Kerry Feld

Senior Attorney St. Louis, MO

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Education

University of Missouri – Columbia (B.S., 1998); Saint Louis University (J.D., 2002)

Licenses

Admitted to Missouri State Bar in 2002; admitted to the Nebraska State Bar in 2011; admitted to the Kansas State Bar in 2016; admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar in 2018

Professional Associations

Bar Associate of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Louis Bar Foundation

Practice Areas

Creditors' Rights, Evictions, Fair Credit Reporting, Fair Debt Collection, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Mediations, Litigation, Loss Mitigation, probate, Property Title, Real Estate, REO Closing, Title – Curative.


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Ryan Forrest

Associate Omaha, NE

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Education

University of Nebraska at Omaha (B.S., 1995); Creighton Law School (J.D., 2000)

Licenses

Admitted to Nebraska State Bar in 2000; admitted to Missouri State Bar in 2017

Professional Associations

Nebraska Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association, Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Fair Debt Collection, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Mediations, Probate, Property Title, Real Estate, Title – Curative.


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Carolyn Hebert

Senior Attorney Edmond, OK

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Education

Marion College of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (B.S., with honors, 1990); Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1995)

Licenses

Admitted to Oklahoma State Bar in 1995

Professional Associations

Oklahoma Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Evictions, Foreclosure, Litigation, Property Title, Real Estate, Title – Curative


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Stephen Hicklin

Of Counsel San Ramon, CA

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Education

California State University, Fullerton (B.A., 1985); University of California, Davis (J.D., 1988)

Licenses

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1988; admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2007; admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2015

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California

Professional Associations

United Trustees Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Evictions, Fair Credit Reporting, Fair Debt Collection, Financial Services Litigation, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Mediations, Home Equity, Litigation, Loss Mitigation, Property Title, Real Estate, Title – Curative.


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Peter Knapp

Associate Dallas, TX

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Education

University of Central Oklahoma (B.S., 1998); University of Oklahoma (J.D., 2001)

Licenses

Admitted to Oklahoma State Bar in 2001; admitted to Texas State Bar in 2009

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy


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Natalie Lea

Associate Dallas, TX

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Education

Florida State University (B.S., 1999); University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2002)

Licenses

Admitted to Florida State Bar in 2002

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations

Florida Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Financial Services Litigation


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Kirsten Martinez

Associate San Ramon, CA

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Education

University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 2012); Southwestern Law School (J.D., 2015)

Licenses

admitted to California State Bar in 2016

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy


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Austin Nagel

Managing Attorney San Ramon, CA

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Education

University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1980); Golden Gate University (J.D., 1983)

Licenses

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1985

Professional Associations

California State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors’ Rights


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Sara Pelikan

Managing Attorney St. Louis, MO

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Education

University of Missouri - Columbia (Bachelor of Journalism, cum laude, 1999); University of Missouri - Columbia (Juris Doctor, 2002).

Licenses

Admitted to Missouri State Bar in 2002; admitted to Illinois State Bar in 2003; admitted to Nebraska State Bar in 2007; and admitted to Kansas State Bar in 2008

Courts of Admission

: United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; United States District Court for the District of Nebraska; United States District Court for the District of Kansas

Professional Associations

Missouri State Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association and Kansas State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Foreclosure


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Chandra Pryor

Associate Dallas, TX

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Education

University of Phoenix (B.S.B.A., 2004); Abraham Lincoln University (J.D., 2016)

Licenses

Admitted to the California State Bar in 2018

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy


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John Rafferty

Associate Dallas, TX

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Education

Arizona State University (B.S., cum laude, 2012); Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)

Licenses

Admitted to Texas State Bar in 2013

Professional Associations

American Bar Association, Dallas Young Lawyers Association, Texas State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy


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Shawn Scharenborg

Senior Attorney St. Louis, MO

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Education

University of Missouri – Columbia (B.S., cum laude, 2001); University of Missouri – Columbia (J.D., 2004)

Licenses

Admitted to Missouri State Bar in 2004; admitted to Kansas State Bar in 2010

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Associations

Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Evictions, Fair Debt Collection, Financial Services Litigation, Foreclosure, Foreclosure Mitigation, Litigation, Loss Mitigation, Probate, Property Title, Real Estate, Special Proceedings, Title – Curative.


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Dustin Stiles

Senior Attorney Overland Park, KS

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Education

Trinity University San Antonio (B.A., 2002); University of Denver College of Law (M.S., 2004); Creighton University (J.D., 2009).

Licenses

Admitted to Nebraska State Bar in 2009; admitted to Missouri State Bar in 2010; admitted to Kansas State Bar 2011

Courts of Admission

United State District Court for the Western and Eastern District of Missouri, United States District Court for the District of Kansas, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska

Professional Associations

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association; Kansas Creditor Attorney Association; Johnson County Bar Association

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Creditors' Rights, Evictions, Fair Debt Collection, Foreclosure, Litigation, Loss Mitigation, Probate, Property Title, Real Estate, Title – Curative


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Suzanne Suarez

Senior Counsel Dallas, TX

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Education

University of Texas at Arlington (B.A., 2005); Texas Wesleyan School of Law (J.D., 2010)

Licenses

Admitted to Texas State Bar in 2011

Professional Associations

Texas State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Foreclosure


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Mukta Suri

Associate Dallas, TX

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Education

University of Maryland, College Park (B.A., 2006); Rutgers Law - Newark (J.D., 2012)

Licenses

Admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2017

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy


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Matthew Tillma

Associate Overland Park, KS

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Education

The University of South Dakota (B.A., 2009); University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2013)

Licenses

Admitted to Missouri State Bar in 2013; admitted to Kansas State Bar in 2015

Courts of Admission

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri; United States District Court for the District of Kansas

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Evictions, Financial Services Litigation, Foreclosure, Litigation, Property Title, Title – Curative