Daniel M. Press is a bankruptcy lawyer with the law firm of Chung & Press, P.C., in McLean Virginia. He practices in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC), and the Eastern District (Alexandria and Richmond) and Western District (Harrisonburg and Charlottesville) of Virginia, and in Maryland, as well as other U.S. Appellate, District and Bankruptcy Courts around the country. He is the District of Columbia State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), a member of the Section Council of the Consumer Bankruptcy Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and is the Treasurer of the McLean Bar Association. He has spoken on bankruptcy and related topics at Continuing Legal Education seminars and programs locally and nationwide sponsored by groups such as NACBA, the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia CLE, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland. A 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he was an editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from law school, Mr. Press served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Jaime Pieras Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

 

Author: Dan Press, Virginia and D.C. Bankruptcy Attorney

04 Oct May a Bankruptcy Trustee Directly Contact a Debtor Represented by Counsel?

One reason that people considering bankruptcy hire lawyers is to prevent other lawyers involved in the matter from communicating directly with them, to avoid being taken advantage of. The rules of legal ethics or professional responsibility governing lawyers unquestionably prevent creditors' lawyers from making direct...

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31 Mar Failure to Report an IRS Audit Adjustment to the State may bar Bankruptcy Discharge of State Taxes

According to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, if you fail to tell your state taxing authorities after the IRS adjusts your taxable income, it may prevent you from discharging your state taxes in bankruptcy. Most states with personal income taxes base their determination of taxable...

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27 Mar Can bad faith or excess income be “cause” to dismiss a non-consumer Chapter 7 case?

As has been often explained, Chapter 7 Debtors with primarily business debt, or otherwise not primarily consumer debt, are not subject to the "means test" adopted in the 2005 bankruptcy reform act.In fact, they are not subject to any of the provisions of the Bankruptcy...

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