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Michael A. Cataldo

Michael Cataldo is an attorney in the firm’s Philadelphia Office. Michael concentrates his practice in the area of consumer bankruptcy including Chapter 13, Chapter 7 and Subchapter  V cases, handling over 10,000 cases during his career. He is senior board certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute for over 30 years. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer in 2010, 2021 and 2022.  Michael holds a 10.0 Avvo rating. He has lectured frequently for the Pennsylvania , Bar Institute and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference on various bankruptcy topics.

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Education

B.S. Villanova University 1984
J.D. Temple University 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

  • Eastern District of PA

  • Middle District of PA

Representative Matters

Bankruptcy

  • Representation of Debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Personally
    has handled over 10,000 such cases.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Published Cases

  • In Re: August 448 B.R.331 Bankr. E.D. Pa 2011 -Discharge ability of gambling debts

Special Recognition

  • Super Lawyers 2010, 2021 & 2022

  • Board Certification by American Bankruptcy Institute since 1991

  • Distinguished Lawyers-Martindale-Hubbell 2016

  • Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Legal Network in 2013

  • 2017 Top 3 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Philadelphia by Best Rated

Presentations

  • 1994 Child Support and Bankruptcy

  • 1999 Reaffirmation, Redemption and Surrender

  • 1999 Bankruptcy Panel-TV Show

  • 2000 Ethical Issues for Debtors' Counsel

  • 2001 Ethical Considerations and Issues in Bankruptcy Cases

  • 2002 Achieving a Successful Chapter 13 Discharge

  • 2005 Serial Filings

  • 2007 Successful Chapter 13 Plans

  • 2008 Role of the Paralegal In Bankruptcy cases

  • 2010 Basics of Chapter 13

  • 2011 Ten Things You Need to Know About Chapter 13 Cases

  • 2012 Interviewing Debtors and Schedule Preparation

  • 2013 Basic Bankruptcy Track

  • ​2015 Essentials of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

  • 2016 A Brand New Da-The New Bankruptcy Forms

  • 2016 How to Grow Your Practice Ethically

  • 2017 Definition of Surrender

  • 2021 Address Bankruptcy Judges’ Summer Interns about Career in Bankruptcy

Community

Long time travel soccer coach and coach of youth basketball teams. Loves all sports and is a Philadelphia Sports team fan. He is an avid Pinochle player in a local club. Enjoys the shore with his wife and 2 dogs. Enjoys travel, hiking, sightseeing and historical locations.

Contact

8 Penn Center, 1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1901
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103