Consumer Bankruptcy Project of the City Bar Justice Center
July 24, 2017
Marty Bunin is a bankruptcy partner in our New York City office. While focusing on business bankruptcy in his regular practice, Marty works on individual consumer bankruptcy cases as a volunteer at the Consumer Bankruptcy Project of the City Bar Justice Center. The purpose of the Consumer Bankruptcy Project is to assist low income New Yorkers with significant debt decide whether to file bankruptcy and help those who decide to file by preparing their petitions and other required bankruptcy paperwork.
The first session with the client involves several hours spent going through the client’s debts, including credit card debts, judgments, medical expenses, loans, including student loans, and assets and income. With a detailed financial picture of the client in hand, the Project can determine whether the client will benefit from filing for bankruptcy, and what the risks of filing are for the client, if any.
Marty’s pro bono work allows him, as a bankruptcy lawyer, to help people whose financial distress threatens to prevent them from moving forward and leading more productive lives.