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At Genova & Malin, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have more than 63 years of combined experience assisting clients in financial distress. We focus our entire practice on bankruptcy law. Our attorneys allocate a majority of their time working to solve our clients' financial problems through consultations in our law offices in Wappingers Falls, and in federal bankruptcy courts in Poughkeepsie and White Plains.

Excellence in Bankruptcy Law
The principals of our firm, Thomas Genova, Andrea B. Malin and Michelle Trier have a detailed and thorough understanding of the Bankruptcy Code. Both Mr. Genova and Ms. Malin are past presidents of the Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association. Thomas Genova serves as a court-appointed trustee at the Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie.

We help consumers who are swamped with debt — and who don't have significant assets to protect — to file for liquidation bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the federal Bankruptcy Code, giving them a fresh financial start. We help consumers with significant assets that they would like to keep — such as a home — to file under Chapter 13 for a court-supervised debt repayment plan. With a source of income and a manageable plan, our Chapter 13 clients can get back on their feet financially, generally within three to five years. Finally, we help financially troubled businesses and farm families to get breathing space from creditors through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization or a Chapter 12 farm reorganization that can restore their viability and vitality.

Many of our bankruptcy clients face the prospect of foreclosure in addition to other debt problems. We are well versed in foreclosure options and real estate assets in bankruptcy. A bankruptcy cannot remove the lien on a property that is part of a mortgage. Therefore, debtors who seek to keep their homes when filing for bankruptcy need advice from an attorney who can put all options into clear focus with respect to particular debt scenarios and restructures.

Contact us to discuss any of the following foreclosure options:
    » Loan modification
    » Foreclosure defense
    » Short sales
    » Keep the home through Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Our law offices are centrally located in Wappingers Falls, New York, about three miles north of Interstate 84 on Route 9. We serve a seven-county area nestled in the Hudson River Valley, including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties. We serve communities from White Plains to Albany, including Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Kingston and Middletown. Most of our bankruptcy filings are in the federal bankruptcy court near Poughkeepsie, although we also initiate such filings in White Plains.
Discuss your financial challenges with an experienced New York bankruptcy law attorney
by calling 845-298-1600 or e-mailing our law firm on our contact us page.

We are a debt relief agency
We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.