Vermont / Bankruptcy Attorneys -
 has listed, 53 attorneys who practice bankruptcy law in Vermont. They are concentrated in 13 communities as per list below.


       There are three specialists, Raymond Obuchowski (Bethel), James Anderson (Rutland) and Andre Bouffard (Burlington) who are certified in one or more of the following; creditors rights, consumer and/or business bankruptcy. For more information on this subject see "Bankruptcy Specialist".

Types of Bankruptcy (Business, Consumer and Municipal)
  • Chapter 7 - Can be filed by individuals, partnerships and corporations. The most common type of bankruptcy filing
  • Chapter 9 - Adjustment of debts of a municipality
  • Chapter 11 - Filed by large and small businesses. Individuals filing Chapter 11, are involved in business in some capacity, either as sole proprietors, or as principals of a corporation or partnership
  • Chapter 12 - Adjustment of debts of a family farmer or fisherman
  • Chapter 13 - Available for individuals only, no corporations or partnerships may file
  • Chapter 15 - Bankruptcy, reorganization and insolvency cases that have assets, debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in multiple countries
The Court

       The District of Vermont / United States Bankruptcy Court (main courthouse and administrative offices) is located in Rutland. The address is; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. 151 West Street, Room 202, Rutland, VT 05401 The main telephone number is (802) 776-2000. Another courthouse (hearings only), is located in the City of Burlington. The Chief Bankruptcy Judge is Hon. Colleen Brown and the Clerk of Court is Thomas J. Hart.

The Trustees

       Lisa Penpraze is the Assistant United States Trustee for the Albany, NY office, which includes the State of Vermont and parts of New York. The appointed trustees administer Chapter 7, 12 and 13 cases for all of the 14 counties in the state. The 341 meetings (meeting of the creditors) are located in the cities of Rutland (two locations depending on Chapter filed) and Burlington. The address of the Office of The United States Trustee is as follows; 74 Chapel St., Suite 200, Albany, NY 12207. Their telephone number is (518) 434-4553.

The Vermont State Bar

       If you would like information on your attorney concerning disciplinary actions or date of admissions you will have to contact the State Bar by phone at (802) 223-2020, Fax: (802) 223-1573, or email at

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Types of Bankruptcy

   Chapter 7

       - Asset Liquidation
       - Chapter 7 Discharge
       - Non-dischargeable
       - Repayment of Debts
   Chapter 9
       - The Debtor
       - Filing Chapter 9

       - Jurisdictional Issues

   Chapter 11

       - Debtor in Possession
       - The Examiner
       - Reorganization/Debtor
       - Chapter 11 Trustee
       - Creditors Committee
       - Finances
       - Filing Lawsuits
       - Creditors' Rights
       - Dismissal/Conversion
       - Selling of Assets
       - Reorganization Plan
       - Plan Procedures
       - Plan Provisions
       - Claims
       - Common Plans
       - Payment of Interest
       - Chapter 11 Attorney
   Chapter 12
       - Qualifications

       - The Discharge
   Chapter 13

      - Advantages
      - Filing Chapter 13
      - Meeting of Creditors
      - Filing Chapter 13 Plan

      - Creditors' Claims
      - Plan Confirmation
      - Order Confirming Plan

      - Appealing OCP
      - Modifying Plan
      - Defaulting
      - Discharge

   Chapter 15

Debt Advice

   Avoiding Bankruptcy

   Debt Consolidation

   Bankruptcy Alternatives

   Life after Bankruptcy

The Court

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   341 Creditors Meeting
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