To Our Clients & Prospective Clients -- As of March 18, 2020, Starr & Starr, PLLC remains open for business during the current Corona virus (COVID-19) crisis. We remain in communications with our clients by phone, email and our secure file share site. We are scheduling telephone consultations by phone and video chat. The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts remain open and we are able to continue to file new cases. The U.S. District Court remains open and we continue to file new cases. The New York State Court system has temporarily suspended “non-essential functions” which includes most civil matters.

We hope everyone stays safe throughout these difficult times.

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For attorneys in other jurisdictions who need to appear pro hac vice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”) for bankruptcy appeals, or other matters, we have created a fillable pdf version of the motion of admission pro hac vice which you can download here: SDNY form of pro hac vice motion_fillable   and a fillable pdf version of the proposed order which you can download:SDNY form of pro hac vice order_fillable pdf.

The SDNY and EDNY requirements for admission pro hac vice are discussed separately on a post on our website.

At Starr & Starr, PLLC we have an active local counsel practice.  We are experienced in assisting out-of-state counsel in a local counsel capacity in a variety of different types of cases.  The extent of our involvement depends on what out-of-state counsel and the client want us to do.  We cover all of the court locations for SDNY and EDNY (U.S. District Court SDNY, Manhattan and White Plains Courthouses; U.S. District Court EDNY, Brooklyn and Central Islip Courthouses).  Please feel free to contact us at 888-867-8165 or by email at info@starrandstarr.com for additional information.

For the information of our clients with pending chapter 13 cases in the Southern District of New York and the bankruptcy community at large we are sharing the following information:  effective February 1, 2018, Jeffrey L. Sapir has retired as Chapter 13 Trustee for the Southern District of New York.  Krista M. Preuss has taken over all of the chapter 13 cases that were formerly administered by Mr. Sapir in the Southern District of New York (which is New York County (Manhattan), Bronx County and Westchester County.    A copy of the notice sent out by the new Chapter 13 Trustee can be read here: Notice of Change of Chapter 13 Trustee_effective 2-1-2018

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PLAN PAYMENTS:

  1. Trustee will Accept Payment Electronically.   The new Chapter 13 Trustee will accept electronic payments through TFS Bill Pay.  You can sign up for this at https://www.tfsbillpay.com.  We strongly suggest that all our Chapter 13 bankruptcy clients sign up for this.  It will make their lives easier.
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