New Chapter 13 Trustee Krista M. Preuss, Esq. Appointed for the Southern District of New York


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


  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  We strongly suggest that all our Chapter 13 bankruptcy clients sign up for this.  It will make their lives easier.
  2. Payments Will Not Be Accepted at Trustee’s Office.  The new Chapter 13 Trustee WILL NOT accept payments of money orders or certified checks at the Trustee’s office or at person at hearing.  DO NOT MAIL ANY PAYMENTS TO THE TRUSTEE’S OFFICE.  If you are not going to pay electronically, then you must send payment by bank check, money order or certified check only (no personal checks or cash) to:

Krista M. Preuss
Chapter 13 Trustee
P0 Box 613707
Memphis, TN 38101-3707

  1. Payments Must be Made Payable to New Trustee.  As of February 1, 2018 all payments by bank check, money order or certified check need to be made payable to “KRISTA M. PREUSS, TRUSTEE”.  Do not make any payments payable to Jeffrey M. Sapir after February 1st.

The address and contact information for the Chapter 13 Trustee and her staff will remain the same as before when Mr. Sapir was Trustee:   Krista M. Preuss, Chapter 13 Trustee, 399 Knollwood Road, Suite 102, White Plains, NY 10603, Tel: (914) 328-6333

At Starr & Starr, PLLC we help people save their homes, save their cars, catch up on bank due rent through Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York (Manhattan, Bronx & Westchester), Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau & Suffolk), and the District of New Jersey (all northern counties:  Hudson, Union, Essex, Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon).   If personal bankruptcy is an option you would like to learn more about please contact us at 888-867-8165 or completing the “Contact Us” form above to schedule a free initial consultation.



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