NACBA Honors O. Max Gardner III with Distinguished Service Award

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) presented O. Max Gardner III of Shelby, N.C., with the organization’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award at last week’s annual conference and meeting in San Diego. A consumer bankruptcy attorney for more than 39 years, Gardner has developed unique strategies for expanding protections to consumer bankruptcy clients. Often, his approach results in monetary …

Max Gardner’s Acceptance Poem – NACBA Annual Convention, April 2013

Life promises no praise or eulogy For those who fight for consumer rights. Compiled, it’s history, recorded and blest, Written in books with all the rest. It’s a code just two words perpetuate; Creditors win and debtors lose Unless we consumer lawyers take the fight And take the chance to always do what’s right. Exist is not the same as …

Training and Tenacity Pay Off for New York Boot Camper

Yesterday, New York Boot Camper Linda Tirelli told us about how she’d set up her bankruptcy litigation practice and implemented Max’s Bankruptcy Litigation Model (BLM) to score significant victories on behalf of  bankruptcy clients.  Today, we’re talking about the consumer bankruptcy case in which she was recently awarded more than $125,000 in fees. The Kercado case was one of those …

New York Boot Camper Linda Tirelli Raises the Bar

New York attorney Linda Tirelli is definitely a ranking officer in Max’s army.  Since she first attended Boot Camp in 2008, she’s been putting the BLM to very effective use, scoring some significant victories on behalf of bankruptcy clients. Recently, she scored a victory on behalf of consumer bankruptcy attorneys when she was awarded more than $125,000 in fees.  She …

NakedCapitalism’s Take on OCC Mandated Reviews

Yves Smith over at nakedcapitalism.com posted an article yesterday Pending Foreclosure Fraud Settlement Achieves New Level of Abject Regulatory Failure that you should read in its entirety.  Here is a snippet: This latest bank gimmie comes in the retrading of consent orders that were entered into in April 2011. Readers who followed the mortgage beat closely may recall that the OCC …

Boot Campers Making a Difference Together

With permission, we’re sharing this lovely Facebook note posted by Boot Camper Nick Wooten a few days ago.  “This holiday season i’m thankful for my beautiful daughters. They inspire me to stay young and healthy. I’m thankful for my health, ran my first mile since before I graduated law school today after two months back in the gym. I’m thankful …

What’s With All of The Six Figure Awards

Last week we told you about Boot Camper Tom Cox’s prestigious Purpose Prize which included an award of $100,000.  But that wasn’t the only big news circulating Max’s Boot Camp Listserv. A Chicago area Boot Camper informed us that his firm recently settled a case for both bankruptcy stay and discharge violations against a major bank for $100,000. And to round out last …

Boot Camp Grad Tom Cox Wins 2012 Purpose Prize

Our own Tom Cox is one of five recipients of Encore.org’s 2012 Purpose Prize. Tom received the prize for his tireless and groundbreaking work on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure in Maine. Congratulations to Tom for this well-deserved recognition. Read Encore’s write-up on Tom Cox’s efforts on behalf of Maine homeowners, or watch the video below.

This Tar Heel is Going to Take Duke to School

… or at least take our school to Duke. Last summer was the end of an era for renowned consumer bankruptcy attorney O. Max Gardner III as he held the last ever Bankruptcy Boot Camp at his Lizmere South Mountain Farm in Casar, North Carolina.  We are now proud to present the beginning of a whole new Boot Camp era.  We are …