Charles Chesnutt - Qualifications

Charles is a Board Certified bankruptcy attorney who has practiced exclusively bankruptcy and bankruptcy related law full time since 1986 and board certified in Business and consumer bankruptcy law for 25 years. He is an AV rated attorney and a member of the Martindale-Hubble List of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States. Martindale-Hubble is the national standard for ranking attorneys. He is admitted to practice in Texas and in Louisiana.

He specializes in business reorganizations and complicated individual and professional bankruptcies - a field that requires expertise in both business and consumer bankruptcy law. He is one of 7 lawyers in the Dallas area who are board certified in both business and consumer bankrukptcy.

He has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the fields of Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Bankruptcy Law since 1991. He has also been board certified by the American Board of Bankruptcy Certification since 1991. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and in Louisiana and is a frequent speaker in the field of Bankruptcy Law.

He has qualified as a bankruptcy trustee and has served as an elected Chapter 7 trustee.

Charles' expertise and experience are well suited to:

  • Complicated individual and professional bankruptcies containing problems relating to business debt, guarantors, taxes, phantom gains, foreclosures, liens, divorce, debts related to credit cards and asset protection;

  • Classic Chapter 11 and 13 reorganization and restructuring through Chapter 7;

  • Single and Group creditor representation with contingent fee agreements

  • Representation of creditors in involuntary bankruptcy collection procedures;

  • Opposition to bankruptcies in the form of collateral attacks, defenses to preference actions, objections to discharge, objections to exemptions and other defenses.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of the South (1969), a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University (1973), and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary (1983), has won appeals in the highest state courts.