Michael Barber

Michael C. Barber

(he/him/his)

Associate

Michael C. Barber

(he/him/his)

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Michael Barber's practice focuses on representing and advising creditors involved in bankruptcy litigation, corporate restructuring, and insolvency matters. Michael has experience representing corporate creditors in Chapter 13 cases and working on complex litigation involving creditors’ committees.

    Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ashely M. Chan, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and has authored publications and delivered presentations on topics like fiduciary duties and ethical concerns in bankruptcy and analyzing creditors’ claims. 

    Michael also maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly accepts referrals from local nonprofit organizations offering legal services to various individuals and businesses.

    During law school, Michael served as a legal extern for the Honorable Carlota Böhm in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 2019, and as a student law clerk for Ronda J. Winnecour, the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania, for nearly two years.

    Prior to his legal studies, Michael worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as a disability integration advisor, where he assisted with the ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Additionally, Michael worked as an advocate at Legal Aid of West Virginia, where he provided special education advocacy services to youths across most of West Virginia.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
      Greater Philadelphia Network Board of Directors
      Greater Philadelphia Network Member-At-Large
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Cash Is Not King Anymore—Strategies for Protecting Tenant Assets in Landlord Bankruptcy," co-authored with Katherine S. Dute, published in the ABI Journal, the member publication of the American Bankruptcy Institute (July 2023)
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    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Shark Tank (Ethics)," as part of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) 2023 Bankruptcy Institute (11/17/2023)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • January 26, 2024

        Katherine Dute and Michael Barber Appointed to International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Network Board

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      • August 15, 2023

        Michael Barber and Katherine Dute Co-Author ABI Journal Article on Mitigating Risks to Assets in Landlord Bankruptcies

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