Hangley Aronchick Bankruptcy Practice Chair Matthew A. Hamermesh has been elected Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Advocacy Project (CBAP). CBAP provides thorough, complete and free bankruptcy legal services, and is the primary provider of pro bono consumer debt counseling and Chapter 7 bankruptcy representation to the low income population of Philadelphia.

Resident in the Philadelphia office, Hamermesh represents a wide variety of clients in bankruptcy litigation. With extensive experience in bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor litigation, he has successfully represented debtors, creditors, official committees, and other parties in interest in numerous business bankruptcy and commercial cases. He is often asked to represent clients in highly contentious bankruptcy cases, including disputed Chapter 11 filings and adversary proceedings. His devotion to the improvement of the practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law in and around Philadelphia is demonstrated by his active involvement in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, where he has served extensively on the Conference’s Education Committee and chaired its Young Lawyers Division for three years. Hamermesh is also chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice.

About Consumer Bankruptcy Advocacy Project

The Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project assists low income, Philadelphia residents with free debt counseling and pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy representation with the help of dedicated staff, volunteer attorneys, and local law students. CBAP’s priorities are increasing access to the bankruptcy courts, empowering low income families to take control of their finances, and providing a financial fresh start to individuals with overwhelming debt. For more information, visit https://cbap-phl.org.