Edward J Kaushas (Of Counsel Attorney)

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Personal Information

State: Pennsylvania

Offer initial Free counsultation: No

Practice Areas: Consumer Bankruptcy, Company Formation, Wills and Trusts

Bar Admission: 202592


Court Admission: Admitted in federal districts (north, south) of Pennsylvania


Contact Information

Address: 294 Main street Olyphant PA 18641
Phone: 800-530-OVLG

Professional Experience

1) Debt Collection:

  • Oversee debt collection efforts for financial institution and corporate clients with assets up to $300,000,000.00 which includes:
  • Initiation of initial debtor correspondence;
  • Preparation and drafting of legal proceedings ranging from civil complaint(s), mortgage foreclosure(s), and writs of execution;
  • Oversee all aspects of debt collection litigation including pleading drafting, motion practice, discovery, trial, and execution proceedings;
  • Train staff and clients on all aspects of debt collection statutes and regulations including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act; Pennsylvania's Unfair Consumer Protection Act and United States Bankruptcy Code;
  • Communicating with client(s) to review account status; and
  • Marketing debt collection services to existing and prospective financial institution clients.
2) Consumer Bankruptcy:
  • Assist consumer debtors and creditors in complying with United States Bankruptcy Code and Regulations (Federal and Local):
  • Procurement and drafting of consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Petition, Schedules, and Chapter 13 Plan(s);
  • Submission and management of Bankruptcy Petition, Schedules, Adversary Proceedings, and associated documents using Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) System;
  • Preparation, drafting, and electronic submission of Adversary Proceedings;
  • Attendance and participation in §341 Meeting of Creditors; and Attendance and participation in various court proceedings ranging from Chapter 13 Plan Objections and Confirmations; Motions for Relief of Automatic Stay; and Motions to Dismiss.
3) Regulatory Compliance:
  • Assist financial institution and corporate clients in complying with various federal/state compliance statutes and related regulations which includes:
  • Develop client regulatory compliance programs;
  • Render legal opinions to clients based on regulatory guidance and pronouncements;
  • Procurement and drafting of client policy and procedures tailored around consumer and non-consumer regulations including, but not limited to, Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. Patriot Act, FACT Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, Truth-in-Savings Act, and corresponding Pennsylvania statutes;
  • Oversee all aspects of regulatory compliance litigation;
  • Oversee client due diligence programs; and
  • Develop, facilitate, and present compliance seminars to clients and financial institution trade associations such as Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, and Maryland/District of Columbia Credit Union Association.
4) Other Areas of Practice:
  • Provide quality-based legal services including:
  • Procurement and draft of legal documents ranging from pleadings, commercial/residential real estate agreements and leases, and financial institution documents;
  • Oversee Pennsylvania business-entity formation processes; and
  • Assist clients with estate planning and estate administration.

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School,Sept 2003 to Dec 2005
Juris Doctor: Dean's List.
Certificate of Merit: Civil Procedure, Business Planning, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy

BBB-A-Rating

4.8 rating
Based on 82 reviews
Years in Business:12 Years

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