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Christopher H. McCormick

Christopher H. McCormick

Steier & McCormick, LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense
  • Connecticut
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Summary

I have more than 30 years experience as a private practice attorney. Prior to focusing on representation of debtors in bankruptcy I represented creditors for several years providing me with a different perspective that sets me apart from other bankruptcy attorneys. My other main areas of practice are real estate, foreclosure defense, probate and small business law.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Professional Experience
Partner
Steier & McCormick, LLC
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Practice focussed on Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy, Forecosure Defense and Workouts, Real Estate Law
Associate Attorney
Mayo Gilligan & Zito
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Practice foccused on Real Estate, Resindential and Commercial Foreclosures and Workouts, Evictions and REO Sales
Associate Attorney
Reiner & Reiner, PC
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Practice initially focussed on real estate, personal injury, general practice which shifted to primarly creditor's rights practice focussed on collections and residential foreclosures.
Associate
Gross Hyde & Williams
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Associate Attorney with mid-sized Hartford law firm rotated through several departments with broad exposure to different pracitce areas.
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D (1985) | Law
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Duke University
B.A (1982) | Political Science
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Ice Hockey Club Phi Kapp Sigma Fraternity
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Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
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- Current
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Connecticut State Bar
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies
Aspatore Publishing
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Connecticut Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Defense Blog
Legal Answers
21 Questions Answered

Q. my father has CC debt. if he files bankruptcy, can they go after his Investment accounts? one is a IRA and CMA
A: The IRA as a retirement account would be treated as fully exempt in a bankruptcy filing and these funds would remain his. If the Cash Management Account is not part of a retirement account he still may be able to use his federal wild card exemption to exempt some or all depending on the amount of funds in this account. Your father should consult with a CT bankruptcy attorney to review all of his assets and eligibility factors to determine if filing bankruptcy makes sense for him.
Q. ex wife died .no will .divorced .my name on the title and deed to home.she has older children that never lived with us .
A: You've left out a key fact as to whether you already have sole title or not, but if your question is that your ex-wife and you held title to the property at time of her death as tenants in common than the answer is no. You only hold an undivided one-half interest in the property and the heirs of your ex-wife via the laws of intestacy will inherit her undivided 1/2 interest.
Q. Would 15 year period restart if ownership changes?
A: From your description it does not sound like your neighbor's use of the property was open, hostile and notorious as required by CT statute and you gave permission to your neighbor to use the land as they did. Also doe not sound like they would support a new owner's claim that this continuous usage supports a claim for adverse possession. Finally, new owner could not claim continuous usage for 15 years themselves. I do think it is important that you start exercising control of this property now that property is being sold and neighbor makes it clear to buyers it is not part of property being sold so there is no confusion post-closing as to your ownership.
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Steier & McCormick,LLC
970 Farmington Avenue, Suite 205
West Hartford, CT 06107
Telephone: (860) 756-0387
AVON office
139 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001
Telephone: (860) 677-6277
Fax: (860) 677-8831