Max Lavit Rosenberg

Max Lavit Rosenberg

Rosenberg, Whewell, & Hite, LLC - Attorneys you can count on
  • Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation...
  • Connecticut, New York
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Summary

Max L. Rosenberg works to assist clients in financial distress and those being harassed by collection agencies. He represents clients in all phases of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Beyond his concentration on bankruptcy he also focuses his practice in assisting consumers with violations of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act and has extensive experience with divorce mediation, criminal, corporate, and civil litigation, foreclosure defense, and workers compensation. While practicing in New York, Attorney Rosenberg mediated disputes at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and enjoyed arguing in every Borough in New York City as well as Long Island. Attorney Rosenberg was also an instructor at the John Jay College School of Criminal Justice. Attorney Rosenberg earned his Masters Degrees in Sociology and Religion from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary focusing his studies on Liturgiology. He is a graduate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is currently the United States corporate counsel for the British Belt Company, a number of co-ops and common interest housing associations, the Bridgeport WPCA, and Park City Apartments. In November of 2018, Max L. Rosenberg was elected the Judge of Stratford, Connecticut's Probate Court.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Collections
  • Immigration Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Small Claims
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Judge
Stratford Probate Court
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Managing Partner
Rosenberg, Whewell, & Hite, LLC
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Partner
Thornberry and Rosenberg, LLC
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Associate
Shepro and Blake, LLC
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Associate
Harmon, Linder and Rogowsky
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Summers Associate
Law Offices of Jeffrey Kimmel, LLC
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Mediator
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York
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Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (2003) | Mediation and Arbitration
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Union Theological Seminary
M.A. | Theology
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Columbia University
M.A. | Religion/ Sociology
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Nonsequitur - Founder
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Fordham University
B.A. | Theatre/ Religion
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Awards
Lifetime Achievement
America's Top 100 Attorneys
Certificate of Speacial Recognition
United States Senate
Presented by Senator Richard Blumenthal and the Mayor of Bridgeport, Joe Ganim for our work and charitable efforts regarding the immigrant and low income community
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firm in Fairfield County
Fairfield County Weekly Readers Poll
Best Law Firm in Fairfield County
Fairfield County Weekly Readers Poll
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Client Choice Award
Avvo
Best Law Firm in Fairfield County
Fairfield County Weekly Readers Poll
Best Law Firm in Fairfield County
Fairfield County Weekly
Best of Poll 2011
Professional Associations
America St. John's #8 Freemasonry Lodge
Worshipful Master 2013
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Activities: Charitable organization
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Pyramid Shriners
Chaplain / Chief Corporate Counsel
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Activities: Charitable organization benefiting the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory and the Shriners Hospitals for Children which treat children with burns and orthopedic difficulties
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Valley of Bridgeport - Scottish Rite
Sovereign Prince of Washing Council Princes of Jerusalem
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Activities: Charitable organization benefiting research to treat arterial sclerosis
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A.F.& A.M. Lodge - Hiram #18
Attorney/ Member
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Activities: charitable organization
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New York State Bar # 4307401
Member
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Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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New York Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Practical and Pragmatic View To Practicing Bankruptcy
Connecticut Lawyer Magazine (CBA)
Speaking Engagements
Short Sales, Title Search and The Foreclosure Process, 961 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors
TILA/RESPA New Disclosures, 961 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport, CT 06610
Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors
An overview of the new timeline and restrictions.
Bankruptcy - A Practical and Pragmatic View on Practicing, 30 Bank Street, New Britain, CT 06050
Connecticut Bar Association
Bankruptcy - A Practical and Pragmatic View on Practicing, 30 Bank Street, New Britain, CT 06050
Connecticut Bar Association
Bankruptcy - Fundamentals and Current Trend, 30 Bank Street, New Britain, CT 06050
Connecticut Bar Association
Certifications
Fair Housing - Real Estate Trainer Certificaton
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
Rosenberg, Whewell, & Hite, LLC
Legal Answers
64 Questions Answered

Q. So I work at Subway, and have been accused of stealing meat from the store. All around the store, they are cameras.
A: I am not sure what the question is. Are they charging you criminally? Did you lose your job? Does or will the camera footage show any theft? Good luck.
Q. Can a landlord tell a renter that they have 30 days to leave the house they've been in for 12 years. What can we do?
A: Yes. This is something that happens depending on whether you are month to month tenants or under a lease. You would be well advised to consult with a housing attorney and explore your options as soon as possible. You have rights that might be wasted if you wait too long. Good luck.
Q. My sister Is filing bankruptcy on a a mortgage she took out against my mothers home. Can the rest of here debts come out
A: Absolutely! Your mother needs her own attorney, particularly because of the funny business regarding the mortgage. Make sure she gets an experienced bankruptcy attorney to explain everything to her. Good luck.
Q. Do I put the amount that shows in my 401K or the amount I am able to withdraw on Schedule A/B?
A: The other attorney answered accurately. I just want to add that to file a bankruptcy petition without experienced bankruptcy counsel is a terrible idea. Its like working on the transmission for your car without an mechanical know-how. In fact, both services are approximately the same price. So to save the price of a transmission, you can cause yourself a whole world of trouble. If you have to ask about as simple a matter as how to list a retirement plan on schedules, you are entirely ill-equipped to file your own bankruptcy. You will get what you pay for and maybe worse. Be smart. Hire an experienced bankruptcy attorney with a focus on bankruptcy. Otherwise I predict lots of regrets. Good luck.
Q. Do I owe half of a 2018 tax bill?
A: If you handled your divorce with experienced counsel, this is likely referred to in your settlement agreement. I would refer back to it to determine your portion of the tax liability. Otherwise, other counsel has already properly answered here regarding your liability in the eyes of the IRS. Good luck.
Q. I won my personal injury case now what?
A: A collection attorney will likely work on contingency. That means they will only get paid if they collect and they will get a percentage of what they collect. My office regularly handles matters like this and would be happy to review the case. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this matter further. 203.870.6700
Q. If I have 110,000 in a 401k is that exempt and how do I put it on the form
A: If you are not working with a bankruptcy attorney, you are misguided. Bankruptcy has a steep learning curve and too many moving parts for even a non-bankruptcy attorney to handle properly. You should consult with an attorney with a primary focus on bankruptcy like the attorneys who have answered you here. Its easy for us to tell you to schedule your asset on B and exempt on C and that you should have an unlimited exemption to cover it. Its another thing to explore every little idiosyncrasy etc. and every item in your petition. You do not want to make any mistakes. A good bankruptcy attorney will charge between 2000 and 2500 most likely. You would do well to explore those options. Otherwise its like trying to change your transmission without a mechanic and having no mechanical know-how. You will end up with a giant paperweight. Good luck.
Q. I attended a Bruce Springsteen concert years ago. He shouted, “Is there anyone alive out there?” Crowd cheered.
A: I would imagine that the phrase is not copyrighted or trademarked and if there was a concern, you could likely say that it was under the “fair use” exception, seeing how it is short and not very original. I used to do standup comedy in NYC and often called out something similar. I would not worry.
Q. My husband and I filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2005. The bankruptcy was discharged in May 2010.
A: Did you agree to pay the second mortgage through the Chapter 13 plan? If yes, then you need an attorney to put the mortgage company on notice and possibly review other options available to you. There may be an FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) case here against the debt collector too. If this was not in your 13, you likely still owe it and need to take care of it. Good luck.
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Rosenberg, Whewell, & Hite, LLC
Attorneys and Counselors at Law
2051 Main Street,
Stratford, CT 06615
USA
Telephone: (203) 870-6700