Broad experience. Regional focus.

Belleville 618.234.9800
Edwardsville 618.656.2244

Bankruptcy Lawyers Serving Belleville, Edwardsville, Southern Illinois and Missouri


Whether you are an individual or business organization, bankruptcy may be an option if you are facing unexpected financial circumstances. Changes in the economy, unforeseen liabilities or loss of employment may necessitate a bankruptcy filing. The protections afforded under the federal bankruptcy statutes may provide a business or an individual with the opportunity to restructure debt or reorganize operations.

At Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., we have an experienced team of bankruptcy lawyers with diverse backgrounds. Our attorneys understand the bankruptcy system and the various alternatives that may be available to address a client's critical financial needs. Representing both creditors and debtors in a variety of matters, including fraudulent conveyance actions, dischargeability actions, foreclosures, loan workouts, loan documentation and regulatory compliance issues, they bring the experience and skills necessary to deal with trade creditors, bank creditors, bankruptcy trustees and the Internal Revenue Service.

Representing Debtors and Creditors in Loan Workouts and Business Reorganizations

When combined with the firm's comprehensive tax and business law attorneys, MMR's bankruptcy attorneys can provide an effective plan to reorganize a business, allowing it to work through a time of financial crisis and re-emerge as a stronger business operation. Our attorneys also represent many businesses that are creditors to insolvent debtors. MMR has the knowledge and experience to position the creditor to maximize their recovery. We have extensive experience working with interested parties to optimize their individual financial positions during organizational restructuring or downsizing. Bankruptcy services include:

  • Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 representation
  • Business reorganizations
  • Tax resolution
  • Representation of creditors and debtors
  • Preferential transfer recovery and defense
  • Proof of claim negotiations
  • Filing of claims and recovery of assets
  • Objections to discharge
  • State and federal court representation

Our attorneys are frequent lecturers on bankruptcy issues and serve on various bankruptcy-related committees, including the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois and the Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association.


To speak with an experienced bankruptcy attorney from Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., contact our Belleville office at 618-234-9800 or our Edwardsville office at 618-656-2244.

As debtors' counsel, we are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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