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Faiq Mihlar

Managing Member

Phone: (217)-422-1719

Fax: (217)-422-1754

Faiq Mihlar

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Southeast Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science, Economics
1993
summa cum laude

LEGAL EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University
Juris Doctor
1998

PROFESSIONAL

Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1998; Admitted to Illinois Bar, 2001; U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; U.S. District Court of the Western District of Missouri; Illinois State Bar Association Member; Missouri State Bar Association Member; American Bankruptcy Institute Member; The Decatur Bar Association Member

PRACTICE AREAS

Bankruptcy; Evictions; Collections; Defense of Ordinance Violations and Demolition Actions; Commercial Litigation.

Publications & Presentations

Illinois State Bar Association: Bankruptcy Reform in Practice - One Year After Passage (2006)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Creditor’s Rights – New Strategies Under the Act

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: New Bankruptcy – One Year Later (2006)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Refiling Bankruptcy, Bad Faith Presumption and Automatic Stay

Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois: Advanced Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – A Seminar for the Active Chapter 13 Practitioner (2006)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Claims Issues - The 910 Rule and Mortgages

Sterling Education Services, Inc.: Enforcing Creditors’ Rights Under the New Bankruptcy Law (2006)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Changes to Treatment of Collateral & Changes to Automatic Stay Rules

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Consumer Bankruptcy (2007)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Automatic Stay, Exemptions, Lien Avoidance, Reaffirmation & Redemption

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Bankruptcy Law ‘08 (2008)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Automatic Stay, Lien Avoidance, Reaffirmation & Redemption

Lorman Education Services: Foreclosure and Repossession in Illinois (2008)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Automatic Stay From the Creditor’s Perspective, Reaffirmation, Redemption, Surrender and Assumption from the Creditor’s Perspective, Claims & Objections

Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois: General Bankruptcy Seminar (2009)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Mortgage Issues Update

Illinois State Bar Association: Consumer Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics from the Experts (2010)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Lift Stay/Adequate Protection, Claims, Preferences – The Creditor’s Perspective

ABI 22nd Annual Winter Leadership Conference (2010)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Proceed with Caution - Ethical Dilemmas Facing Today’s Consumer Practitioners

American Bankruptcy Institute: 4th Annual Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (2011)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Balancing the Practice of Consumer Bankruptcy Law & Running a Business

Chicago Bar Association: Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar (2011)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Residential Mortgage Issues

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (2011)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Untangling the Mortgage Morass - Rules, Rogues and Repairs

ABI 23rd Annual Winter Leadership Conference (2011)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Update on Mortgage Issues - Late Fees, Escrow Accounts, MERS, Standing, Loss Mitigation Programs, Claim Issues, UST Issues, Relief from Stay

American Bankruptcy Institute: 6th Annual Chicago Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (2014)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Weird (and Other Unrecorded) Liens and Bankruptcy

ALFN Intersect Servicing + Bankruptcy Conference (2017)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Cross-Chapter Challenges - How to Avoid a Motion for Sanctions

American Bankruptcy Institute: Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (2017)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Smelt Tank

ALFN Intersect Mortgage Servicing + Foreclosure Conference (2017)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Successor-in-Interest & Review of the New CFPB Rules

ALFN Bankruptcy Intersect Conference (2018)
Presenter and Co-Author of Materials: Consumer “Quickfire” Hot Topics in Chapters 7 and 13

 

Published Articles:

“Creativity in Chapter 13 Has Limits after Espinosa”, ABI Journal, April 2011, co-authored with Heather Giannino.

“Chapter 13: Tips for Representing Creditors”, Illinois Bar Journal, March 2012, co-authored with Heather Giannino.


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