Michael J. Bargar

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.7030 phone

Michael J. Bargar is an associate in the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Financial Restructuring Practice.

Mr. Bargar focuses his practice on the representation of trustees, creditors, and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy. Mr. Bargar has significant experience representing trustees in fraudulent-transfer and preferential-transfer law suits as well as other avoidance actions arising under Chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Bargar also has extensive experience representing trustees in 363 asset sales, including sales of motor vehicles, oil and gas wells, and improved and unimproved real properties. Mr. Bargar also has significant experience representing creditors in bankruptcy. He has successfully obtained stay relief for both mortgagees and landlords, and he has obtained judgments for creditors by prosecuting complaints to determine the dischargeability of debts. Mr. Bargar has also filed proofs of claim in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 cases, and he has successfully defended against objections to proofs of claim, including objections to claims arising from the post-petition rejection of leases. Mr. Bargar has also represented individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and he has represented individual and corporate debtors in loan workouts. Mr. Bargar was selected as an Associate in the inaugural class of the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and was then promoted to a Barrister of that group. In addition, in 2018, the United States Trustee for Region 21 appointed Mr. Bargar to the Chapter 7 Panel of Trustees for the Northern District of Georgia, and he continues to serve in that role. Mr. Bargar is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bargar worked at National City Bank and then at his alma mater, Ashland University. In his spare time, he volunteered as a basketball coach at the collegiate and high school levels.