Shayna M. Steinfeld

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Specialty: Bankruptcy Law
Phone: (404) 636-7786
Fax: (404) 636-5486

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization
  • Litigate in Bankruptcy, Federal District, and Appellate Courts.
  • Represent all types of parties in all cases.
  • Litigate matters, negotiate issues, and draft documents involving various bankruptcy issues
    including those relating to real estate, marital, student loan, credit card, and fraud obligations;
    preference and fraudulent transfers; claims and discharge objections; stay relief proceedings and
    plan confirmation.
  • Advise and assist individual and business clients regarding issues involving contracts, including
    past-due obligations, real estate, the uniform commercial code and perfection of security interests,
    with an emphasis on bankruptcy and litigation avoidance and asset recovery.

Published Works

  • The Impact of Changes Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act", Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Journal and Digest of Family Law, 2007
  • After Brenda and Eddie divorce, Eddie files for Bankruptcy. The Unusual Life of Defalcation under BAPCPA?, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Journal and Digest of Family Law, 2012
  • Credit Reports, Credit Scores, and Other Potential Financial Ramifications of Divorce, American Journal of Family Law, 2006
  • A Brief Overview of Bankruptcy and Alimony/Support Issues, Family Law Quarterly, 2004
  • An Overview of Bankruptcy and Divorce, 2004 Family Law Update, 2004
  • The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce for Divorce Practitioners, Divorce Litigation, 2001
  • Contributing Author for the Georgia Commission on Women: Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights, Women and the Law, A Guide to Women's Legal Rights in Georgia, 1995


  • Is There Anything Left to Divide: Financial Issues in Divorce 2008", American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 28th Annual Spring Meeting, Family Law and Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Dischargeability Issues: Divorce Debts, Gambling Debts, etc., American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Oh Happy Day-Life is Good for the Non-filing Bankruptcy Spouse after the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, American Bar Association
  • Teleconferences on the Bankruptcy Reform Act, American Bar Association
  • Sorting Out the New Bankruptcy Legislation, American Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy for the Divorce Practitioner, American Bar Association
  • Domestic Issues under BAPCPA, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Law Practice Management Issues for the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm: Transitioning to Solo or Small Firm Practice, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Marketing Your Law Practice, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Legal Eagles Series on Bankruptcy Basics, Atlanta Bar Association
  • How to Elevate Your Middle Income Divorce Practice to the Next Level, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Effective & Efficient Representation in Post-Divorce Matters, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Divorce Obligations in Bankruptcy, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
  • Treatment Divorce Obligations in Bankruptcy, The Charles Welter Family Law Inn of Court
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, Cobb County Bar
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, Cobb County Guardian Training
  • Annual Seminar, Coastal Law Institute, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy Basics for Divorce Mediators, Family Mediation Association of Georgia
  • Leadership Academy, on becoming a Bar Leader, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Bankruptcy Basics for the Non-Lawyer, Georgia Society for Women CPAs, Sole Practitioner Section
  • Conference 2002, Bouncing Back From Bankruptcy, Georgia Women Entrepreneurs
  • Bankruptcy & Family Law, Gwinnett Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Is Bankruptcy Necessary, Preparing for and Avoiding a Filing, Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Half Moon LLC
  • Bankruptcy Roundtable, Legal Services University
  • The Intersection of Divorce and Bankruptcy, Legal Services University
  • Bankruptcy and Divorce, Metropolitan Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's Group
  • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law on Conducting the Initial Interview, National Business Institute
  • Small Office Management for the Legal Professional, National Business Institute
  • Recent Update on 523(a)(2), (4), (5), (6), (8) and (15), National CLE Conference
  • Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges
  • "Discharge and Exemption topics at Norton Bankruptcy Litigation Institute I, Norton Institutes
  • Discharge and Ethics: topics at Western Mountains Bankruptcy Law Institute, Norton Institutes
  • Bankruptcy Laws and How They Affect YOU, Printing Industry Association of Georgia
  • An Arsenal Called Bankruptcy, Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • "Divorce: When a Spouse Files Bankruptcy", Strafford Publications
  • "Does the Client need you or a Bankruptcy Lawyer Instead?", The State Bar of Georgia (Institute of Continuing Legal Education)
  • Solo and Small firm Institute, Marketing Strategies for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner, The State Bar of Georgia (Institute of Continuing Legal Education)
  • Family Law Institute, The State Bar of Georgia (Institute of Continuing Legal Education)
  • Real Estate Practice and Procedure, The State Bar of Georgia (Institute of Continuing Legal Education)
  • Annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar, The State Bar of Georgia (Institute of Continuing Legal Education)
  • Creditors' Rights and Protection of Security Interests in Bankruptcy, Sterling Education Services
  • Treatment of 910 Claims and Effect of Surrendering Collateral and Lien Stripping in Chapter 13", Stetson College of Law: the 33rd Annual Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D - 1990
  • Emory University College
    • M.B.A. - 1990
  • Emory University College
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Kathleen Kessler, Trailblazing Woman of Achievement Award, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Section of the Year Award, as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Bankruptcy Section
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney's Group
  • Women of Achievement 2002 Award, as President, Greater Atlanta Hadassah Attorneys Council
  • Section of the Year Award, as Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association's Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Outstanding Woman in the Profession Achievement Award
  • Atlanta Magazine, Super Lawyer
  • Member of the "Legal Elite," Georgia Trend
  • Atlanta Business Chronicle, "The Power Book 2009" listed as one of Atlanta's top legal leaders
  • AV Rated for the Firm and Individually by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association: Creator and Coordinator of the Legal Eagles Summer CLE Series
  • Atlanta Bar Association: Women in the Profession Committee/Section
  • American Bar Association: Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Committee of the Family Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia: Bankruptcy Section
  • State Bar of Georgia: Women and Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia: Family Law Study Committee
  • IWIRC (International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation)-Georgia Network
  • National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Georgia Women on the Run ... for Office
  • Hadassah Attorney's Council
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Group (now known as Metropolitan Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Briarlake Elementary School: PTA Board Member
  • Henderson Middle School PTA: Legislative Liaison
  • Lakeside High School PTSA: Legislative Liaison
  • Oak Grove Child Development Center
  • The Temple: Religious School Committee Member
  • The Temple: Sixth Grade Sunday School Teacher
  • The Temple: Leadership Class
  • The Temple: Shalom Bayit (Peaceful Home) Liaison

Past Employment Positions

  • Macey, Wilensky, Cohen, Wittner & Kessler, LLP, Bankruptcy Attorney, 1990 - 1997
  • Shayna M. Steinfeld, Attorney at Law, 1997 - 1999

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