Can a president represent his own company without an attorney infederal bankruptcy court?

Discussion in 'Bankruptcy' started by Tom Lee, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Tom Lee

    Tom Lee Guest

    Is there a statute or rule which prohibits or allows a President of a
    small business (such as a single person S-Corp) to represent his/her
    own company in Federal Bankruptcy Court as a creditor against a debtor
    who has filed Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

    If so, what statute or rule allows this?

    Thank you,

    Tom Lee, Dec 5, 2009
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    Brett Weiss Guest

    An attorney is not required to file a proof of claim. In litigation,
    however, a corporate entity cannot appear except through a lawyer.

    Take care.

    Brett Weiss
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    Brett Weiss, Dec 6, 2009
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