Michael Koch is one of the most experienced personal and small business Bankruptcy Attorneys in San Diego County. Mr. Koch represented bankruptcy trustees for over 14 years and had case management responsibilities for over 33,000 cases. Prior to that, Mr. Koch was an associate attorney at the American Tax & Law Center, San Diego office. Mr. Koch has extensive experience in the discharge of taxes in Bankruptcy. Mr. Koch operates an office where he works personally with each client to select the best game plan to solve their problems or offer personal estate planning strategies.
Mr. Koch is the Past Chair of the Personal & Small Business Bankruptcy Advisory Commission, and a Past Member of the Insolvency Law Committee, State Bar of California. He has been a guest speaker and lecturer at several continuing education of the bar programs including the State Bar Annual Meetings, the California and San Diego County Bankruptcy Forum. Mr. Koch is a contributing author of "Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy in California" CEB 2005.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2006
U.S. Tax Court, 1990
J.D. - Thomas Jefferson School of Law - San Diego, California
B.A. - University of Delaware - Newark, Delaware
Major: Political Science
Honors: Dean's List
Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice in California, California CEB 2005, 2005, 2008
Guest speaker and lecturer at several MCLE programs
San Diego County Bar Association, Member
Standing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee, Staff Attorney, 1993 – 2007
American Tax & Law Center, Associate Attorney, 1988 – 2008
Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Advisory Commission, 1994 – 1998
Insolvency Law Committee, State Bar of California, 2005 – 2008