Macco and stern

Macco & Stern, LLP is a law firm based in Islandia, New York and specializes in providing bankruptcy assistance to clients throughout Long Island and the surrounding areas of Suffolk County. For more than 25 years the attorneys at Macco & Stern have counseled individuals, families and business seeking practical legal solutions to difficult financial challenges. If you are trying to save your home, regain financial stability or are dealing with significant business debt, the experienced attorneys at Macco & Stern can help you secure your financial future.

When you come to Macco & Stern you will receive assistance from one of our bankruptcy law experts. Attorney Michael J. Macco has been practicing law since 1982 while Richard L. Stern has been practicing law since 1978. They will review your situation and evaluate the key decisions and actions that must be made in order to provide you with a fresh start. Our clients can call us at any time with questions and concerns. No matter what your bankruptcy needs may be, Macco & Stern, LLP can deliver the solutions you need to get back on your feet.
This is the website of federal bankruptcy trustee Michael J. Macco, in Melville, New York. If you have filed for protection under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and have had Mr. Macco assigned as your trustee, this site can offer important and useful information.

As your Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee, attorney Macco will work with you to put a meaningful repayment plan in place. He will review your income and expenses, as well as your debts and assets, and will help you formulate a plan that will be accepted by your creditors and approved by the court.

As Chapter 13 trustee for the Eastern District of New York, Mr. Macco presides over the meeting of creditors (also known as the Section 341 hearing). At that meeting, he will address all questions and concerns of your creditors and may question you or your lawyer, under oath if necessary. If your proposed plan is approved at the Section 341 hearing, Mr. Macco will attend your confirmation hearing, recommending that the bankruptcy court approve your plan as well.

How to Contact the Office of Trustee Michael J. Macco
As a federal bankruptcy trustee, Mr. Macco cannot meet with you personally. You can make telephone inquiries at his office between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, your calls will be taken by staff members, not by Mr. Macco.

All payments made to Mr. Macco must be by certified check or by money order. The trustee’s office accepts no other form of payment.

As a federal bankruptcy trustee, Mr. Macco cannot provide you with legal advice. For answers to legal questions, you must contact your own bankruptcy lawyer.

If you have not yet filed for bankruptcy and are considering Chapter 13 as an option, send an e-mail to attorney Peter Corey at or call 631-549-7900, extension 316.


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