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Joel Pelofsky


Current Position

Berman, Deleve, Kuchan & Chapman, L.C.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Eighth


Harvard College, A.B. (1959)
Harvard Law School, LL.B. (1962)

Professional Career

Director, Kansas City Missouri School District (2002-10)
Of Counsel, Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne (2003-11)
United States Trustee, Region 13 (Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska), (1995-03)
Partner, Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy (1986-95)
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, (1980-85)
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Jackson County, Missouri (1967-70)
Private Practice, Miniace & Pelofsky, Kansas City, Missouri (1965-80)
City Council, Kansas City, Missouri (1971-79)


"Ch. 12," MoBar Bankruptcy Handbook Co-editor
Letters for Bankruptcy Attorneys ABB Publishing 2005 Co-author with Marc A. Stern
"Representations, Consultation and Termination Agreements" in Attorney Liability in Bankruptcy edited by Corinne Cooper, ABB Publishing 2005 Co-author with Marc A. Stern
"Exigent Circumstances Under Section 109(h)(3)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code: DOA," NABTalk Jun 2005


MoBar, Excellence in Bankruptcy Practice