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ABOUT 

Mott & Gendron Law is a federally designated debt relief agency, which represents both creditors and debtors in Bankruptcy.  They treat all people with dignity and respect, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, caste, religion, belief, sex, gender, age, health, or other status.

Attorneys Dorothy Mott and Kara Gendron can evaluate your financial issues and give you tailored advice on how bankruptcy law would affect your particular situation.  They offer discounts and flexible payment plans.  Contact them today.

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dOrOthy mott

Co-owner of Mott & Gendron Law

BIOGRAPHY:
Dorothy Mott has been practicing bankruptcy law for over 30 years and is respected throughout the bankruptcy law community.  Dorothy is well-known for her for her pro bono work and has received multiple awards in recognition of that work.  She is  admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with her husband and in her free time enjoys spending time with her many grandchildren.

Kara gendron

Co-owner of Mott & Gendron Law

BIOGRAPHY: 

Kara Gendron has been practicing bankruptcy law exclusively since 2001 and focuses her practice on representing individuals, farmers, and small business owners in bankruptcy cases.  Kara has been involved in chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases.

 

In 2021, she was appointed as a Chapter 7 and 12 Bankruptcy Trustee by the U.S. Trustee, Department of Justice, to administer Chapter 7 and 12 bankruptcy cases in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  The Office of the  United States Trustee is a national program, with a mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders -– debtors, creditors, and the public. 

Kara is a board member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and

serves as the Chairperson for NACBA's Circuit Leader Committee.  She is a frequent course planner and presenter for national, federal, state, and local bankruptcy law seminars, including NACBA, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT), the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), and the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association (MDBBA).  She is an active board member of the MDBBA and the Attorney Advisory Board for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Court. 

In 2023, Kara was selected to serve on the American Bankruptcy Law Journal Advisory Board (ABLJ), which is published by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ).   Kara was also asked to join the Board of Directors of the American Board of Certification (ABC), which certifies attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law.  She was also invited to serve on the Advisory for the American Bankruptcy Insitute (ABI) 2023 Consumer Practice Extravaganza (CPEX23).

 

A list of some of her seminars and publications is viewable on the button below.

 

She taught Bankruptcy Law for several years at the Widener School of Law while maintaining her full time practice.  She lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, four children, and dogs.

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Kara's upcoming and past Seminars & Publications

Planning Committee Member for The National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees' (NABT) Annual Conference: Nashville, TN, August 2024.

Presenter for The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) :  Boston, Massachusetts, July 2024.

Presenter for Middle District of Pa Bankruptcy Bar Association (MDBBA) Annual Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, June 2024.

Planning Chair for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' (NACBA) Annual Convention  Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2024.

Presenter for American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Spring Meeting: Washington, D.C., April 2024.

Course planner and presenter for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI): Bankruptcy Trends, Predictions, and Updates, February 2024.

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' (NACBA) Members-Only Workshop:  Nashville, Tennessee, November 2023.

Course planner and presenter for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI): Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Philadelphia Pennsylvania, November 2023.

Advisory Board member and presenter for the American Bankruptcy Insitute (ABI) 2023 Consumer Practice Extravaganza (CPEX23): October and November 2023

 

​Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA):  Bankruptcy Fraud under Section 523(a)(2) Updates and Review,  November 2023

Presenter for PBA's Federal Practice Institute, October 2023.

"Upwardly Mobile: An Analysis of the Telecommunications Deduction Line on the Means Test," The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) Academy, September 2023.

Planning Committee Member and Presenter for The National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees' (NABT) Annual Conference: Washington, D.C., August 2023.

Presenter for The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) :  Austin, Texas, July 2023.

 

Presenter for Middle District of Pa Bankruptcy Bar Association (MDBBA) Annual Conference, June 2023.

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' (NACBA) Annual Convention, Third Circuit Break out session:  Washington, D.C., April 2023.

Presenter for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI): Pre-Bankruptcy  Planning, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, Pennsylvania, March 2023.

 

Presenter for Federal Bar Association (FBA):  Key Concepts of Bankruptcy That Every Federal Lawyer Should Know, Pennsylvania, March 2023.

Presenter and planner for "Professionalism and Civility in Bankruptcy, " Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,  December 2022.

Planning Committee Member and presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Annual Workshop: San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2022.

Course planner for Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI): Annual Bankruptcy Institute: Philadelphia Pennsylvania, November 2022.

 

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Bankruptcy Basics for New & Returning Bankruptcy Attorneys Workshop,  November 2022.

"2022 Convention Wrap-Up," Consumer Bankruptcy Journal, November 2022.

Planning Committee Member and presenter for The National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees' (NABT) Annual Conference: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 2022.

Convention Planning Chair and Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Annual Convention in Tucson, Arizona, May 2022.

 

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) Circuit Leader Caselaw Update (Third Circuit) March 2022.

Course planner and presenter at Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI): Bankruptcy Trends & Tips from the UST & Trustees February 2022.

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA): Exemptions January 2022.

 

​Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys' (NACBA) Members Only Bankruptcy Workshop in Kauai, Hawaii, November-December 2021.

Course planner and presenter at PBI: Bankruptcy Fundamentals, October 2021.

"Kill Switches in Bankruptcy," The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) Academy, July  2021.

Presenter for Middle District of Pa Bankruptcy Bar Association (MDBBA) Annual Conference, June 2021.

 

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA):  Circuit Leader Updates, June 2021.

 

"Federal Payments for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance in

Bankruptcy",  The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees

(NACTT), Academy, April  12, 2021.

Course planner and presenter at PBI: Bankruptcy Fundamentals, March 2021.

"City of Chicago v. Fulton And the Turnover Conundrum," The National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT) Academy, January 25, 2021.

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA):  USSC's Fulton, Automatic Stay, and Turnover, January 2021.

 

"Preserving Chapter 13 Debtors’ Ability to Modify Plans," American Bankruptcy Institute,  August 31, 2020.

Presenter for Cumberland County Bar Association: Bankruptcy's Impact on the Rest of the Legal Community, August 2020.

 

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA): Intensive Bankruptcy Primer, October 2020.

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2020.

 

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA):  Circuit Leader Case Updates, May 2020.

 

Presenter for The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA): Members Only Bankruptcy Workshop in Puerto Rico, December 2019.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2019.

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2018.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2017.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2016.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2015.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 2014

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2013.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, October 2012.

 

Course planner and presenterfor PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, September 2011.

 

Presenter for PBI: Elder Law and Bankruptcy, July 2011.

 

Presenter for MDBBA Annual Conference, June 2011.

Presenter for PBI: Valuation of Antiques and Collectibles in Bankruptcy, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, March 2011.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Bankruptcy Workshop, April 2011.

 

Course planner and presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, September 2010.

 

Presenter for PBI: Means Testing, February 2010.

 

Presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2009.

 

Presenter for MDBBA Annual Conference, May 2009.

 

Presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2008.

 

Presenter for MDBBA,  Business Meeting,  Fall 2007.

 

Presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2007.

 

Presenter for PBI: Annual Bankruptcy Institute, Fall 2006.

 

Presenter for MDBBA Annual Conference, May 2006.

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