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Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights - Practice Areas

Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization

  • Litigate in Bankruptcy,
    Federal District, and Appellate Courts.

  • Represent all types of parties in all cases.

  • Litigate matters, negotiate issues, and draft documents involving various bankruptcy issues including those relating to real estate, marital, student loan, credit card, and fraud obligations; preference and fraudulent transfers; claims and discharge objections; stay relief proceedings and plan confirmation.

  • Advise and assist individual and business clients regarding issues involving contracts, including past-due obligations, real estate, the uniform commercial code and perfection of security interests, with an emphasis on bankruptcy and litigation avoidance and asset recovery.

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Board Certified
  • Business Bankruptcy Law
    – American Board of Certification. 

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law
    – American Board of Certification.

Trained Mediator

  • Resolution Resources Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia


  • John Marshall Law School,  Bankruptcy.  
    Winter and Spring 2001


Published Works








The Impact of Changes Under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act", Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Journal and Digest of Family Law

After Brenda and Eddie divorce, Eddie files for Bankruptcy. The Unusual Life of Defalcation under BAPCPA?, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Journal and Digest of Family Law

Credit Reports, Credit Scores, and Other Potential Financial Ramifications of Divorce, American Journal of Family Law, 2006

A Brief Overview of Bankruptcy and Alimony/Support Issues, Family Law Quarterly, 2004

An Overview of Bankruptcy and Divorce, 2004 Family Law Update, 2004

The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Divorce for Divorce Practitioners, Divorce Litigation, 2001

Contributing Author for the Georgia Commission on Women: Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights, Women and the Law, A Guide to Women's Legal Rights in Georgia, 1995

Firm Affiliation

2000 - present

1997 - 1999

1990 - 1997

Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C., Atlanta, GA

Shayna M. Steinfeld, Atlanta, GA Attorney at Law

Macey, Wilensky, Cohen, Wittner & Kessler, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Bankruptcy Attorney


May 1986

May 1990

May 1990

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Juris Doctor

  • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Managing Editor.

  •  American Jurisprudence  award for Real Estate Sales and Finance. 

  • American Jurisprudence  award for Commercial Law:  Negotiable Instruments.

  • Intern for Hon. Margaret H. Murphy, United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D.Ga.

Masters of Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts (History) (minor, Political Science)

  • University Center Board, President.    1985-86.    

  • Participant, Augsgrabund Manching, archaeological dig in Germany.   Summer 1985.

Honors and Awards

Kathleen Kessler, Trailblazing Woman of Achievement Award

May 2008

Women of Achievement Award, as President, Greater Atlanta Hadassah Attorneys’ Council

May 2002

Lawdragon, Member of  500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers

2020 Inaugural class

Atlanta Magazine, Top 100 Georgia Lawyers

2007, 2011 - 2012

AV Rated for the Firm and Individually

Martindale Hubbell

Section of the Year Award, as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Bankruptcy Section

May 2008

Section of the Year Award, as Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section.

May 2002

Atlanta Magazine,
Super Lawyer

2005 - 2021

Member of the “Legal Elite,” Georgia Trend

2006, 2007, 2009 - 2013, 2020

Outstanding Leadership Award, Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s Group

Summer 2001

Outstanding Woman  in  the Profession Achievement Award, Atlanta Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee

July 2002

Atlanta Magazine, Top 50 Women Lawyers

July 2007 - 1013

Atlanta Business Chronicle, – listed as one of Atlanta’s top legal leaders

The Power Book 2009

Community and Bar Activities

Shayna is SO involved in Community & Bar activities that they need their own page! 

Seminars Presented

Shayna has been asked to speak at SO many seminars they need their own page!

Other Publications and Reported Decisions

Shayna has SO many publications and reported decisions that they need their own page!

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