- Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
|University ||Salem College, B.A., cum laude, 2001|
|Law School||Ohio Northern University College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 2004|
|Admitted||2004, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania|
|Born||Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1979|
Crystal H. Thornton-Illar focuses on advising businesses, commercial banks, trade creditors, creditors' committees and purchasers of assets and claims in complex reorganizations in bankruptcy, receivership, liquidation and other insolvency proceedings as well as out-of-court workouts and restructurings. She is an associate in the Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group.
Crystal obtained her law degree from the Ohio Northern University College of Law. During law school, Crystal was the Lead Articles Research Editor for Ohio Northern Law Review. She was a member of The Willis Society of the Ohio Northern University College of Law and was the recipient of an American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and a National Association of Women Lawyers' Award.
Zebley, Mehalov & White, P.C.
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and the National Association of Women Lawyers
Ohio Northern Law Review (Lead Articles Research Editor)
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Bankruptcy and Credit Scores
Crystal H. Thornton-Illar, August 11, 2015
An overriding concern of individuals considering bankruptcy is what a bankruptcy will do to their credit score, and rightly so. Credit scores are used to determine whether you qualify for additional credit or, insurance, an apartment, and even a job. Your credit score may also affect how much you...
When a Customer Files for Bankruptcy
Crystal H. Thornton-Illar, August 6, 2015
You received a notice in the mail that a customer has filed bankruptcy. What should you do? Is there a way to get paid the outstanding balance? Can you continue communications with the customer? Do you have to continue to supply product or services to this customer?
Should You File for Bankruptcy?
Crystal H. Thornton-Illar, July 9, 2015
The thought of declaring bankruptcy can be a confusing and scary process. Should you continue to use your credit cards and try to make the monthly minimum payments or should you just file for bankruptcy?
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