The American College of Bankruptcy has announced the selection of Spencer Fane Partner Scott Goldstein as one of 40 new Fellows into its membership when the Twenty-Second Class (2011) are inducted as Fellows of the College on March 18, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
“Scott brings over 30 years of experience practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and reorganization for businesses and has been involved in almost every significant bankruptcy case in the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri during that period of time,” said firm chairman Mike Saunders. “Scott’s selection formally recognizes the significant contributions that he has made to the practice of bankruptcy law. This is a tremendous honor for both Scott and Spencer Fane.”
There are 36 Inductees from the United States along with four international Fellows from Germany, Austria, England, and Mexico. All are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions in the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence in this rapidly expanding field of expertise. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
Nominees for Fellows are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has approximately 760 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.
Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.