Owen W. Katz, Esq.. is a staff attorney for the Office of the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Chapter 13 Trustee staff, he worked for Bernstein and Bernstein, then a well know Bankrutpcy and Creditors’ Rights boutique, and as a sole practitioner concentrating in bankrutpcy and general commercial law. In his time in private practice, he has represented creditors and debtors in Chapters 7, 11 and 13, and trustees in Chapters 7 and 11. Among other matters, he has represented trustees in Chapter 5 avoidance litigation, as well as representing debtors in Chapter 11 and 13 business and consumer reorganizations.