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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Marc R. Kivitz

We are blessed that Marc not only dedicates his time to the Chizuk Amuno Professional Choir but for the many selfless acts of gemilut hasadim that he does on behalf of so many in the community.

Marc R. Kivitz served as Law Clerk to the late Honorable Harvey M. Lebowitz, Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in 1979-1980 at the inception of the Bankruptcy Code. His more than 30-year practice focuses upon reorganization, bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial law, representing financial institutions and asset-based secured lenders, unsecured creditors, trustees, creditors’ committees, and debtors in Chapter 11 and 13 reorganization cases and in Chapter 7 liquidation cases.

Mr. Kivitz has conducted seminars for MICPEL, for the MSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section, for the Baltimore Bar Association of Maryland, Inc., and the National Business Institute, Half Moon, LLC, and for similar organizations on such varied issues as Domestic Support Obligations under BAPCPA; Homestead

For 16 years he served as a Chapter 7 Trustee and a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association Consumer Bankruptcy Section, and its Program and its Legislative Affairs Committees. He was a founding member of the Bankruptcy Bar Discussion Group, the predecessor to the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland, Inc., and served on its Subcommittee for 25th Anniversary of Bankruptcy Code.

Mr. Kivitz received his Juris Doctor in May, 1979, from the University of Maryland School of Law and was honored with the William P. Cunningham Award for scholarship and the Moot Court Certificate of Merit for appellate advocacy. He received his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude and with General Honors Citation for his thesis in astrophysics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1976 where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the H. C. Byrd Citizenship Prize for community service and was recognized in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges 1976.

Mr. Kivitz has been honored by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Community Service Award, September 2005; Hadassah and American Cancer Society, Community Service Award, May 2005 and May 2004; Mr. Kivitz sang both bass and tenor with the Maryland Jewish Choral Society; Kol Rinah, his synagogue’s a cappella choir, and its Shabbat Choir, and composed “Bye Bye Bankruptcy Act” for the 25th anniversary of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as other tunes. He lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife and three children.