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Richard M. Mayer

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Richard M. Mayer is a partner of the Law Offices of Mayer & Newton. He graduated with a B.A. from Vanderbilt in 1973, received his Jurist Doctorate degree from Creighton University in 1976 and an LL. M in taxation from New York University in 1977. That same year, he was admitted to the bar to practice for all Courts in the State of Tennessee, the Federal District Court, The United States Bankruptcy Court, United States Tax Court. Mr. Mayer is certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist, and a charter member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Knoxville Bar Association. Richard has been practicing exclusively in the bankruptcy area since 1986 and has participated in the preparation of over 50,000 bankruptcy cases. He has even been recognized by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Volunteer Legal Assistance Program. Mr. Mayer’s personal interests include baseball, golfing and spending time with his family.

What is your favorite pastime?

Golf, eating, spending time with my family.

What do you most admire?

My father for the work ethic he instilled in me.

What led you to bankruptcy?

I was working as a tax attorney in a corporate office here in Knoxville.  I wanted to venture out on my own.  I ran into an old friend that was moving into another field of law and he practiced bankruptcy and divorce, so I took over his business.  I enjoy helping people with the daily struggles of debt management more than family law, so that is how I landed with a bankruptcy law firm.

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