The Office of Mark W. Swimelar
Standing Chapter 12 and 13 Trustee
Syracuse, New York


Information regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Trustee's Office

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trustee's physical location is closed, but the office continues to run remotely during our regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). If possible, please contact us via email for the time being, either through the main office address listed at the bottom of this page or to the individual staff member's address if you are trying to reach a particular person. Phone messages will be retrieved by office staff, but it may take longer to get a response.

Plan Payments

Plan payments should continue to be made as usual if debtors are able to make them. Debtors who are unemployed or experiencing other financial difficulties during this period should contact their attorneys. Plan payments may be suspended for a limited period of time, or modifications may be made to the plan.

Section 341 Meetings of Creditors

Meetings of Creditors will be conducted by telephone until further notice. Debtors should contact their attorneys who will go over the procedures with them. The procedures are outlined on the form below, including the dial-in number and participation code:

Notice of Telephonic Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

One of the following forms must also be submitted to the Trustee either prior to or immediately following the Meeting of Creditors (please see paragraphs 5 and 6 of the Notice of Telephonic Section 341 Meeting of Creditors above).

Declaration Regarding Administration of Oath and Confirmation of Identity and Social Security Number (to be used if debtor appears before a licensed notary public or person authorized to administer oath prior to the Meeting of Creditors; must be submitted to the Trustee immediately following the Meeting)

Attorney Declaration Regarding Confirmation of Debtor Identity and Social Security Number (to be used if debtor meets with counsel prior to Meeting of Creditors; must be submitted to Trustee no later than one day prior to the Meeting)

Submitting Documents to the Trustee

Documents may be delivered to the Trustee's office by regular mail, encrypted or password-protected email, or through the Epiq Document Delivery Portal.

Instructions for using the Epiq Document Delivery Portal

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

Please check this page regularly.

250 S. Clinton Street, Suite 203    Syracuse, NY 13202      315/471-1499      (fax) 315/471-4811

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