Cook County 341 Trustee Preferences

The preferences identified in the following charts are for informational purposes only and merely reflect a particular trustee's preferences. It does not expand or limit a trustee's discretion, nor does it expand or limit a debtor's duties to produce statutorily required information. If you have a question about the information in the chart, contact the trustee.

Cook County
Trustee Name List the preferred method for debtors to transmit the tax return, pay stubs and additional documents to you. State any informal practices you have established - e.g., meeting continued if documents not received within 48 hours of meeting, etc.
R. Scott Alsterda Accepts documents via email. None.
Ira Bodenstein Prefers to receive by email or U.S. mail. Will not accept fax. Meeting generally continued if the required documents not received at least 5 days in advance. Debtors should also bring account statements as required by FRBP 4002(b)(2)(B), copies of current mortgage statements showing balance due, and comp. market analysis if available.
Michael Desmond Requires all counsel to utilize BMS/DocLink for submission of 341 docs.  Pro Se Debtors to email documents to mkd.trustee@fslegal.com; or fax to 312-251-4610 Counsel to provide all documents at least 7 days prior to meeting and prior to requesting a continuance.  Only .pdf files are accepted.  DocLink site provides Trustee’s specific document requirements
Deborah K. Ebner Trustee Ebner uses a document sharing system that will allow you to upload required 341 documentation to Trustee Ebner’s document management system. Upon case filing, you will receive a system generated e-mail that will instruct you how to upload documents. For clarification of the process please contact customer support at 1-866-878-7831 Extension 1. If you have no attorney, or otherwise do not have access to a computer, you may transmit documents by fax transmission to 312-922-8722. Meeting is generally continued if tax returns and/or pay stubs are not received at least 24 hours in advance.
Aja Carr Favors Trustee uses the AXOS document sharing system. Counsel is required to use the AXOS document portal for submission of all 341 documents. Upon case filing, you will receive a system generated email that will instruct you how to upload documents. For clarification of the process please contact AXOS customer support at 1-888-374-8267 or email documentdelivery@axosfs.com.  If you do not have an attorney, you may email documents to trustee@favorslawfirm.com. Fax not accepted. Prefers documents 14 days in advance of meeting. Meeting may be continued if documents are not received 7 days in advance.
Richard M. Fogel Prefers email but also accepts mail or fax delivery. Meeting is generally continued if documents are not received at least 72 hours in advance. Debtors should also bring to 341 meeting statements for each of the debtor's bank and investment accounts for the time period that includes petition date per FRBP 4002(b)((2)(B)
Frances Gecker Accepts documents by mail, e-mail or fax. If the debtor is unemployed and filed no returns, will verify that at the 341 meeting. On occasion, if the returns are simple will accept and review them at the 341 meeting.
Karen R. Goodman Prefers documents by email to abell-powell@cranesimon.com. Requires document 7 days in advance of the meeting. Will usually continue the meeting if they are not received prior to the meeting.
William Hackney Accepts documents by mail or e-mail at whackney@salawus.com Meeting generally continued if the required documents are not received 7 days before the 341 meeting.
Reed Heiligman Please use the KCC document portal for submission of 341 docs. Upon case filing, you will receive a system generated e-mail that will instruct you how to upload documents. Pro se debtors may email documents to reed@hzhlaw.com or send via U.S. Mail. Meeting is generally continued if tax returns and/or pay stubs are not received at least 7 days in advance.
David R. Herzog 341 documents should be submitted in PDF format through the following website address: https://apps.bluestylus.com Contact Trustee's office if there are problems or questions.
Pro Se filers may submit documents through mail or hand-delivery. Fax not accepted.
Will generally not conduct a first meeting without receiving the documents before or no later than the first meeting of creditors. This problem is most prevalent with pro se filers. On rare occasions, if debtor's counsel brings the required documents to the meeting with an explanation, documents will be reviewed at the first meeting.
Ariane Holtschlag Prefers documents by email to aholtschlag@wfactorlaw.com. Meeting generally continued if documents are not received at least 7 business days before meeting date.
David P. Leibowitz 341 documents should be submitted in PDF format through the Trustee Collaborative document portal: https://apps.bluestylus.com
Alternatively, documents can be submitted to trustee@lakelaw.com.
Meetings are generally continued if required documents not received electronically at least 5 days in advance.  The Trustee requires two (2) years of tax returns, sixty (60) days of pay advices, and bank statements for the ninety (90) days prior to filing (including pre-paid debit cards).  The Trustee enforces Rule 4002(b)(2)(B) and will generally not hold a meeting without the required documents.
Phillip D. Levey Prefers documents in pdf format via email sent to levey47@hotmail.com. The subject line of the email should state "341 Documents" followed by the last name of the debtor(s) and the case number. Alternatively, send hard copies by U.S. Mail - First Class. Faxes are not accepted. Meeting is generally continued if all of the documents are not received at least 24 hours in advance.
Philip V. Martino Prefers email at jenny.fik@quarles.com. Will also accepts documents at the meeting. Does not continue or move to dismiss
Richard J. Mason Accepts mail, e-mail, or fax. If the debtor has not filed a Means Test within 48 hours of meeting debtor's attorney is immediately contacted.
Andrew J. Maxwell Please use the KCC document portal for submission of 341 docs. Upon case filing, you will receive a system generated e-mail that will instruct you how to upload documents. Pro se debtors may email documents to maxwelltrustee@gmail.com or send via U.S. Mail. Make sure to put the case number in the email subject line or on the hard copies. Meeting is generally continued if tax returns, pay advices, and required documents are not received at least 7 days in advance.
Alex D. Moglia U.S. Mail or Email only (karen@mogliaadvisors.com). Documents must be received by the trustee 14 calendar days prior to the first meeting of creditors.
Norman B. Newman Prefers email, but will also accept via fax, regular mail or hand delivery. Trustee always tries to review these before the section 341 meeting. Trustee generally will not conduct a 341 meeting without tax returns and pay advices, but will continue the meeting to enable the debtor to provide the documents.
Gus Paloian Accepts documents via TFS software. When case is filed, Debtor will receive a link to upload the documents. Meeting generally continued if the required documents are not received at or before the 341 meeting.
Ronald Peterson No preference on how documents are received. Flexible on receiving documents before 341 meeting.
Steve Radtke Trustee Radtke uses the AXOS document sharing system. Counsel is required to use the AXOS document portal for submission of all 341 documents. Upon case filing, you will receive a system generated e-mail that will instruct you how to upload documents. For clarification of the process please contact AXOS customer support at 1-888-374-8267 or email documentdelivery@axosfs.com. If you do not have an attorney, documents can be submitted by email to: sradtke@chillchillradtke.com and kmanning@chillchillradtke.com with the debtor’s name, case number and meeting date in subject line. Prefer documents at least 7 days in advance of meeting. Meeting generally will be continued if required documents are not produced before the meeting.
N. Neville Reid Accepts documents by email or mail. No informal practices have been established.
Catherine L. Steege Trustee Steege uses a document sharing system that will allow you to upload required 341 documentation to Trustee Steege’s document management system. Upon case filing, you will receive a system generated e-mail that will instruct you how to upload documents. For clarification of the process please contact customer support at 1-888-374-8267 or email documentdelivery@axosfs.com. If you have no attorney, or otherwise do not have access to a computer, you may transmit documents by fax transmission to 312-840-7352. Requires tax documents and pay stubs at the meeting. If not produced, the meeting will generally be continued.
Miriam Stein Last two years of filed tax returns and last two pay stubs submitted via email to mstein@gutnicki.com at least 7 days prior to meeting. Meeting is generally continued if documents are not received at least 72 hours in advance. Sometimes will file a motion to dismiss if the attorney routinely never provides the required documents.
Gregg E. Szilagyi Prefers documents by email to tax@tailserv.com
Pro Se filers may bring required documents to the meeting.
Meeting may be continued if tax returns and paystubs not received at least 72 hours in advance. Debtors should also bring to the meeting statements for each bank, investment and retirement account for the time period that includes petition date per FRBP 4002(b)(2)(B). If the debtor owns a vehicle exceeding $2400 in value and without a lien bring a current appraisal from a reputable source such as CarMax.