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WHEELIS & ROZANSKI
2312 South MacArthur Drive
Post Office Box 13199
Alexandria, Louisiana 71315-3199

Telephone: (318) 445-5600
Telefax: (318) 445-5710
steve@wheelis-rozanski.com
richard@wheelis-rozanski.com

Stephen D. Wheelis

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Birth Information:
April 21, 1960, West Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America

P.O. Box 13199
2312 South MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 71315-3199

Phone: 318-445-5600
Fax: (318) 445-5710
E-mail: steve@wheelis-rozanski.com
Web site: http://www.wheelis-rozanski.com
Stephen is a Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist and specializes in Creditors Rights and business reorganizations. He also represents businesses and individuals in commercial transactions and commercial litigation.

Areas Of Practice:

Bankruptcy Law
Business Organizations
Transactions
Business & Commercial Law
Sales & Use Taxes
Litigation & Appeals

Litigation Percentage:

55% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certifications/Specialties:

Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1997

Bar Admissions:

Louisiana, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1985
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1985
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1985
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1996

Education:

Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana, 1981
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Faculty Panel, LSBA Bankruptcy Seminar, 2009
Faculty Panel, LSU Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, 2007
Faculty Panel, SLBBA Consumer Law Seminar, 2002
Faculty Panel, Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Louisiana State University, 1999
Faculty Panel, Third Annual Bankruptcy Litigation and Practice Seminar for the Western District of Louisiana, 1999
Faculty, Bankruptcy Presentation, Louisiana State Bar Association Summer School, June, 1997
Faculty, Bankruptcy Presentation, Louisiana State Bar Association Summer School Revisited, December, 1997
Faculty, La Bar Journal, Recent Developments Bankruptcy Seminar, 1993
Faculty, Pro Bono Bankruptcy Seminar, 1992
Faculty, LSBA Bridging the Gap Seminar, Young Lawyers Presentation, 1992
Faculty, Western District of Louisiana Bankruptcy Litigation, 1988

Pro Hac Vice:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2013, 1987-1988
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota, 2011
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas, 2010-2011, 2004
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009-2010
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, 2008-2011, 2002, 1999
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, 2007-2008, 2003
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2007, 2001-2002
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, 2005
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illiniois, 2003-2004
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri, 2004-2011
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2004-2007, 1989
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, 2004-2006, 1992
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2001-2003
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona, 1990


Representative Cases::

Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Harrison, 2009 WL 82565, Bankr. L. Rep. P 81,409 (W.D. La. 2009)

In Re Carty, 400 B.R. 63, 2008 WL 5274485 (W.D. La. 2008) 

Cottonport Bank v. DD Group, Inc., 941 So.2d 90 (La.App. 3d Cir. 2005)

In Re White, 352 B.R. 633, 2006 WL 2827321 (E.D. La. 2006)

Phillips v. Rapides Primary Healthcare Center, Inc., 2006 WL 2264983 (W.D. La. 2006)

In Re House of Mercy, Inc., 353 B.R. 867, 2006 WL 2819646 (W.D. La. 2006)

In Re Pride International, LLC, 358 B.R. 681, 2006 WL 3883845 (W.D. La. 2006)

In Re Rapides Primary Health Care Center, Inc., 352 B.R. 62, 2005 WL 4795032 (W.D. La. 2005)

In Re Red, 96 Fed.Appx. 229, 2004 WL 938481, C.A.5 (Tex. 2004)

Baton Rouge Press, Inc. v. Andries, 865 So.2d 950 (La.App. 3d Cir. 2004)

Davison v. Winford Co., Inc., 827 So.2d 1255 (La.App. 3 Cir. 2002)

Rig Masters, Inc. v. U. S., 42 Fed.Cl. 369 (Fed.Cl. 1998)

Angus Chemical Co. v. IMC Global Operations, Inc., 1997 WL 280740, 65 USLW 2679 (W.D.La. 1997)

In Re Dowden, 207 B.R. 514 (W.D.La. 1997)

Matter of Delaney, 97 F.3d 800 (5th Cir. 1996); 185 B.R. 521(W.D.La. 1995); 190 B.R. 77(W.D.La. 1995)

Corley v. Delaney, 190 BR 77 (W.D. La. 1995)

Delaney v. Corley, 185 BR 521 (W.D. La. 1995)

Cottonport Bank v. Dicharia, 193 B.R. 798 (W.D.La. 1996)

State v. Soniat Exploration, 665 So.2d 718 (La. App. 2Cir. 1996)

F.D.I.C. v. Caplan, 874 F.Supp. 741(W.D.La., 1995); 838 F.Supp. 1125 (W.D.La. 1993)

F.D.I.C. v. Caplan, 838 F. Supp. 1125 (W.D.La. 1993)

Commercial Union Ins. V. Turner, 577 So.2d 1219 (La.App. 3d Cir. 1991)

Smith V. Dept. of Health, 523 So. 2d 815 (La.App. 1988)

Smith V. Dept. of Health, 517 So. 2d 1072 (La. App 3d Cir. 1987)

Novak v. Texada, 514 So.2d 524 (La.App. 3d Cir. 1987)


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Crossroads-American Inns of Court of Alexandria-Pineville
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT), Associate Member
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, 1996-present
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Committee, 1996 - 1998; 2004-2012
  • Assistant Bar Examiner (Appointed by LA Supreme Court), 2006-present
  • American Board of Certification, Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee, 2010-present
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, 2007-2013
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (Appointed by LA Supreme Court), 2006-2011, Chair 2009-2010
  • LSBA House of Delegates, 9th District Representative, 1996 - 2000; 2002 - 2004
  • LBA Security Devices Task Force, 1999
  • Executive Committe, LSBA Consumer Bankruptcy Section, 1997 - 1998
  • LSBA Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, 1995 - 1998
  • Louisiana State Young Lawyers Council, Sixth District Representative, 1990 - 1995
  • Alexandria Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section), Chairman, 1989-1991

 

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