Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Michael Vagnoni was recognized by the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) in recognition of the outstanding legal services he provided to a HAP client. Vagnoni recently concluded a lengthy representation of a homeless veteran who had applied for Social Security Disability benefits and was denied. For nearly two years Vagnoni remained dedicated to representing this client on appeal, and as a result, the administrative law judge rendered a fully favorable decision for the client, who is now entitled to disability benefits going forward, and was also awarded three years of back benefits, a life-changing sum for a client in these circumstances.
Vagnoni concentrates his practice in commercial bankruptcy and corporate reorganization representing debtors, institutional lenders, secured creditors, trade creditors, creditor committees, landlords, equipment lessors and Chapter 7 trustees in workouts, restructurings, foreclosures and bankruptcies. He has represented debtors spanning a range of industries in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors in Chapter 11 reorganizations. Vagnoni serves on the board of directors for A Call to Mercy, a not for profit corporation involved in providing financial support to enhance the welfare of poor, oppressed or marginalized people, especially women and children.