Rick Baum

(212) 837-2600
Location: New York, NY
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Rick Baum is a bankruptcy attorney who assists clients with a wide range of debt relief matters, including Ch. 7, 11, 13 and 15 bankruptcy, debt settlement, student loan services, identity theft, and online security, wrongful foreclosure, and more. He is experienced in handling adversary proceedings (lawsuits in bankruptcy), which are outside the scope of normal bankruptcy measures, and represents other cases of civil litigation as necessary. Mr. Baum has successfully represented over 500 bankruptcy clients in his practice.

Mr. Baum earned a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College. Mr. Baum enjoys being involved with organizations that promote art, music, physical fitness and the law.


  • Master of Laws, International Law – University of Cambridge (1978)
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude – Southwestern Law School (1977)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History – University of California at Los Angeles (1974)

Bar Admissions

  • New York (1979)
  • California (1978)
  • Admitted to Practice Pro Hac Vice in Bankruptcy and District Courts in Maryland, Mississippi, Michigan, and Texas


  • Chairman – Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles
  • Former President – Executive LeTip of West Los Angeles (2006 – 2008)
  • Former President – UCLA Art Council (1992 – 1994)
  • Member – Wildfire Networking
  • Member – American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member – American Society of International Law


  • Representation of more than 200 chapter 7 debtors and more than 20 chapter 11 debtors
  • Representation of creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy more than 30 years
  • Representation of debtors, creditors, and third parties in adversary bankruptcy proceedings
  • General civil litigation with an emphasis on debtor-creditor, business, and real property disputes
  • In re Cedano, 470 BR 572, 2012 WL 1191860 (Bankruptcy, 9th Circuit, April 2012)
  • Brown v McAdoo, 196 Cal App 3d Supp. 20 (1987)