Steve Bylenga | Partner

Steve Bylenga founded Chase Bylenga Hulst, PLLC with Carol Chase in 2010. Steve primarily represents creditors and debtors in consumer and commercial bankruptcy cases. His creditor/debtor practice includes bankruptcy litigation, asset protection, creditor’s rights, commercial workouts, business reorganizations, and filing bankruptcy petitions on behalf of debtors. He also handles a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters.

Steve is a native of Grand Rapids, a member of the Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Steering Committee, a member of the Board of Directors for the Debtor’s Bar Association of West Michigan, and a frequent speaker at bankruptcy seminars.

Education

Marquette University, Juris Doctorate (2006)
Miami University, Bachelor of Arts (2003)

Admissions

Michigan (2009)
Wisconsin (2006)
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for Eastern Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for Western Wisconsin

Memberships

State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Wisconsin
Debtors Bar of West Michigan (Board of Directors)
Federal Bar Association of Western Michigan
Steering Committee for the Bankruptcy Section of the FBA
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
American Inns of Court

Speaking Engagements

Adversary Proceedings and Contested Matters
Debtor’s Bar Association Winter Seminar (2016)

Property of the Estate and the Automatic Stay
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Practice (2015)

Adversary Proceeding Basics
Federal Bar Association Annual Seminar (2014)

Preparation of Schedules
Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Boot Camp (2014)

Student Loans and Adversary Proceedings
Debtor’s Bar Association Winter Seminar (2014)

Client Intakes
FBA Bankruptcy Steering Committee Bankruptcy Boot Camp (2013)

Non-Dischargeability and the Michigan Builders Contract Fund Act
Debtor’s Bar Association Winter Seminar (2013)

Bankruptcy Basics
Grand Haven Law Day (2012)

Exemption Planning
Federal Bar Association Annual Seminar (2011)

HONORS & AWARDS

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star:  2014-2016