Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section

This Section seeks (1) to educate its members; (2) to reduce barriers to active participation within the section; (3) to cultivate the development of a team atmosphere in the legal community (cohesiveness, intellectual discourse, mentorship of young attorneys, and accountability to the highest ethical standards of practice); and, (4) to promote a respectable legal voice within the community to ensure access to legal representation for those with low socioeconomic status.

Section Leadership


Peter G. Tsarnas

Vice Chair



Julie Kaplan Zurn​

Annual White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute Event Planning Subsection

Annually, the Akron Bar Association and the Stark County Bar Association partner to plan and host the Annual White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute.  For more information on this event, please contact our Legal Professional Development Director at 330.436.0112.

Meeting Information

The Section convenes quarterly (excluding December, July, and August) from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.


Staff Liaison

Membership Director | 330.436.0106