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Last updated: 8/3/2017
Mr. Martin E. Seifert
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Haller & Colvin
444 East Main Street
Fort Wayne
46802-1910  United States
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(260) 426-0444 (Phone)
(260) 422-0274 (Fax)
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Martin E. Seifert, Fort Wayne, Fourth District, is an owner at the firm Haller & Colvin, where he represents trustees, creditors, debtors and creditors’ committees in all aspects of bankruptcy matters. In addition to creditors’ rights and bankruptcy matters, Martin devotes a significant part of his practice to representing small, medium and large businesses in general corporate matters and commercial litigation. He also serves as a mediator. Previously, he served as a judicial law clerk for Hon. Robert E. Grant of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1992.

Martin is a member of the Allen County (past president; member, ADR and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights sections) and Indiana State bar associations, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the Northern District of Indiana Bankruptcy Rules Committee. He is active with the Allen County Public Library Board of Trustees (past president), Indiana Legal Services (past board member), Allen County Bar Foundation (current president) and the Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne (past president).

He was born in Ireland, Ind., in 1967.

Professional enjoyment: succeeding in helping a client through a difficult situation; not only providing a legal solution to a current problem, but also providing a plan to help a client in the future.

Your inspiration: I became excited by the practice of law while I was at Notre Dame Law School. The professors, judges and practitioners were full of zeal and passion in pursuing the law. Their example was inspiring to me, and I have enjoyed the practice ever since.

Why bar association involvement: We are a profession, and as professionals we need to focus on our responsibilities to our entire community. We have worked hard for and received astonishing privileges. By participating in the ISBA and other bar associations, we each can not only strengthen our profession, but also give back to our communities.

If not a lawyer: librarian. I have always appreciated the services a library provides. Having been on the board of our great local library for several years now, I have seen their strong work ethic and true desire to serve our community.

Favorite hobbies: reading, running with my wife, skiing with the whole family and chauffeuring our children from one activity to the next!

Fav book or author and current reading: Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. It is Jane Austen on the high seas. Start with the first book, "Master and Commander," and enjoy!

Fav vacation spot: Ebbs, Austria – my wife’s hometown and one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Fav food or restaurant: one of Austria’s well-known dishes – Zwiebelrostbraten and Spätzle. Often translated as roast beef in onion sauce and German dumplings, it is comfort food at its best. I can get you the recipe, but it will be in German and uses the metric system.

Top of my bucket list: taking a summer to learn to sail and cruise the Mediterranean.
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