Faiq Mihlar is a Co-Managing Member of Heavener, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC.  Mr. Mihlar oversees the firm’s bankruptcy practice, representing creditors in all aspects of Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.  Additionally, Mr. Mihlar oversees the firm’s Missouri collection practice and represents creditors in residential mortgage foreclosure practice and ordinance violations/condemnation proceedings.  His memberships include the American Bankruptcy Institute, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois, and Decatur Bar Association.

Mr. Mihlar is a frequent national speaker on bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, and related topics for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, IICLE, BASIL, ABI, ISBA, Lorman Educational Services, and Pincus Professional Education. He co-authored articles for the ABI titled “Creativity in Chapter 13 Has Limits after Espinosa,” featured in the “Best of ABI 2011: This Year in Consumer Bankruptcy’ and for the Illinois Bar Journal titled, “Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:  Tips for Representing Creditors.”

Mr. Mihlar is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri, and Federal Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois and the Western District of Missouri.

Mr. Mihlar is a current member of the Chapter 13 Local Rules Sub-Committee for the Southern District of Illinois and a chairman of the committee developing a Chapter 13 Model Plan for the Springfield Division, appointed by Judge Mary Gorman of the United States Bankruptcy Conference.

Mr. Mihlar is been appointed to the Chapter 7 Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy.  The Commission on Consumer Bankruptcy was created in March 2017, with the intent to inspect and update the consumer bankruptcy system in an open-forum setting.  The Chapter 7 Committee is one of three (3) supporting sub-committees on the Commission.