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Craig Relman

Craig Relman

Beachwood, Ohio


Craig focuses his practice on Bankruptcy and Creditor / Debtor Law, as well as Banking and Secured Transactions.

Craig represents a wide variety of banks, credit unions, debt purchasers and sellers, financial institutions and manufacturing companies. Craig has also acted as Counsel to numerous secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings nationwide. Craig also advises clients with regard to debt restructuring, Loan documentation and lien priority disputes. Craig is of counsel to Dubyak Nelson.

Craig received his B.A. from the American University in 1986, Cum Laude, and his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1989. While attending Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Craig served as the Business Editor of the Law Review.

Creditor / Debtor Practice

Our experienced commercial/consumer collections attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience in legal practice, and decades of background and knowledge in matters of commercial and consumer collections, creditors' rights, loan documentation and secured lending transactions.

Our attorneys can pursue your legal rights through these and other methods:

  • Foreclosure
  • Receivership
  • Wage garnishments
  • Bank attachments
  • Replevin / other attachments
  • Fraudulent transfer lawsuits
  • Creditors' bill lawsuits
  • Relief of stay (in consumer and business bankruptcies)
  • Representation at debtors' exams

We represent secured and unsecured creditors in Bankruptcies. This representation includes appearing on your behalf at all hearings, 2004 exams, and meeting with the trustee and other stakeholders in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

We also counsel clients on aspects of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as federal and state statutes relating to collecting debts.

Estate / Probate / Family Law Practice

Areas of our family law representation include: contested and uncontested divorce, marital dissolution, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony, post-decree modifications, post-decree enforcement, prenuptial agreements, and asset division - including Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) that alter ownership of pensions and retirement plans.

We advise and represent clients in the fast moving legal areas of estate planning and probate administration. Our services in this area consist of drafting, reviewing and defending through litigation in a variety of estate planning documents including wills, powers of attorney and trusts (revocable and irrevocable). We also help clients to complete the legal steps to enable guardianships, conservatorships and adoptions, as well as to fulfill all duties related to estate administration.

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1992


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 1989
    • Law Review: Cleveland Marshall College Law Review, Business Editor
  • The American University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A. cum laude - 1986
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Inc.
  • VGM Financial Services, Inc.
  • Sunrise Medical HHG
  • TCF Bank


  • Spanish

Contact Information

Craig W. Relman Co., L.P.A.
23811 Chagrin Blvd,
Suite 160
Beachwood, OH 44122
Toll Free: 800-569-1012
Fax: 216-514-4987
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