Payson, Arizona Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jonathan Collins
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Payson, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(928) 363-8004 616 South Beeline Hwy Suite 102
Payson, AZ 85541
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
University of Tulsa College of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Focused on Family, Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business Law. Jonathan S. Collins received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and then his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He was a visiting student at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for his last semester of law school. Jonathan has been a member, in good standing, of the State Bar of Arizona since 2003. He is also licensed to practice law before all Federal Courts of the State of Arizona. Jon has been a law clerk for a...
Joseph Collins
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Payson, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(928) 363-8004 616 South Beeline Hwy Suite 102
Payson, AZ 85541
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Attorney Focused on Family Law, Probate, Litigation and Wrongful Death Law Joseph has been practicing law since 1997. A graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law, with honors. He attended Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelors Degree. Joseph is licensed to practice law before the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, and the Federal and State Courts in Arizona. Joseph has also appeared and practiced before various Indian Tribal Courts. Joseph has concentrated his practice in litigation focused in Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and...
Robert Collins
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Payson, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer
(928) 363-8004 616 South Beeline Hwy Suite 102
Payson, AZ 85541
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
A lawyer with an exceptional track record and life achievements dedicated to Service and the Law Bob has been practicing law since 1980, when he graduated with honors from Brigham Young University School of Law, where he obtained the highest score ever received in ethics and was given the Am Juris Award for Civil Procedure. He earned his law degree while working as a special agent in law enforcement investigating organized crime, political corruption and major frauds. A member of the Arizona State Bar since 1994, Bob has concentrated on litigation in such areas as Family Law, Criminal...
Emi Koyama
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Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer
(480) 550-8697 16427 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 410
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 989-4100 11445 E Via Linda Ste 2618
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 703-3497 39397 N 107th Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Bankruptcy, Business, Health Care and IP
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Cave Creek, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(480) 882-0981 4815 E Carefree Hwy
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Washington University School of Law
Fountain Hills, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer
(602) 508-6020 16853 E Palisades Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 38 years experience
(480) 686-9390 9810 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Unit 811
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Consumer
BYU Law School
Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer
(480) 419-1453 10922 E Southwind Ln
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Bankruptcy
Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 5 years experience
(480) 444-0020 15100 N. 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Bankruptcy and Appeals
The University of Texas School of Law
Cave Creek, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
PO Box 7194
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Bankruptcy and Insurance Defense
University of Tennessee College of Law
Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney
(480) 483-9600 8377 E Hartford Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Bankruptcy and Business
Mallory Powers
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(855) 274-9529 2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Phoenix School of Law
Mallory is originally from northern California, but fell in love with the Arizona sun and palm trees while attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 2005 and became a Wildcat for life!

Mallory moved to Scottsdale shortly after graduation and became a legal assistant at a civil litigation and bankruptcy law firm in Phoenix. After learning what it was like to work with experienced attorneys, Mallory decided to become an attorney herself. She attended the Phoenix School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 2010....
Michael Gerity
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(602) 274-4400 202 East Earll Drive Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and IP
Arizona State University
Michael Gerity is a distinguished attorney in Arizona who brings a wealth of experience to every case. Whether representing a client with a commercial or intellectual property dispute, or providing legal advice for a business entrepreneur, Mr. Gerity is an aggressive and reliable lawyer who knows how to get the results clients need. He is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of his high ethical standards and professional ability and has been selected by the American Institute of Legal Counsel for its 10 Best in Arizona list in client satisfaction for 2016 in the Litigation, Lawsuits &...
Anthony Clark
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(855) 512-0777 One East Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
State Bar Admissions: Arizona 1999, Kentucky 1996, Georgia 1996, Tennessee 1994. As of 2014, Anthony W. Clark, Attorney and Counselor™ has appeared as attorney of record and directly supervised attorneys acting on behalf of more than 12,000 (twelve thousand) individuals and companies in various matters pending before state and federal courts since 1994. No professional discipline before any court or bar association, no incident of professional liability. Education: Bachelor of Arts 1989, University of Kentucky, Communication, Latin American Studies. Juris Doctor 1993, Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Married more than 20 years...
Diane L. Drain
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(602) 246-7106 2375 East Camelback
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
University of Arizona
Our clients come to us at a time they are overwhelmed and scared. Everyone has a right to a peaceful night’s sleep without the worry of unwanted phone calls, law suits or their wages being garnished. We want all our clients to have that peace of mind and know we are in their corner. Some attorneys went to law school to make their fortune; I committed my life to making a difference for those who need a helping hand. Many believe they cannot afford good legal advice. That may be true for some, but NOT for consumers...
Peter Walter Weston
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 44 years experience
2375 East Camelback
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
South Texas College Of Law
Pete has been practicing law for over 35 years. He has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Consumer Bankruptcy and Business Bankruptcy since 1994. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a business degree. He then went on to obtain his law degree from South Texas College of Law where he made the Dean’s list and the Spurgeon Mock Trial Team.

Prior to practicing law, Pete served as an Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University. Pete also holds an active real estate broker’s license. Pete is an AV Rated attorney by Martindell Hubell...
Randy Nussbaum
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Scottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 38 years experience
(480) 609-0011 14850 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 450
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Randy Nussbaum is a shareholder with the law firm, Sacks Tierney P.A. With more than 35 years’ experience Mr. Nussbaum represents individuals and businesses in bankruptcy protection, transaction and litigation matters. Well regarded for his innovative approach to resolve complex, high-value issues that require superior insight, experience and knowledge, Mr. Nussbaum’s clients especially value his ability to align legal strategy to achieve case objectives.

Mr. Nussbaum is a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist (American Board of Certification). He has been honored with multiple peer rankings and accolades for his...
Fabiola Jean-Gilles
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Tempe, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(480) 277-2525 60 East Rio Salado Pkwy.
Ste. 900
Tempe, AZ 85281
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
I am admitted to practice in New York and Arizona. I speak French, Spanish and French Creole. I am a graduate of New York University and Seton Hall Law School.
Neal Bookspan
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(602) 248-1009 3200 N. Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
Drake University Law School
I help individuals and businesses manage their legal risks. This includes a significant number of companies based or doing business in Arizona. My practice includes resolving and litigating all manner of contract-based and business related disputes from debtor/creditor issues to disputes between owners/shareholders to employment, real estate and construction related matters. I also negotiate and draft all manner of contracts and agreements, and have served as a private mediator in both state court and bankruptcy court cases. In every representation my goal is to complete the scope of work required in the most expedient and economical manner possible, with a...
Leonard Sominsky
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(602) 635-9102 2700 North 3rd Street, Suite 2006
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Are you searching for the representation of a bankruptcy attorney from Phoenix? If so, it may be in your best interest to contact Leonard V. Sominsky, ESQ., PC. The firm was founded by Attorney Sominsky, who has been practicing in the field of bankruptcy since 1998. Unlike other law firms, The Law Offices of Leonard Sominsky is devoted to the practice of bankruptcy law alone. This enables Attorney Sominsky to not only maintain an in-depth understanding of all bankruptcy laws; it also allows him to provide every client with the amount of personalized attention and trusted legal counsel...
Peter H. Westby
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(855) 274-9529 6424 E. Greenway Parkway
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Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Free ConsultationScottsdale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Born in Minnesota, Attorney Peter Westby has resided in Arizona since 1962 and in Phoenix since 1974. Mr. Westby graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1973 and entered the practice of law as a prosecuting attorney, first with the City of Tucson and then with the Pima County Attorney's office as a Criminal Trial Deputy. He joined partner Harvey Platt in the private practice of law in Phoenix in 1974 and together they formed Platt & Westby, P.C. Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, probate, estate...
John Skiba
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Mesa, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(480) 420-4028 7233 East Baseline Road
Suite 117
Mesa, AZ 85209
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
I have dedicated my legal career to helping those who are struggling with debt and financial set backs. Many are unaware of the protections and relief that the law provides in rebuilding their financial lives. During law school I studied bankruptcy law under Judge Bruce Markell, a nationally known expert in bankruptcy law. I also served as an extern to Judge Clive Jones, bankruptcy judge in the District of Nevada. My practice is limited to helping consumers with bankruptcy and consumer related legal matters, including helping consumers fight back against debt collection abuse. I have helped hundreds of clients gain a fresh...
Douglas Price
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Tempe, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(480) 345-8100 Suite 22
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Temple University
Graduate of Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA. Practicing in Arizona since 1983 with satisfied clients in Maricopa, Pinal and Gila Counties and around the State.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death - We have helped many individuals and families whose lives were disrupted by serious injury or death caused by Auto collisions, Motorcycle accidents, car-pedestrian and truck accidents. We offer free consultations and usually take these cases on a contingency (percentage) fee.

Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney - We love helping people to plan with high quality estate planning packages including everything a person may need in case...
David Roy Gans Mercer
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Surprise, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 3 years experience
(623) 738-0472 15331 W Bell Rd, Ste 212
Surprise, AZ 85374
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and Arizona Summit Law School
David Mercer is an attorney at AZ 3D Law. He is also the President and Secretary of the corporation. David received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He received his Juris Doctor (Summa Cum Laude) from Arizona Summit Law School and received his LL.M. from Arizona State University. David is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona, and is also admitted to the United States District Court - District of Arizona. During his time in law school, David volunteered with the Probate Lawyers Assistance Project (PLAP) and served as an Advanced Clinic...
Raymond A. Kenney
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 32 years experience
(623) 234-3536 20325 North 51st Ave. Suite #134
Phoenix, AZ 85308
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Brendon R Rogers
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(928) 536-6780 970 S. Main Street, Suite B
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Free ConsultationSnowflake, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
Bankruptcy, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Why choose attorney Brendon R. Rogers? When you are looking for an attorney, you need to consider the following questions and make certain that you ask the attorney for their responses BEFORE you hire them: 1. How long have you practiced in this area of law? 2. What kind of experience do you have? 3. Why do you think that you’re qualified to help me? 4. What can you guarantee me about an outcome? 5. What are your fees? Attorney Brendon R. Rogers is the only attorney in the White Mountain Region of Arizona who has built his entire practice...
Raymond Kenney
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Glendale, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(623) 234-3536 20325 North 51st Ave. Suite #134
Glendale, AZ 85308
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Mr. Kenney has prevailed over some tough competition, including several of the largest and most well established law firms in Arizona. He is committed to exceeding each client's expectations by providing legal services in a caring, professional and cost effective manner
Michael Wayne Weston
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(800) 220-4318 2375 East Camelback
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
Mike has devoted his career to helping consumers deal with debt. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in the top five percent of his graduating class. Mike made the Dean’s List every year he was enrolled and graduated 10th overall out of over 200 graduating law students. He was an associate editor on the St. Mary’s Law Review and also clerked for a Federal Judge while in school. Upon graduation, Mike immediately teamed up with his attorney and father, Pete, to form Weston Legal, a full service debt relief law firm. Since Pete practices exclusively in...
Scott E Beemer
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Chandler, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(480) 210-2601 2705 S. Alma School Road
Suite 2
Chandler, AZ 85286
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Native American
American College of Law and LaSalle University
I currently practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor, Office of Worker's Compensation Program (DOL/OWCP) Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Additionally, being part American Indian (Shawnee) and a member of the Kispoko Sept of Ohio Shawnee and the National Native American Bar Association, I represent individuals in tribal courts and justice systems that are components of the sovereign tribal government(s). Tribal courts and justice systems are critical components of the tribal government. They are empowered to resolve conflict and controversy. Native people practiced various forms...
Douglas Edmunds
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Gilbert, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 14 years experience
(480) 603-4988 1760 E Pecos Road
Suite 332
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
University of New Hampshire School of Law
I take pride in offering honest answers and straight forward solutions to my clients. I do not get involved in legal matters unless your case is legitimate and has true legal merit. My work and my fees are transparent, upfront, and honest. I encourage my clients to contact me directly, and never pass that responsibility off to assistants. Let me show you what personal legal services are like.
Ms. Krystal M. Ahart
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 7 years experience
(602) 266-1717 301 East Bethany Home Road, Suite C-195
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Bankruptcy
Arizona Summit Law School
KRYSTAL M. AHART is an associate at the Bankruptcy Legal Center™ in Arizona. Her desire to be a lawyer began at a very young age (she was even voted most likely to become a lawyer in elementary school!). She focuses her practice on representing individual and commercial clients in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. She is an experienced Arizona bankruptcy attorney who has successfully guided many clients through the process of bankruptcy, providing the high-quality, personalized legal advice they need through every phase of their case. Ms. Ahart has been licensed to practice law in the...
Craighton T Boates
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Anthem, AZ Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(623) 551-5457 3701 W. Anthem Way
Suite 202
Anthem, AZ 85086
Bankruptcy, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of Minnesota Law School
Craig is an experienced attorney who handles court hearings and trials as well as legal counsel for businesses and individuals. His practice focuses on business law, commercial and business litigation, family & divorce law, real estate & construction law, wills, trusts & estate planning, and Internet law. Prior to founding Boates & Crump in 2002 Craig worked at a small general practice firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During that practice he represented many individual and business clients and also served as a City Attorney handling civil matters and prosecution for a suburb of Minneapolis. Craig is a cum laude graduate of the University...
Scott William Hyder
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(602) 923-7370 3420 East Shea Blvd., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Foreclosure Defense
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
As a seasoned attorney with 17 years of experience, I am involved in a wide variety of legal work, including bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate, estate planning and business law. Throughout your case and beyond, I will help you understand your rights and protect your best interests. My practice services the Phoenix-metro area and cities throughout Arizona.
Jonathan Frutkin
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(602) 606-9300 101 North First Avenue
Suite 2410
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
Our practice is focused on individuals and emerging companies. I have personally been involved in several start-up ventures in both operational and general counsel roles. I appreciate the challenges that can face a business (and its owners) from capital formation to contracts to estate and succession planning to bankruptcy.
Nathan Carr
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Tempe, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(480) 278-1278 4700 S. McClintock Dr.
Suite 130
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
University of Denver and University of Denver
Attorney Nathan E. Carr is an experienced tax attorney and bankruptcy attorney. He has a Master's of Tax Law Degree, which is not common for attorneys to achieve. Mr. Carr has saved his clients hundreds of thousands in dollars. If you have tax problems or debt problems Mr. Carr will know how to solve them. He received an award for his skills working with clients and resolving their problem.
Asheton Call
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Glendale, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(623) 842-3330 20100 N. 51st Avenue
Suite F640
Glendale, AZ 85308
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Asheton B. Call, with offices in Chandler, Glendale and Casa Grande has limited his practice to bankruptcy law since 1996. He is a recipient of the Recognition of Excellence Award presented by the Chapter 13 Trustees, and admitted to practice by the Arizona and Colorado Bars, as well as the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Tax Court. He is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona, earning their highest rating of A+. Asheton offers...
Brian Soleymani
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Phoenix, AZ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(602) 396-2290 18444 N. 25th Ave. Suite 420
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Immigration and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Soleymani has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts since 2010 and in Arizona since 2015. His Scottsdale, Arizona practice is focused primarily in Immigration law and civil litigation. His Lynn, Massachusetts civil litigation practice was focused on Automotive Consumer Claims, ranging from fraudulent transactions, faulty repairs, warranty and lemon law, to auto accidents involving personal injury, as well as Real Estate and Housing, Business Litigation, and Immigration law. He has extensive knowledge in automotive service business, making him unique in legal practice arena. He was a fellow arbitrator with the Better Buisness Bureau "Autoline" program. Additionally, he was...
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.