Atherton, California Bankruptcy Lawyers

Julie Hope Rome-Banks
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Dedicated & Skilled Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Over 20 Years of Legal Experience!

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David Blaise Rao
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Experienced Bankruptcy Lawyer! Dedicated to Aggressive Counsel & Representation!

For over 30 years, I have been successfully advising clients with bankruptcy matters. I am committed to the best possible results for your legal needs! Visit my website for representative cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Atherton, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 43 years experience
(650) 804-8300 76 Belleau Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Business and Criminal
Harvard Law School
Atherton, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 46 years experience
(650) 849-4998 87 Fair Oaks Ln
Atherton, CA 94027
Bankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Energy
Stanford Law School
Atherton, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 47 years experience
(650) 483-6575 2 Moulton Dr
Atherton, CA 94027
Bankruptcy and Collections
UC Hastings COL
Cathleen Cooper Moran
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Redwood City, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 42 years experience
(650) 694-4700 643 Bair Island Road
Suite 403
Redwood City, CA 94063
Bankruptcy
UC Hastings COL
I've practiced bankruptcy law for 35 years in Silicon Valley, representing individuals, small businesses, non institutional creditors and trustees. I'm a bankruptcy specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I write about legal issues as they impact real people and try to share what I know with the next generation of bankruptcy lawyers.
Matthew G. Grech
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Redwood City, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
Stephen Benda
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Menlo Park, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(650) 323-6600 750 Menlo Avenue
Suite 350
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Elder
William M. Kaufman Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 691-2888 777 Cuesta Drive
Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94040
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Construction and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Arizona
William Kaufman has been a litigator throughout his career and has extensive experience in multiple practice areas of civil litigation. Mr. Kaufman’s legal career began representing individuals in bankruptcy and family law matters. Over the last several years, his focus has been exclusively on construction litigation. Prior to joining Lockhart Park. LLP, Mr. Kaufman was an associate attorney at Leonidou & Rosin representing large general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction litigation matters involving mechanic’s liens, stop payment notice, payment bonds and delay claims. Thereafter, Mr. Kaufman was a senior associate at LaMore, Brazier, Riddle &...
Kendall David Coffman
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San Mateo, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 378-2421 1670 South Amphlett Boulevard
Suite 214
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of California - Davis
Jeffrey David Curl
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San Mateo, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
1900 S. Norfolk St.
Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Bankruptcy
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Jeff Curl's bankruptcy practice is dedicated to representing individuals, small businesses and families in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings in San Mateo, San Francisco and Oakland. Jeff will take the time to analyze the circumstances unique to each client to help the client make an informed decision. He understands that clients are facing difficult choices, offering a candid and positive approach. Jeff looks forward to helping every client achieve the best possible solution.
Colby Dean Lavelle
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Redwood City, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(650) 346-3498 303 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Colby Dean LaVelle II proudly manages LaVelle Law Offices with the personal attention of a boutique law firm but with the resources of larger law firms. An honored graduate of Santa Clara University of Law, Mr. LaVelle has dedicated his career to the pursuit of justice. He began his legal career working for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Following his success litigating criminal matters, Mr. LaVelle started the LaVelle Law Offices. Now with five locations across the Bay Area, The LaVelle Law Offices is an incarnation of Mr. LaVelle's desire to serve the public,...
James Samuel Knopf
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San Mateo, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(650) 627-9595 951 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Bankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I started my practice with the premise I would always attempt to facilitate a collaborative divorce. Before going to law school, I worked for several years at a family law firm, and saw firsthand the potential of increasing acrimony between spouses when the court system is used haphazardly. Growing up with separated parents, I think I understand the stress and frustration of a long drawn out family divorce. The courts should be a place of last resort - who wants a Judge who barely knows you to make decisions for you? That being...
Robert G. Harris
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Mr. Harris’ practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in Chapter 11, both as debtors and creditors, as well as in bankruptcy litigation, state court assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABCs), receiverships, execution sales and various other bankruptcy and collection matters. Mr. Harris has substantial experience in a number of bankruptcy areas, including real estate restructurings, sales and reorganizations of high tech and general manufacturing companies, dealing with intellectual property rights in bankruptcy, and handling alleged securities laws and Federal Trade Act violations.

Mr. Harris frequently lectures and writes on bankruptcy topics and has authored numerous articles, case analyses, and...
Michael William Malter
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy, Business, IP and Landlord Tenant
Santa Clara University School of Law
Victoria Maydanik
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Milpitas, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
(408) 673-0111 1525 McCarthy Blvd #1000
Milpitas, CA 95035
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
At the Maydanik Law Firm, we serve consumers in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties in Northern California by providing affordable bankruptcy help.
Javed Inam Ellahie
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SAN JOSE, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 45 years experience
(408) 294-0404 12 South First Street, Suite 600
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Javed Ellahie's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate law and bankruptcy. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-rating”, the highest rating of legal knowledge and ethics.
He is a certified bankruptcy law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) and has frequently lectured at seminars for bankruptcy law specialists. Mr. Ellahie has also served as a Trustee to the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the West-Valley Mission Community College District.

Mr. Ellahie’s estate planning experience includes setting up estate plans such as simple and complex trusts, drafting irrevocable trusts, family limited partnership, charitable trusts...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Bankruptcy, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Christian P. Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Christian Binder has been an attorney at Binder & Malter, LLP since 2013.

Mr. Binder was admitted to the California Bar in December 2012 after graduating from the Santa Clara School of Law in June 2012. Mr. Binder’s practice includes debtor and creditor representation, bankruptcy and financial analysis of individuals and entities.

Mr. Binder received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in Finance in 2009. Mr. Binder earned his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2012. During law school, Mr. Binder was the recipient of a number of awards, including being awarded Witkin...
Julie Hope Rome-Banks
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 31 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Ms. Rome-Banks has over 20 years of bankruptcy and related experience. Ms. Rome-Banks’ practice focuses on representing individual debtors in Chapter 11 cases, representing landlords in all chapters of bankruptcy, and in all types of bankruptcy litigation. Ms. Rome-Banks has considerable experience representing landlords in all aspects of bankruptcy, and has represented landlords in a number of well-known bankruptcies, including Round Table Pizza, Circuit City, Chevy’s, Fresh Choice, Mervyn’s, Crown Books, Hollywood Video, Napster, Levitz, Tower Record, Jennifer Convertibles, and Lionel Trains bankruptcies. Ms. Rome-Banks also has substantial experience handling complex stay relief motions and defending private lenders and bona...
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Jon G. Brooks
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(408) 286-2766 1900 The Alameda
Suite 520
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
We are a San Jose Bankruptcy Law Firm representing individual consumer debtors and small businesses. We help our clients free themselves from debt while helping to restore their dignity. We represent clients in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy throughout the Bay Area.
David Blaise Rao
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
I represent individuals and businesses as debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. I am able to provide my clients with individual attention, and I take pride in the fact that I respond immediately to all client inquiries and always keep my clients apprised of the status of their case. I have been a Chairperson of the San Jose Chapter 13 Committee, and have been with Binder & Malter, LLP since 1986.
Frederick William Schwinn
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(408) 294-6100 1435 Koll Circle, Suite 104
San Jose, CA 95112-4610
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Washburn University School of Law
Fred W. Schwinn is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the States of California and Kansas. Fred is the shareholder and owner of the Consumer Law Center, Inc. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing consumer debtors in bankruptcy, stopping predatory and abusive consumer lending practices, and protecting consumers from illegal debt collection activity.

In 1997, Fred graduated from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas where he organized and volunteered at the law school's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. While other law students were training in the law school's legal clinic, Fred began his legal career in...
Christina Deadwiler Esq.
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Newark, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 300-4171 39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
Christina Deadwiler is committed to assisting consumers through the bankruptcy process and providing legal representation on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings.
Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
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Newark, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(510) 742-5887 37600 Central Ct.
Suite 202
Newark, CA 94560
Bankruptcy and Immigration
New Coll of CA School of Law
James T. Erickson
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(408) 919-0088 2930 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jim Erickson received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 (having transferred from Wisconsin Law School in Madison). Jim graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and was on the Dean's List from 2002-2004, while also serving as a research assistant for two professors. He was the Book Review Editor and Ethics Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, where he published two articles. After graduating he received an unsolicited Fellows Scholarship, and was awarded membership in the prestigious Order of the Coif.
August Bullock
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 32 years experience
(408) 504-4095 2059 Camden Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Bankruptcy
I have been a bankruptcy lawyer since 1988. I have helped thousands of people solve their debt problems and start a new life. Please watch my video to learn more about me.
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 638-7006 800 N. 1st St., Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DUI, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
Ronald Wilcox
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 537-9393 2021 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Indiana University
Heinz Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 41 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Binder has over 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals as debtors or creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters and corporate restructuring. In addition to his considerable bankruptcy experience, Mr. Binder frequently represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business matters, collection and collection defense, and commercial law disputes. Mr. Binder’s practice also includes asset protection planning, creditor negotiations and workouts, debtor-creditor rights, tax disputes, bankruptcy appeals, and representing under-insured defendants in settlement negotiations and mediations.

Mr. Binder is active in the local Silicon Valley community, frequently lecturing on bankruptcy and related topics such as asset protection...
Lars Terence Fuller
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 31 years experience
(408) 295-5595 60 North Keeble Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Bankruptcy
Santa Clara University
The Fuller Law Firm, PC was founded in 1990 by Attorney Lars Fuller, Esq. Mr. Fuller received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Chemistry from Santa Clara University, which was also where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. Attorney Fuller believes it is important to give back to the community, which is why he occasionally teaches bankruptcy law in continuing legal education courses. Attorney Sam Taherian, Esq. earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School...
Wendy Watrous Smith
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
University of Iowa
Melanie Tavare
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Hayward, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(510) 255-4646 225 W Winton Ave, Ste 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
John L. Mlnarik
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 919-0088 2930 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Bankruptcy
Lincoln University
Before organizing The Mlnarik Law Group, John, was the valedictorian of his graduating class at the Lincoln Law School of San Jose. While in law school, John received numerous awards and scholarships and was editor-in-chief of the Lincoln Law Review. Prior to attending law school he obtained bachelor degrees in Economics and English from Santa Clara University and worked in the legal field as a paralegal for Walkers Global in the Cayman Islands and Ericksen Arbuthnot in San Jose. John is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the William A. Ingram Inns of Court,...
Keith Foster Carr
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Sunnyvale, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 673-1428 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Divorce
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Keith F. Carr has 30 years experience in Bankruptcy and Divorce. The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr has served the Northern California community since 1988. Since the business was established, we have helped clients save their homes and businesses and get their finances back on track through bankruptcy.

The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr has helped spouses get through the emotional pain of divorce and has advised and represented them in all family law and divorce proceedings. Attorney Keith F. Carr will take the time to listen to your concerns and work diligently to champion your rights...
Stanley Phong Phan
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(408) 232-4900 2092 Concourse Drive, Ste 49
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Wayne Sinnett
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(408) 673-9433 111 Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
California Western School of Law
Wayne Sinnett, the founder of Sinnet Law. A lawyer passionate about consumer rights, he’s a man of service, to both the country and its citizens.

After 9/11, Wayne enlisted in the Marines and served as an explosives technician. After his military service, Wayne went on to attend California State University San Marcos and earn a dual degree in Criminology and Sociology. After receiving his diplomas, he was offered an academic scholarship to California Western School of Law. There, he developed his strong interest for consumer protection law, which is all about representing and fighting for the rights of everyday people.

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Tony E. Carballo
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Hayward, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
P.O. Box 55937
Hayward, CA 94545-0937
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gemma V. Reyes
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(408) 292-6289 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 201, Room 12
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Gemma V. Reyes has over 20 years of experience as a family law attorney, conducting research, negotiations, and litigation in that field of law. She also has experience practicing in both the civil and criminal law. Attorney Reyes has a commitment to the State of California and therefore she's chosen to live, study, and practice in this state. Attorney Reyes has appeared and argued in both State and Federal Courts, litigating and arguing various motions. She has successfully worked with a wide range of people from different communities and socio-economic levels, and she adapts well to change and...
Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 217-8506 1035 Minnesota Ave
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San Jose, CA 95125
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
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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.