Berkeley, California Bankruptcy Lawyers

Merle Cooper Meyers
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 362-7500 44 Montgomery St
#1010
San Francisco, CA 94104
Bankruptcy and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Karen Alicia Davis
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Richmond, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(510) 233-1011 P.O. Box 2203
Richmond, CA 94801
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
Marta Maria Guzman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 250-9727 846 Mandana Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94610
Bankruptcy and Collections
University of San Francisco
Established bankruptcy lawyer delivers trusted counsel
Having handled many bankruptcy cases throughout my career, I understand exactly what you are up against. Whether you are a consumer or a creditor, I rely on my decades of experience to protect your rights. Throughout the greater Oakland area, clients choose my firm because I am:

Highly responsive — I recognize that depending on the circumstances of your case, you may face harassing phone calls, letters, and even foreclosure. When you request my services, I immediately assess your case and determine your best path forward for handling debt.
Resourceful — For both consumers and creditors, I...
Len Watkins
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Point Richmond, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Bankruptcy
University of San Francisco
M. Tilden Moschetti
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(415) 399-0970 633 Battery Street
Suite 110
San Francisco, CA 94111
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
Kent O. Kirmaci
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 956-0999 447 Sutter Street Suite 532
San Francisco, CA 94108
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Mr. Samuel Luzadas Jr.
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(415) 956-9555 564 Market St., Suite 418
San Francisco, CA 94104
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Foreclosure Defense
Golden Gate University School of Law
Gary Kaplan
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(415) 954-4900 235 Montgomery Street
18th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Bankruptcy
Ms. Kelly Simone Bresso
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 446-7798 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 913-0275 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Jen Grondahl Lee
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San Ramon, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 years experience
(925) 586-6738 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Richmond School of Law
When I opened my law firm in 2010, I was pretty much just a bankruptcy attorney. But over the years, as clients came to me with their unique challenges, I evolved my thinking beyond bankruptcy.

I've developed innovative solutions to help my clients handle their debt and credit issues. As a debt and credit strategy attorney, I show clients all options available to them, explain the consequences of each option, and guide them to decisions that fit their individual situation, budget, and timeline. Bankruptcy for my clients is the last, not first option.

My services are for individuals and business owners....
Michael Rinne
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Pleasant Hill, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 303-2964 3478 Buskirk Ave.
Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Energy, Foreclosure Defense and International
Golden Gate University and Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen
Arete Rita Kostopoulos
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 270-2782 7677 Oakport Street
Suite 110
Oakland, CA 94621
Bankruptcy
Wayne State University Law School
Basil John Boutris
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(510) 430-1518 7677 Oakport St., Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94621
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
My law firm specializes in all aspects of tax planning and tax controversy, trust and estate planning and litigation, business formation and bankruptcy (primarily relating to business/tax debts). I have over 30 years of experience as a tax specialist.
Scott M. Johnson
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Concord, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(925) 217-2247 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
Santa Clara University School of Law
Hi! I'm Scott M. Johnson and I am founding Partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett PC. I graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in American Literature, then attended Santa Clara University Law School and graduated Cum Laude. Prior to starting Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett, P.C., I worked for a consumer bankruptcy law firm assisting debtors.

I have represented hundreds of Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases throughout Northern California, successfully helping them to discharge the burdensome debt, keep their homes, and restore their credit. Scott also represents consumers in...
Carl R. Gustafson
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Pleasant Hill, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 230-2644 1525 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
In 2003, Carl R. Gustafson graduated from UCLA Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in History. In 2005, he was a legal intern for Global Justice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he drafted sections of human rights situation reports and submitted them to the United Nations and other international bodies. He also researched issues of international jurisdiction and the enforcement of international treaties. Carl went on to graduate with honors from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2007, where he was also an associate editor for the Ecological Law Quarterly. It was Carl's yearning to right wrongs...
Tony E. Carballo
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Hayward, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(510) 886-2772 777 Southland Dr. #250
Hayward, CA 94545
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law
Juliette Topacio Sarmiento
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Benicia, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 548-9944 836 Southampton Road
Suite B-270
Benicia, CA 94510
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Immigration and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Novato, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
Malcolm Ruthven
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Emeryville, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(415) 342-4666 1900 Powell Street - Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Bankruptcy
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
I guide people in financial difficulty through the technically difficult and emotionally charged arena of bankruptcy which allows them the Fresh Start provided by Congress. I too have had the experience of seeing my field of work (then computer application software development) shrink before my very eyes with the projects I used to get being sent overseas. People in the current economy have similar experiences and I was determined to find a way to use my legal background to help them. I decided that practicing bankruptcy law was the most direct way I could help. I'm a solo practitioner by choice and...
Joan Marie Grimes
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Walnut Creek, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 34 years experience
(925) 323-7772 2950 Buskirk Ave, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Bankruptcy and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Mr. Brent D. Meyer
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San Rafael, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(415) 765-1588 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. Meyer is a founding partner of the Meyer Law Group and oversees the daily operations of the firm. He primarily practices in the area of consumer bankruptcy, with a focus on debtor rights in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. While in law school, Mr. Meyer was a full-time judicial extern for the Honorable Michael S. McManus, Chief Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. He also received the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy Award as the Distinguished Law Student in the Ninth Circuit, received the Loren S. Dahl Scholarship for Excellence in Bankruptcy Law, was selected for...
Pardeep Singh Grewal
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Castro Valley, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 889-1999 20980 Redwood Road, Suite 240
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
Practice Immigration Law, Bankruptcy Law, Deportation/Removal defense
William Webb Farrer
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San Rafael, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 578-2102 100 Smith Ranch Road
Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Collections
UC Hastings COL
Dean Warren Feldman
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Hayward, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 782-6212 22693 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Diana Joost Cavanaugh
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Concord, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 827-9900 2801 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94519
Bankruptcy
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Walnut Creek, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Elder
University of California - Hastings College of Law
John Lyster Fallat
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San Rafael, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(415) 457-3773 68 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 135
San Rafael, CA 94903
Bankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Stan E. Riddle
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Walnut Creek, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
2950 Buskirk Ave., Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Bankruptcy
Phillip B Ghaderi
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Hayward, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 200-2414 1728 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Bankruptcy
Cassie Rubald
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
459 Fulton Street Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94102
Bankruptcy
Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 465-1788 One Kaiser Plaza
Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy
Piedmont, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 591-1406 22 Pala Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
Bankruptcy, Business, Family and Real Estate
Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(510) 287-2365 61 Marr Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Piedmont, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 286-2080 318 San Carlos Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Columbia Univ School of Law
Piedmont, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 44 years experience
(510) 465-4389 1037 Winsor Ave
Piedmont, CA 94610
Bankruptcy and Collections
UC Hastings COL
Piedmont, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 46 years experience
(415) 433-1900 225 El Cerrito Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
Bankruptcy and Business
Columbia Univ School of Law
Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
5323 Boyd Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
Bankruptcy and Business
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
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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.