Gilroy, California Bankruptcy Lawyers

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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Christian P. Binder
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Knowledgeable California Bankruptcy Attorney! Exceptional Advice & Advocacy!

I am a dedicated and determined bankruptcy attorney. I will aggressively advocate for your rights and interests in bankruptcy law matters! Visit my website for representative clients and cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Wendy Watrous Smith
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Over 25 Years of Experience! Exceptional Bankruptcy Counsel & Representation!

I am a dedicated and skilled bankruptcy law attorney. I am committed to aggressive advocacy to obtain the best possible results for bankruptcy matters! Visit my website for representative cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Merrisa L. Coleman-Bishop
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California Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia and U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
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Christopher J. Jackson
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Gilroy, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(408) 840-4184 60 West 5th Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Christopher J. Jackson is a bankruptcy attorney with offices in Monterey, Salinas & Hollister California. He prides himself on providing compassionate, efficient and cost-effective bankruptcy services for his clients. He helps his clients obtain a "Fresh Start" through the elimination of debts/creditors, the preservation of assets, and the reduction of stress! Contact me today for a Free Consultation - Chris Jackson
Christopher Jon Jackson
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Gilroy, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(408) 840-4184 60 West 5th Street
Gilroy, CA 93901
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Loyola Law School
Morgan Hill, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 310-9062 765 Oak Park Dr
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Bankruptcy, Business, Employment and IP
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 years experience
(408) 362-2270 151 Bernal Rd #8
San Jose, CA 95119
Bankruptcy and Collections
Lincoln COL
Aptos, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 44 years experience
(831) 252-2668 1112 Via Malibu
Aptos, CA 95003
Bankruptcy
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Hollister, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 48 years experience
(831) 637-1618 911 Monterey St
Hollister, CA 95023
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Watsonville, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(831) 687-8711 538 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
Bankruptcy
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...
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.
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...
Heinz Binder
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Exceptional Representation! Over 35 Years of Bankruptcy Experience & Success!

I provide knowledgeable and aggressive legal counsel and advocacy for bankruptcy law matters. I am dedicated to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Robert G. Harris
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California Bankruptcy Law Attorney with Extensive Experience & Skill! Call Now!

I am a passionate legal advocate for those with bankruptcy needs. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your legal rights and interests! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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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...
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...
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...
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.
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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
Julie Hope Rome-Banks
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Dedicated & Skilled Bankruptcy Law Attorney! Over 20 Years of Legal Experience!

I provide exceptional representation for bankruptcy law matters. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your bankruptcy needs! Visit my website for representative cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael William Malter
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Dedicated & Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney! Aggressive Legal Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled advocacy for bankruptcy law needs for over 35 years. I am committed to exceptional counsel and representation! Visit my website to see representative cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
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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
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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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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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
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
Stephen Harry Kim
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Salinas, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 221-5022 376A Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Bankruptcy
USC Law School
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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California Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of WashingtonUSDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California, Washington and California
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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.
Cynthia Jean Nelson
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Fremont, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 910-1619 39180 Liberty St. Ste 220
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
My mission is to help people cope with the financial crisis by advising them about bankruptcy solutions to their credit or foreclosure problems. When people have mortgages that are much larger than the value of their house, or when they are sued for credit card debt, or when their pay checks or bank accounts are garnished, bankruptcy can be a very powerful tool to help people get their lives back under control. At Nelson Wegner LLP we work for individuals and small businesses who have been hit hard by tough circumstances. Our website offers free bankruptcy information. http://www.nelsonwegner.com/bankruptcy-faq.html We also offer free...
Julie Bettencourt Cliff
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Los Gatos, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(719) 331-0727 20 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Ste. 300
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals and Business
I have a successful business litigation and civil appellate practice. I also represent both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. I represent individuals and businesses in Chapter 11 reorganizations. I also represent both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy adversary proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of California.
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
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington
James 'Ike' Shulman
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
1501 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Bankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
When a new bankruptcy law went into effect in 2005, Ike quickly immersed himself in the new law, and was selected by NACBA as one of a handful of trainers to educate over 3000 attorneys on how to practice under the new law. "The new law put up a number of roadblocks to keep working people from getting a fresh start," Ike says with passion in his voice. "But we have learned to work with the new law, and are achieving excellent results for our clients." Ike and his wife Margaret, a retired special education teacher, live in...
Ralph Guenther Esq.
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Monterey, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(831) 649-5100 149 Bonifacio Pl
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of California - Davis
Mr. Guenther’s practice concentrates on commercial litigation and related bankruptcy matters, with a particular focus on problems affecting lenders and financial institutions, banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, public agencies and individual lenders and investors, as well as developers, homeowners’ associations, contractors, and design professionals. Mr. Guenther was admitted to the bar in 1986, attended University of California – Northridge (A.B. 1983), and received his legal education at University of California – Davis (J.D. 1986). Mr. Guenther has served on the Bankruptcy Liaison Committee for the Northern District of California. Mr. Guenther is a member of the California State...
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,...
Christina Deadwiler Esq.
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
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.
Nina C Decker Esq.
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 919-0088 2930 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Nina Decker is a licensed attorney in California. She obtained her law degree from Santa Clara University in 2012. While in law school, Nina was the Editor-in-Chief of the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and received Witkin and CALI awards for academic achievement. She also interned for Chief Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James of the US District Court for the Northern District of California. A native of Boise, Idaho, Nina also has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Boise State University. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Nina worked as a Graduate Fellow with the Northern California Innocence Project,...
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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.