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Eric Morgan Boeing
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 761-6230 1300 Clay St, Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
I believe that the Bankruptcy Court is one of the few places in out legal system where ordinary people can go for real relief. I am dedicated to helping people throughout the Bay Area access that relief. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and I earned my law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. While in law school, I was Articles Editor at the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, and I graduated in 2006. I spent my first two years practicing antitrust/consumer...
Victor J. Yoo
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Jeff David Hoffman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 451-0290 825 WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 330
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
New Coll of CA School of Law
I worked as a trucker for 20 years before I attended law school. I was motivated by a strong desire to serve the public. I graduated from a small, public-interest law school in San Francisco, where I had volunteered in the Housing Clinic that defended tenants from evictions. I am one of a very few Bay Area bankruptcy lawyers who does loan modifications through our bankruptcy court's program. I am also one of the very few who takes creditors to court when they violate bankruptcy laws and cause harm to my clients. Before bankruptcy law,...
Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy, 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...
Sally J. Elkington
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(510) 465-0404 409 13th street, 10th Floor
The Historic Tribune Tower
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
New College School of Law of California
Sally Elkington and James Shepherd are partners at Elkington Shepherd LLP. We file chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcies. We represent Creditors on a case by case basis. We prosecute and defend lawsuits that are filed in Bankruptcy Court. Both of us are "hands on" attorneys. You will deal with us directly on your matter. Between the two of us we have over 40 years of bankruptcy experience. Our office is located in downtown Oakland with ample parking and 1/2 block from BART. Remember, Bankruptcy is not an end, it is a...
Eric Vincent Wood
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(510) 978-4150 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Wood began his legal career with the view of developing a personally rewarding practice by working directly with individuals and families. He draws upon his financial background to apply creative approaches to complex Bankruptcy issues. Mr. Wood currently provides Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 services to his clients. Prior to establishing his firm, Mr. Wood worked at a prominate Bankruptcy Law Firm counseling clients in the areas of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and in Consumer Litigation. Mr. Wood has also worked as a project manager for Morgan Stanley Capital International and in portfolio management at Mellon...
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
Greg Hartman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 227-5325 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gregory S. Hartman is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (credential pending). Mr. Hartman's practice involves representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He has expertise in chapter 11 businesses reorganization. Prior to starting Hartman Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Hartman represented secured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Hartman also worked for the United States Trustee's Office where he worked in an oversight role of chapter 11 cases and trustee administration. Mr. Hartman is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, living in the East Bay with his wife...
Len Watkins
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Antitrust, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Melanie Tavare
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(510) 255-4648 505 14th St
#904
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
Colby LaVelle
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 393-2083 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy
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 eight locations across California, The LaVelle Law Offices is an incarnation of Mr. LaVelle's desire to serve the public, as he...
Joanna Lynn Stevenson
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 506-5688 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Ventura COL
Pham and Stevenson are experienced attorneys that help clients file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy at a low cost. Pham and Stevenson have offices throughout the Bay Area for your convenience. San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorneys 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105 Oakland Bankruptcy Attorneys 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612 San Jose Bankruptcy Attorneys 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95113 Fairfield Bankruptcy Attorneys 1652 West Taxes Fairfield, CA 94533 Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys 770 L Street, Suite 950 Sacramento, CA 95814
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 8 years experience
(408) 638-7006 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
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.
Kevin John Stewart
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 482-4720 4100 Redwood Rd #387
Oakland, CA 94619
Bankruptcy
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
James D Mills
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(510) 803-3001 505 14th St #950
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Daphne DeMorris Yeldell
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 655-8013 PO Box 3011
Oakland, CA 94609
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
San Francisco Law Sch
Claude Dawson Ames
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 652-1300 1300 Clay Street Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy and Arbitration & Mediation
Tammy Ann Brown
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(510) 834-6600 1111 Broadway
24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Bankruptcy, Business, Employment and Municipal
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Marta Maria Guzman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 250-9727 846 Mandana Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94610
Bankruptcy and Collections
University of San Francisco
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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...
James Andrew Pixton
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Alameda, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 451-6200 1516 Oak Street
Suite 315
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Boston College Law School
James Pixton has worked tirelessly to wipe out tens of millions of dollars of debt for his Alameda County and Contra Costa County clients. He isn't afraid to litigate to protect his clients' interests. He has taken on federal banks and other creditors and obtained sanctions against those that refuse to observe his clients' bankruptcy protection. He has handled both jury and bench trials. And he's a nice guy!
Ms. Kelly Simone Bresso
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 446-7798 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Bankruptcy
Kim Fineman
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Oakland, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(510) 506-7152 411 30th Street
Suite 408
Oakland, CA 94609
Bankruptcy and Business
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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Berkeley, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(510) 206-4492 2143 Cedar St., Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94709
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law School
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Manuel Juarez es el Abogado de Derechos de Inquilinos en el area de la Bahia. Defiende a inquilinos contra el abuso de propietarios propotentes. El Abogado Juarez es litigador de problemas de viviendas inhabitables, casas sin calenton, incendios de apartmentos, casas, edificios, apartmentos sin calefaccion y mal mantenidos, viviendas defectuosas y evicciones retaliatorias. Si Ud. tiene problemas con su calenton, ducha, o ha sufrido una caida en el piso de su ducha. O su vivienda esta infestada con ratas, cucarachas o chinches, llame al Abogado Defensor de Renteros, Manuel A. Juarez. El defendera sus derechos de inquilino.en...
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 362-0449 221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Bankruptcy and Business
Golden Gate University School of Law
Macdonald Fernandez LLP focuses on business bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation, including receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, throughout California and pro hac vice in Delaware, the Southern District of New York. – Our clients range from enterprises with assets or amounts in controversy exceeding $100 million to small businesses, including technology companies, biotechnology companies, startups, Bitcoin-based companies, mortgage funds, national and regional banks, retail chains, medical clinics, residential care facilities for the elderly, farms, wineries, restaurants, churches, real estate developers and manufacturers. – In one example, we imposed a receivership over an operating almond reprocessing...
Robert B. Kaplan
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(415) 984-9673 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Robert B. Kaplan is an accomplished California Bankruptcy, Business, and Real Estate Law attorney with an emphasis on creditors' rights and bankruptcy related cases. Focused on results, Bob has been providing rigorous and uncompromising legal representation for over 40 years.

Bob is a Co-Managing Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, a firm listed on American Lawyer's AmLaw 200. A highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney, he is ready to assist you in accomplishing your legal objectives.
Robert Chang
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San Leandro, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 9 years experience
(510) 388-4866 2016 Lewelling Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579
Free ConsultationBankruptcy 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...
Joseph B. Angelo
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 237-6475 75 Broadway
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Willamette University College of Law
I am a founding partner of Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Pruett P.C., and practice in the areas of bankruptcy and consumer litigation. In bankruptcy, I represent both consumer debtors and businesses in chapter 7, 11, and 13 matters. In consumer litigation, I represent consumers in litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Telephone Consumer Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Rosenthal Act and has handled cases in those areas before both state and federal courts. I also have experience with appeals, having worked on cases before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Ninth Circuit Court...
Lisa Jane Espada
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 504-6195 71 Stevenson St.
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Francisco Bay Area law firm specializing in bankruptcy and consumer law, including FDCPA and debt collection defense.
Keith Foster Carr
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 32 years experience
(415) 935-3744 1 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
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...
Tobias McCabe Lester
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 230-5365 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
OUR MISSION Personal bankruptcy is what we do. We help people get their lives back. Even good and hardworking people sometimes experience financial difficulties, often through no fault of their own. We provide protection and support for our clients to help safeguard them and their assets, and enable them to get a fresh start and move on with their lives. NEED A FRESH START? WE ARE HERE TO HELP. Many people believe that due to new bankruptcy laws they are not eligible for debt relief or that they will lose their home if they file for bankruptcy. ...
Jeffrey David Curl
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 963-4004 201 Spear St.
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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.
Tina Phan
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(415) 230-5388 201 Spear St.
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Family
University of the Pacific
Tina Nhu Nguyen Phan
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 230-5388 201 Spear Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Bankruptcy
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Michael Andrew Papuc
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 773-1755 807 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Employment and Insurance Claims
UC Hastings COL
Michael Papuc is an attorney licensed in California for 25 years. He specializes in insurance bad faith litigation, business disputes, employment discrimination, and representation of tenants for wrongful eviction under San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance. He has a long track record of successful settlements and judgments, including judgments after trial, and favorable results on appeal.
Matthew Dake Metzger
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 years experience
605 Market Street, Suite 505
San Francisco, CA 94105
Bankruptcy
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Sheila Gropper Nelson
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 362-2221 260 California St
Ste 1001
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Business
U of San Francisco School of Law
Focused on bringing resolution for clients' legal matters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. Bankruptcy Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar for nearly 20 years. Personalized attention treating every case as if it is the only case.
Heather A Cutler
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 493-8415 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Bankruptcy
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
After working for a small bankruptcy firm, Macdonald & Associates, for 6 years, I've just recently opened my own bankruptcy practice. I represent individual and small business debtors in chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases. I personally handle every aspect of each case, from preparing the bankruptcy petition and schedules, to responding to creditor calls, to attending the creditors' meeting, and to ensuring that the debtor receives his or her discharge.
Kent O. Kirmaci
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San Francisco, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 9 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
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ 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.

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