Palo Alto, California Bankruptcy Lawyers

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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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 26 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia and U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
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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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Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy and Business
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 42 years experience
(650) 812-1300 1841 Page Mill Rd Ste 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(650) 798-6758 630 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
University of Chicago Law School
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(650) 798-6700 630 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 812-1391 350 Cambridge Ave
Ste 300
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
University of California Davis School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(650) 813-5614 755 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Business and Securities
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(650) 812-1316 1001 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
University of San Francisco Law School
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(650) 838-4430 3150 Porter Dr
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Employment, Energy and IP
George Washington University Law School
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 812-1370 1841 Page Mill Rd Ste 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(650) 320-1841 1117 California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
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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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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Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 843-5220 3175 Hanover St
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Business, Communications and Securities
Duke University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(650) 328-8500 1900 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 462-6143 250 Lytton Ave Fl 2
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Bankruptcy and Business
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(650) 461-7706 1661 Page Mill Rd Ste A
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Employment, Energy and IP
Hastings College of the Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(650) 251-1402 1001 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
Hofstra University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(650) 858-8500 405 Sherman Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Bankruptcy, Business and IP
Univ of Chicago Law School
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 252-2832 3000 Hanover St
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Business and Consumer
Berkeley School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 804-7600 200 Page Mill Rd
Ste 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(650) 812-1375 1001 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
  University of California Hastings College of the Law
Palo Alto, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 43 years experience
(650) 843-7222 1400 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Business and Energy
Harvard Law School
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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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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Stephen Benda
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Menlo Park, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 32 years experience
(650) 323-6600 750 Menlo Avenue
Suite 350
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Collections and Elder
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 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...
Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
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Newark, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 742-5887 37600 Central Ct.
Suite 202
Newark, CA 94560
Bankruptcy and Immigration
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cathleen Cooper Moran
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Redwood City, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 41 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.
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...
Nina C Decker Esq.
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 6 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,...
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 &...
John L. Mlnarik
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 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,...
Colby Dean Lavelle
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(408) 396-8731 99 S Almaden Blvd
Suite 600
San Jose, CA 95113
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 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.
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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California Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 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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Kristy A Hernandez
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Newark, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(510) 456-7411 37600 Central CT.
Suite 201
Newark, CA 94560
Bankruptcy, Divorce and Real Estate
Kristy Hernandez received her B.A. in Political Science and Comparative Literature from the University of California at Davis. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Advocacy. In 2004 Kristy founded the Law Office of Kristy Hernandez which now has offices in Sacramento and Fresno. Kristy has assisted hundreds of clients in debt relief cases and is a passionate advocate for consumer rights. In addition to practicing law, from 2004 to 2007 Kristy taught at legal writing and oral advocacy as an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law. Kristy is...
Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Bankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Criminal
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Gail Christine Moser
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Sunnyvale, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 737-2700 121 W Washington Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Bankruptcy
Lincoln University
Michael William Malter
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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 39 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.
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...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 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 7 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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Santa Clara, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 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...
Stanley Phong Phan
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San Jose, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 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
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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.