Santa Monica, California Bankruptcy Lawyers

Nicholas J. Bontrager
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California Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience

Nicholas J. Bontrager (Nicholas) received his J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law in 2007 and his B.A. in Law and Society with a Minor in Global Peace and Security from the University of California at... Read More »
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Matthew David Resnik
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California Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience

Matthew Resnik received his Juris Doctorate in 1996. Matthew Resnik has dedicated his legal career exclusively to Consumer Bankruptcy, representing financially distressed individuals against their creditors. Dedicated to... Read More »
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Devin Sawdayi
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Free Consultation! Aggressive and Trusted California Bankruptcy Law Attorney!

I represent bankruptcy clients with knowledge, experience, and diligence. I am committed to providing the excellent service and the best possible results! Visit my website for reviews. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Sanaz Sarah Bereliani
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California Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience

Sanaz Sarah Bereliani received her J.D. from Whittier College School of Law, with a focus on reorganization and bankruptcy. During law school, she worked as an invaluable law clerk to a prominent Superior Court of... Read More »
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Kathleen Ann Kenne
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Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 16 years experience
(424) 204-6194 2720 Neilson Way, #5141
Santa Monica, CA 90409-5141
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
Robert C. Canning Esq.
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Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(323) 304-1961 520 Broadway
Ste. 350
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy
Paul N McCullum
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Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(747) 444-2889 P.O. Box 3011
Santa Monica, CA 90408
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Paul McCullum is a hands-on consumer bankruptcy and is a tax attorney with a focus on both strategic tax planning and tax controversy. He is a zealous advocate for his clients in resolution of matters against the IRS, FTB, and for debt workouts with various creditors. With an extensive business background, he enjoys helping clients come out of bankruptcy with not only a fresh start, but a clear plan going forward. He has a special focus on tax planning for troubled borrowers in and out of the bankruptcy setting. Paul has specialized in bankruptcy law since he was a...
Steven Kop
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
1333 2nd Street
Suite 610
Los Angeles, CA 90401
Bankruptcy
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(310) 394-5900 506 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
UCLA School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 48 years experience
(213) 891-8304 1705 Ocean Ave Unit 304
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 37 years experience
(310) 586-3855 2450 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy, Business, Environmental and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(310) 586-7700 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy
Hastings College of the Law
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
(310) 586-3823 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
The University of Texas School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 933-5430 929 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Communications and Construction
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Jay Berger
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California Bankruptcy Lawyer with 37 years experience

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Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and Riverside. I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law. I am an "AV"* rated attorney with 37 years of experience in solving... Read More »
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G. Thomas Martin III
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California Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles9th Circuit and California
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Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 576-2107 120 Broadway
#300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy, Agricultural, Antitrust and Appeals
Harvard University
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 29 years experience
(424) 214-7000 100 Wilshire Blvd Fl 4
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy and Business
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(310) 778-2200 3110 Main St
Ste 310
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Bankruptcy
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 576-2105 120 Broadway
#300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of California-Los Angeles
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(310) 788-3232 1620 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy, Administrative, Business and IP
Duke University School of Law
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(310) 586-6517 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
Yale Law School
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 42 years experience
(310) 586-7739 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy and Business
Stanford Law School
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(310) 788-3208 1620 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy and Business
Loyola Law School
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(310) 586-7750 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy
Harvard Law School
Santa Monica, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(310) 586-6536 2450 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Bankruptcy, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
University of Southern California Law School
Andre Amin Khansari
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California Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience

University of Southern California Law SchoolCalifornia
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Victor J. Yoo
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Skilled Bankruptcy Representation! Consult an Experienced Bankruptcy Attorney!

I am a dedicated and thorough bankruptcy law attorney. I will work diligently to advocate for your rights and interests in bankruptcy law issues. Visit my website to see client testimonials or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Victor J. Yoo
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 2049 Century Park E
#3850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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.
Peter Maurice Lively
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Culver City, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 391-2400 11268 Washington Blvd Ste 203
Culver City, CA 90230
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Law office of Peter M lively helps individuals and businesses resolve financial problems particularly settling debts in obtaining debt relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code as debt relief agents 25 years experience in over 5000 satisfied clients. Mr. Lively obtained his JD MBA from UCLA in 1982 and was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 2014. Mr. Lively served as President of the Central District of California Consumer Debtors Attorneys Association (cdcbaa) in 2017 after serving on the Board of Directors for the prior 10 years. Mr. Lively regularly lectures to...
Sanaz Sarah Bereliani
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 920-8352 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Whittier Law School
Sanaz Sarah Bereliani received her J.D. from Whittier College School of Law, with a focus on reorganization and bankruptcy. During law school, she worked as an invaluable law clerk to a prominent Superior Court of California judge and was later offered an impressive externship at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Ms. Bereliani is admitted to practice law before all Superior and Federal Courts in the State of California, including the Southern District of California, Central District of California, Northern District of California, and Eastern District of California.

Ms. Bereliani strives to provide her clients with high quality bankruptcy representation and alternatives...
Kathleen Patricia March
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 41 years experience
(866) 259-2889 10524 W. Pico Boulevard
Suite 212
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Bankruptcy
Yale Law School
Attorney Kathleen March was a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA from 1988 to 2002. After completing her 14 years of service as a judge, she retired and decided to return to practicing law and established her law firm. Kathleen March's goal is to provide reliable, honest, and quality legal representation for debtors and creditors filing for bankruptcy.
James R. Selth
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(310) 207-1494 11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1170
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Bankruptcy and Collections
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mr. Selth is a graduate of University of California, Riverside where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and served an internship in the United States Senate. In 1985 he received his Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude, from Western State University. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Selth was employed for seven years by California Federal Savings & Loan Association, where he last worked as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Cal Fed's Pasadena office. Mr. Selth served as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County for two years before joining the firm of...
Hamid R. Rafatjoo
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 440-4100 1800 Avenue of the Stars
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Bankruptcy, Business and Securities
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of California - Irvine
Devin Sawdayi
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 475-9399 10866 Wilshire Blvd. #890
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
G. Thomas Martin III
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(818) 920-8352 11400 W Olympic Blvd
#200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Bankruptcy, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Andre Amin Khansari
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience
(424) 248-6688 11845 W Olympic Blvd
#1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Bankruptcy, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
University of Southern California Law School
Marina Fineman
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 440-4100 1800 Avenue of the Stars
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Bankruptcy and Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Leonora Gorelik
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 481-5098 1355 Westwood Blvd
#201
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Estate Planning and Family
Loyola Law School
Michael Frank Chekian
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(877) 243-5529 11400 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Western State Univ COL
Skilled, polite and thorough. Free consultations. Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, California State Bar. Practice includes bankruptcy related litigation. Over 23 years experience serving debtors and creditors regarding insolvency issues.
Norman Kreisman
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(888) 553-8000 2049 Century Park E
#3850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Bankruptcy and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Dan Weintraub
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(310) 207-1494 12424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 88973
Bankruptcy
University of Southern California Law Center
Mehrshad Mirkhan
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(310) 984-6999 1801 Century Park East
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Bankruptcy
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mehrshad Mirkhan has nearly two decades of experience handling business law and civil litigation matters, including matters relating to business litigation, bankruptcy, contracts, banking, and more. He earned his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1998. Known for his strategic, comprehensive, and personalized approach, Mr. Mirkhan is a talented legal professional with a tendency to look outside of the box for sophisticated solutions. Mr. Mirkhan has received several awards for his legal service, including “Commitment to Clients Award” and “Most Patient Advocate Award” from The McGeorge School of Law.
Mr Michael John Fiscus
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(310) 697-3203 11400 West Olympic Blvd.
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
William Howard Taft Univ
Holly Olivia Roark
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 15 years experience
(888) 553-0399 1875 Century Park East
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Bankruptcy and Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Linda Meyrowitz Blank
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 33 years experience
(310) 203-9393 1925 Century Park E
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Loyola Univ School of Law
Daniel Joeseph Weintraub
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
11766 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Bankruptcy
Corey Carter
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer
(323) 825-5529 12100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Bankruptcy
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Santa Monica Bankruptcy Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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Santa Monica, CA


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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.