Woodland Hills, California Bankruptcy Lawyers

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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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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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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Andre Amin Khansari
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California Bankruptcy Lawyer with 17 years experience

University of Southern California Law SchoolCalifornia
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Neil Bhartia
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 552-6272 6303 Owensmouth Ave.
FL 10
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Attorney Bhartia is an award winning bankruptcy and personal injury attorney with a broad range of legal and international business experience. Mr. Bhartia earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law. While there, he served as President of the International Law Society, Editor for the Law Journal, Academic Fellow, and Student Ambassador. Prior to Syndicate Legal, Neil has worked in the legal department of the Screen Actors Guild where he was involved with arbitration between studios/producers and the Guild, and has also held positions with the Public Law Center in the area of consumer fraud, and Macey...
Amir A. Nader
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 689-0774 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Amir practices all areas of family law, including child custody and support issues, mediation, and litigation.
Sean D. Allen
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(866) 839-9400 21650 Oxnard Street
Suite 2000
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Bankruptcy, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Pepperdine University
A skilled attorney with litigation, appellate, and transactional experience in areas such as real property, contracts, business and corporate governance, business entity formation, and bankruptcy. Currently counsels Common Interest Developments on a wide range of matters, including operational issues, corporate governance, interpretation of governing documents, corporate matters, dispute resolution, litigation, and general transactional matters. Obtained very favorable outcomes for clients as both plaintiffs and as defendants, and is also one of the few attorneys knowledgeable of the unique issues surrounding homeowner associations as bankruptcy creditors. Obtained Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Licensed to practice...
Ilyse Fern Klavir
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 225-8222 4627 Willens Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Univ of West Los Angeles
Iyse Klavir specializes in the practice of bankruptcy law at her law firm Klavir & Associates based in Lancaster, CA in the Antelope Valley with a satellite office in Woodland Hills, CA serving the San Fernando Valley. Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury cases are also areas of consiberable practice focus and experience. Ilyse Klavir assisted nearly a thousand debtors last year through the bankruptcy process. She was recognized with the William J. Lasarow Award by the Debtor Assistance Project for her work on behalf of debtors. Ilyse Klavir has over 20 years of experience as an executive,...
David Russell Hagen
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(818) 861-9917 5950 Canoga Ave #400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Bankruptcy
Southwestern University
C. Valerie Ibe
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Canoga Park, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(818) 900-5298 7220 Owensmouth Avenue,
Suite 220
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Bankruptcy, Employment, Family and Immigration
Rivers State University
The Law Offices of C. Valerie Ibe, has licenses to practice in the States of California, Maryland and New York and is equipped to help residents of these states to face the complexities of civil litigation whether in the state courts or in federal courts. The lead attorney, in addition to legal qualifications has also an MBA in Business Administration and a CPA
Barry Michael Greenberg
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Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 591-4441 23548 Calabasas Road
Suite 202
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mr. Greenberg is a licensed attorney (California) and a Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
Karen L. Ware
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 284-4537 5850 Canoga Avenue
Fourth Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
University of Texas - Austin
Karen Ware represents consumers in credit and debt matters, including bankruptcy. In addition to offering bankruptcy services, Ms. Ware defends consumers in debt collection and garnishment cases in California state court. Her practice emphasizes the importance of explaining all options to Clients, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach. Ms. Ware is admitted to the the Supreme Court of California, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of California, the Central District of California, and the District of Maryland. She is admitted...
Tawni Lee Takagi
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Canoga Park, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(310) 954-7248 22148 Sherman Way #105
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of West Los Angles
My boutique law firm prides itself in providing exceptional service to and communication with our clients. Your matter is important to us and you will not be ignored or disregarded.
Juanita V. Miller
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 31 years experience
(818) 936-2186 6303 Owensmouth Ave., Suite 1005
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Estate Planning
Georgetown University
Juanita V. Miller, Esq. has been practicing law for 24 years. She focuses in the areas of bankruptcy and probate law and is a "hands-on" attorney. No client is made to feel as though she is going through a law mill. The firm gives prompt, efficient, and courteous service.
Nicholas J. Bontrager
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Free consultation, experienced representation in bankruptcy cases. Call now!

I’m an experienced L.A. bankruptcy lawyer and I represent clients who are in need of debt relief. My practice includes Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 and I can help you determine which is best for your situation. 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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Hamid Naraghi
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 689-0774 6320 Canoga Ave.
Suite 1620
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Hamid has practiced law, specifically litigation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, since 1997. Currently the managing attorney at Nader, Naraghi & Woodcock, APLC,
Steven Abraham Wolvek
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Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(818) 227-3379 23480 Park Sorrento
Suite 109A
Calabasas, CA 91302
Bankruptcy
Ali Reza Nader
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 788-5008 21800 Oxnard Street
Suite 720
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
University of West Los Angeles Law School
Ali R. Nader helps clients protect their home and assets when their financial circumstances are difficult. Since 1996, Ali has helped over a thousand clients with debt relief, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. He is a master craftsman when it comes to dealing with your financial dilemma and does his best in getting the full picture and exploring the best possible situations with you.
David Ian Brownstein
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Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(818) 905-0000 21700 Oxnard Street
Suite 1160
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Bankruptcy and Business
UC Hastings COL
Todd Joseph Mannis
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Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 29 years experience
(818) 591-9890 4766 Park Granada
Suite 101
Calabasas, CA 91302
Bankruptcy
Loyola Law School
Mr.  Lloyd Douglas Dix
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Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 36 years experience
(818) 526-1200 22287 Mulholland Highway
PMB 414
Calabasas, CA 91302
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(818) 591-2121 23975 Park Sorrento
Suite 200
Calabasas, CA 91302-4001
Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Loyola Law School
Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(818) 591-2121 23975 Park Sorrento
Suite 200
Calabasas, CA 91302-4001
Bankruptcy, Business and Securities
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Calabasas, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 591-2121 23975 Park Sorrento
Suite 200
Calabasas, CA 91302-4001
Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
University of Southern California
Woodland Hills, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 914-7322 20700 Ventura Blvd Ste 301
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Southwestern University School of Law
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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Michael Jay Berger
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Woodland Hills, CA 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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Matthew David Resnik
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 23 years experience
(818) 293-0031 17609 Ventura Boulevard,
Suite 314
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Consumer and Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
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 equalizing the playing field between consumers and creditors, Matthew Resnik founded Simon Resnik LLP in 2003.

Matthew Resnik has served as a keynote speaker at numerous seminars relating to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Matthew Resnik is a member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and actively involved in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”) and the local Central District Consumer Bankruptcy...
Vernon Charles Tucker
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TARZANA, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 6 years experience
(818) 795-2655 18455 BURBANK BOULEVARD, SUITE 407
TARZANA, CA 91356
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Southern California Institute of Law, Minot State University and Minot State University
Aggressive Representation. Don't settle for less!

Don't be a Sucker.................Call Vernon Tucker!!!
Mark Jonathan Hayes
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 293-0031 17609 Ventura Boulevard,
Suite 314
Encino, CA 91316
Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
Loyola Law School
Mr. Hayes is a partner at Resnik Hayes Moradi LLP, a boutique firm of six attorneys located in Encino, California. The firm practices bankruptcy and insolvency law and general civil litigation.

Mr. Hayes has been a member of the panel of mediators of the Bankruptcy Mediation Program for the Central District of California since the program’s inception in 1995. He estimates that he has presided over at least 125 mediations in total. He received has received the following awards and commendations:

2016-2017 Mediator Who Settled the Most Number of Mediations, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, San Fernando...
CHRISTIAN LEGASPI
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Tarzana, CA Bankruptcy Attorney
(800) 650-4390 6047 Tampa Avenue
208
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Leon Bayer
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Long Beach, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 477-3111 4326 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Consumer
University of LaVerne College of Law
Leon Bayer Leon Bayer has successfully represented clients in bankruptcy for over 37 years. He is frequently called upon by the media, the California Bar and other associations to provide insight and help educate attorneys on bankruptcy issues.
Gregory Mark Shanfeld
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Sherman Oaks, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 839-2487 15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
As a founding partner at the firm Wadhwani & Shanfeld, Southern California lawyer Greg Shanfeld offers counsel to debtors from all walks of life. Mr. Shanfeld began his legal career in the year 1994, and has practiced in both California and Texas. On the website Avvo.com, he has been recognized with a rating of 8.6 Excellent. He is a graduate of UCLA and the USC Law School. To learn more information about his firm, contact the firm today.
Parham Patrick Parhami
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 19 years experience
(818) 205-2445 6345 Balboa Blvd., Suite 247
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
The areas of focus are Personal Injury, Contracts, Business Management, Business Formation (Corporation and LLC), Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement, Estate Planning and Banking. In addition to practicing law, the second part of the firm concentrates on Business Management section in which focus is on accounts payable, accounts receivable, paying bills, doing all tax work and anything else the client is interested in. Lastly, the firm concentrates on business consulting for anyone who currently has a business or plan to start a business.
James Geoffrey Beirne
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 224-4500 16633 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1200
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning and Immigration
Southwestern Law School
Over 20 years experience with consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, lien avoidance and income tax discharge.
Anthony R. Girgis
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 12 years experience
(818) 986-5000 16055 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1212
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
Whittier Law School
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from U.C.L.A., Anthony Girgis went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School. After passing the California Bar exam, Mr. Girgis has concentrated his practice in automobile accident injuries and Chapter 7 consumer bankruptcies. Mr. Girgis is admitted to practice law in the state of California. The Girgis Law Firm prides itself in offering excellent customer service and meeting the goals of its clients. Mr. Girgis offers a free one-on-one consultation with all potential clients to determine the best course of action based on the...
Rajesh Wadhwani
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Sherman Oaks, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 839-2487 15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Raj Wadhwani is a Southern California bankruptcy lawyer and a founding shareholder at the firm Wadhwani & Shanfeld. Attorney Wadhwani has more than 17 years of experience practicing as an attorney. He has a Bankruptcy Board Certification from the American Board of Certification, and he is also a licensed real estate broker. Mr. Wadhwani received his J.D. from the Southwestern University School of Law. Get in touch with his firm for a no-cost case evaluation.
R. Grace Rodriguez
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Chatsworth, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 734-7223 21000 Devonshire St
Suite 111
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
My primary focus is to help the average homeowner save their house, get a fresh start on their finances, educate them on how to meaningfully budget and save money, and then help direct future investments for their future financial needs. No one sat down and explained any of this to me. I had to go out and find the information. Now I want to share it with you. Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. We will work with you to come up with a affordable legal strategy that is within your budget. ...
Mrs. Chirnese L Liverpool
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Van Nuys, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 714-2200 6277 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 126
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I am an experienced bankruptcy attorney practicing within Los Angeles county. I understand all of the steps and important matters relating to these proceedings. I have represented hundreds of debtors. Please feel free to call (818) 714-2200 or e-mail us for a FREE consultation or visit our web site http://www.liverpoollegal.com for more information.
Nate Bernstein
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 383-5759 15760 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
A seasoned, veteran real estate litigation and transaction attorney and trial lawyer, Nate Bernstein of the LA Real Estate Law Group, serves sophisticated clients in the areas of real estate litigation, business and commercial litigation, and bankruptcy matters and litigation. Nate Bernstein was formerly in house counsel at Fidelity Title Insurance Company and Denley Investment and Management Company, and has been in private practice for 18 years on Southern California.
Ms. Nahal Nikki Hashemi
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(818) 377-7477 16133 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 700
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Loyola Law School
Brett F. Bodie
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 377-7413 16133 Ventura Blvd
Ste 700
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of San Diego School of Law
I have practiced exclusively in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, and consumer protection for my entire career. I formerly worked for the largest consumer bankruptcy law firm in San Diego and I have personally handled hundreds of bankruptcy cases. Bankruptcy, though, is not the solution for every problem. I also have a passion for consumer protection, and real estate law.
Elena Steers
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Sherman Oaks, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(800) 824-5416 5900 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 270
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Bankruptcy
Univ of West Los Angeles
Ms. Steers is the founding member of the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, a full-service law firm specializing in debt relief services for individuals and small businesses. With many years of legal experience, Elena particularly helps clients by carefully breaking down the often complicated procedures and challenging language of the legal system into common understandable terms, so clients clearly understand the debt relief options that can be legally pursued. Unique to Elena's legal experience is her extensive background on all sides of debt negotiations and bankruptcy filings. She previously worked as a Bankruptcy Trustee Assistant at the Office of the...
Jasmine Motazedi
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 15 years experience
(818) 379-1110 16000 Ventura Blvd., 5th
Encino, CA 91436
Bankruptcy
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Andrew Goodman
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 34 years experience
(818) 827-5169 6345 Balboa Boulevard
Suite I-300
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Business
Loyola Law School
I was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles in 1970 at the age of 12. My parents settled in Woodland Hills, at the west end of the San Fernando Valley. I graduated from El Camino Real High School in 1977, Pitzer College in 1981 and Loyola Law School in 1984. I have 30 years of experience as a bankruptcy lawyer, representing crditors and debtors. Over these 30 years, I have developed extensive nation-wide relationships with other professionals that I can call upon to help me and my clients with any need that may arise. My...
Shalem Shem-Tov
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Encino, CA Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 995-4200 16601 Ventura Blvd.
4th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Geoffrey George Melkonian
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Los Angeles, CA Bankruptcy Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 784-6084 15260 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1740
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
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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.