East Orange, New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers

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Mark Goldman
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East Orange, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 47 years experience
(973) 677-9000 7 Glenwood Ave., Suite 311B
East Orange, NJ 07017
Bankruptcy
Rutgers University - Camden
Filipe Pedroso
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Newark, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 23 years experience
(973) 522-1100 8 Wilson Ave, Fl. 3
Newark, NJ 07105
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Over the years I have received many awards and recognitions for exceptional service, client satisfaction and highest ethical standards. The Legal Network has recognized me as “Top Lawyers in New Jersey” several years in a row. I have been invited to join elite Top 100 National Trial Lawyers due to strong qualifications as TOP civil/criminal defense trial lawyers. I was nominated as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in NJ by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Currently, I'm the managing attorney at two successful law firms: eLAWnj.com Pedroso Legal Services LLC and...
Marc P. Feldman
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Maplewood, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 32 years experience
(973) 267-7555 2130 Milburn Ave
Suite D1
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
My name is Marc P. Feldman and I am an attorney located in Morris Plains, New Jersey. I have a broad range of legal knowledge and experience and can provide you with legal services in the following areas: Family Law Bankruptcy Immigration Real Estate Wills and Estates Landlord/Tenant DWI Juvenile Law Municipal Court Expungements I will take the time to get to know you, your goals and your challenges. Your needs are important to me. I will strive to advance your goals and reach your objectives in the most cost-efficient and expeditious manner possible. I have practiced law in...
John Michael Amorison
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Montclair, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(973) 202-5231 26 Park Place
Suite 2455
Montclair, NJ 07042
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Capital University Law School
Leslie Ann Farber
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Montclair, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 28 years experience
(973) 509-8500 33 Plymouth Street, Suite 204
Montclair, NJ 07042
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Employment and Family
Pace Law School
Leslie A. Farber, Esq. has been practicing law since 1991. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Drew University, and her Law Degree from Pace University School of Law. In law school, she was an editor of the Pace Law Review and participated in Pace's Appellate Litigation Clinic. For the past 20 years, she has represented both individuals and businesses in many areas of litigation in state, federal and municipal courts from initial consultation through discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal, when necessary. Ms. Farber has lectured and published works in a variety...
Shmuel Klein
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Mahwah, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 33 years experience
(845) 425-2510 238 William St., East Orange, NJ
113 Cedarhill Ave
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Real Estate
Four locations in New Jersey: Mahwah, NJ - 113 Cedarhill Ave 201-529-3411 Jersey City, NJ - 25 Plaza 5, 25th Floor Harborside Financial Center - 201-529-3411 East Orange, NJ - 238 William St - 973-678-1588
Leslie Farber
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Montclair, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(973) 509-8500 33 Plymouth Street
Suite 204
Montclair, NJ 07042
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Employment and Family
Pace Law School
Leslie A. Farber, Esq. has been practicing law since 1991. She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Drew University, and her Law Degree from Pace University School of Law. In law school, she was an editor of the Pace Law Review and participated in Pace's Appellate Litigation Clinic. For the past 20 years, she has represented both individuals and businesses in many areas of litigation in state, federal and municipal courts from initial consultation through discovery, mediation, arbitration, trial and appeal, when necessary. Ms. Farber has lectured and published works in a variety...
Jeffrey Rothbard
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Newark, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 45 years experience
(973) 622-7713 50 Park Pl
12th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Bankruptcy and Business
Dickinson School of Law
Areas of Law:
-Bankruptcy Law
-Commercial Litigation

University Attended:
-University of Pennsylvania, Class of 1972, B.A. cum laude

Associations & Memberships:
-Essex County, New Jersey State and American Bar Associations
-Commercial Law League of America
Kimberly Tyler
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Newark, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 30 years experience
(973) 986-0635 744 broad St 16th floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Bankruptcy
Robert M. Rich
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Verona, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 49 years experience
25 Pompton Ave
Verona, NJ 07043
Bankruptcy
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
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Lawrence Friscia
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Newark, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney
(973) 500-8024 199 Wilson Avenue
Suite A
Newark, NJ 07105
Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bruce Levitt
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Maplewood, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 36 years experience
(973) 313-1200 515 Valley Street, Suite 140
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Bankruptcy and Business
Evelyn Akushie-Onyeani
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South Orange, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney
(973) 821-5399 76 South Orange Avenue
Suite 200
South Orange, NJ 07079
Bankruptcy, Collections, Consumer and Criminal
Stuart Nachbar
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Livingston, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 567-0954 354 Eisenhower Parkway
Plaza 1, Suite 2025
Livingston, NJ 07039
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections and Criminal
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
For a free initial consultation on your Bankruptcy needs
Call Stuart today at (973) 567-0954

I have been representing clients of all types for the past 25 years. We specialize in assisting persons in financial hardship by filing for Bankruptcy in Chapter 7, 11 or 13. We even do loan modifications to help you save your home from Foreclosure. In addition, I have worked on behalf of my own son and numerous others who have a disability, to make sure that they get the proper education. I am ready to assist you, with my 25 years of legal and...
Lazaro Cardenas
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Jersey City, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 2 years experience
(844) 533-3367 574 Newark Avenue
Suite 307
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Probate and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Why I became a Real Estate and Probate Attorney focusing on Protecting People’s Future Today:

Since founding the firm, I’ve had the pleasure of working with countless families. I take my job as a counselor very serious and take great pride in assisting the families that walk through our doors. Every day, I strive to become a better practitioner and to offer more options and better advice to clients. This makes me very happy and it is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

My partners are two dedicated individuals who truly compliment me, and both have similar ethical and...
Derek John Soltis
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Jersey City, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 5 years experience
(844) 533-3367 574 Newark Ave
Suite 307
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Employment and Foreclosure Defense
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Derek J. Soltis, Esq. is graduate of Rutgers School of Law Newark and an admitted attorney in the State of New York. Mr. Soltis also has an MBA in Management Systems with an International Business Designation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Master of Science in Information and Communication Systems where he specialized in System Dynamics. While at Fordham Mr. Soltis graduated in the top 10% of class and was enrolled in Phi Kappa Phi the Collegiate Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma the Business Honors Society. Mr. Soltis's undergraduate degree is a BBA from the University...
Franklin S. Montero
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PASSAIC, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney
(973) 777-8718 245 LEXINGTON AVE
PASSAIC, NJ 07055
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, DWI, Estate Planning and Immigration
Franklin Montero has represented clients all throughout New Jersey and New York. A majority of the cases that he handles are in municipal court, and range from Title 39, Title 2C and municipal ordinance violations. He has extensive experience in negotiating plea agreements for my clients with the prosecutors. Franklin has effectively tried matters that could not be resolved with a plea bargain. As such, he has experience with trial preparation, which includes properly assessing the relevant statute, applicable case law and preparation of expert and lay direct and cross-examination questions.

The Law Offices of Franklin S. Montero provides New...
Mr. John P. Fazzio III Esq.
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Hoboken, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 14 years experience
(201) 529-8024 5 Marine View Plaza
Ste. 218
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School
John Fazzio is an aggressive young trial lawyer who is a fierce advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom. He lives for David and Goliath type contests. John is not afraid to go to trial and has gone all the way to verdict on varied cases including foreclosure, bankruptcy, tax, intellectual property, criminal, and personal injury. John has also prosecuted a number of appeals cases. John regularly practices in the State and Federal Courts in New York and New Jersey.
Jennifer N. Weil
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Hoboken, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 21 years experience
(201) 676-0722 Grand Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
William H. Bowen School of Law
Jennifer N. Weil, Esq. is a New Jersey debt attorney. She helps individuals and businesses with a variety of debt problems, including student loans, IRS tax debt, and credit card debt. Jennifer will provide you with a customized debt resolution road map tailored with your goals in mind. If you're facing debt collectors, the IRS, student loans - even if you have been sued - Jennifer can help. Call Jennifer now at (646) 932-1053 or (201) 676-0722 for your customized debt solution.
Karra Kingston
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Union City , NJ Bankruptcy Attorney
(973) 979-9078 3710 Kennedy Blvd
Union City , NJ 07087
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Pace Law School
Ms. Kingston began her career as a bankruptcy attorney. She has appeared in front of many federal court judges and has helped many debtors obtain a fresh start. Ms. Kingston understands the complex federal rules for discharging debt. While working as a bankruptcy attorney, Ms. Kingston’s dedication has resulted in settlements of large debts for clients at 20-30 percent of what they owed. She also has dedicated a great deal of her time helping clients facing foreclosure, keep their homes through the process known as Loss Mitigation. Ms. Kingston has won loan modification for her clients both inside and...
Paul Evangelista
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Secaucus, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 20 years experience
(201) 216-1855 110A Meadowlands Parkway
Suite 101
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Bankruptcy and Consumer
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Paul S. Evangelista, Esq. is the principal owner of The Law Office of Paul S. Evangelista, P.C. He concentrates his practice in Consumer Bankruptcy Law and related matters, including debt negotiation, debt reorganization, work-outs, and collection matters. Mr. Evangelista has represented consumer debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases successfully throughout New Jersey.

Mr. Evangelista is a member of the Hudson County Bar Association and serves as a Trustee. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Hudson Inn and...
Marvin Wolf
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Newark, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 24 years experience
(973) 735-2740 744 Broad Street
16th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Brooklyn Law School
I am a solo attorney with a bankruptcy, consumer, foreclosure defense, matrimonial and small business concentration. Because I am admitted in NY, NJ and PA, I can handle multi-jurisdictional issues - helping clients with problems in different states. Bankruptcy and divorce involves finding creative solutions to sometimes unique problems and personalities. I am very straightforward and cut through the bull to get to the heart of the matter and try to save clients money. I provide discounted legal services to union members through Union Plus, and Local 32B-J.
Jeremias Batista
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Clifton, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 14 years experience
(973) 340-9600 417 Clifton Avenue
1st Floor, Suite 1
Clifton, NJ 07470
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University
Since 2005, Jeremias E. Batista, Esq. has offered comprehensive legal services to clients throughout New Jersey and New York City area. We provide personal individual attention to clients who have been injured in Accidents, Slip and Falls, Work related Injuries and Bankruptcies . Mr. Batista personally works on every case to assure his clients receive the highest quality service possible. Mr. Batista looks forward to the satisfaction of helping clients to change their life for the better.
Andrew M. Wolfenson
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Union, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 28 years experience
(908) 686-7230 2414 Morris Avenue
Suite 104
Union, NJ 07083
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
Andrew M. Wolfenson specializes in Divorce and Family matters, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Municipal Court, and Expungements. A 1991 Graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, he is also the author of two fiction novels, "In His Own Defense" and "Deadly Fantasy: A Baseball Story", and serves as the Chairman of the New Jersey chapter of his college's Alumni Association.
Edward David Smith
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Clifton, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 24 years experience
(973) 365-2770 1135 Clifton Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07013
Bankruptcy and Business
Tulane University-LA
E. David Smith, Esq., is principal of Smith & Associates, and serves as outside general counsel for US and foreign companies, family enterprises and family offices. Guiding his clients in the creation and growth of their wealth, he positions business entities for growth opportunities and for mitigating risk, including asset preservation. Combining his experience in corporate transactions, capital raising and financing, corporate governance, corporate litigation and intellectual property, he provides strategic guidance, identifies and addresses core issues, and quarterbacks companies’ and family offices’ legal needs. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Tulane University School...
Blake Width
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Westfield, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 16 years experience
(908) 233-6800 53 Cardinal Dr
Westfield, NJ 07090
Bankruptcy, Business, Construction and Insurance Defense
Seton Hall University School of Law
Blake C. Width has a broad spectrum of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, community associations, construction, creditors' rights, employment, insurance, labor, municipal, and public safety.
Justin M. Gillman
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(732) 661-1664 23 North Avenue E
Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationCranford, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Justin M. Gillman, Esq. has practiced in the area of consumer and small business bankruptcy law, foreclosure prevention and related matters since 1997. He is admitted to the New Jersey and New York State Bars, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District or New Jersey. Mr. Gillman received his B.A. degree from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut and his J.D. degree from the Marshall-Whythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Gillman serves as a member in...
Leonard R. Boyer
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(973) 798-6131 1000 Clifton Ave
Suite 200
Clifton, NJ 07013
Free ConsultationClifton, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 35 years experience
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
New York Law School
Although my firm practices in several different fields of law, my expertise is primarily in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense,Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Mortgage loan modification. In terms of divorce law, I have a unique prospective from both my personal and professional experience that few other attorneys can match. To me, each case is personal, each client is a person, never just a file number.
Frank Patrick Nardi
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Totowa, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 25 years experience
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York Law School
Frank Nardi is a founder of the law firm of McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. Frank brings expertise unique to the New Jersey legal community.

In addition to almost two decades as an experienced attorney in New York and New Jersey, Frank is also a certified public accountant and certified financial planner. This gives Frank a unique ability to see the financial tax issues in any legal matter. It also helps him get to the bottom of complex commercial cases and financial transactions, and helps businesses formulate profitable plans.

Frank is an attorney admitted to the bars of New...
Melinda Dee Middlebrooks
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Springfield, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 34 years experience
(973) 218-6877 841 Mountain Avenue, First Floor
First Floor
Springfield, NJ 07081
Bankruptcy and Collections
Seton Hall University School of Law
Middlebrooks Shapiro & Nachbar, P.C. provides our Bankruptcy Clients (Chapter 7, 13 and 11) with large firm experience and effectiveness with the attention and affordability that only a boutique bankruptcy firm can offer.
Steven Abelson
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East Rutherford, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 37 years experience
(877) 552-5529 1 Meadowlands Plaza
Suite 200
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Bankruptcy
Our practice has been specializing in consumer bankruptcy and related consumer litigation since 1990. We help individuals file for protection under Chapters 7, 13, and 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. We know bankruptcy can be hard, having an experienced bankruptcy lawyer who will help go through all your options is important. Prior to making any decision to file for bankruptcy, we work with clients to consider alternative solutions of debt relief including debt negotiations, referrals to consumer credit counseling organizations or qualified mortgage brokers if refinance or reverse mortgages are appropriate considerations. As necessary, we will...
Robert C. Chewning
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Totowa, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer
(973) 890-0004 37 Vreeland Ave
Totowa, NJ 07512
Bankruptcy, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Robert Chewning is an associate at McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC. He practices primarily in the areas of complex commercial, contractual, employment, civil litigation and bankruptcy issues. Robert’s dedication, passion, and determination have helped his clients, both individuals and businesses, in achieving their goals quickly and efficiently.

Robert joined the firm during his second year of law school and has worked with us since he graduated. Robert has handled all aspects of research to arbitrations and trials, including retaliation and whistleblower protections under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination, disability harassment, and employee-independent contractor determinations under the Fair...
Britt Justice Simon
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Cranford, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 709-1131 2 South Avenue, East, Ste 200
Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
Britt J. Simon is licensed to practice throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and District of Columbia, providing representation to the accused, the injured and other clients seeking quality legal services. He is guided by a commitment to the best interests of his clients and the highest standards of his profession. Offers free consultation.
Zubin Haghi
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Cedar Grove, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 8 years experience
(201) 355-0054 519 Pompton Avenue #244
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Consumer, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Experienced, compassionate, and dedicated attorney focused on foreclosure defense, loan modifications, short sales, bankruptcy, real estate matters, and consumer protection.
Steven Robert Lehr
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West Caldwell, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney
(973) 575-8002 33 Clinton Rd
#100
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
New York University School of Law and American University
Steven Lehr is the principal and founder of LehrLaw, a boutique general practice law firm.
John J. Scura III
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Hoboken, NJ Bankruptcy Lawyer
(973) 696-8391 79 Hudson Street
Suite 500
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Bankruptcy and Business
Katherine Creenan Esq
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Elizabeth, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 35 years experience
(908) 355-5151 1338 North Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Bankruptcy
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am happy to assist my clients to gain a financial new start by filing bankruptcy. When people first visit me, they often cry with relief when they learn that they can get out of the financial hole they are in. When the bankruptcy case is over, they are relieved and smiling.
Pierre Emmanuel Almonacy
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Union, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 20 years experience
(908) 688-5500 1466 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Dickinson School of Law
Chang Liu
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Jersey City, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 7 years experience
(201) 988-5403 155 2nd St. Suite 4
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Bankruptcy, Business, Divorce and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
Mr. Chang Liu, a seasoned and passionate attorney licensed in the State of New York and New Jersey, is dedicated to provide outstanding legal services to his clients, both in the U.S. and in China. He has extensive experience in corporate, immigration and employment law practice, and has trial experience in domestic relations, such as contested divorce, international child custody dispute and domestic violence. Mr. Liu obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from Beijing Foreign Studies University School of Law and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Yes, he is a buckeye! Mr. Liu...
Leah Capece
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Elizabeth, NJ Bankruptcy Attorney with 11 years experience
(908) 353-6700 1338 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Free ConsultationBankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
It is very satisfying to help people get a fresh start. Anyone can suffer a setback that puts them in a tough financial position. Illness, disability, divorce and unemployment all contribute to financial distress, and these events can occur without warning. I do not feel that people should have to choose between paying their debts and putting food on the table for their families. When the law can work against you, it will, so why not use the law to your advantage when possible?

Managing my own solo practice gives me the ability to be flexible in many ways. If meeting...
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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.