eligible to file bankruptcy

How to Know if You’re Eligible to File Bankruptcy

  For many debtors, filing bankruptcy can be an appealing option to rid themselves of formidable debt. Yet, before filing, it is essential to know the difference between bankruptcy options (7, 11, 13) and whether you are even eligible…

How Your (Good) Attorney Should Treat You

Handling Your Stress. When a client has a legal problem, he or she is oftentimes under financial and consequent emotional stress. The good attorney should listen to you enough to be able to "walk in your shoes" to feel as you do about your…
Negotiating a Commercial Real Estate Lease, Commercial Real Estate, Gross lease vs net lease, commercial zoning laws

What to Consider When Negotiating a Commercial Real Estate Lease

A commercial real estate lease can make or break a young business. If the location turns out to be a flop, you don’t want to be stuck there for years. But if your company finds itself in a developing hub, you don’t want to worry about excessive…
Filing Bankruptcy

Busting Bankruptcy Myths

  Just saying the word feels taboo – “Bankruptcy” [shivers] – but filing bankruptcy isn’t a topic that should avoid discussion. Years of bad publicity have framed it as a way out, or the mark of fiscal irresponsibility. However,…
Bulk Sales Law, Bulk Sales Act

Buying a Business? Be Aware of the Bulk Sales Law

You just bought a business. Congratulations! But a moment that should be filled with excitement can quickly shift into overwhelming dread as phone calls from creditors begin filling your voicemail, eager to recoup the debts owed on the…
Bankruptcy options
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Bankruptcy Options: Chapters 7, 13, and 11

As a bankruptcy attorney, I've represented many clients in obtaining relief from debt. Here are your options in Bankruptcy Court: Defining Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a federal court procedure (done in Santa Ana, LA, or Riverside), which…