Becoming a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

  Effective July 1, 2017, the California Board of Legal Specialization certified me as a specialist in Bankruptcy Law. To become a bankruptcy specialist, you need to pass a specialist examination that is offered every two years in October.  My employer at the time, Stephen R. Wade, encouraged me to take the exam.  I did

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The Primary Risks of Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and How to Avoid them

Currently, the volume of bankruptcy filings in Southern California has significantly decreased.  This gives both the judges, trustees, and trustee’s attorneys additional time to scrutinize every bankruptcy filing.  Moreover, due to the decrease in filings and correlating decrease in cases that pay them money, Chapter 7 Trustee’s and Chapter 7 Trustee’s attorneys always seem to

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Meeting of Creditors

What is the Meeting of Creditors or 341(a) Meeting? If you file a bankruptcy, you are required Section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code to attend a meeting of creditors.  Do not be alarmed. I assure you this will not be your day of reckoning where all of your creditors show up to the meeting to harass

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What can I do for you?

Yes, my office will file plenty of bankruptcies.  However, practically anyone can file a bankruptcy.  People file without attorneys all the time.  “Hey,” you might say, “I am filing bankruptcy I can’t afford an attorney!”   To the skeptics out there, here is what I can do for you: Analyzing your Particular Circumstances First, you and

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A New Beginning

After much deliberation and a push from my long time mentor and employer, Stephen R. Wade, I have decided to open up my own law office.  I had been an employee of Mr. Wade for almost 12 years and have amassed a great deal of experience in bankruptcy and litigation.  I started as a part-time

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