I established the law firm alone in 1980. My firm partner, Michael Cataldo, joined me 20 years ago. Today we are the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in the five counties Greater Philadelphia Area (Chester, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties).
We focus on consumer bank, specifically in Chapter 7 and 13. We are a very specialized firm.
My practice is limited to the representation of debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. I have successfully represented thousands of clients seeking bankruptcy protection since 1980 and I have handled over 15,000 consumer and small business bankruptcy cases.
1500 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19102
Yes, we offer a free initial consultation for half an hour.
We do have fixed prices, but it depends on the case.
Most of our cases are fixed fee cases.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
My bankruptcy practice found me -- -- I didn't find it. Upon graduating from law school and then obtaining my Masters of Law in Taxation, the new chapter 13 trustee, who was a classmate of mine, allowed me to take over his bankruptcy cases since he had a conflict. Also, at that time I became a chapter 7 panel trustee for the Chief Bankruptcy Judge in Philadelphia. I love the entire bankruptcy process and the financial relief it affords debtors.
I support clients educating themselves in legal matters.
I am willing to review documents.
I am not willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves. My malpractice insurance prohibits this.
I have been working in this field for 30 years. I was a chemical engineer with Dupont before working as an attorney.
My 25+ years of bankruptcy experience and my bankruptcy certification as a bankruptcy specialist in both consumer and business bankruptcy make me well qualified to represent debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases.
Either my partner or I personally see all new clients on their first visit. I generally see 75% of new clients. I am direct and upfront. My clients do not hear what they want to hear from me, but they hear what they need to hear. However, my direct demeanor is tempered by compassion and understanding.Personal interests:
I enjoy tennis, ski racing (NASTAR), scuba diving (Certified Rescue Diver), flying (Commercial Pilot) and exercising.
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