Advocate Solutions, Inc. A Professional Law Corporation

Advocate Solutions, Inc. A Professional Law Corporation

Bankruptcy Expertise With Chapters 7, 11 and 13 Throughout California. Former Law Clerk to United States Bankruptcy Court Judge.

Firm Overview

Advocate Solutions, Inc. is a boutique law firm specializing in bankruptcy, tax and estate planning, real estate and business law. We represent clients throughout California and New York and provide tax representation to clients throughout the country.
Main Office
Main Office
9350 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 203
Beverly Hills  CA  90212
Phone
  • (310) 734-2677
Fax
  • (310) 734-2676
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
We offer complimentary telephone consultations.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Most of our services are offered on a fixed-fee or hybrid fee arrangement (i.e., fixed fee and hourly combination). Retainer Fees for Chapters 7 and 13 can be paid through installment plans.
Bankruptcy
Advocate Solutions, Inc. provides sophisticated representation with value-driven focus.
Advocate Solutions, Inc. provides representation in all facets of bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, liquidation, and debtor-creditor relations. Having expertise in bankruptcy and tax litigation, we have established national recognition and have served as a resource to attorneys, accountants, and business managers in bankruptcy and taxation matters.

Our core bankruptcy representations include chapter 7 (liquidations), chapter 11 (reorganization) and chapter 13 (repayment plans). For clients that do not qualify for any bankruptcy chapters, we offer out-of-court workout and debt resolution representation. Our bankruptcy litigation representation includes nondischargeability, preference, fraudulent conveyance, and avoidance actions.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We have built the practice areas of the firm based on the expertise and financial background of our founding shareholder. Ms. Naimi started her legal career as a Bankruptcy Law Clerk and following her clerkship she practiced business reorganization representing multinational corporations in large corporate restructurings.

After launching her own firm, she became a strong advocate for individuals and small business owners who struggle to make ends-meet. She regularly publishes and speaks on issues involving bankruptcy and taxation-related topics throughout the country.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Haleh Naimi is the managing shareholder of Advocate Solutions, Inc. and has served as a law clerk to a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of Los Angeles. Her knowledge and familiarity with the court system, bankruptcy and local rules also distinguishes Advocate Solutions, Inc. from other firms.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We focus on highly sensitive tax and financial representation of clients typically in financial distress and strive to accommodate the scheduling of client meetings outside of routine business hours. Clients may also schedule meetings on weekends by appointment.

Having served as general counsel to businesses, we appreciate the uncertainty and frustration associated with unpredictable fee structures. As a result, we offer primarily fixed-fee or hybrid fee (combination of fixed and hourly) arrangements for most of our representations.

Haleh Naimi

General Information

Haleh Naimi is the managing shareholder of Advocate Solutions, Inc. With over 18 years of experience, Ms. Naimi's practice spans a broad range of practice areas including taxation, estate planning, business, bankruptcy, and real estate. Ms. Naimi serves as general counsel to several small businesses, provides direct representation to clients, and serves as a professional resource to clients' primary accountants, business managers, and financial advisors.
Practice Areas

Bankruptcy: Ms. Naimi has expertise in all facets of bankruptcy, business reorganization, liquidation, insolvency, and debtor-creditor relations having represented parties on all sides of bankruptcy. She has comprehensive experience in Chapter 11 business reorganizations and has represented individuals, corporate debtors, lenders, creditors committees, fiduciaries and other parties in interest. She also represents individuals in Chapter 7 liquidations, and Chapter 13 repayment plans. Her litigation experience includes representation of both debtors and creditors in adversary proceedings involving nondischargeability, preference, fraudulent conveyance, and avoidance actions.

Tax Law: Ms. Naimi has represented owners of family businesses, small to middle market businesses, and individuals in all aspects of tax planning and controversy resolution before federal and state taxing authorities. Tax controversy cases include income reconstruction, tax-free exchanges, reallocation of income; substantiation, timing, characterization, mergers, worker classification, voluntary compliance, penalty abatement, and collections (innocent spouse, lien/levy releases, and offers-in-compromise). Planning cases include structuring real estate, business transactions and entities.

Estate Planning: Ms. Naimi assists clients with all aspects of estate planning, trust and probate administration. Her trust planning experience includes drafting living trusts, marital deduction trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable trusts, foundations, special needs trusts, grantor retained interest trusts, and intentionally defective grantor trusts. Business succession planning has included buy-sell agreements, split interest acquisitions, private annuities, self-cancelling installment notes, management trusts, gifting minority and lack of marketability discounts.

Real Estate: Ms. Naimi has represented several well-known real estate developers in Southern California. Her services include leases, acquisitions, section 1031 exchanges, drop-and-swap transactions, construction financing, debt restructuring and loan workouts.

Business: Ms. Naimi assists entrepreneurs with choice of entity and formation issues, including preservation of intellectual property rights. Her litigation experience includes partnership disputes, fraud, contract disputes, fiduciary duty breach, and complex business torts.

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D. (Dean's List)
(CALI Excellence Awards: Federal Corporate Taxation and Secured Transactions)
Georgetown University, M.A. Economics
UCLA, B.S. Mathematics Applied Science and Economics

Professional Associations and Honors

Association of Tax Counsel (2016); Executive Committee of the California State Bar Taxation Section (2012-2015); Chair, Corporate and Pass-Thru Entities Committee of the California State Bar Taxation Section (2011-2012); Active Member of Bankruptcy Workouts Committee of the ABA Taxation Section (2011 to Present).

California State Bar Taxation Section Sacramento Delegate (2013) and two-time Washington, D.C. Delegate (2010, 2011); Asst. Professor of Law (Federal Income Taxation), Irvine University (2009 to Present); Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur M. Greenwald, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge (1998-1999); Nominated for the 2016 Women of Distinction "Honors Edition" Los Angeles, CA Chapter; Nominated by Los Angeles Business Journal for 2016 Leaders in Law.

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Co-Author: "The Enactment of a Voluntary Disclosure Practice for California Taxing Authorities", State Tax Notes Special Report 2014
Author: "The Definition of Assets Under The Insolvency Exclusion", Tax Notes Special Report Vol. 139, No. 9, August 27, 2012, p. 1035
Author: "Proposed Guidance Under Section 108(d)(3)", Tax Analysts 2011 TNT 111-36
Author: "Proposed Regulation Section 1.108-9 Application of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Provisions of Section 108 to Disregarded Entities and Grantor Trusts", California Tax Lawyer (Summer 2011)
Presenter: "New Partnership Audit Rules and Its Implications." Eli Financial Webinar, October 2016
Co-Presenter: "Estate Planning: Income vs. Transfer Taxes". NBI Webinar, October 2016
Presenter: "Cancelling Penalties and Interest". Eli Financial Webinar, September 2016
Moderator, "IRS and FTB Priority Plan for Audits and Enforcement in 2016-2017
License
  • Bar Number: 201449
    California , 1999
Education
  • New York University
    LL.M. Taxation

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