Braunstein Law, PC

At Braunstein Law, PC, we are proud to assist clients with filing for protection under the consumer bankruptcy laws and fighting unfair debt collection practices.

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Firm Overview

If you are facing foreclosure on your home, wage garnishment or massive credit card debt, we can assist you in making an informed decision regarding whether bankruptcy is right for you. We can also assist with putting an end to unfair and harassing practices used by creditors and collection agencies. We have helped countless clients resolve their debt problems and financial difficulties. We will provide you with experienced, honest and realistic guidance from a skilled bankruptcy attorney you can trust to help you shape your financial future for the better.

We understand that life is often unpredictable and, sometimes, events take place that require the informed advice and representation of an experienced attorney. Our attorney understands the complexities of bankruptcy law, and knows that bankruptcy may not be the most suitable option for every person or family. After all, the decision to file a bankruptcy is not an easy one to make. In 2005, Congress decided to rework the bankruptcy laws imposing stricter requirements on eligibility and generally requiring extra work from you and your attorney. But here at Braunstein Law, PC, we can help you determine if bankruptcy is the best option for you.


In addition to our consumer bankruptcy practice, we zealously defend individuals who have been charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors and lesser felonies to serious felony charges. We are 100% committed to getting the best possible results for our clients. We have helped clients avoid jail time, get reduced charges, and win not guilty verdicts at trial. Call us. We'll answer all of your questions and consultations are always free. We serve clients throughout the Portland metro area as well as the Oregon coast, central Oregon and in the Columbia Gorge.
Main Office

Main Office
520 SW Yamhill St.
Suite 204
Portland  OR  97204

Phone
  • (503) 505-0411
Fax
  • (503) 345-6699

Other Offices

  • Sandy Office
    38740 Proctor Blvd.
    Sandy,  OR  97055
Bankruptcy
STOP FORECLOSURE, STOP GARNISHMENT, AND STOP THE HARASSMENT.

GET THE FRESH START YOU NEED, WITH AN ATTORNEY YOU CAN TRUST.
If you or your family is struggling financially, a bankruptcy attorney can help you weigh all of your options and make an informed choice on how to get your finances and your life back on track. Here at Braunstein Law, PC, our experienced bankruptcy attorney, Jacob D. Braunstein, has helped countless clients resolve their debt problems and financial difficulties. We will provide you with experienced, honest and realistic guidance from a skilled bankruptcy attorney you can trust to help you shape your financial future for the better.



We understand that life is often unpredictable and, sometimes, events take place that require the informed advice and representation of an experienced attorney. Our attorney understands the complexities of bankruptcy law, and knows that bankruptcy may not be the most suitable option for every person or family. After all, the decision to file a bankruptcy is not an easy one to make. In 2005, Congress decided to rework the bankruptcy laws imposing stricter requirements on eligibility and generally requiring extra work from you and your attorney. So is filing still worth it even with the extra paperwork and costs?



In many cases, yes, especially in times like these where minimum credit card payments are going up, and the interest rates on those cards continues to rise. Filing for bankruptcy does a number of things, but one of the main things it does is to help you and other honest, hard-working individuals and families get rid of burdensome debts and to get debt collectors under control. Filing for bankruptcy can also do the following:

Stop garnishment
Stop foreclosure
Stop the harassing phone calls
Prevent utility shut-offs
Stop repossessions
Allow you to pay off overdue child support
Reduce unhealthy levels of stress



Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as "liquidation" or "straight liquidation" bankruptcy. It allows you to get rid of your unsecured debts, such as credit cards, medical bills, personal loans, payday loans, auto loan deficiencies, etc., and get a fresh start. In return for for discharging (i.e., wiping out) your unsecured debts, the Bankruptcy Court has the right to sell any property you own that is non-exempt under the law. The Court does this by appointing a Trustee to take possession of whatever assets you own that are non-exempt, sell those assets and then use the money to pay off as much of your unsecured debts as possible. After that money has been distributed to the unsecured creditors, who typically receive only pennies on the dollar, the remainder of your unsecured debts are discharged and your personal obligation to pay them in the future is gone.



Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, which is sometimes referred to as a "repayment" bankruptcy, allows you to pay back some or all of your debts over time. As with a Chapter 7, you are required to list all of your assets and all of your debts. But unlike in a Chapter 7, you typically do not have to worry about a liquidation of your non-exempt assets. Instead of selling your property to pay your debts, the Court accepts monthly payments from you for a period of 3 to 5 years (the bankruptcy plan period). These monthly payments are then used to pay your debts. One of the primary reasons you may choose to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy is to stop a pending foreclosure and get caught up on mortgage payments. This allows you to keep your home in a Chapter 13, so long as you keep your payments current after filing the bankruptcy. Another primary benefit of a Chapter 13 is that the majority of your attorney's fees are paid through the monthly payments you make to the Trustee.
Criminal Defense
Here at Braunstein Law, PC, we specialize in criminal defense. We are 100% dedicated to getting the best possible results for our clients.
We understand that facing criminal charges is a frightening and stressful experience, not only for the person charged, but for his or her family and loved ones. You want to know about the worst case scenario, how best to protect your record, and what it's going to cost for you to hire an attorney. Call us. We'll answer all of your questions and the initial consultation is always free.



During your initial consultation, we will personally evaluate your case, clarifying what you can expect and what must be done. When facing a criminal charge, a qualified attorney is invaluable to protecting you and your rights. With our firm, you'll never feel "out-of-the-loop." We pride ourselves on educating and informing our clients so that they always know what to expect. We understand that consulting with a criminal defense attorney can raised mixed emotions. Whether you are seeking a lawyer for yourself or a loved one, you may have valid concerns regarding the criminal investigation, prosecution or penalties such as jail or fines. You may have been accused of an offense for the first time in your life. We understand these concerns and will do our best to set your mind at ease.



We have helped our clients avoid jail time, get reduced charges, and win not guilty verdicts at trial. We fight hard for our clients' rights every day, leaving no option or defense left unexplored. If you want an attorney that is going to advise you to take the first plea bargain the prosecution offers, then we are NOT the attorney for you. But if you want an experienced attorney who is going to do absolutely everything possible to fight your charges and help you avoid conviction, then call us right now at 503.505.0411.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Braunstein Law, PC is a small, local law firm consisting of one attorney, Jacob D. Braunstein, who meets with clients in two local offices. Our main office is located in downtown Portland, Oregon by Pioneer Square and conveniently situated on the light-rail lines. Our second office is located in Sandy, Oregon. The small size of our firm allows us to provide individualized services to our clients so that they never feel they are being lost in the shuffle. In addition, we do not employ a paralegal or legal assistant, so when you have questions you can count on the attorney, Jacob D. Braunstein, being there to answer your questions.

Jacob D. Braunstein

Jacob D. Braunstein, the founder and managing member of Braunstein Law, PC, is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. During law school, Jacob concentrated on criminal law and procedure and clerked for both the Washington County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon Department of Justice. In his first year of law school, Jacob was awarded the honor of Best Appellate Brief in a legal writing competition among first-year law students. He took several classes focusing on criminal law/procedure and advanced legal writing, as well as representing Lewis & Clark Law School in national competition as a member of the Moot Court Mock Trial team.



Jacob is a licensed member of the Oregon State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Jacob began his legal career in 2006 as an Associate Attorney for a criminal defense firm in Portland, Oregon specializing in serious criminal charges such as aggravated murder, robbery and assault, as well as less serious charges such as Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. In 2007, Jacob broadened his practice to include Consumer/Debtor law with an emphasis on assisting clients with filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy protections. Jacob left his prior firm in 2008 and founded Braunstein Law, PC, for the opportunity to grow both his practice and his client base. Jacob now assists clients with a variety of legal issues, including criminal defense, bankruptcy, general civil litigation and estate planning (wills/trusts) and maintains his main office in downtown Portland, Oregon. In 2012, Jacob opened a second office in Sandy, Oregon to better serve the legal needs of the mountain community.



When Jacob isn't in the office assisting clients or in court, he can usually be found kayaking, hiking or traveling and enjoying time spent with his family. He lives with his family in NE Portland, but spends a great deal of time in Sandy, Oregon and up on Mt. Hood.
License
  • Bar Number: 062849
    Oregon , 2006
Education
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
    J.D. , 2006
  • Miami University of Ohio
    BA in Psychology, BA in Political Science , 2002

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