Law Offices Burl S. Polon

Firm Overview

My office, focusing on debt and tax problems, was established in 1993 in order to provide quality tax problem resolution and insolvency representation for the Santa Cruz County area.

I presently focus on tax problem resolution and bankruptcy. I have represented hundreds of people and entities with tax and debt problems. In addition I engage in litigation in these areas. I have broad based experience, in addition to the areas in which I now focus. This is what makes my firm such an asset.

Example cases

A. I represented a couple in a case that no other attorney was willing to take. They had a problem getting their mobile home to be exempt because they were not residing in it as it was being constructed. They did, however, invest a very large amount of money into the mobile home. I resolved this issue so that the couple could keep their house. In addition, they had over $150,000 in taxes due to the IRS. I analyzed the discharge ability of the taxes and ultimately wiped out the taxes and had them discharged.

B. I helped a business out of complicated bankruptcy litigation which threatened its future existence. There was pre-filing litigation in State Court. I prevented the State Court case from continuing by defeating a relief from stay motion. I then successfully defended the debtor in bankruptcy litigation and ultimately reorganized the debtor's business.

Main Office

2805 Porter Street
Soquel  CA  95073
  • (831) 476-9496
  • (831) 325-0418

Burl S. Polon

I began working at a firm which represented banks, construction companies and other commercial entities. I did some bankruptcy work on behalf of creditors. I also worked for a boutique law firm that specialized in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases representing debtors. I then branched off on my own and began to specialize in representing small business and individuals with tax and debt problems and related litigation. I ultimately became Board Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in Bankruptcy Law.

I have many years of state court litigation experience and have been involved in cases large and small. I have represented creditors and financial institutions as well as individuals on both sides of the debtor-creditor relationship. Accordingly, I know the field from both the debtor and creditor side. The client benefits from my broad experience. I have studied economics and accounting.

I have broad based experience in many aspects of law, including very substantial state court litigation experience in construction, real estate and commercial litigation. I know both sides of the bankruptcy equation, creditor and debtor. I know cost-effective techniques to achieve desired results, including avoiding bankruptcy. (Bankruptcy is usually the last alternative.) I am honest and experienced.

I am comprehensive and thorough. It is less expensive to do the project correct from the beginning than to make corrections later.

Every client gets individualized treatment.

Personal interests:

Hiking, nature, language, travel, music.

  • Bar Number: 94688
    California , 1980
  • Loyola Law School
    J.D. , 1980
    Los Angeles, CA
  • California State University, Northridge
    B.A. , 1976
    Northridge, CA

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