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.
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.
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.
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