Haberbush & Associates

Firm Overview

I have been practicing insolvency law and bankruptcy since 1982. I served as a bankruptcy trustee for more than 16 years. I have been involved in almost 15,000 cases, which included the reorganization and liquidation of numerous businesses that cut across a variety of industries from hotels and entertainment, to dairy farming, manufacturers, and retailers.

Because Haberbush & Associates, LLP restricts its practice to legal matters involving business disputes, debtors, creditors, asset purchasers and fiduciaries in situations related to insolvency we are able to bring expertise to every circumstance involving the resolution of disputes between business owners and the negotiation, enforcement, defense, or eradication of claims, liens, judgments and security interests, including those involving taxes. We take pride in crafting innovative, creative and practical solutions to clients' often complex legal problems.

Example cases

I stripped more than $13 million in judgment liens from a client's home in bankruptcy. I have also successfully reorganized many small businesses through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I've represented purchasers of assets in bankruptcy cases as well.

Main Office
444 W Ocean Blvd.
Suite 1400
Long Beach  CA  90802
  • (562) 435-0800
  • (562) 435-6335


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, for up to one half-hour.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Depending upon the nature and complexity of our work, we will agree to provide services for fixed fees or reasonable hourly rates. In either case, our clients know in advance the range of expected legal expenses and fees. Because we are sensitive to minimizing legal costs, we work with our clients to maintain our fees at reasonable levels and within the client's budget constraints.
Hourly Rates
$200 to $400 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

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

I chose this area of practice because it is interesting and challenging.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

There is a lot of misinformation about bankruptcy and its alternatives. Be sure your source is a reliable one.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We are always willing to review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am not willing to coach clients in self-representation.

David Haberbush

I have been the principal of Haberbush & Associates, LLP from January 2006 until the present. I was also the principal of Haberbush Feinberg, LLP from November 2003 through December 2005. I was the principal of Haberbush & Campbell, LLP from February 1996 through October 2003. I have also been the CEO of Equitable Transitions, Inc. since October 2003. Additionally, I was a member of the law firm of Roquemore Pringle & Moore, Inc. from 1987 through 1996, during which time I chaired the firm's debtor-creditor, in solvency and bankruptcy department. From 1982 until 1987, I was an associate of Sulmeyer, Kupetz, Baumann & Rothman, Inc.

My time arguing before the United States Supreme Court and serving as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee have provided me with experience to better serve my clients.

I enjoy solving problems, am patient, and always seek a resolution with litigation.

Personal interests:

I enjoy reading and theology.

  • Bar Number: 107190
    California , 1982
  • Whittier College School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1982
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Whittier College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1979
    Whittier, CA

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