My firm exclusively handles Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy matters, tax issues (such as offers in compromise and unfiled returns), and real estate closings.
My firm was established in 2005. I like the freedom of being a sole practitioner, including the ability to be flexible regarding fees and matters accepted.
My firm focuses solely on bankruptcy and tax matters, which allows me to fully utilize both my law and accounting degrees.
Some clients come to me with credit card debt that is a very old and they haven't used the cards for years. During that time, they tried different ways to resolve the debt, including debt counseling or settlement. Eventually they call me because they either come to the realization that they just will never be able to pay the bill or because they've just been served with a summons. For some others, the call me because they are behind on their mortgage or car loan and reclamation of that property is being threatened by the bank through a foreclosure action or repossession. Whatever the reason for their call to me, I can help them regain control over their finances, help them keep their property, and resolve their debt problems through bankruptcy.
63 Putnam St., Suite 202
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
I offer a free, 30-minute initial consultation, by phone or in person.
Bankruptcy fees are fixed.
Varies depending on the type of matter.
Monday 9:00 a.m.to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m.to 6:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday hours by appointment.
I'm a numbers person. I have a BS in accounting and a tax concentration from Albany Law School. Bankruptcy is numbers-driven, so it's a good fit for me.
I have a lot of client who do their homework. I believe it's important for them to be part of the process. However, at the same time, it's also important to allow the attorney to interpret the research, because it's sometimes outdated or being read incorrectly. I take the time to explain why we're taking certain tacts, because I want them to understand and be involved in their own case, instead of just telling them what's being done.
I will review documents prepared by clients in the course of my representation of that client. I do not otherwise review documents.
While it is the right of individuals to represent themselves in court, I will only become involved once officially hired by a client as his or her attorney. For ethical reasons, I do not offer coaching services for pro se individuals.
Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee, Albany, NY - Law clerk focused primarily on bankruptcy petition auditing.
Various Law Firms, Saratoga Springs, NY - Attorney, Law Clerk handling real estate and title work on an as-needed basis.
Rhythm and News Magazine, Wappingers Falls, NY - Publisher, Editor-in-Chief/Journalist, Graphic Artist, Radio Producer. Music publication featuring interviews with top national musicians along with unsigned artist spotlights. Also produced "On Stage" radio program, heard on WPDH (Poughkeepsie, NY) and WRRV (Middletown, NY). Also co-hosted and produced "Hudson Valley Now," a public affairs program heard on WPDH (http://wpdh.com/).
Poughkeepsie Journal, (Gannett Newspapers), Poughkeepsie, NY - Full-charge Page Editor and project development with executive editor.
Working for the United States Trustee as part of their bankruptcy team was invaluable experience for me. It offered me an allowed me to see what trustees view as actionable issues in a consumer debtor's bankruptcy petition. In addition, certainly my numerous continuing legal education classes in matrimonial and family law offered great insight.
I am compassionate, friendly and take a down-to-earth approach to my clients. I work hard on their behalf to get them the desired results. I often work on weekends or late into the evening to take care of a client's needs.Personal interests:
• Music - I am a pianist, singer/songwriter, and producer with numerous recording credits, including credits with major artists.
• Internet and Design - Web designer and computer programmer, graphic artist.
• Journalism - Frequent contributor to various publications and online magazines on the law, new media and music.
• Animal rights - a portion of my income each month is donated to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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