The Law Offices of Linda M. Blank in Los Angeles, California represents individuals and small businesses in Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Ana in matters of creditor's bankruptcy, business litigation, mediation and more. Linda M. Blank has more than 25 years of experience and a track record of securing favorable outcomes for clients. I am dedicated to my clients and work tirelessly to understand your individual legal situation and to provide efficient representation in reaching resolution. I recognize the stress that legal problems can cause, and I strive to alleviate the burden and to deliver effective legal services. I approach your case with compassion, and I offer personalized service so as to best represent you. I am responsive to your needs and want to help you achieve a satisfying resolution. To schedule a consultation and find out how I can help you, call me today.
Responsible representation helps secure a successful resolution to your case:
At the Law Offices of Linda M. Blank, I understand the responsibility of representing you. My goal is to provide efficient and effective service according to your individual needs. I offer an approach to your case marked by:
Personalized service I strive to provide my clients with timely and informative responses that ease the stress of your legal problems. I work on each case at a personal level and provide you with a good experience during this stressful time.
Passion I employ a diligent work ethic in my practice. I am passionate about my work, and I embrace the intellectual challenges of helping individuals and small businesses improve their situations.
Experience With more than 25 years of experience obtaining positive outcomes for clients, I have the knowledge that is necessary to successfully represent you in your legal matter. I apply my knowledge to every case and work meticulously on your behalf.
Skilled California attorney serving clients in a wide range of practice areas:
I provide sound legal advice and represent clients in matters such as creditor's bankruptcy, business litigation, mediation and more.
Bankruptcy In my bankruptcy practice, I represent creditors in asserting their rights toward debtors in cases related to Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Business litigation In my business litigation practice, I represent clients in business disputes such as antitrust, unfair regulations and trade regulation violations, breach of contract and products and professional liability.
Mediation I am a skilled negotiator who can help clients obtain equitable solutions and preserve amiable relationships in their legal disputes through mediation.
1925 Century Park East, Suite 200
Los Angeles, California bankruptcy attorney assisting creditors
Although bankruptcy laws are quite compassionate toward individuals who've fallen on hard times, they can be harsh on creditors who are forced to absorb a loss that helps finance the debtor's fresh start. However, if you've received a notice of bankruptcy by someone who owes you money, don't assume that you have no rights. Linda M. Blank at the Law Offices of Linda M. Blank has been helping creditors assert their rights toward debtors in bankruptcy for more than 25 years. I know the bankruptcy code inside and out and can advise you on the steps to take to improve your chances of being repaid. I am available to assist you in cases related to:
What an "automatic stay" means to a creditor:
An automatic stay is an injunction by the bankruptcy court that immediately prohibits creditors from seeking repayment of debts from the debtor. It doesn't mean that you're out of luck, but it does mean that any efforts to recover what you are owed must be directed toward the court. The Law Offices of Linda M. Blank assists creditors in reviewing a debtor's bankruptcy petition to see precisely where opportunities exist for the creditor to advance his claim. I am aggressive in meeting the court deadlines, which come quickly and require detailed responses. I take the stress off my clients' shoulders.
Secured versus unsecured debt:
A loan that is secured by collateral gives the creditor a lien against a debtor's asset. This is a huge advantage in bankruptcy court, where secured creditors go to the head of the line. Often the issue is cut and dried, but where there is ambiguity about whether a debt is secured, a skilled attorney can make the difference to a creditor's chances of recovery.
The honesty requirement:
The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that the Bankruptcy Code "gives to the honest but unfortunate debtor...a new opportunity in life." If the debtor took on the debt in bad faith or through some kind of dishonest manipulation, he can't discharge that debt. Likewise, if you believe that there is misrepresentation or fraud in the debtor's bankruptcy petition, such as attempting to hide assets, you must bring those objections to the court. An experienced bankruptcy attorney can present a clear and convincing argument to help your cause.
Linda M. Blank
Practice Areas: Business Reorganization; Business Litigation; Bankruptcy; Insolvency; Creditor's Rights; Real Estate Litigation; Partnership Disputes; Breach of Contract; Business Fraud
Admitted: 1986, California
Law School: Loyola Marymount University, J.D.
Member: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Delegate to State Bar, 1989-1991; Member, Bankruptcy Executive Committee).
Biography: Jessup Moot Court Honors. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Administrative Law and Lawyering Skills. Certified Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. Member, Financial Lawyers' Conference, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum.