The Law Office of Sharon T. Sperling

Competent, Compassionate, Caring - Gainesville Area

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Firm Overview

I opened this office in January of 2003, but I have been representing clients in bankruptcy in this area since 1988. I assist people in North Central Florida who have financial problems.

Example cases

I regularly represent clients in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases in the Northern and Middle District of Florida bankruptcy courts.

Main Office

Main
2830 NW 41st. Street
Suite C
Gainesville  FL  32635

Phone
  • (352) 371-3117
Fax
  • (352) 377-6324

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

See above.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I offer a 30 minute free initial consultation for people who are interested in learning what their options are and whether bankruptcy can help them. My fees vary based on the complexity of each individual case but I always give people a recommendation and a quoted fee after we've met and I've reviewed their situation.

Hourly Rates

Free initial debtor bankruptcy consultation; $200 per hour for creditor representation.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evenings and weekend appointments available.

Office Manager

Kim Anderson

Emergency After Hours

No

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

Bankruptcy offers people closed-end solutions. A lot of law is very open-ended. There are real answers to real problems. Bankruptcy also offers closure to people who are going through very difficult times in their lives and the opportunity for a fresh start.

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

I encourage my clients to stay informed and to seek information from me or from independent sources regarding the law, their rights and their responsibilities.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Under some circumstances I will review documents prepared by clients. I will review documents and correspondence received by clients and advise them regarding the contents.

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

I will meet with individuals who are proceeding pro se but usually can't be available to them on an on-going basis.

Sharon Sperling

I was a partner in Swanson & Sperling, PA from 1991 until 2002. Prior to that I was an associate with Scruggs & Carmichael, PA and an associate with the Law Office of Lansing J. Roy.

I worked my way through college and law school. I understand that the people who come to see me don't want to be in the circumstances they are.

I am practical. I don't take a case just to take a case, I will tell people if I think that this is not a right thing for them to do and will suggest alternatives. I try to be realistic with what their results are because I want their lives to be better after their case.

Personal interests:

Baseball, reading, my kids, and politics.

License
  • Bar Number: 763489
    Florida , 1988
Education
  • University of Florida College of Law
    J.D. , 1987
    Gainesville, FL
    Associate Articles Editor, University of Florida Law Review.
  • Florida Atlantic University
    B.A. , 1984
    Boca Raton, FL

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