Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond

Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond

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Firm Overview

The Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond has been helping people in Northern California get a fresh financial start for over twenty five years. We take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to help you obtain maximum debt relief.

Through creative use of the bankruptcy laws, we are able to:

* Handle student loans;
* Immediately stop creditor harassment;
* End IRS threats;
* Save your business;
* Halt home foreclosures (and sometimes eliminate second mortgages);
* Stop wage garnishments;
* Resolve debt from medical bills;:
* Restructure car loans (often lowering payments, the payoff balance, and interest rates;
and more.

Our goal in your case will be to reduce your debts as much as we can while helping you keep your property including your house, your car and your personal possessions.

We have exclusively practiced only one area of law for over twenty five years -- Bankruptcy Law -- giving us vast experience in this increasingly complicated field. That is why we were asked to write the sections on bankruptcy for the following books:

* Steven Elias' "Foreclosure Survival Guide" (NOLO PRESS)
* Fred Daily's "Stand Up to the IRS" (NOLO PRESS)
* Gary Smith's "Help! I Owe Back Taxes (Blue Cougar Press)

Thanks to The Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond, over 17,000 happy clients have been given a fresh financial start.

Main Office

Bankruptcy Center Of John D. Raymond
2000 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 205
San Francisco CA 94109


(415) 351-2265

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

We chose to concentrate on bankruptcy because it is one of the few areas of the law where ordinary people can get immediate and dramatic relief. Clients usually leave our office smiling, having an incredible burden lifted -- knowing they have been given a fresh start.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Spending over 28 years working exclusively in the field of bankruptcy makes us uniquely knowledgeable.

A few years ago, the courts organized a talk for other bankruptcy lawyers on how to manage a case successfully. There were four speakers at that talk: the judge, the Chapter 13 trustee, an attorney who used to work for the trustee, and John Raymond. When the court organized another talk a few months ago, the only lawyer asked to speak--who was not associated with the Court or the Trustee's Office--was again John Raymond.

Every couple of years, we get an employee of the local U.S. Bankruptcy Court who needs to file his or her own bankruptcy. That they choose to file with The Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond is a wonderful acknowledgement of our quality, creative strategies, and powerful representation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We pride ourselves on the individualized service we offer and the results we get.

Rather than try to put a client into a basic mold -- as, unfortunately, too many law firms tend to do -- we tailor make the solution to fit the client. Examples include repayment plans for cars, taxes, and houses where a school teacher pays minimal amounts in the summer or a roofing contractor pays minimal amounts in the rainy season.

We once saved a client's house in 38 minutes from the time the client walked into our office until the foreclosure sale was set. We really make a difference in our clients' lives.

John Raymond

Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond

John's twenty five-plus years of working exclusively in the area of consumer bankruptcy with over 17,000 clients make him one of the most experienced attorneys in his field.

He began his career as a managing attorney for one of the largest bankruptcy law firms in California. In 1995, he started his own firm, The Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond. Some of John's accomplishments include:

* An extremely high success rate for plan confirmations and Chapter 7 discharges
* Vast experience fighting the IRS -- and winning
* Membership in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

John graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1987, where he was a recipient of the Jaureguy Grant, an award given to the three most promising students. Prior to that, he attended Tufts University and Choate.

When not practicing bankruptcy, John enjoys spending time with his family and cycling competitively.

Allan H. Rosenthal, Legal Assistant & Office Manager

Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond

During his 25 years working in the field of bankruptcy, Allan has served over 17,000 satisfied clients. In 1995, he joined forces with John D. Raymond to start The Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond, a law firm dedicated to finding creative solutions to financial problems. Prior to this, Allan created and operated The Non Lawyer Alternative, the most successful independent bankruptcy paralegal firm in Northern California. From 1988 to 1991, Allan was regional manager of the largest bankruptcy law firm in California.

Some of Allan's accomplishments include:

* Authoring the bankruptcy chapters in two NOLO PRESS BOOKS: Steven Elias' Foreclosure Survival Guide and Fred Daily's Stand Up to the IRS
* Authoring the bankruptcy chapter in Gary Smith's Help! I Owe Back Taxes (Blue Cougar Press).
* Co-authoring The Independent Paralegal's Guide to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
* Teaching the bankruptcy section of Independent Paralegal's Workshop.
* Being quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Legal Access for All, and Money USA.
* Serving as a Board Member of California Association of Independent Paralegals.

Allan is considered an expert in dealing with tax debt, car loans, student loans, and mortgage problems. Allan graduated Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York at Binghampton in 1977 and attended UCLA Law School.

In his spare time, Allan loves adventure travel and ha climbed both Mt. Kiliminjaro in Taszania and the Throung La route up Annapurna in Nepal.

John Raymond

Bankruptcy Center of John D. Raymond