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West Palm Beach Bankruptcy & Business Attorneys

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We care, we get results, and we will guide you to a positive fresh start with your financial and legal concerns resolved.

Kelley Kaplan & Eller is a bankruptcy, foreclosure, business, and litigation law firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our attorneys represent individuals and businesses throughout South Florida in matters where financial and legal concerns fuse, which often create complex issues that are not only stressful but also potentially devastating if not handled expeditiously and properly. We are here to tell you that every problem—no matter how seemingly hopeless—has a solution, and we will find it. With creative thinking and a personal approach, there is no situation so bad that it can’t be improved and eventually overcome.

Particularly in the current economic climate, bankruptcy and business lawyers must provide legal advice and representation with sensitivity toward the financial circumstances of the client. This concept is nothing new to Kelley Kaplan & Eller. Historically, we have helped South Florida businesses, individuals, and families in scenarios ranging from wealth preservation to financial ruin. The stakes are always high, but just as timeliness and cost-efficiency are part of how you live and do business, it’s how we work, too. You can trust us to keep our overhead low, tailor legal counsel to your budget, and find ways to establish and preserve your financial stability.

Our West Palm Beach bankruptcy & business attorneys are recognized as leading bankruptcy and business lawyers in Florida. Founding attorney Craig Kelley has been a professor of bankruptcy and foreclosure for the last 15 years. He regularly leads seminars on bankruptcy and foreclosure and stays on the cutting edge of bankruptcy law. Our firm has a “10” Avvo rating, with “Top Attorney Foreclosure” and “Top Attorney Bankruptcy” honors. We are also Super Lawyers, AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and have a BBB A+ rating.

Bankruptcy & Asset Protection

We are experienced West Palm Beach personal & business bankruptcy attorneys, representing clients throughout South Florida in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. We know how bankruptcy works in all circumstances, looking at factors such as taxes, student loans, credit card debt, and medical debt to ensure our clients receive the full benefits of bankruptcy and the process goes smoothly. If you are only just considering bankruptcy, one of our attorneys can provide you with sound legal advice and options (we never push anyone into bankruptcy), and we can help if you have already filed for bankruptcy, but your case isn’t going well. Our firm has taken many poorly-handled bankruptcy cases and fixed them.

Commercial & Business Litigation

Almost every enterprise eventually encounters business, legal, or financial problems that require some form of litigation to resolve. Our West Palm Beach commercial & business litigation attorneys are focused on protecting our clients’ rights, assets, and interests in matters such as breach of contract, business torts (i.e. fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and interference with a business relationship), debtor and creditor rights, collection actions, and securities and dealer arbitrations. In commercial and business litigation, we represent plaintiffs and defendants, as well as creditors and debtors. Our experience on both sides of the aisle works to our clients’ advantage.

Business & Corporate Law

We work with individuals, companies, and large and small business owners throughout South Florida in business and corporate law matters, including business formation, sales and purchase of a business, shareholder and partner disputes, and minutes and annual reports. Business and corporate law is a very complex and constantly developing legal area. Our West Palm Beach business & corporate law attorneys are extremely knowledgeable regarding the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of business owners and make a point to ensure our clients are aboveboard and successful in all endeavors. With smart legal advice from the start, you can avoid many disputes and hindrances that cost businesses time and money.

Real Estate & Foreclosure

Our West Palm Beach real estate & foreclosure attorneys help clients protect and retain property assets. Foreclosures on real estate are common in South Florida due to economic conditions. Our goal is to help clients avoid foreclosure through bankruptcy, loan modification, or other foreclosure alternatives. We also assist with commercial, business, and residential leases, from drafting to review to negotiations. As real estate and foreclosure lawyers with decades of experience practicing real estate law in South Florida, we understand how to best assert our clients’ interests in personal and commercial property.

Contact Kelley Kaplan & Eller Today

Let us be your law firm. Whether your search for a South Florida bankruptcy or business lawyer takes place during a measured period of planning your next move or under duress, Kelley Kaplan & Eller will be there for you. Our West Palm Beach bankruptcy & business attorneys are available after hours for clients who are working during the day, and we will go the distance to achieve the best outcome for you based on your unique circumstances. Please call our West Palm Beach office today to schedule a consultation.

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Craig I. Kelley, Esquire

Craig I. Kelley is the Managing Partner of Kelley Kaplan & Eller.

Mr. Kelley founded the firm in 2001. His vision when he founded the firm was to find creative solutions to difficult problems, as presented by his various clients. To this day, this philosophy remains as the foundation of the services provided by Kelley Kaplan & Eller.

Mr. Kelley has extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex matters, from restructuring and insolvency proceedings to complex state court litigation. His motto is that every problem has a solution.

Specifically, Mr. Kelley focuses his practice in the representation of creditors and other parties in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Bankruptcy cases, including adversary, contested and complex proceedings before all the Bankruptcy Courts throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Kelley’s practice also focuses on representation of creditors in foreclosure proceedings, including deeds in lieu, forbearance agreements, evictions and collections matters. In addition, Mr. Kelley represents clients in general business law matters, including corporate, commercial litigation, real estate closings and associated litigation, foreclosures, collections and business sales transactions.

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Made the bankruptcy process simple and easy. I was always able to contact his office and any answers I needed I was given. Email was always replied to in a timely manner.


I strongly recommend Mr. Kelly. I have had the pleasure of working alongside him for 7 years where he has been entrusted with a great deal of responsibility. He is consistently pleasant and takes on all cases with enthusiasm and dedication. Regardless of deadlines or other pressure, Mr. Kelly always delivers.


Mr. Kelley fills a very important niche in his practice area helping people in dire financial circumstances at a cost that fits their needs. He also employs a results-oriented focus in handling business transactions and business litigation. I have recommended Mr. Kelley to numerous potential clients over the years and have never been disappointed.

-Craig E.

The staff of Kelley Kaplan & Eller, including Dana, Cassandra and Terry were very patient and helpful during this difficult process. They took the time and care to answer all of my questions. They made the entire process easy and understandable. Their efficiency and professionalism is exceptional. I know that they represented me wholeheartedly to the Court. Thank you.

-Kevin B.

I have used Kelley Kaplan & Eller for both corporate and personal legal matters and have found Mr. Kelley and his firm to be of the highest caliber in providing legal services. Their knowledge and level of service is unsurpassed. I highly recommend them.

-William K.

Kelley Kaplan & Eller did an exemplary job in handling our bankruptcy case. If you are reading this, then chances are you know just how long and difficult the process is. Craig and staff handled all aspects of our case from start to finish, with results that exceeded our expectations. Well worth the monetary investment, this is not a situation where you “save money” on hiring a second rate attorney.

-Michael P.

I highly recommend Kelley Kaplan & Eller I needed them in an emergency situation and they went right to work to complete the task and make sure we met all the deadlines. Craig is the most knowledgeable attorney in his field and Dana K. His assistant has a work ethic second to none. If you have a need this is the firm to help you through any kind of financial troubles.

-Joseph A.

The firm was extremely helpful and thorough. They were always available either by email or phone even on weekends nights or holidays. Our case was very complicated and involved a great amount of negotiating and the end result was perfect. I highly recommend the firm, especially Craig and Dana for their effort on our behalf.

-Dudley T.

Fantastic Firm! Literally a week from a foreclosure sale date on our home, Andrew F. took action, filed motions with the court and met me down at the courthouse to speak with the judge. That was December 2012 and I am so blessed to say that it is now into 2016 and we are still in our beautiful family home! After the foreclosure was tossed out we were able to work with our lender on a modification, then finally a re-finance. Thanks to the Kelley Kaplan & Eller law firm helping to save our family from becoming another statistic. The fee was reasonable, and I highly recommend them.

-K. Ward

In 2001 Craig Kelley assisted me with his first ever triple bankruptcy. I was petrified at what seemed to be an insurmountable task but [Craig] and his assistant saw me through it with their patience, kindness and legal skills as I closed two businesses and file for myself personally. Over the years I ran into many obstacles financially but maintained a small but steady payment to pay off my debt. He never complained once about getting paid and this year he made a generous gesture that brought tears to my eyes. [Craig] sent me a “Paid In Full” statement and wrote “Happy Holidays” on it. When there are so many bad comments about lawyers, I just had to make it known that Craig Kelley has a heart of gold. I am forever grateful.

-Donna M.
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