We’re Celebrating 20 Years Helping Bankruptcy Clients!
Bankruptcy attorneys come and go. Sometimes, they are new on the scene, whether because they’re new lawyers, or because bankruptcy gets trendy, and is the “hot” legal area, so more and more attorneys try to test their hand in bankruptcy’s murky waters.
But not us. We’re now celebrating our 20th anniversary as a law firm and in the practice of bankruptcy.
One thing you learn when you practice law is that not everything you need to know to help clients is written in a case or in a legal text. Sometimes, you just have to live bankruptcy law to see how it works in the real world.
A qualified bankruptcy lawyer has the experience of “real world bankruptcy,” and knows what happens outside of the legal books. We’re proud to have gathered 20 years of that experience, and 20 years of using that experience to help people in need.
How does a trustee act in a given situation? What’s the trend for bankruptcy judges? Is there a way that 341 meetings or 2004 examinations are being conducted that bankruptcy clients should know about? Can you keep a house in bankruptcy and challenge a foreclosure at the same time? These are things you can’t always read in a book – you learn them through years and years of legal experience.
We’ve Seen the Changes
We’ve seen all kinds of changes in the bankruptcy laws. Some have been minor, but others have been quite significant, such as the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA). We were there in 2005 when the means (income) test was created as a way to make it harder to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Or when the law changed what could or could not be exempted.
During the great recession of the late 2000s, as more and more people were forced into bankruptcy, we were not only there, but were on top of the changes in the law. Interactions between foreclosures and bankruptcy law were before bankruptcy courts as new law was being created for an unusual and uncertain economic situation.
A Varied Practice
For the past 20 years, we haven’t just been at the forefront of bankruptcy law, but also legal areas like asset protection, foreclosure, or business law—all areas that interact with bankruptcy.
Through the last 20 years, our lawyers have reached out to the community in ways that go beyond practicing law. Our attorneys are law professors and lecturers for other attorneys. Our attorneys have served on bar association committees and local legal organizations.
But most important is that we can’t count the number of clients, businesses and individuals, who we’ve counseled through bankruptcies—easy and tough cases. We don’t forget them, and no matter what kind of problem you should have—or the world around us should have—we’ll be ready to navigate the bankruptcy waters with you if you need us.