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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer

Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization

My bankruptcy offices are located in  Los Angeles County, California but I handle cases throughout most of California.  See Where

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Bankruptcy Client Testimonials

“Like many, I never expected to go through bankruptcy. I had many questions and was very leery of getting the wrong legal advice. Mark’s website was so informative that I decided to contact him. I am very glad that I did! Mark is truly an expert on bankruptcy law and took the time to explain everything. He is very professional, very reassuring, and he answers emails promptly! Put your case in Mark’s hands–you won’t regret it!”
SM, Los Angeles, California. June, 2010
“I’m extremely thankful to Mark and his services in helping me find the bankruptcy relief I needed. He was extremely knowledgeable on everything which is very comforting in a time of financial turmoil and uncertainty. What I appreciated the most was how prompt he was in responding to questions. There was very little waiting for responses which showed to me his incredible work ethic. He is truly invested in the welfare of his clients, not just in the primary goal of getting debts discharged, but also in trying to provide whatever comforting information in the interim. While I certainly never wish bankruptcy on anyone, if I ever came across someone going through financial hardship I would definitely recommend them speaking to Mark.”
HS, Los Angeles, California. November, 2013

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*The foregoing testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter

Bankruptcy Information and My Philosophy

Bankruptcy Attorneys are not all the same.

Mark J. Markus

There are a lot of bankruptcy attorneys out there, just like there are lots of doctors.

It makes a big difference who you choose to hire for your bankruptcy case, so you need to educate yourself on what’s important and then see who will be best for your bankruptcy needs.

My motto, or basic philosophy, for all my bankruptcy clients is to Do it Right the First Time.   I have represented a lot of clients over the years whose prior bankruptcy counsel did not do it right the first time.

Bankruptcy is a powerful yet flexible tool which legally allows you to eliminate or repay debts at less than 100%, remove certain mortgage liens, and do many other things in order to allow you to  achieve a fresh start financially.   But the bankruptcy laws are extremely complex with a minefield of traps.

It is important to have a bankruptcy attorney who specializes in bankruptcy law, cares about your personal situation, and can make the bankruptcy process as simple and painless as possible for you.

I set up my Los Angeles bankruptcy practice and consultations to be thorough so all the legal requirements are met, but I’m always mindful of the stress my clients are under and do my best to make things easier.

My office handles both consumer bankruptcy and business bankruptcy cases and representation of Debtors, Creditors and Trustees in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Los Angeles, Southern California and throughout the State of California.

How Am I Different Than Other Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorneys?

EXPERIENCE: I have been practicing exclusively bankruptcy law since 1991.

CONVENIENCE: I structure my los angeles bankruptcy law practice to maximize convenience to my clients, making the process as quick, easy and painless as possible for them, while also maintaining the efficiency and quality of my representation.  Among other ways I do this by handling the vast majority of work in cases via telephone and e-mail thereby reducing unnecessary time spent traveling for my bankruptcy clients.

PROMPT RETURN OF CALLS:  If I’m known for anything it is that I return phone calls and e-mails very quickly.   It’s usually within a few minutes, but almost always within 24 hours.  I know communication is important to my bankruptcy clients and I check my e-mail constantly throughout the day (and often at night).

ALL WORK DONE BY ME: All legal work done on your case is done by one bankruptcy attorney, and that is me and me alone in my Los Angeles area office. Except for larger business bankruptcy reorganization cases, I do not use any paralegals,  secretaries, or other attorneys.

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION: I offer free initial phone consultations (and on certain days office appointments are also free) and all appointments and consultation information can be submitted securely and  easily online, or printed out and returned.  This enables me to review your information, anticipate problems and request additional information before our initial appointment. The reason for this is to maximize the accuracy and efficiency of our meeting because I value your time.  (Click Here to schedule a bankruptcy consultation)

AVAILABILITY: As your bankruptcy lawyer and attorney, I am available by e-mail throughout the day (and often much of the night) by e-mail to address client concerns as well as in my Burbank and Los Angeles bankruptcy offices by appointment.

PROFESSIONAL AND AFFORDABLE: In short, my philosophy as a bankruptcy attorney is to help my clients accomplish their goals by handling their bankruptcy case the right way the first time for a fair, competitive and affordable fee.  If you are looking for the cheapest bankruptcy attorney out there, I’m not your guy.  But if you want your case handled properly by an attorney who promptly responds to your questions at a fair and competitive price, then you’ve found him.  See my credentials before deciding.

CERTIFIED SPECIALIST: I am one of a select few bankruptcy attorneys in Los Angeles County who are certified specialists in bankruptcy law by the State Bar of California. Los Angeles is glutted with bankruptcy attorneys, some of whom are competent, but many are not.  It matters wherever you are, but particularly in a large area such as Los Angeles, having your bankruptcy attorney be a specialist is important.   See more on why this matters.

Taking the Next Step To Get Help

Getting bankruptcy help is easy.   Whether you are in Los Angeles or other parts of California, just visit my consultation page, to prepare for and schedule an appointment–not only to go over your bankruptcy options, but to give you the ability to learn about me and see if we’re a good fit.   Bankruptcy is an important and legal tool.  Take advantage of my free consultations to see if bankruptcy can be of benefit to you, whether you are in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California.

 

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