What I doI handle cases in the Bankruptcy Court on behalf of individual consumers, including:
- Chapter 7 (liquidation) cases
- Chapter 12 (family farmer and family fisherman) cases
- Chapter 13 (wage earner plan) cases
- Litigation matters (stay and discharge violations, student loan discharge, defense of preference and turnover actions, etc.)
Where I do itI handle cases in all three divisions of the Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court -- Boston, Worcester, and Springfield.
My office is in downtown Boston on the Ninth Floor of 101 Arch Street. I have a satellite office at 267 Pearl Hill Road in Fitchburg.
Why you need meThere is no such thing as a simple bankruptcy case. If someone tells you your case is simple, run for the hills—they haven't asked you enough questions. You need a lawyer (not a paralegal) who keeps up with the daily changes in Bankruptcy law and will take the time to understand your case in detail. You can lose assets if you hire a firm that emphasizes volume over quality. You can go to jail if your attorney is dishonest enough to let you lie, even about things that you may not think matter.
How much it costsA Chapter 7 case will cost you between $2,000 and $5,000 in legal fees, depending on the complexity of the case and other factors. A typical Chapter 13 case costs about $4,000 in legal fees.
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