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Experienced and Dedicated Oakland Bankruptcy Lawyer

The Law Office of Lawrence L. Szabo, in Oakland, California, is completely devoted to bankruptcy law and related fields. We represent individuals and businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in any of the following matters:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy law: Under Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or debt liquidation, non-necessities are sold off to discharge debt.
  • Chapter 11 bankruptcy law: We help create a debt repayment plan for large businesses.
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy law: Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court establishes a debt repayment plan for the discharge of debt.
  • Business and bankruptcy: Our lawyer can answer any questions pertaining to businesses and their options for dealing with serious debt.
  • Tax in bankruptcy: We can review your situation and determine whether your tax debt can be discharged and whether bankruptcy is the best option for you.
  • Tax workouts: This area includes offers in compromise and other methods that get rid of tax debt without resorting to bankruptcy.
  • Tax consequences of foreclosure: There are important tax consequences of foreclosure that must be carefully considered. It is critical that you discuss these consequences with an experienced attorney.
  • Consumer protection: There are many things that debt collectors are not allowed to do — if they do, our debt relief lawyer can help you fight back.
  • Credit reporting: Credit reporting agencies must make an effort to change any errors — if they fail to do so, you can take them to court.
  • Litigation and appeals: Attorney Lawrence L. Szabo has the experience to assist any individual or business with a wide range of litigation involving bankruptcy.
  • Mortgages and lien stripping: Our debt relief attorney has the knowledge and experience to effectively assess your situation and determine whether lien stripping is a viable option in your situation.
  • Short sales: Whether you want to learn more about the short sale process or are seeking information about how to avoid it, our firm can help.
  • Debt forgiveness: Unfortunately, some debt settlement programs offer ineffective or fraudulent services. Talk to an experienced lawyer who can fully explain the tax ramifications of debt settlement and help you pursue the debt relief option that is best for you.

For more information, see our Bankruptcy Checklist for a list of items you need to begin the bankruptcy process, as well as information about credit counseling, debtors' education, and the dangers of committing fraud. We also have a Forms page that contains many important documents and an FAQ page that may answer many of your questions.

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Whatever your situation, we will listen to you, thoroughly assess your case, and advise you as to the best course of action. We invite you to contact our bankruptcy law firm. Our office is wheelchair accessible.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Lawrence L. Szabo
3608 Grand Ave. STE 1
Oakland, California 94610
Phone- 510-922-0565
Fax- 510-834-9220