Bankruptcy Practice

At the Law Offices of Baron J. Drexel, we are committed to helping people in the San Francisco Bay Area find effective solutions to their legal and financial troubles, including finding relief through a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. The major portion of a bankruptcy is administrative in nature and managed outside of the courthouse, there are still times when litigation is required to resolve an important piece of the bankruptcy proceeding. In those cases, it is important to be represented by a lawyer with bankruptcy experience who understands the similarities and the important distinctions between a regular civil trial matter and litigation in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Attorney Baron Drexel has 25 years of civil trial experience, including 15 years in bankruptcy practice. Our office can ably represent your interests in any adversary proceeding, contested matter, or other form of bankruptcy litigation, including issues involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, and nondischargeability actions. We can represent you in any of the following:

Adversary Proceedings

Adversary proceedings are described in Rule 7001 of the Bankruptcy Code, which basically includes:

  1. a proceeding to recover money or property;
  2. a proceeding to determine the validity, priority, or extent of a lien or other interest in property;
  3. a proceeding to obtain approval for the sale of both the interest of the estate and of a co-owner in property;
  4. a proceeding to object to or revoke a discharge;
  5. a proceeding to revoke an order of confirmation of a chapter 11, chapter 12, or chapter 13 plan;
  6. a proceeding to determine the dischargeability of a debt;
  7. a proceeding to obtain an injunction or other equitable relief;
  8. a proceeding to subordinate any allowed claim or interest;
  9. a proceeding to obtain a declaratory judgment; or
  10. a proceeding to determine a claim or cause of action removed to another court.

Contested Matters

Contested Matters are outlined in Rule 9014, and may include:

  1. dismissal or conversion of a case;
  2. objections to confirmation of a plan;
  3. relief from the automatic stay;
  4. the use of cash collateral;
  5. avoidance of certain liens; or
  6. the assumption or rejection of executory contracts or unexpired leases.

Skilled and Experienced Courtroom Representation

Our firm possesses the knowledge and ability to handle the most complex litigation which may arise in the course of a Chapter 7, Chapter 13, or Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Whether or not litigation will be required in your case, you can rest assured that your bankruptcy matter will be dealt with ably and effectively. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy in the Oakland or San Francisco area, contact the Law Offices of Baron J. Drexel for immediate assistance.

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