So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

This time of year seems to be “bankruptcy season” as many people file for relief from their creditors when they get their taxes filed. In light of that, these are some tips, generally and not specific legal advice, to get you started. 1. For a person, there is generally two types of bankruptcy you can … Continue reading So you think you may have to file bankruptcy? 8 things you need to know

Why do I practice public interest law?

            From Yale Law: “A public interest law firm is a private, for-profit association of lawyers, like any other private law firm. Public interest law firms are distinguished from other private firms in that their primary mission is to assist underrepresented people or causes, rather than to make money.” So, full disclosure, most of what … Continue reading Why do I practice public interest law?

What if I want to file bankruptcy and own my own business?

Generally, anytime you run a business you should have it incorporated, to make it a separate legally entity (if you have questions about that, let me know) and so in theory, it is protected if you file bankruptcy personally. If the business is doing fine, and is incorporated, you can file a personal bankruptcy which … Continue reading What if I want to file bankruptcy and own my own business?

Why you shouldn’t practice bankruptcy law (a post for attorneys)

In full disclosure, as I’m about to tell you why you shouldn’t dabble in Bankruptcy Court, I do handle bankruptcy cases and a variety of areas of law, but I don’t dabble in it, it makes up a large part of my practice and has for the last twelve years. This is not going to … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t practice bankruptcy law (a post for attorneys)