26th Jul 2010

SANTA ROSA (Sonoma County), CA — The big news in landlord-tenant law is that President Obama has extended the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act through 2014, This law gives tenants renting from landlords who are later foreclosed on 90 days … more

19th Jul 2010

With a lead-in of “Who says bankruptcy can’t be fun?” The Wall Street Journal, following up a report in the Seattle Times, reports that Seattle real estate tycoon Michael Mastro, who filed Chapter 7, has been living high on the … more

18th Jul 2010

If you’re reading this blog but you’re not yet ready to sign up for a consultation, feel free to post a question in the form to the right. I’ll do my best to provide a basic understanding of the law. … more

17th Jul 2010

Usually when I meet with people in my Sonoma County offices in Santa Rosa, one of the first questions they have is, how bad will filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy be for my credit? Will I be able to rent … more

14th Jul 2010

Santa Rosa, CA — Back in 2005, Congress passed — at the behest of credit card companies — a dramatic overhaul of the bankruptcy laws, under the supposed need to stop debtor “fraud.” In fact, the law was intended to … more

2nd Jul 2010

2009 was a record year for bankruptcies, with a record high of 2,264 cases in Sonoma County alone. According to a Santa Rosa Press Democrat report from April, Chapter 13s are a growing part of bankruptcy here, as people look … more