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Creditors Rights

California Creditor Rights Attorney

We represent clients in various types of creditor issues, including real property foreclosures, collection and bankruptcy matters.

Businesses throughout California look to James W. Bates for guidance and assistance when a debtor files for bankruptcy. When stakes are high, a creditor is urged to seek competent legal counsel. A creditor does not have to simply absorb loss without first seeking the opportunity to mitigate and minimize that loss. There are many avenues by which California creditors can recover partial or total amounts owed by clients/customers who are filing Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings. The higher the stakes, the more worthwhile it is to examine all possible collection strategies.

Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding a pending or ongoing bankruptcy filed by a client/customer. Assert your creditor rights in the face of the risk of total loss through a client/customer bankruptcy.Options may include the following:

  • A creditor may file a Proof Of Claim;
  • A creditor may object to a Chapter 13 or Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization;
  • A creditor may seek relief from automatic stay with regard to real property in which a creditor has a secured lien;
  • A judge may grant relief from an automatic stay if it can be shown that a debtor is committing fraud or acting in bad faith;
  • A creditor may file an action in the debtor’s bankruptcy seeking a determination that the obligation owed to the creditor is “nondischargeable” under applicable bankruptcy law..

Commercial collections

We represent commercial and retail clients in the following:

  • Commercial collections – collection of commercial debt, secured and unsecured, for small and large businesses, contractors, subcontractors, banks, lenders, commercial landlords and equipment lessors
  • Retail collections – collection of consumer debt, secured and unsecured, for banks, credit unions and other lenders
  • Construction collections – filing and enforcement of mechanic’s lien claims, and labor and material payment bond claims
  • Replevins – repossession and recovery of collateral from defaulting debtors for lessors and other secured creditors
  • Litigation – prosecution of debt collection civil actions in state and federal courts and before alternative dispute resolution forums (arbitration, mediation), and defense against debtor counterclaims

Contact an experienced creditor’s attorney today
Call the Law Offices of James W. Bates at 818-482-2308 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation.

The Law Offices Of James W. Bates serves clients in Montrose, Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles; the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura; and throughout California.

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  • Pasadena Office
    1055 E. Colorado Blvd.
    5th Floor
    Pasadena, California 91106-2327
    Phone: 818-248-1911
    Fax: 818-279-0513