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Leon Bayer

Leon Bayer

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  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law
  • California
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Biography

Leon Bayer has successfully represented clients in bankruptcy for over 40+ years. He is frequently called upon by the media, the California Bar and other associations to provide insight and help educate attorneys on bankruptcy issues.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for most bankruptcy cases, quoted in advance.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President (former)
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
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Served as president of California's leading insolvency professional's organization, 500+ members.
Education
University of LaVerne College of Law
J.D. (1979)
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California State University, Northridge
B.A. (1975)
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Awards
Volunteer Activities
State Bar of California
I have been recognized by the State Bar of California Bureau of Legal Specialization yearly for the past 10 years.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 89027
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Best Bankruptcy Book
Bayer, Wishman & Leotta
Foreclosure Survival Guide
Nolo
The New Bankruptcy and You
Nolo
Speaking Engagements
Marketing Today: What is SEO Optimization? How and When Can You use Social Media to Boost Your Practice? Does the Phone Book Really Still Work?, 2016 Winter Leadership Conference - Consumer Corner, Palos Verdes, California
American Bankruptcy Institute
Other programs include: Los Angeles Lawyer’s Club and the Daily Journal Corporation, from 1999 until the program was discontinued in 2009; Speaker on bankruptcy case law developments at the State Bar of California Annual Meetings, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989; Various bankruptcy law educational programs presented by the California Bankruptcy Forum, L.A. Bankruptcy Forum, Office of the United States Trustee, Lorman Education, and many others, too numerous to mention.
Marketing Today: What is SEO Optimization? How and When Can You use Social Media to Boost Your Practice? Does the Phone Book Really Still Work?, 2016 Winter Leadership Conference - Consumer Corner, Palos Verdes, California
American Bankruptcy Institute
Other programs include: Los Angeles Lawyer’s Club and the Daily Journal Corporation, from 1999 until the program was discontinued in 2009; Speaker on bankruptcy case law developments at the State Bar of California Annual Meetings, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989; Various bankruptcy law educational programs presented by the California Bankruptcy Forum, L.A. Bankruptcy Forum, Office of the United States Trustee, Lorman Education, and many others, too numerous to mention.
Certifications
Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Bayer Wishman & Leotta
Website
WE ARE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR CERTIFIED BANKRUPTCY SPECIALISTS
Blog
Blog
Best Bankruptcy Book
Blog
Cheap Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Fees – by Bayer, Wishman & Leotta
Legal Answers
246 Questions Answered
Q. How often can an LLC file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?
A: It is not very common, but it does happen. Obviously, a repeat filing will be a harder row for them to hoe than the first case.

I suggest you get legal representation now, before they pull the trigger. With good representation maybe you can get them to provide you with concessions to make you happy, or else tee up your opposition to the new filing so that it is ready to go as soon as they file.
Q. Homestead for California exemption questions.
A: It applies only to property occupied by you, or your spouse, or a very close family member. See the actual statute, below, for the definitions, https://casetext.com/statute/california-codes/california-code-of-civil-procedure/part-2-of-civil-actions/title-9-enforcement-of-judgments/division-2-enforcement-of-money-judgments/chapter-4-exemptions/article-4-homestead-exemption/section-704710-definitions
Q. What do I need to do next? Received Notice of Trustee's Sale on a property that we have a lien against.
A: Yes, and no. Assuming your lien is validly perfected, you can advance money to the senior lien(s) to reinstate it, which will stop them from foreclosing this time around, and then initiate your own foreclosure process. There is so much to consider before you do anything like that, without much time to make your decisions. If you advance money to cure the senior lien, you can add that amount into your own lien.

The key consideration here is the amount of equity in the property. There is no point in advancing money and doing your own foreclosure unless there is a generous cushion of equity in the property. Even if you do not foreclose your lien, you may be able to sue the owner for the amount that is owed to you - but again not always worth the cost and aggravation.

Assuming you are entitled to sue, $20k is probably too small to justify the hiring of a lawyer. However, you can sue for up to $10k in small claims court, meaning that you will have to agree to waive the right to recover all sums in excess of $10k, thus giving up half the value of your claim. But at least you don't have to pay lawyer fees. But even if you win there is never a guarantee of collecting your judgment.
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Bayer Wishman & Leotta
4326 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
Toll-Free: (800) 477-3111
Telephone: (562) 426-1498
Bayer Wishman & Leotta
16055 Ventura Blvd, Suite 811
Encino, CA 91436
Toll-Free: (800) 477-3111
Telephone: (818) 997-8394
Bayer Wishman & Leotta
1055 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Toll-Free: (213) 629-8801
Telephone: (213) 629-8801