HANDLING BANKRUPTCY MATTERS FOR OVER 30 YEARS


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*We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people or entities obtain relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Title 11 USC.*

Education, Knowledge and Experience for Sophisticated Bankruptcy Problems

Michael R. Sment, and the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment in Ventura, California, are educated and trained Bankruptcy Attorneys who have decades of experience with Bankruptcy matters, problems and cases, and who are very qualified to provide legal advice, assistance or services for ALL TYPES OF BANKRUPTCY MATTERS and ALL BANKRUPTCY CHAPTERS under the United States Bankruptcy Code (United States Code, Title 11). For Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11 cases. And, Chapter 12 and Chapter 9 proceedings. And, as to ALL TYPES OF CREDITOR RELIEF & REMEDIES. Admitted to ALL CALIFORNIA COURTS, including U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. Federal District Courts, U.S. Court of Appeal and United States Supreme Court. Non-CA cases handled in Bankruptcy and Federal Courts.

*CASES, ADVERSARIES, CIVIL MATTERS* MOTIONS, TRIALS, APPEALS, ARBITRATIONS, MEDIATIONS*

SKILLED LEGAL PROFESSIONALS. KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT, AND EXPERIENCED WITH MANY BANKRUPTCY AND FEDERAL REMEDIES, RULES AND OPTIONS, including:

Adversary Proceedings, Amendments, Appeals, Administrative Claims, Claims and Proof of Claims, Objections to
Claims or Plans, Motions, Motions for Relief from Automatic Stay, Contested Matters, Plan Confirmation Matters,
341A Examinations, 2004 Examinations, Depositions, Subpoenas, Pre-Trial, Joint Pre-Trial, Hearings, Conferences, Arbitrations, Mediations, Negotiations, Collections, and more.

Skilled Bankruptcy Professionals

Michael R. Sment and the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment have not only been trained and educated in many Bankruptcy Matters, including specialized training and certification as a Mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Courts (Central District of California), but have also handled 1000s of matters, and represented ALL TYPES OF CLIENTS, at every level of a Federal Bankruptcy Issue in CA – including CA State Courts and Court of Appeal, the United States Bankruptcy Courts   (CA Central, Southern, Northern, Eastern), the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals (for the Ninth Circuit), and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sment began handling Bankruptcy Problems under the Bankruptcy Act, the predecessor to the current Bankruptcy Code. He was the successful attorney in a significant U.S. Supreme Court decision, involving the interplay between Federal Bankruptcy Law and State Real Estate Laws. See, BFP v. RTC, 511 U.S. 531 (1994). Mr. Sment has also been involved in many other published decisions involving, and has published many articles and spoken to many professional groups about, Bankruptcy Matters.

Bankruptcy Mediations and Arbitrations (ADR)

Litigation is not always the right way to proceed, even in a Bankruptcy Matter or for a Bankruptcy Issue.
That may take too long, or be too expensive, or cause stress or other problems for a debtor, a party or their family or witnesses or professionals. ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) procedures, for an out-of-Court result, must be considered. Michael R. Sment and the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment are very experienced and qualified, and well-trained, in Bankruptcy Mediations or Bankruptcy Arbitrations, and other ADR methods to resolve Bankruptcy Problems.
Save money, Save Time – Use ADR. ADR is Court-approved and Court-preferred for CA Bankruptcy Matters.
Come to the qualified professionals who have seen and handled Bankruptcy Mediations from all perspectives,
Michael R. Sment and the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment.

NOTE:  Mr. Sment has no current public speaking engagements or assignments currently scheduled. He has recently spoken, prepared and/or arranged discussions on various legal topics, relating to Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Collection matters, for various legal and professional groups including:

*      “How To Write A Book – The Basics Of Publishing” (Law and Public Services Academy, Oxnard High School);

*     “The Basics of Bankruptcy Mediation” (Ventura County Law Library,Lawyers at the Library Series);

*    “California Foreclosure Procedures” (Mrs. Fig’s Bookworm Bookstore);

*    “Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Issues” (Ventura County Bar Association, Emeritus Attorneys);

*    “Foreclosure Mediation” (Ventura County Bar Association, ADR Section).

Mr. Sment continues to author articles for the Ventura County Bar Association’s magazine, CITATIONS, and other legal publications and organizations.

He is presently working on sequels to his last publication, the book “Bankruptcy And Foreclosure Mediation: The Future of California Real Estate Disputes”  (published February 2014 by Aspatore Books and ThomsonReuters, owners of WESTLAW and WEST). The “Bankruptcy And Foreclosure Mediation” book (ISBN 978-0-314-29185-1) is available online at legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com, www.west.thomson.com/aspatore, and from other major publishers.

The sequels to “Bankruptcy And Foreclosure Mediation”, the planned next volumes in a projected series of specialized treatises, will focus on bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure and mediation issues in different forums and court system(s).

These are some great opportunities to learn more from one of the experts in these complicated, and comprehensive, fields of law, and to see how future California real estate and bankruptcy matters will or should be handled.

CA Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
Michael R. Sment and the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment are among the most qualified and experienced Foreclosure Attorneys in the State of California. Mr. Sment has represented large multi-national corporations, Federal and State lending institutions, credit card companies, developers, construction entities, lenders, borrowers, investors, trustees, and many other persons, businesses and entities in connection with Foreclosure and/or Bankruptcy Matters, Issues or Problems. The interplay between CA State Law (Foreclosure, Real Estate) and Federal Law (Bankruptcy) is not always simple, understandable or reconcilable. Federal Bankruptcy Law, and practice in that area, particularly within California, is highly technical, complicated and complex.

It is important, critical almost, to retain educated, knowledgeable and experienced professionals to handle,
or give advice about, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Matters. That is particularly so when those matters are Sophisticated, Complex or Important. Complicated Matters require knowledgable and expert advice.

Come to the Law Offices and the Attorneys who DO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL BANKRUPTCY LAW and who regularly handle complex Bankruptcy Matters and Cases.
Come to the Law Offices and Attorneys who DO KNOW ABOUT CALIFORNIA FORECLOSURE LAW and who routinely and often handle complex and convoluted Foreclosure Matters, Proceedings and Cases.

Don’t go to professionals or attorneys of law firms that do not know the law, that do not regularly handle these complex
matters, or who are new to the field. Don’t waste your precious time or efforts; Don’t waste your money or your resources.

Come to the Law Firm and Attorneys who DO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE, DO POSSESS THE KNOWLEDGE and WHO ARE RECOGNIZED EXPERTS WITHIN THE TECHNICAL FIELDS OF BANKRUPTCY LAW AND FORECLOSURE LAW.

Michael R. Sment and the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment have the knowledge, experience and expertise that you need to be successful with your Bankruptcy, Foreclosure or Real Estate Problems.

Contact Qualified Bankruptcy Attorneys Who Can Get Results in Bankruptcy And In Other Related Areas


The Bankruptcy Attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael R. Sment have been helping individuals and businesses facing Bankruptcy Issues, Matters and Problems for over 30 years. We know what it takes to get things DONE.
Call us at 805-654-0311 or contact us online to arrange for a free initial (Bankruptcy) consultation.