Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger

California Bankruptcy Lawyers
Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger
9454 Wilshire Boulevard
Sixth Floor
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Phone (310) 271-6223


Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger Overview

Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger is a bankruptcy law firm with offices in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles that serves clients throughout Southern California. The firm represents individuals and businesses, and both debtors and creditors, in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings and related matters such as wage garnishment, restructuring business debts, foreclosures, alternative dispute resolution, appeals, and more.

Michael Jay Berger has nearly 40 years of experience and is a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a Mensa certified genius with a strong ability to analyze and solve problems. Attorney Berger assists clients with legally erasing their debts, helps provide protection from creditors for businesses during reorganization, and helps those who have a claim against an individual or company that has filed for bankruptcy collect to the maximum extent possible. With this knowledge representing a diverse set of interests, he understands how to effectively address clients’ interests.

Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger provides straightforward answers to clients’ questions about bankruptcy and guides them through any proceedings. The legal team concentrates on ethical, responsive, and dedicated representation and works to keep clients updated on the progress of their case while seeking the most favorable results. The firm’s team is fluent in Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Armenian, Russian, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Khmer (Cambodian) and Mandarin Chinese.

Languages: Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Armenian, Russian, Hebrew, Urdu, Vietnamese, Cambodian, English.

Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Chapter 13 Bankruptcy; Adversary Proceedings; Creditor’s Rights; Trustee Work; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appeals.

Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger Areas of Law Description

The Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger offers legal services on the following areas of practice:

– Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Debtors are discharged from paying most remaining debts. At the Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger, we help clients in need of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The vast majority of Chapter 7 cases that we file are “no asset cases,” meaning all of our client’s assets are exempt and clients keep all of their assets.

– Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy is known as reorganization bankruptcy and is used by businesses, including small businesses, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and corporations, to reorganize their assets to save the business and pay off debts. A Chapter 11 debtor has the exclusive right to file a plan of reorganization with the bankruptcy court for 120 days.

– Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Chapter 13 is designed for individuals with regular income who do not qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy and/or homeowners whose mortgages are in default and who want to save their homes from foreclosure. Corporations and partnerships are not eligible to file Chapter 13.

– Adversary Proceedings

I have successfully represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in more than 60 Adversary Proceedings. In many of these cases, My Senior Associate Attorney Georgeann Nicol and I were able to get the case dismissed by filing one or more Rule 12(b)(6) Motions to Dismiss. We are not afraid to go to trial on Adversary Proceeding Cases.

– Creditor’s Rights

In addition to my extensive practice representing Debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings, I represent creditors in the prosecution of relief from stay actions, the prosecution of actions to determine non-discharge ability of debts, and the filing of proofs of claim.

– Third Parties’ Rights

I also represent third parties in all types of bankruptcy proceedings. For example, I represent third parties who are sued by Debtors or by the Bankruptcy Trustee in Adversary Proceedings, including preference, fraudulent transfer and collection Adversary Proceedings.

– Bankruptcy Planning

Bankruptcy Planning is essential to a successful bankruptcy. People often call me at the last minute. Many times, I have met someone and then, that same day, prepared all of the legal papers needed to save their home from foreclosure, to stop a levy on their bank account, to get a keeper out of their business or to stop a creditor from taking their wages.



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Law Offices of Michael Jay Berger Affiliations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys’ Association





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