Author Archives: Michael J. Berger
JACIE LANDEROS / Union-Tribune Left in the lurch Lenders expect students to repay private loans even if school goes bankrupt By Bruce V. Bigelow UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER March 9, 2008 Hector Leon was a freshly divorced father with two small children when he decided in 2006 to enroll in a helicopter flight school offered at El […]
Gail, Georgeann and I have taken on a new big case: representation of many of the 2,700 former students of Silver State Helicopters who are now creditors of Silver State Helicopters. These students never received the helicopter training and certifications that they were promised. Most were left with huge student loan debts. Tens of Millions […]
As my bankruptcy practice has grown, I have continued to update our computers and computer software. This week, the IT crew from Dell Computers and All Covered installed a new Heavy Duty Dell Power Edge Server and linked all of our Dell desktop computers and HP 4250 Laser Jet printers in a high speed network. […]
What’s so great about Boston? It’s not the weather. This year, on race day, it was cold and rainy, with constant headwinds of 15-30 mph and gusts to 46 mph. The running expo is great, with the best selection of running gear and inspirational speakers anywhere. The course is great, rolling, beautiful and historic. The […]
This is me on the way to a 3:26:55 finish at the LA Marathon on March 4, 2007. I placed 388/24,715. Now it is on to Boston where I hope to set a new marathon PR.
Even though I am already certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a Certified Legal Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, I am always learning more about bankruptcy law. Recent educational programs that I have take include the following: March 2, 2007 American Bankruptcy Institute’s Day Long “Battleground West” program […]
On March 11, 2007, I received an award from the L.A. Leggers for having the the second fastest Legger finishing time at the 2007 LA Marathon. The L.A. Leggers is a marathon training club with over 1800 members. It has been rated as the top running club in Los Angeles by both LA Sports and […]
Here is a picture of my daughter Lauren and my dog Petey on the beach at Carmel, California Beautiful! This photo was taken June 17, 2006.
In addition to our bankruptcy practice, we negotiate settlements of debts on behalf of our clients that can not or should not file bankruptcy. All of our negotiators are experienced bankruptcy attorneys, not clerks or paralegals. Our typical fee to negotiate a settlement for a client is $475.00/debt. We do not take any percentage of […]