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Author Archives: Michael J. Berger

Continuing Education

Next week, 2 important bankruptcy conferences will be taking place in California. I will be attending the 20th Annual California Bankruptcy Forum in Indian Wells, California. This 3 day conference begins on Friday, May 16, 2008 and concludes on Sunday, May 18, 2008. This conference gathers together hundreds of bankruptcy attorneys and bankruptcy judges and […]

Instructor Gail Higgins

Senior Associate Attorney Gail Higgins is once again teaching bankruptcy law at UCLA Extension in the mornings, and then coming to work with us in the afternoons. Instructor Gail ‘s intensive course in bankruptcy is part of UCLA Extension’s Paralegal Training Program. Classes began on Wednesday, May 7 and will conclude on Monday, May 12. […]

Disputing Your AES Accounts Part 2

Several of our SSH clients asked for a further explanation as to how one of our SSH clients got Transunion to remove AES from his credit report. Here is the explanation, direct from our client: “It was actually really simple. I went to www.freecreditreport.com on a whim just to check my credit, and in the […]

ABC 7 News San Francisco Tonight

ABC 7 News San Francisco is running a story on the SSH bankruptcy tonight @ 6:00 pm. I was interviewed via satellite for this story by ABC reporter Rene Koury. Several of our SSH clients were interviewed for the story as well, including James Edwards of San Francisco, CA and David Ross of Walnut Creek, […]

From The Higher Ed Watch Blog

Fueling Sham Trade Schools Stephen Burd – May 1, 2008 – 1:20am We have written a lot recently about Silver State Helicopters, a Nevada-based company that left the 2,500 students who attended its flight academies in the lurch when it shut its doors without warning on Super Bowl Sunday and filed for bankruptcy liquidation. As […]

Working on the Proofs of Claim and the Adversary Proceeding Complaint

In May, we are focusing on preparing the proofs of claim for all 1289 of our SSH clients (not including cosigners) and on the preparation of our Adversary Proceeding Complaint against the lenders. We would greatly appreciate keeping requests for status reports and individual calls or letter to the lenders to a minimum so that […]

Disputing Your AES Accounts

Earlier today, I received the following e-mail from one of my clients: “Hey Michael, About 3 weeks ago I went in and disputed the AES accounts on all 3 of my credit reports and I just got an email back from TransUnion confirming that they have deleted all 3 of the AES accounts on my […]

Brown Dean Out

Texas based law firm Brown Dean has decided to drop all 35 of its former SSH student clients and urge them to immediately seek legal counsel elsewhere. The majority of these former Brown Dean clients have already committed to joining our SSH client group. We welcome them, and wish a full and speedy recovery to […]

AES Changes Course

This week, many our our clients received letters from AES stating that they do not have to begin making any payments to AES. This is a 100% reversal of the position taken by AES in late March when it issued payments demands to most of its SSH student borrowers. Here is an exact quote of […]

Final Deadline: April 18, 2008

The final deadline for all SSH students to hire me and my law firm to represent them in the SSH case is April 18, 2008. Any retainer fees and contracts must be postmarked and in the mail on or before April 18, 2008. There will be no further extensions of time. There will be no […]


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