The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC Helps With Bankruptcy Appeals in Los Angeles
The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC - Los Angeles Bankruptcy - is available to represent both Appellants and Appellees in Bankruptcy appeals, on an hourly basis. Attorney March of The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC has 18 years of experience with all levels of bankruptcy appeals, including 14 years of experience as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge. When a Client hires The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC to represent them in a bankruptcy appeal, attorney March personally writes all appeal briefs for the Client.
The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC has been counsel of record in appeals of bankruptcy issues from the Bankruptcy Court to the District Court / Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel level; and in appealing bankruptcy issues from the District Court / Bankruptcy Appellate Panel level to the Court of Appeal for the Ninth Judicial Circuit ("Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals"). The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC can also be retained to prepare and file Petition for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to represent in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney March of Law Firm is admitted to practice before the Bankruptcy Court, and United States District Court for the Central District of California (Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties) and is admitted to practice before the Bankruptcy court, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco and surrounding counties). Attorney March is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and also before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney March is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Warning: The time to appeal a Bankruptcy Court order or judgment is EXTREMELY SHORT, much shorter than it is in District Court or California state court. The Notice of Appeal of a final order of the Bankruptcy Court must be filed within 14 days after the Bankruptcy Court order/judgment is entered in the docket of the Bankruptcy Court. Notice of Appeal from the District Court / BAP to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit (or any other U.S. Circuit Court) must be filed within 30 days after the order deciding the appeal is entered in the docket of the District Court / BAP.
The general rule is that if the Notice of Appeal is NOT timely filed, the appeal is time-barred; though there may be something Law Firm can do if the Notice of Appeal is not filed within 14 days of entry of the Bankruptcy Court order, if 20 days after the 14 day time limit has not yet expired.
If you may need to appeal a bankruptcy court order or judgment, IMMEDIATELY contact The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC immediately, by phoning (310) 559-9224 and by emailing Law Firm
The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC does bankruptcy appellate representation on an hourly basis, and its hourly rate for time of attorney March is a great value-about what many law firms will charge you for an associate attorney who is only 3 or 4 years out of law school; whereas attorney March has been a lawyer for over 30 years (Yale Law School graduate 1974), and was a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Los Angeles, for a 14 year term from 1988-2002. Click here for full qualifications of attorney March.
Bankruptcy appeals in California have a lot of tricky, detailed, rules that must be followed, or you will lose rights.
Even the caselaw and rules on what constitutes a "final" order, which must be appealed before appeal is time barred, and what constitutes an "interlocutory" order, are tricky; and it takes an experienced Los Angeles Bankruptcy lawyer, such as attorney Kathleen March of The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC, to properly advise on this extremely important issue.
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The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC knows how to timely make an Election to Opt-Out of the BAP (Bankruptcy Appellate Panel); in appeals where it is likely to be more favorable for the Client to have the Client's bankruptcy appeal heard and decided by a U.S. District Judge, than to have that appeal heard and decided by the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Attorney March, as a former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, is well qualified to advise Clients whether or not to "opt out" of the BAP, and get this done timely and successfully. An "Opt-Out" can be filed by either the Appellant or the Appellee on a Bankruptcy Appeal, and The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC knows the time limits and procedures for Appellants to do so, and for Appellees to do so.
Need to make an Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal? The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC has done Emergency Motions for Stay Pending Appeal in both Bankruptcy Court and in U.S. District Court; and attorney March had first hand experience with these Motions as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, and knows what has to be included in these Motions.
Within 14 days after the Notice of Appeal is filed, the Appellant must file a Statement of Issues on Appeal, and a Designation of Record on appeal, or the bankruptcy appeal is subject to being dismissed for failure to properly prosecute that appeal. Appellees can file a counter-designation of record is Appellant fails to designate all items in the record below necessary to deciding the appeal. The Bankruptcy Law Firm, PC is experienced at preparing these required pleadings; and is experienced at preparing Appellate briefing, in the format required at each level of appeal. Appellate briefs, whether for Appellant or Appellee, which do not meet the specific, detailed requirements of type size, page limits, section headings, etc. of the various appellate courts are very likely to be rejected by those Court when those appeal briefs are presented for filing to the Clerk's Office of the Appellate Court.
Many attorneys who claim to be Los Angeles bankruptcy attorneys do not even know WHICH COURT the Notice of Appeal is required to be filed in, or what the Court filing fee is at each level of appeal for filing a Notice of Appeal. The Court filing fee for filing an appeal from Bankruptcy Court to District Court / BAP level is $255. The Court filing fee for filing an appeal from the District Court/ BAP to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Judicial Circuit (or any other Circuit) was raised by Congress as of 4/9/06 to $455. If a Notice of Appeal is attempted to be filed without the required Court filing fee, the Court does NOT have to accept the Notice of Appeal for filing.
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March IS A TRIPLE CERTIFIED BANKRUPTCY SPECIALIST ATTORNEY: In addition to being a former US Bankruptcy Judge, Attorney March is a triple certified bankruptcy specialist attorney. March is certified as a bankruptcy specialist attorney by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, March is certified by the American Board of Certification (nationwide certification) as both a consumer bankruptcy specialist attorney, and as a business bankruptcy specialist attorney. Very few attorneys are triple certified bankruptcy specialists. Many attorneys who claim to be “bankruptcy attorneys” are not certified by the California State Bar, or by the American Board of Certification, or by any specialist certifying agency at all.
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