Problems We Solve

Full-Service Bankruptcy and Student Loan Law Firm Helping Individuals and Businesses With Financial Issues

Providing legal services to the State of Florida

The legal team at Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC helps individuals and businesses with financial issues. We are a full-service boutique bankruptcy and student loan law firm. What does that mean for you? For one, we specifically limit our practice areas so that we can concentrate on your specific financial issues and how to solve them. By limiting our practice areas, we have gained the knowledge and understanding on how to navigate through the complicated bankruptcy, insolvency and student loan law process. We are able to help you with any type of bankruptcy, insolvency or student loan issue, without having to refer you to another law firm when the situation becomes too complicated and complex.

Some of the problems we help solve include:

Individual debtors: Problems you are facing and that we can help you solve

  • You are past due on your mortgage
  • You have a foreclosure action pending against you
  • You have numerous assets but a large amount of debt and are in need of debt relief
  • Creditors are threatening to repossess assets
  • You have garnishments against your paycheck or bank account
  • You own a business and you have personally guaranteed some of the business’ debt
  • Collection lawsuits have been filed against you
  • Creditors are taking aggressive collection efforts against you
  • You own several homes or investment properties that are underwater and you need to strip inferior liens
  • You are past-due on your taxes
  • You have overwhelming unsecured debt, such as credit card debt or medical bills
  • Divorce left you with unmanageable debt

We have helped hundreds of individuals just like you obtain a fresh financial start by filing an individual Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 case.

Business debtors: Problems encountered by several businesses

  • Your cash flow is insufficient to pay your operating expenses
  • You are being sued by a client or customer relating to a product or service
  • You are being sued by a supplier for non-payment of invoice(s)
  • You have an overwhelming amount of debt and could maintain the business if some of those debts were eliminated
  • Creditors are threatening to take your business’ assets
  • You have garnishments against your bank account
  • Creditors are taking aggressive collection efforts against you
  • You are past-due on your taxes
  • You are looking to utilize the bankruptcy process in an effort to save your assets

Whether you have a small business or you are running a large company, we can help you understand how a corporate bankruptcy or an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) could be beneficial. A business that is seeking to shut down can accomplish an orderly liquidation of its assets through a Chapter 7 or the ABC process. An entity that wants to restructure its debt and continue to operate can accomplish this through a Chapter 11 (or even sometimes in an ABC). Whatever your goals are with respect to the liquidation or restructuring of your business, we can help you achieve them.

Creditors: Issues that arise when you are owed money

  • An individual or company owes you money, but just filed bankruptcy
  • You received bankruptcy notices in the mail, but you do not understand them
  • You are owed money from a bankrupt debtor but do not know what your rights are
  • You were defrauded by a bankrupt debtor and would like to know your options
  • Your ex-spouse just filed bankruptcy but you don’t know what to do
  • You have a mortgage on someone’s home, but they just filed bankruptcy
  • You are a landlord and your tenant just filed bankruptcy
  • An individual or company owes you money and they are threatening to file bankruptcy
  • You have been attempting to collect a debt for a long time, and are interested in learning about involuntary bankruptcy proceedings

Many creditors do not realize that they have a variety of rights when a customer, borrower, or vendor files for bankruptcy protection. We can help you pursue your rights and strive to obtain the maximum recovery available to you.

Student loan borrowers: Facing an enormous problem as debt levels skyrocket

  • Your wages are being garnished on account of your federal student loan(s)
  • Your federal income taxes or federal benefits are being offset because of a defaulted federal student loan
  • You work for the government, but your federal student loans are affecting your security clearance
  • Your defaulted federal student loans are affecting your ability to maintain your professional license(s)
  • You are being sued by your federal or private student loan lender and you need help
  • Your monthly payments on your federal or private student loans are unmanageable
  • You just lost your job and you cannot afford your federal student loans
  • You are delinquent in your federal student loans and you want to prevent default
  • You are in default of your federal or private student loans and you want to cure the default and bring your loans back to good standing
  • You believe that you are entitled to an administrative discharge, but you don’t know what to do
  • You need assistance with student loan cancelation or forgiveness
  • You are interested in a student loan deferment or forbearance
  • You want to settle your student loan debt for an amount less than what is owed
  • You want to cure your federal student loan default through rehabilitation or consolidation, but you need the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney
  • You want to know your options for a potential bankruptcy discharge of your student loans

If you are drowning in student loan debt and you don’t know what to do next, we can help. We review your individual circumstances and help decide the best strategy for reducing your payments, getting out of default, or eliminating your student loan debt entirely. Don’t continue living under the weight of your student loans; let us help you take control of your debt.

Other matters our attorneys can help you with

  • You are being sued or threatened with a lawsuit by a bankruptcy trustee or other party in a bankruptcy proceeding
  • You would like to purchase real property or other assets from a bankruptcy trustee or debtor in bankruptcy
  • You are a purchaser of real property and need an attorney to help you with the transaction
  • You are a seller of real property and need an attorney to help you with the transaction
  • You need consultation regarding a start-up or entrepreneurial venture

Schedule an initial consultation at no charge to learn more about how we can help you

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC has two convenient offices located in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from which we proudly serve many counties, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie. We are a full-service bankruptcy law and student loan law firm, ready to assist you with whatever financial issues you are facing. Contact us at 954-920-5355.

 

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC

Fort Lauderdale

2699 Stirling Road, Suite C401
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

T. 954-920-5355 | F. 954-920-5371

Miami

2 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2300
Miami, FL 33131

T. 305-894-6163 | F. 305-503-9447

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