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Steven Aaron Schwaber

Steven Aaron Schwaber

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Bankruptcy & Debt

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About Me

Hello. I'm Steve Schwaber, and I am a board certified bankruptcy attorney ("Board Certified, Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification"). I was one of the first two attorneys in California to be so certified (1992). My office is located in the Pasadena (California) area and I am the only board certified attorney practicing business bankruptcy located between Pasadena and Riverside. I serve clients in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.


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PROFILE OF STEVEN A. SCHWABER

   
Biographical Data:    Born New York, N.Y., November 13, 1942;  admitted to bar, 1969, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit;  1972, U.S. Supreme Court.  Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law (American Board of Certification), 1992.  Certified Mediator, Pepperdine University, 1995.  Education: University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1965);  Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., 1968).  Phi Alpha Delta (Treasurer, Ford Chapter, 1967-1968).  Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles, California, 1969-1972 and 1974-1976.  Law Clerk to California Court of Appeals, Justice John F. Aiso, 1969.
   
    Court appointed mediator, Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel, Central District of California, 1995-present;  Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court, Business Litigation Panel, 1984-present.  Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court, Business Litigation Panel, 1999-present.  Approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee to serve as Trustee in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases, 1986-1990.  Appointed to Central District of California Bankruptcy Court Legislation Implementation Task Force, 2005.  Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Federal Rules Task Force.  Named by Los Angeles magazine as a Southern California Superlawyer, 2007, 2008.
 
Memberships and Activities: American Bankruptcy Institute (Director, 1997-2000);  Associate Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, 1994-present;  Author, "The Realities of Chapter 7 Trustee Compensation," 1991 Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Callaghan & Company, 1991. Author, "Itemization of Costs and Expenses", Getting Paid: Retention and Compensation in Bankruptcy Cases: A Guide for Non-attorney Professionals, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2005.  Director, Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court, 2008.

Certifications:  Board Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law (American Board of Certification), 1992.  Certified Mediator, Pepperdine University, 1995.  Martindale-Hubbell rated "AV", 1984.
 
Areas of Concentration: Practice is limited to representation of creditors, debtors and third parties in bankruptcy matters and workouts and in all proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Courts. Accepts selected appointments as expert witness in bankruptcy matters. Accepts selected appointments as arbitrator and mediator in state and federal courts.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1969

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    47 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Mark Markus

    I've known and worked closely with Steve for over 15 years. He is a superior lawyer with particular expertise in business bankruptcy matters. His wit and good humor are surpassed only by his skills as an attorney.

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    Mark Markus Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Carol Ann Hunter Peters

    Steve was very, very kind to my elderly client who was considering filing a Ch. 7 BK to avoid her creditors. Thanks to his wise counsel, he was able to guide her to some appropriate solutions. He heard her concerns, responded to her anxieties, and gave her good advice, for which I am grateful. Thank you!

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    Carol Peters Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Steven A. Schwaber

2600 Mission Street Suite 100
San Marino, CA, 91108

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive196905/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Named as a Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.2008
Named as a Southern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bankruptcy Inn of CourtDirector2008 - Present
Rotary Club of PasadenaMember; Club Historian2001 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteDirector1997 - 2000
American Bankruptcy Board of CertificationBoard Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist1992 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1984 - Present
Rotary Club of Los AngelesMember1984 - 2000

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Getting Paid: Retention and Compensation in Bankruptcy Cases: A Guide for Non-attorney Professionals, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2005"Itemization of Costs and Expenses"2005
1991 Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, Callaghan & Company"The Realities of Chapter 7 Trustee Compensation"1991

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of California at Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring MeetingReorganization Of Really Small Businesses2009