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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.
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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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!
Carol Peters Elder Law Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Named as a Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.||2008|
|Named as a Southern California Super Lawyer||Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.||2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bankruptcy Inn of Court||Director||2008 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Pasadena||Member; Club Historian||2001 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Director||1997 - 2000|
|American Bankruptcy Board of Certification||Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist||1992 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||1984 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Los Angeles||Member||1984 - 2000|
|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|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1968|
|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1965|
|American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring Meeting||Reorganization Of Really Small Businesses||2009|