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    Posted by John

    Michael Avanesian

    Talking to Michael is easy and pleasant. Yes, he is surely well versed in bankruptcy law; however this is true for many lawyers. The differentiating quality in him is his unique his social skills. He deftly handled me as a nervous client with courtesy and humor. He also assured me of the validity of our legal position, something I have noticed other lawyers are afraid to do lest they miscalculate and later be criticized. He showed the same warmth and common sense to the lender’s counsel, and as a consequence, negotiated as generous settlement without engaging in expensive litigation. Such strategy is extremely valuable, saved me tens of thousands of dollars, and while one would expect to find it more broadly, it is in fact quite rare. God bless him for his good character and skill.

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    Posted by Tim

    Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney Review

    During these last few years of financial crisis I've had the need to enlist the services of several bankruptcy attorneys-in particular attorneys who specialize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization. My experience has been that some are good at what they do, but are not so great with client service. Others have unimpressive skills with mediocre levels of client service. I can happily say that after having been represented by Michael Avanesian at Tilem law, Michael is by far the most thorough, skilled, meticulous and most importantly, effective bankruptcy lawyer, whom I've been fortunate enough to be represented by.

    A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a complex and typically financially costly process. Typically, a debtor contemplating Chapter 11 bankruptcy is in a situation of financial distress. That debtor may be in a situation where they have some assets or cash, which they are hoping to reorganize, so that they can set a course towards stable a financial stewardship. My experience with several other Chapter 11 firms was that the debtor is invited to meet with the attorney for an initial consultation, which may cost you somewhere in the thousand dollar range. By the time you finish consulting with attorneys you are likely in an even more dire financial situation.

    There was no such experience when I met with Michael Avanesian. The initial consultation was at a nominal cost, and he spoke with me at length about the particulars of my case, and the strategies he might use to try to get me the exact result that I needed. Michael immediately presented himself as personable, friendly, and most importantly knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process and the judges who preside over bankruptcy cases. I was pleased to discover only the highest levels of service all the way through the opening and successful closing of my bankruptcy case. Phone calls were always returned, questions were always researched and answered and details and risk assessments of strategies were always presented in written format that was easy to understand.

    Another thing that I really appreciated about Michael's style of business is that he is sensitive to the client's awareness of costs. He's not in the businesses of squeezing out as much money as possible, only to put a client in further financial distress. I was always informed about the cost of a course of action or strategy before such action was implemented. I've had situations where attorneys go off somewhere and do work that you are completely unaware is being done, only to find billings in the thousands of dollars at the end of monthly billings, for actions which would not have been worth the effort, had I been informed of them beforehand.

    I recommend Michael Avanesian without hesitation. Working with him and the staff of Tilem Law is easily the best and least stressful experience I've had with a bankruptcy attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Tim

    The best and least stressful experience I've had with a bankruptcy attorney

    During these last few years of financial crisis I've had the need to enlist the services of several bankruptcy attorneys-in particular attorneys who specialize in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization. My experience has been that some are good at what they do, but are not so great with client service. Others have unimpressive skills with mediocre levels of client service. I can happily say that after having been represented by Michael Avanesian at Tilem law, Michael is by far the most thorough, skilled, meticulous and most importantly, effective bankruptcy lawyer, whom I've been fortunate enough to be represented by.

    A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a complex and typically financially costly process. Typically, a debtor contemplating Chapter 11 bankruptcy is in a situation of financial distress. That debtor may be in a situation where they have some assets or cash, which they are hoping to reorganize, so that they can set a course towards stable a financial stewardship. My experience with several other Chapter 11 firms was that the debtor is invited to meet with the attorney for an initial consultation, which may cost you somewhere in the thousand dollar range. By the time you finish consulting with attorneys you are likely in an even more dire financial situation.

    There was no such experience when I met with Michael Avanesian. The initial consultation was at a nominal cost, and he spoke with me at length about the particulars of my case, and the strategies he might use to try to get me the exact result that I needed. Michael immediately presented himself as personable, friendly, and most importantly knowledgeable about the bankruptcy process and the judges who preside over bankruptcy cases. I was pleased to discover only the highest levels of service all the way through the opening and successful closing of my bankruptcy case. Phone calls were always returned, questions were always researched and answered and details and risk assessments of strategies were always presented in written format that was easy to understand.
    Another thing that I really appreciated about Michael's style of business is that he is sensitive to the client's awareness of costs. He's not in the businesses of squeezing out as much money as possible, only to put a client in further financial distress. I was always informed about the cost of a course of action or strategy before such action was implemented. I've had situations where attorneys go off somewhere and do work that you are completely unaware is being done, only to find billings in the thousands of dollars at the end of monthly billings, for actions which would not have been worth the effort, had I been informed of them beforehand.

    I recommend Michael Avanesian without hesitation. Working with him and the staff of Tilem Law is easily the best and least stressful experience I've had with a bankruptcy attorney.

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    Posted by a Foreclosure client

    Great Attorney

    Michael is an amazing and knowledgeable attorney. He timely responded to all my emails and he answered my phone calls! I have dealt with many attorneys for several concerns, and I can say that he is really the best one that I have ever worked with. He is responsible, and extremely punctual. He set my expectations appropriately and he delivered big time!

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    Posted by a Bankruptcy client

    Great attorney

    Michael is a great attorney. He listens to what we have to say and he takes his time making sure we understand how things work.

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    Posted by a Chapter 11 client

    He did what my other attorney could not do

    I filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with an attorney that had over 10 years of experience in bankruptcy. My attorney told me she didn't do Chapter 11 but would give me a good deal if I went to her. After 2 years, she still could not confirm my case. I switch attorneys to Michael and he got my plan confirmed. He is very good!!!

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    Posted by a Chapter 7 client

    Honest man

    I had about $10,000 in credit card debt when I contacted him. After a free consultation, he recommended me to another bankruptcy attorney because he thought my case was too simple for the prices that he charges.

    I am shocked that instead of ripping me off, he recommended me to go to his competition! He is an honest man, and I hope that by writing this review, it'll help him get more business. Honest people shouldn't finish last.

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    Posted by a Chapter 11 client

    I went to him to file for bankruptcy but he found a solution to my problem that did not require for me to file!

    My business had to file for bankruptcy because our loan had matured and the bank wanted to foreclose. Mr. Avanesian solved my problem using a dual track where his firm worked on preparing us for a Chapter 11 while also trying to find us workout financing.

    Thanks to his firm and their connections in the industry, we were able to find alternate financing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Shahin

    I highly recommend him

    I was hesitant to have him assigned to my case because he is young, but to my surprise, he did a great job. He is a college math professor and a bankruptcy genius. If you have any doubts about what attorney to hire, meet him, and you will see that he is someone you can trust and someone who knows the his way around the code.

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