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Richard Guy Avila

Richard Guy Avila

Practice areas:

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Real Estate

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 80%
    31 years, 500 cases
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    31 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Warren Sherwood Forest

    Bankruptcy law is an area where you need an expert. Mr. Avila is an expert in bankruptcy law. He has the knowledge and experience to answer all your questions and help you through this. I have known Mr. Avila for over 20 years. I refer my clients to him and strongly suggest you call him for help.

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    Warren Forest Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Svetlana Magerram Shirinova

    Richard Avila is competent, responsible, caring professional and a very fine man. I have referred several clients to him and Ms. Avila was able to save people's homes.

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    Svetlana Shirinova Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1150 Bayhill Dr Ste 105
San Bruno, CA, 94066

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Supervisory/Managerial Performance AwardUnited States Small Business Administration1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices Richard Avila1993 - Present
Senior AssociateSmith & Smith, Professional Law Corporation1991 - 1992
Senior AssociateKaplan, Russin, Vecchi, and Eytan1987 - 1991
District CounselUnited States Small Business Administration1983 - 1987
Junior AssociateHancock Rothert & Bunshoft1981 - 1983
Elbow Law ClerkThe Honorable Manuel Real, United States District Judge, Central District of California1979 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bay Area Bankruptcy ForumMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sims vs. Shubov; Adv. Proc. No. 01-3057-TC, U.S.B.C., N.D., Cal.Trustee Lost Following 5 Day Court Trial
In re Hayter, Case No. 08-31770, U.S.B.C., N.D., Cal.2nd and 3rd Mortgages stripped; 1st Mortgage modified. Clients paid off their debts and saved their Family Home.
In re Palacios, Case No. 11-34239, U.S.B.C., N.D., Cal.High Income Clients discharged their debts and saved their Home.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1978
Columbia UniversityEnglish LiteratureBachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Bankruptcy Law Tips for the Real Estate Practitioner1998
State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)Real Property Liens--Enforcement, Avoidance and Preservation in Bankruptcy Court1994