I am a native of the Northwest, having lived in Bremerton, Boise, Moscow and Spokane... more
I am a native of the Northwest, having lived in Bremerton, Boise, Moscow and Spokane while growing up. My family moved to Spokane when I was in high school, and I consider Spokane my hometown. I also spent time in Seattle, both at University of Washington for undergrad and law school, and working in a downtown law firm. I have been back in Spokane since '97. My skills as a lawyer have been enh... view profile
I enjoy reading (i.e. law, technology, internet), and learning about business. As... more
I enjoy reading (i.e. law, technology, internet), and learning about business. As far as my hobbies, I enjoy photography, although I do not have much time any more to go and shoot nature. I also enjoy design (graphic design). On the weekends, I spend time with my wife and children.
Michael J Paukert is Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights group atPaukert... more
Michael J Paukert is Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights group atPaukert Troppmann PLLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business bankruptcy and commercial transactions. Mike received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude. He is admitted to practice law in Washington and Idaho. He has been named one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Spokane and ... view profile
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.