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Peter R Kaplan

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Peabody, MA

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Peter Kaplan

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

    31 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Foreclosure

    31 years, 50 cases


During the past 24 years, Attorney Peter Kaplan and his team have successfully assisted thousands of consumers and small business owners to overcome serious financial problems and achieve an economic "Fresh Start."  Attorney Kaplan and his team concentrate in various areas, including Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement, Loan Modification, Foreclosure Prevention, Foreclosure Defense and Predatory Lending Litigation. "There is no cookie cutter approach to resolving debt. Each case must be individually analyzed to determine which tools to use so that we can achieve the best result for our client. " 

YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS. Are you certain that you have a complete and accurate understanding of your rights under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code?


Call today to schedule a free telephone consultation. .Law Office of Peter R. Kaplan & Associates is a "Federally designated Debt Relief Agency." 



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COMMON MYTH #2: Some fear that if they file for bankruptcy, they might lose some of the things they need the most, like their car, or their home. FOR THE MOST PART, THIS IS NOT TRUE! It's a MYTH!
COMMON MYTH #1  Some fear that if they file for Bankruptcy, it's going to become public knowledge and many peolple, lfamiliy,  friends , neighbors, or even their employer will know all about their financial problems. FOR THE MOST PART, THIS IS NOT TRUE!
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Peter Kaplan Law
40 Lowell Street
Suite 13
Peabody, MA, 01960


5.0 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Kaplan helped me with a daunting and complicated case that had been dragging on for years. I was emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed at the time I met him but he stepped in and was the proverbial "dog on a bone' in his pursuit of my interests. He was available when I needed to consult with him, took my phone calls and called back promptly when I left a message—even after business hours, if necessary. His understanding of the law was impressive and his friendly and supportive manner toward me helped me through a legal ordeal that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
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Posted by Joaquin | June 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I am very pleased how he handled the urgent timeline, he was able to resolve everything quickly enough to allow me a timely closing in my property.
Posted by George and Donna | June 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved us!
Peter Kaplan came to us highly recommended. He along with Ashley Wonson, worked with us to not only modify our loan mortgage, which saved our house, get us out from a mound of dept by helping us choose which chapter of Bankruptcy but, went beyond the call of duty and helped us out of a crazy situation with a mistake made by our mortgage company. We can't say enough about their professionalism. They made us feel comforted when we thought we were doomed. We are happy to say our lives are on tract thanks to all Peter and Ashley's hard work.
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Posted by rosalie | June 5, 2017
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The best lawyer
Every review all ready written has it all.when my husband passed in 2015 peter was there for me every step of the way. he has taken care of all my husbands legal problems. We have been with him since1978.He is one of a kind.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Peter is the best - there is not another attorney that would take the time or patience that he has taken with me, this includes Ashley, also. They make you feel so comfortable and at ease and are always available day or night. We are not only clients but will be forever our friends. I highly recommend the Law Office of Peter Kaplan he is the best and his staff is extremely helpful and friendly.
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Posted by Nancy | July 13, 2016
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Genuine, Gifted, Knowlegeable, Compassionate, Patient
I'm am wholeheartedly grateful to Peter and his wonderful staff for patiently walking me through each and every single step of the Chapter 13 process and giving me as much time as I needed to ask questions. Peter is an extremely gifted attorney with years of experience that speaks volumes for itself. Of great importance and gratitude was the way Peter treated me with compassion and respect throughout the process. This made me feel at ease during a very stressful time and left my dignity intact.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
I spoke with Attorney Kaplan today regarding a possible small claims court case. I wanted to understand if I was within the legal parameters of filing a counter claim for unfair business practices and whether—if we did decide to fight it in court—a judgement against us would affect our credit score. Attorney Kaplan carefully listened to our case, very patiently and very clearly outlined answers to our concerns, and offered a bit of counsel regarding the safest, least risky solution. He called less than five minutes after my submitted request, and immediately phoned back when our call was disconnected. This was exactly the type of interaction we were looking for, a quick explanation of laws that are difficult for us non-lawyers to understand, how its interpretation could affect our case, and whether we were justified in our desire to pursue a certain legal course of action. Many thanks to Attorney Kaplan.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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genuine, kind, knowledgeable and efficient
Peter and his team are a breath of fresh air with their unique hands-on approach to counselling, addressing and facilitating challenging decisions. I am so grateful for their assistance through a tough time. It was really the best decision I should have made years ago! I highly recommend their services!
Posted by Sean | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grade A attorney !!
I was going through a difficult time and anxious about declaring bankruptcy .. Attorney Kaplan put my mind at ease he has a very professional manner while at the same time made me feel comfortable .. He explained the process step by step and very patient with any questions I had ... It's been about five years now since I first met attorney Kaplan and he seemed generally please that I reestablished credit and in the process of purchasing a home .. I highly recommend attorney Kaplan ......Danvers.
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Posted by client | September 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
made me feel at ease during a very troubling time in my life
Attorney Peter Kaplan and his team have been extremely efficient and compassionate during this tough time. I had to file Bankruptcy a year ago and he was there every step of the way from the initial consultation right through until I got my discharge. This team truly is committed to excellence and they get to know each and every client on a personal level. Youre not just a client, but treated as a friend and given the attention and compassion necessary to get through what couldve been a very stressful experience.
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Posted by piedad | April 14, 2015
Peter R Kaplan great lawyer and friend
I like his vast knowledge and experience of the career. I've been with this lawyer for a couple of years now, and whenever i had a problem i would always come back to him and he would always help me. And i would recommend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
A Seventeen Year Business relationship with Attorney Kaplan
I am in charge of multiple businesses as a CTO primarily in the Real Estate Industry. I have been a Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts for since 1984. For the last eighteen years I have owned/managed my own company, Atlantic Real Estate Associates. Peter has intervened, consulted, and represented us in many transactions, court litigations, and bankruptcies (primarily for our clients). His legal guidance has saved my clients, employees, and myself many dollars and eliminated the stress that accompanies legal problems. His years of experience has proved invaluable to me and my associates. However our association with him is based on his personal approach, honesty, and sincerity to help. I can honestly say that he is the best lawyer that I have had to represent my problems and those of my clients. He is my first choice.
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Posted by Karen | December 4, 2014
Intelligent,compassionate,informative,trustworthy lawyer
I have had the greatest experience with Peter Kaplan. He truly cares for you as a person and the case presented to him. He stood beside me every step of the way through this very stressful time. I am fortunate to have Peter help me. He is great at his job, a wonderful person.
Posted by Pam and Bruce | December 17, 2013
Peter Kaplan
Peter Kaplan saved our business. We will be forever grateful.His vast knowledge impressed us at the onset , and we were well aware that we were in the right place. Should we ever encounter another major issue, Peter Kaplan is the first and only attorney we would call.
Posted by Richard | December 16, 2013
Peter R Kaplan Review
Peter was an absolute joy to work with. Extremely patient, calm and professional throughout entire Chapter 13 process. His many years of experience proved to me why he is regarded as amongst the best in the business! I rate him A+.
Posted by Michael | December 6, 2013
Best Bankruptcy Attorney North Salem MA
Peter Kaplan did a wonderful job for me, in filing a bankruptcy. He explained everything so calmly and made me feel very confident about the whole process. It was not as scary as I thought it would be.
Posted by Kathy | December 4, 2013
A Great Expirence
I hired Attorney Kaplan during a very difficult time and he was able to reasure me that everything was going to be just fine. His knowledge and expertise was undeniable and the personal attention I received was not typical of most attorneys. Additonally, the staff at the office was also very friendly and helpful. I would absolutely recommend his services to my fiends and family.
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Posted by Patti | July 30, 2013
Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Experienced Lawyer
I was looking for a bankruptcy lawyer for my mother following the death of my father, I was referred by a collegue to Atty Kaplan. We were not disappointed, Peter was very knowledgeable and compassionate. As it turned out all the debt was just my fathers so my mother did not need to file for bankruptcy. Peter helped us call the credit card companies and that is how we realized my mother was not responsible for the debt. Even though it was apparent that we no longer needed to file Peter took his time to answer all of our questions and advise us. I would highly reccommend Atty Peter Kaplan.
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Posted by Pedro | May 2, 2012
Best Service Out there....Great Team
As many in this tough economy my wife and I lost hundreds of thousands on a commercial property, follow by the birth of our Triplets caused a tremendous financial burden on us that prevented us from raising our new family the proper way. We consulted with Peter Kaplan and his team and to say the least we got handheld from beginning to the end. Thanks to Peter and his team our bankruptcy was discharge and we now have what is needed to provided our family with a better future. There are not enough words to express the relief that we now feel knowing that our financial future is looking brighter every day. Thank a million to Attorney Peter Kaplan and Jonathan Gerson our case administrator, you guys are the BEST no dough’s… P.S. If you are looking for an attorney that cares please contact this office. If you will like confirmation of this review email me at [removed by Avvo Team]
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Posted by Bill | April 25, 2012
Amazed at the care
I have nothing but praise for Peter Kaplan who did my chapter 7 filing . After interviewing three bankrupsy attorneys I am so glad I chose Peter, I felt that he showed great patience helping me understand all my options he also spent much more time with me than I ever expected and his staff was great .I will recommend Peter to anyone I meet that needs financial help.
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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Resignation and Disbarment issued in MA, 2018
updated on 04/26/2019

This status means that an attorney resigned in order to avoid being disbarred. Disbarment is the most serious penalty for an attorney.

Work Experience

  • CEO. Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Law Office of Peter R. Kaplan, P.C.
  • 1993 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10
  • National Academy For Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2014
  • "Board Certified " Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2011


Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Basics for Accountants
  • Pirmer for Chapter 7 & 13 for CPA
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Peter
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Peter is without a doubt one of the foremost experts in Bankruptcy in the Boston area and has a proven track record of fighting, and winning, for his clients. His familiarity with the law and his concern for his clients make it easy for me to refer him for anyone seeking help with bankruptcy and debt relief."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Peter Kaplan is a great Attorney, and a great man all together. His vast knowledge of Bankruptcy Topics is amazing. He truly cares for his clients and will do anything to help them. I recommend Peter Kaplan to anyone looking for Bankruptcy Help."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Peter is one of the best personal bankruptcy lawyers in the North Shore. Whenever I see Peter's name as counsel to a debtor , I know a experienced bright attorney not only has done a top notch job but he will work hard to get his client the best possible result."
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Peabody Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Peter R Kaplan
Peter R Kaplan
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Peabody, MA
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details