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Christian Robert Panagakos

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   46 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
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WE HELP CONSUMERS FIGHT DEBT. WE OFFER FREE CONSULTATIONS. OUR PRICING IS FAIR AND TRANSPARENT.

Christian Panagakos is the founder and Managing Member of Florida Bankruptcy Advisors, a consumer-focused law firm that strives to help individual consumers understand their legal and financial rights as permitted under both state and federal law. He has been a licensed attorney since 1995 and is a current member of both the U.S. District Court and the Bankruptcy Court for Florida’s Southern District.

 

Throughout his career, Mr. Panagakos has led or supported over $300M in closed transactions across a variety of industries and business capacities.  Seeing a need in the South Florida market for a law firm geared to helping individual consumers fight financial challenges caused by the recession, Mr. Panagakos began Florida Bankruptcy Advisors.

 

If you are an individual consumer facing a financial challenge, we urge you to contact our office before taking any desperate measures like raiding your retirement plan, transferring property, or transferring credit card balances. We also recommend that you contact us if you have been sued or if there is a pending judgment.  Creditors often satisfy judgments by seizing bank accounts, garnishing wages or placing liens on property; thus, you are better to avoid them whenever possible. We hope to hear from you sooner rather than later.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2018,2016,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2018 + 3 ...

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Location

Florida Bankruptcy Advisors, P.L.
120 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Suite 207
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33334
Florida Bankruptcy Advisors, P.L.
1451 W. Cypress Creek Road
Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Beverly | July 2, 2013
Having a very trustworthy and honest attorney
Christian Panagakos is an excellent lawyer and helped me with my credit card debt. He negotiated with the banks and did an excellent job in getting them to reduce what I owed them. I was able to pay the credit cards without having to file bankrupsy. I would recommend him to anyone who is in trouble and needs help.
Posted by Saba Boghos | January 18, 2013
Very happy client.
Finding a lawyer is never an easy task. Christian Panagakos was EPIC, he explained everything , and made me feel at ease with all the facts I needed to know. He gave me 5 different options and made my decision on what to file easy. He filed all my paperwork with the Federal Court fast and I never had any problems, he also represented me at the hearing in Miami again doing everything necessry for my compliance. Other lawyers were much more expensive as much as three times higher. I have hired many lawyers over the years and he is at the very top of my list. I have recomended him to two friends that need his services and they immediately agreed he was Excellent.
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Posted by Joe | March 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service!!!!
My experience with Florida Bankruptcy Advisors was great. Chris and Brooke are an attention to detail duo and make the entire Bankruptcy process extremely easy. I contacted them on Thanksgiving weekend of 2023, and both responded to my call. The outcome of my case was in my favor as well. Thank you Chris and Brooke.
Posted by David | August 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
The team at Florida Bankruptcy Advisors is professional and extremely proficient. They also have a fair price and care about their customers. They are a diamond in the rough and I highly recommend their services.
Response from Christian Panagakos August 24, 2023
Hi David - thank you so much for the kind review. It was our pleasure to "fight" on your behalf, and help you through a difficult time. All the best always. Hope we stay in touch.
Posted by Pete N. | June 5, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rating attorney Panagakos
I consulted with attorney Panagakos and he helped me tremendously. He patiently listened to my situation and he asked pertinent questions to get to the bottom line. He has a very logical approach in defining the problem and in finding different solutions. He helped me find the best course of action for my situation and I really appreciate that. I will be recommending his services to others.
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Posted by Shaun | January 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Five Star Service
Professional and knowledgeable from start to finish. Mr. Panagakos came highly recommended and he lived up to every word.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE GREATEST DUO TO DO THIS TRUST ME!!!!!!!!
Chris & Brooke were an amazing team to work with and were extremely knowledgeable and professional. When I contacted the company I had no ideal what was entailed in the bankruptcy process. My situation was a bit from the norm and Chris offered me his honest opinion on how he would handle it and put me at ease. After our first conversation I knew that they were more than qualified to handle my case and most definitely went above and beyond through the whole process. If you want to deal with real people who aren't just looking to make a quick dollar and have your best interest at heart then you better call FBA ASAP! If I had to do this all over again (which I wont lol) I would go right back to Chris & Brooke without a doubt in my mind. I am so thankful that I found you guys appreciate you giving me a clean slate to work with and rebuild my life. You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Stefan | September 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers
Christian and Brooke are excellent bankruptcy lawyers. I recommend them to anybody who is dealing whith financial problems. Christian is very knowledgeable specialist, sharp and quick in preparing your case. Brook is the same way. They are polite and treat you whith respect. You feel like you dealing whith friends or good members of your family. Be 100% honest and always tell them the truth. It will help them to navigate you with entire process very smooth. I recommend Christian and Brook from my personal experience. Exceptional, honest service! Stefan P.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2021
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Simply, the best choice!
Where can you find lawyers willing to help you, aware of your needs, experts in the field, affordable and who are also good people? Just go and see Christian and Brooke.
Posted by Edward | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results with a heart!
A true expert and, most importantly very trustworthy. Christian and Brooke truly care about their clients. They are very knowledgeable, responsive and think outside the box. You call Christian and Brooke and they almost always answer the phone. I had to file an emergency Chapter 13. It was a few hours before a holiday and I couldn't reach any lawyer. I came across Christian's number on a Google search and called. To my surprise he answered the phone. Within minutes he understood my unique situation and the need for immediacy. He filed in my behalf immediately. Since then we have we've done a lot of business together, for both myself and the benefit of my clients. All were successful conclusions.
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Posted by Louis | January 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great team
I really can’t say enough great things about this firm! They God fearing Christians and at every turn they assisted me! They weathered with me the storm of divorce and child custody issues I so happened to be going thru all at the same time as this! It took some time to gather the funds but with them being so patient I was able to get a new lease on life! Thank you and God Bless!
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Posted by Christopher | December 23, 2020
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Rave review for attorney Christian Panagakos
Brooke and Christian are like having two lawyers as part of the family. I always felt like I was their top priority. They responded quickly to any concerns, they balanced the extremely difficult tasks of managing my bankruptcy along with my multiple personal challenges. They are the best.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Proud
Very proud to say I’m a client!!! Very responsive and helpful. Almost finish my 5 year plan very emotional time but the team was their to give support.
Posted by Monica | July 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and caring
Christian is great at what he does. Answered all my questions from day one. He went over and beyond my expectations.
Posted by Ted | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I would highly recommend Christian and Brooke they are very professional and straight forward they took a lot of stress off of us during the process and always went into detail about our case
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!!
Christian & Brooke did an amazing job! They were both very attentive from the beginning to end. Very responsive and always there to answer any and all my questions and concerns throughout the process. I highly recommend them!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In it for the long haul!!!
You never want to need a bankruptcy attorney but after my husband and I both had been laid off during the last financial crisis, we were very fortunate to have bern referred to Christian. Our bankruptcy plan was 5 years and afforded us the opportunity to maintain our home. The 5 years were not easy and modifications had to be made to account for interest and escrow fluctuations but Christian was extremely thorough in explaining the entire process, what our rights were as well as the rights of our creditors. With each modification, he was thorough and willing to answer any questions I had to be sure I understood what was required and why. In the very end when the mortgage servicer sent notice of a payment change, he reviewed and found what they listed as a decrease was actually an increase as they reported the current escrow in the document at a higher cost then what it was as per the latest modification plan in place. This happened at the very end as we were making our final payments, but again he was thorough and fought hard for us and for what was right, making sure we would be all up to date at the bankruptcy discharge and even making sure they paid his attorney fees for the objections and work he did so there error would have no negative financial impact on us! This was a very difficult time in our lives but now we are so much better off and I am so very grateful that I’m the midst of the storm Christian and Brooke were there working so diligently on our behalf!
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Posted by Gustavo | January 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Christian was fantastic!
I had the fortunate opportunity to have used the services of Christian Panagakos. He's extremely professional, knowledgeable, and sincere. He was instrumental in assisting me resolve specific issues that resulted with a successful and beneficial outcome. I would recommend Christian and his law firm for anyone needing help with legal financial disputes, issues, or questions. Thank you Christian and Florida Bankruptcy Advisors, P.L
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Posted by Donna | November 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
Mr. Panagakos and Florida Bankruptcy Advisors handled my case with the utmost of professionalism, they are very knowledgeable and straight forward. They managed my case with my best interest in mind. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Michael | June 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Bankruptcy Service
Chris and Brooke are great. They handled everything very respectfully and efficiently. Very easy team to work with and very thorough. Warm personalities, empathetic to your situation, and ready to assist in getting things resolved. Highly recommend you talk to them.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Florida Bankruptcy Advisors, P.L.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Executive / General Counsel
  • United Management Services
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Executive / General Counsel
  • Land-Cellular Corporation
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Director
  • GTECH Corporation
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Catalyst Financial Corp.
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Florida
  • MA - Masters
  • 1995
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991
  • Esade University, Barcelona, Spain
  • MA - Masters
  • 1991
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • 12-25926, Southern District Florida
  • Order of Discharge Granted
  • 12-21431, Southern District Florida
  • Order of Discharge Granted
  • 12-10454, Southern District Florida
  • Order of Discharge Granted
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Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • President's Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)
  • University of Florida
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (32)
Endorse Christian
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working on the other side of a matter from Christian and, while he, of course, zealously advocated for his client, he was also very courteous, cordial, and a joy to work with. I endorse Christian."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christian is ethical, personable and has a full-steam-ahead attitude towards his client's objectives. Many of our clients have engaged him to handle their Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcies. Christian got the job done in a timely manner and has always exceeded client expectations. I recommend and endorse Christian."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christian is a tireless advocate for his client. He has designed systems that walk the client through the bankruptcy process in an efficient and cost effective manner. He is focused and attentive to details. His background in running successful businesses shows in the manner in which he operates his firm. For these reasons, I endorse Christian."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Panagakos is extremely respected and knowledgeable in his field of practice and has always provided a zealous and competent representation for each and every referral I have sent him. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christian is a smart and skilled bankruptcy lawyer. I would trust him to handle any bankruptcy matter."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Family member
"Christian is an experienced bankruptcy and foreclosure defense attorney. Christian uses his experience gained from many years working in corporate America as a businessman along with his knowledge of the law to provide one of a kind legal advice to all his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christian is a very good attorney that cares for his clients. I have referred numerous clients to Christian and have always had positive feedback from the clients. Diligence, responsivness and competency are the true tests of an attorney and Christian certainly hits the mark on all three."
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