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Lars Laban Levy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Shreveport, LA

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Laban Levy, L. Laban Levy

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lars

Learn Lars’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    16%

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    16%
    Our attorneys will help you in reviewing your current financial picture and the prospects for returning to profitability. We can assist you in making an informed decision on the best course for the business and for the individual(s) owners of the business.

    20 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    16%
    If you have regular income but cannot afford to pay all your creditors, Chapter 13 bankruptcy puts foreclosure, repossessions, and debt collections on hold and provides the breathing room and allows you to pay only that portion of your unsecured debts you can afford over time. Most Chapter 13 cases do not pay all unsecured debt and some cases pay nothing to unsecured creditors. With some exceptions, those debts not paid in a Chapter 13 Plan are discharged.

    20 years

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    16%
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides peace of mind and a fresh beginning. It is debt relief and creditor relief provided under federal law for people like you who are in financial trouble with no reasonable hope of ever paying back all of their debt.

    20 years

  5. Foreclosure
    16%
    The recent economic crisis has put a huge financial strain on many homeowners across Louisiana. If you are one of them, do not lose faith. You have worked hard for your home. You do not have to give it up and it is almost never too late to seek help. No matter what stage you are at in the foreclosure process, it is in your best interest to seek an experienced Louisiana bankruptcy lawyer who can provide effective bankruptcy representation.

    20 years, 2,700 cases

  6. Tax
    16%
    Some back taxes can be eliminated in bankruptcy. Even if your tax debt cannot be discharged outright, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can allow you to pay past due taxes over time without interest. The experienced attorneys of Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed and Welch can determine if your tax debts are dischargeable in bankruptcy, and help you defer those tax obligations to get the IRS or Louisiana Department of Revenue off your back. The Louisiana Dept. of Revenue and the IRS are subject to the stay.

    20 years, 300 cases

  7. Other
    4%

L. LABAN LEVY is an Member/Partner with the law firm of Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch. Mr. Levy graduated from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1998, and received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University Law School in 2002. Mr. Levy's practice is primarily in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy. Mr. Levy was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2003. He served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Henry N. Brown, Jr. for the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals from 2003 through 2004. He is a former member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and a past member of the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2003
Education
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate & Bachelors of Civil Law - 2002
  • Northwestern State University
    • B.S. - 1998
    • Major: Business Administration
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
Past Employment Positions
  • Chief Judge, Hon. Henry N. Brown, Jr., Louisiana Second Circuit of Appeals, Law Clerk, 2003 - 2004.

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Trusted Bankruptcy Attorneys Serving Louisiana
With a tradition of service dating back to 1907, we’re Louisiana’s oldest bankruptcy law firm

Location

Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch
4700 Line Ave Ste 200
Shreveport, LA, 71106-1533

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy made easy
At first, I was a bit apprehensive, never been through this before. After being assured everything would be alright. The process was supportive and challenging at the same time and became easy.
Response from Lars Levy July 15, 2024
Thank you for your 5-star review! I understand that starting this process can be daunting, and I'm glad to hear that you felt reassured and supported throughout. It's rewarding to know that we could make the experience easier for you. If you ever need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Posted by LaToya | June 26, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
LaToya
Mr.Levy is the job! He's very informational and compassionate about helping people in need. If I could give 10 stars , I would! Thanks again Mr.Levy!
Response from Lars Levy June 27, 2024
Thank you so much for your generous review! I'm glad to hear that you found our consultation informative and compassionate. Your kind words mean a lot to me. If you need any further assistance or have any questions in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Posted by Angel | June 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
I'm very grateful for Mr. Levy's help through this process. He doesn't cut corners and gives you all the information straight down the line. I respect that. When events led me to be able to pay my plan out early, Mr. Levy got right on it and guided me through. I appreciate that he wanted to see me debt free just as much as I did. Thank you Mr. Levy and team.
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Response from Lars Levy June 13, 2024
Angel, Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. I’m glad to hear that you felt well-supported and informed throughout the process. It was a pleasure assisting you in paying off your plan early and working towards your goal of becoming debt-free. If you ever need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Posted by Christopher | June 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Levy is very thorough and honest. Quick response to any questions or concerns you may have. Highly recommended.
Response from Lars Levy June 4, 2024
Thank you, Christopher, for your kind review and recommendation. I'm pleased to hear that you found my services thorough and honest and that I could respond quickly to your questions and concerns. Your satisfaction is very important to me, and I'm always here to help if you need further assistance in the future.
Posted by Dee | April 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. W- Happy Client
Simon Fitzgerald, LLC is a perfect choice for your bankruptcy needs. Mr. Levy is amazing! The entire process was very informative and thorough starting from day one. Everyone in the office is very understanding and helpful throughout the entire process! Mr. Levy was also very quick to respond to emails and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend their services!
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Response from Lars Levy April 25, 2024
Thank you for such a great review, Dee! I'm thrilled to hear that you found our service informative and thorough from the start, and that our team was understanding and responsive to your needs. It's always my aim to provide clear, prompt, and knowledgeable guidance. Your recommendation means a great deal to us, and we're here to assist anyone you refer our way. Thanks again for choosing Simon Fitzgerald, LLC, for your bankruptcy needs!
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2024
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None better
Extremely helpful in every situation along the way! Great people to work with during a difficult time in life. Definitely recommend them if you every find yourself in a difficult time in your life. The entire staff is compassionate and dedicated to working hard for you.
Response from Lars Levy April 3, 2024
Thank you for such a strong recommendation and for sharing your positive experience with our firm. I'm glad we could provide the help and support you needed during a challenging time. Our team values compassion and dedication, and hearing that you felt this throughout your journey with us is incredibly affirming. Your trust and willingness to recommend our services are highly appreciated. We're here for you and anyone who might need our help in the future.
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Posted by Terry | April 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best in town
Mr. Levy is very knowledgeable at what he does. I know he would help all the way to the end
Response from Lars Levy April 2, 2024
Terry, thank you for considering me the best in town and for your confidence in my expertise. I'm committed to helping my clients all the way to the end, ensuring they receive the support and guidance they need. Your trust and recognition are truly valued. Here's to always being there for you!
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Victory over Bankruptcy
We hired Mr. Levy in 2019 to help us step by step through the bankruptcy process. Through his counsel, he and his team made sure we had everything we needed to know and what we needed to do to be debt free in a set number of years. Today, 2024, we are debt free and we couldn't have even known where to start without them. They were very informative, prompt, responsive, compassionate, kind, and cared about their clients. I highly recommend them. If you need help, look no further. You have found the right lawyer.
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Response from Lars Levy March 6, 2024
Hearing about your journey from uncertainty in 2019 to being debt-free in 2024 brings immense joy to me and my team. It was our privilege to guide you through each step, ensuring you were well-informed and supported throughout the process. Thank you for your trust and for sharing your success story. It's feedback like yours that fuels our dedication to our clients. Remember, we're here for any future needs or guidance you may seek. Wishing you continued financial freedom and peace of mind.
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Posted by Jacob | March 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job
I owed a lot of money from poor spending decisions, but with help from levy he fought in my case. He consolidated my debt from 30,000 to 0 with chapter 7. Now i can start my new life with being better with my income with a few easy steps. Thank you Mr. Levy!!!
Response from Lars Levy March 3, 2024
I'm glad to have been a part of your fresh start and financial turnaround through Chapter 7. It's rewarding to see such positive outcomes. Here's to a brighter, more manageable financial future. Thank you for your trust!
Posted by Lashonda | March 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In a jamb
Mr. Levy went above and beyond to help me! I was discharged from my bankruptcy for over 2 years and ran into an issue. Gave Mr. Levy a call, he scheduled me immediately for an appointment and took care of my issue, that would have cost me hundreds, probono. Thank you, you are the best.
Response from Lars Levy March 2, 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to assist you with your issue, even after your bankruptcy discharge. Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you need further assistance or have any questions in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Wishing you continued financial stability and peace of mind.
Posted by Tameka Simpson-Mitchell | February 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Bankruptcy Attorney
Great Attorney to work with! Very professional and explains things very thoroughly!
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Thanks a lot for your review! Happy to hear you felt things were explained clearly and that you were satisfied with our professional approach. Your trust in us really means a lot. Good luck moving forward with confidence!
Posted by Sir Darick | January 6, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Debt Consolidation your Bills
Mr .levy help me out Three Time in Bankruptcy never let down I highly recommend
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
I really appreciate your kind words and recommendation! I'm glad to have been there for you, not once but three times. It means a lot to have your trust. If you ever need assistance again, don't hesitate to reach out. I wish you all the best moving forward!
Posted by Jennifer | January 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt free
When I met with Mr. Levy, he explained everything what occurs with a bankruptcy. He was very thorough about things I needed to know. So I hired him and he was very helpful throughout the process. I could call his office whenever I didn't understand something. And he and his staff was more than willing to help me, when I didn't understand. I would recommend anyone to Mr. Levy if they needed help with finding an attorney. Thanks Mr. Levy
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Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Thanks for sharing your experience and for the recommendation! It's great to hear that you felt well-informed and supported throughout your bankruptcy process. It's really important to us to make sure you understand each step and feel comfortable reaching out with any questions. Your trust in hiring me means everything. Remember, we're always here to help, so if you or anyone you know needs guidance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact us. Wishing you all the best!
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Posted by Donna | December 15, 2023
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INVALUABLE
At our first appointment, Mr. Levy made me feel valued by his listening and then providing me options when I thought there were none. His interest and compassion shown encouraged me to know I could be helped finally. Being up in age, a fresh start financially was invaluable both mentally and physically. Mr. Levy made me feel a sense of relief that everything would be ok.
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Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
I'm so grateful for your words and happy to know you felt valued and heard from our very first meeting. Understanding your unique situation and providing options where you thought there were none is what I aim for with all my clients. It's wonderful to hear that you've found a fresh start, bringing peace of mind and relief. Remember, I'm here to ensure that everything continues to be okay for you. Thank you for trusting me with this significant step in your life.
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Posted by crystal | November 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Levy
Mr. Levy is an excellent attorney and a compassionate human being . He treated me with respect every step of the way and never talked down to me which I greatly appreciated. My case was not an easy one but he went out of his way to make sure I completed it. 10/10 I definitely recommend.
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Thank you for your kind words and for recommending me. It's important to me that every client feels respected and understood throughout their journey. I'm glad we could navigate through your challenging case together, ensuring you felt supported every step of the way. Your success is a testament to your resilience, and I'm just glad I could assist. Remember, my door is always open for any future needs or questions. Wishing you all the best ahead!
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Posted by Jatrina Terrell | November 8, 2023
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Attorney
I was very pleased and comfortable with Mr.Levy as my attorney he was always very helpful and supportive and did his best in helping me complete my bankruptcy I rank him the highest
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Thank you for sharing your satisfaction with the services you received. It's great to hear that you felt comfortable and supported throughout your bankruptcy process. My aim is always to provide the best possible assistance and support to each of my clients. Your recognition and high ranking mean a lot to me. Please remember that I'm here to help with any future needs or questions you might have. I wish you a bright and stable future!
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Posted by David | September 11, 2023
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Awesome Attorney.
My Levy went above and beyond. He answered all my questions and gave me a straight answer. He is professional, knowledgeable. If you need a attorney go see Mr Levy he will get the job done.
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad to hear that I was able to provide you with the straightforward answers and guidance you needed. It's always my goal to exceed expectations by being as informative and direct as possible. Your endorsement means a great deal to me. For anyone in need of assistance, I'm here to help and get the job done. Thanks again for your trust and recommendation. Here's to new beginnings and a more secure future!
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Posted by Samantha | July 31, 2023
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Confident and Empathetic
I met this attorney during a hard time as a single mom and upon meeting the front office staff, his amazing secretary, Kristie and Mr. Levy I left the office feeling confident I was in the best hands. Anytime I emailed w questions and concerns they were promptly responsive and understanding.
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Your feedback is incredibly appreciated, especially highlighting the support and reassurance you felt from our team during such a challenging period. It was our utmost priority to ensure you felt confident and well-cared for every step of the way. Knowing that Kristie and I could provide timely and understanding responses to your questions and concerns means we're meeting the high standards we set for client care. Thank you for entrusting us during this pivotal time. Remember, we're always here should you need further assistance or support.
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Posted by Angela | July 6, 2023
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"GET HER DONE"
All I have to say is when you want it done call Mr. Levy. This man didn't waste any time. He kept me updated on everything about my case. He's the best. Thank you Mr. Levy!!!
Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
I am grateful that you took the time to provide a review, and I'm happy to hear that you were satisfied with the efficiency and communication during your case. Keeping you informed and moving forward promptly is always my top priority. I appreciate your kind words, and I'm always here to help you if you need any assistance again in the future. Please remember that my goal is to provide the best service for everyone who comes to me. Congratulations on your new start, and thank you for choosing me to be a part of your journey!
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
When You Need The Best--!
Mr. Levy of Simon Fitzgerald is the man you want. We just finished our Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and Mr. Levy was professional, knowledgeable, and just plain nice throughout the whole process. From Day One, he went above and beyond, answering our every inquiry and taking care of every detail. Through no fault of his or ours, our bankruptcy was extended several months while Mr. Levy handled multiple requests from our mortgage company (not even included in our Chapter 13 bankruptcyI) but he took us through this unusual journey without a hitch. No one really wants to go through a bankruptcy, but if you find yourself there, you want the best to help you. Call Simon Fitzgerald and ask for Mr. Levy!
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Response from Lars Levy February 10, 2024
Thank you so much for your kind and detailed review. It's truly rewarding to hear that you felt supported and well-informed throughout your Chapter 13 journey despite the unexpected extensions and challenges. Our commitment is to navigate these processes as smoothly as possible for you, addressing every concern and ensuring every detail is managed with care. Your recognition of our efforts to go above and beyond is deeply appreciated. Remember, we're here for you, not just as professionals, but as people genuinely invested in your fresh start. Thank you for trusting in us and in my ability to guide you through. Wishing you all the best on your continued path forward.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Simon, Fitzgerald, Cooke, Reed & Welch
  • 2007 - Present
  • Member
  • Simon Fitzgerald LLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Cook Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • McBride & Collier
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Louisiana Second Circuit Court Of Appeal
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • LSU Law Center
  • BCL
  • 2022
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Juris Doctorate & Bachelors of Civil Law
  • 2002
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Mark Allen Anthony Case # 13-20716
  • Order Granted

Associations

  • Harry V. Booth-Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Sidney Cook Scholorship
  • Cook Yancey King & Galloway
  • 1999
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

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