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Stephen Edward Berken

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   73 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Our areas of practice include, but are not limited to:

  • Chapter 7 and 13 cases 
  • Bankruptcy litigation including violations of the stay, discharge order 
  • Debt settlement without filing bankruptcy
  • How to protect your assets and plan your estate at the same time
  • Consumer law, including Fair Debt Collection Practices violations
  • Personal Injury claims
  • Violations of the Colorado Trust Fund Statute

Our firm specializes in the representation of individuals and companies with debt problems.  

To achieve the best results you need the expertise of a well-regarded bankruptcy firm. Call today for an initial consultation. There is no charge to review your case and determine how we can help you.

Put our experience to work for you. Contact us today.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Berken Cloyes, PC
Berken Cloyes, PC
415 West Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  73 customer reviews
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Posted by Cindy | November 13, 2023
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Awesome attorney
Bankruptcy was a very hard life changing experience for me. I selected this law firm from excellent reviews that I researched. I was very impressed with the attention, care and professionalism I received from Sean Cloyes. I highly recommend this law firm. Sean answered all my questions, and concerns. I was well informed through the whole process he made sure I was updated with all proceedings. He walked me through every detail of my case. Sean, again Thank you so much! Sincerely Cindy ( extremely satisfied Client)
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Posted by Andy | August 18, 2023
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Bankruptcy Attorney Referral
Sean and Steve handled our recent bankruptcy. During this most difficult time and detailed process, they were a dependable source of information, advice and action. They answered all our questions thoroughly and the bankruptcy process played out pretty much exactly as they said it would. As satisfied clients, we do not hesitate to recommend them for your bankruptcy representation and experience the same level of professionalism and trust we did
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2023
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Blessed for their help!
Stephen and Sean were extremely helpful in guiding me through the bankruptcy process. I was referred to them and they did not disappoint! I would highly recommend them to anyone I know struggling with the idea of going through a b/k or knowing they need to do so. They were very responsive, knowledgeable and made the entire process not seem so intimidating! Thank you both for all you did!
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Posted by Steven | July 30, 2023
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Very Happy!!
We hired this firm and they very effectively and efficiently worked hard to get us to where we are now. They spent many man hours and did due diligence to make sure everything was taken care of as it was needed. Great guys!
Posted by Ardena | July 3, 2023
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Amazing Attorney
Stephen helped us through one of the hardest times in our lives. Our bankruptcy was personal and it was emotional. Stephen put us at ease with his jokes and his beautiful Great Dane. He was extremely knowledgeable and aggressive with our case when he needed to be. It felt like he took it personally when a creditor called me after the filing and was horrible to me. This law firm is top notch and I couldn't have asked for a better firm to represent us. I HIGHLY recommend them.
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Posted by Kristin | May 30, 2023
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Extremely Knowledgeable
The law office of Berken Cloyes flawlessly guided me through a complex situation that other attorneys would touch. They answered every question and made the entire process go much more smoothly than I imagined. I would highly recommend!
Posted by Erika | February 8, 2023
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Bankruptcy
These guys were incredibly helpful with my bankruptcy, they were able to help me get everything done for a reasonable price and answer all of my questions, accurately and quickly. 10 of 10, would recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2023
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Compassionate and Knowledgable
I have been very pleased with the absolute high quality of services throughout the 5 year course of my Chapter 13. Stephen and Sean were always quick to respond with kindness and understanding with exceptional knowledge. They made it comfortable and easy to navigate through the process of filing, court appearance, paying and the discharge of my bankruptcy. They were familiar with my case and situation and treated me personally instead of making me feel like I was a case number. They are a great team and I am very pleased they were my team.
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Posted by Baltazar | January 31, 2023
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Professionals for sure
I went in to see these guys and thought it was going to be a very daunting process. Kind of a scary thing doing bankruptcy for the first time but these guys certainly took care of everything and made a daunting process seem super easy. Would recommend them to anyone =)
Posted by Daniel | January 24, 2023
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Steven
Excellent in every way! Experience, knowledge and effective. Exactly what I needed!
Posted by Hal | July 5, 2024
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Highly Recommend
Shawn was very helpful Responded immediately. Answered all questions we threw at him. Got it done in a timely manner!
Posted by John & sandra | July 1, 2024
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Youse guys are life savers.
We had a very good experience with both Sean and Stephen . Without your help their was no light at the end of the tunnel. I would strongly recommend this law firm .
Posted by Connor | May 12, 2024
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Connor's Review
This team was the definition of professional and their quality of work was stellar. I will be back
Posted by Cynthia | April 30, 2024
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Very Professional
I cannot thank enough how professional and efficient the attorneys were. Very knowledgeable, understood our situation and provided advice we never received from previous bankruptcy attorneys. The outcome of our situation was amazing! They are incredibly experienced and knew what was best option for us. They definitely think outside the box with providing great alternatives in your situation.
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Posted by Jeff | April 15, 2024
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Knows how to get it done
Stephen and Sean have definitely found their life's calling. I cannot imagine another team of attorneys who can come close to these guys. Professional, knowledgeable, experienced and highly respected in the courtroom! You will quickly see that they truly care about their clients' recovery from whatever brings us into their office.
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Posted by Paula | December 21, 2022
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Berkin Cloyes, PC
I highly recommend Berkin Cloyes, PC, Stephen, Sean and team helped me understand my options and helped me through the whole process. Sean was always there for the silly questions that would pop up throughout my case, he made time for me and gave me piece of mind. It meant the world to me when I received words of encouragement from Stephen and Sean on the completion of my case.
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Posted by Jo | December 7, 2022
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The best
I did a lot of research to choose the right firm for me. After, my first meeting I was very confident that I was in the right place. Steven and Sean are knowledgeable, professional, and straight to the point. They walked me through the entire process. I knew where I stood the entire time. Happily I was able to take a chapter 13 and turn it from five years into three years….. thank you guys! I couldn’t of done it without you! Jo
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Posted by Mario | August 24, 2022
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Savior
Sean Cloyes did an excellent job for my wife and I. Everything was done very professional. He kept us informed from start to finish. We were never left out in the dark. I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Dan | March 7, 2022
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A Pitbull By Your Side
Can’t say enough good things about Steve Berken and his partner Sean Cloyes. They delivered a ‘home run’ of a result in my personal chapter 7 case. If you want the best attorneys in Denver, give them a call.
Posted by Patty | February 9, 2022
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Good laweryer
Stephen and Sean helped me through a very hard time. They always returned my calls and answered all my questions and concerns.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Berken Cloyes, PC
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts--Political Science
  • 1981

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Chair
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2019
  • Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2016
  • Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Around the World in 80 Days, Bankruptcy Case update
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Stephen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a great asset to the Colorado bankruptcy community. He recently participated in an effort among local bankruptcy attorneys urging one of our Judges to adopt a more forgiving approach regarding a serious technical issue that has been harming people in Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Here's what the judge said about this effort: ". . . the Court concludes that the additional information and legal argument advanced by the Bankruptcy Practitioners Group is well-developed and very useful to the Court notwithstanding some duplication. The Court commends the members of the Bankruptcy Practitioners Group for their time and effort as well as dedication to the development of bankruptcy law in this important area of Chapter 13 practice.""
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have Steve Berken for over 30 years and he is my go to attorney for all personal bankruptcy referrals. He has provided my clients and friends with top notch legal services for many years on all sorts of various legal matters involving both bankruptcy issues and other related matters. I recommend him highly."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stephen for almost 10 years. Steve has been a cornerstone of the bankruptcy attorney's foundation in this state. His work is impeccable. I highly recommend Mr. Berken."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough about Steve -- he is a pillar in the Debtors' Counsel community and an authority on bankruptcy law. He and his law partner Sean Cloyes are expert litigators and their clients are in the best hands possible. He makes miracles happen against all odds and against everything 17th Street creditors' counsel can muster."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's the leader of the Colorado National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He sponsors and lectures other attorneys in legal education seminars. He runs a private chat room for senior colleagues where current bankruptcy law and practice is discussed. The highest compliment I can give him is that I've referred many Chapter 13 clients to him over the thirty-plus years I've known him. He's a 10 in my book."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Worked on case with Steve for a mutual client and also have interacted with Steve on other legal matters involving bankruptcy and consumer protection issues over many years. Steve is top of the line. Steve is very knowledgeable in bankruptcy and consumer pro law. He is very professional, responsible and diligent in representing his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Berken is the alpha dog of the consumer bankruptcy community in Denver. If you have a messy case and need a lawyer who is not afraid of a fight, Berken is your man."
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Denver Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Stephen Edward Berken
Stephen Edward Berken
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 38 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available