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Tara Gaschler Salinas

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   34 reviews

also known as Tara Gaschler, Tara Salinas

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Tara

Learn Tara’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    35%
    Chapter 13 Plans to cure mortgage arrears, pay taxes and save the car. Modifications for those already in Chapter 13, payable through plan!

    21 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Compassionate, complete representation in all chapter 7 cases.

    21 years

COMPASSIONATE SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX FINANCIAL PROBLEMS! HIGHLY RATED BY CLIENTS! FREE CONSULTATION. CALL 833-799-0447

I’ve spent the past 19 years representing consumers in bankruptcy and I can’t imagine doing anything else! It creates such a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in my professional life.

Having filed bankruptcy myself after uninsured medical treatment and credit card bills overwhelmed my young family, I understand the pain financial difficulties bring.

After seeing the struggles my clients were experiencing with student loans, I decided to expand my practice to include providing solutions to the crippling debt of federal and private student loans.

I seek to relieve the guilt, shame and self-doubt that threaten to overwhelm my clients. By guiding them through the options available and staying with them through each step of the process; I help to eliminate the stress and worry that can drown my clients.

My goal is to make your experience as easy as possible and create a firm foundation for you to begin with a fresh start!

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2023 2018 2017

Location

Salinas Law Group LLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Veronica | December 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy due to Hoa association
Tara, I'm forever thankful for you and your team. We've came a long way from you hearing me cry on the phone. Facing a foreclosure in less then 2 weeks. You spoke hope, that I did not believe was possible. You saved my home and you continue to fight for Me with the HOA association. You never just came of as bankruptcy attorney you were always human and showed me kindness and faught for me. My family and I are so grateful for finding you.... thank you. (Denver/Lakewood area.
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Posted by simon | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 case
Tara worked hard on my case, which started in 2018. Having made all payments owed she wrapped up my case this month. I would recommend her to anyone seeking BK protection.
Posted by Kristine | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST EXPERIENCE!!!!!
This was my first time working with a lawyer, and the service Salinas Law Group delivered was outstanding! I wish they covered all areas of law because I would recommend them to EVERYONE. The level of knowledge, compassion, and trust was hands down 100% on point. They rocked it! From start to finish. Suppose you have any hesitation at all about hiring this law group. Don't because they will take care of you, I promise. VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Posted by Sebastian | May 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and responsive
Tara and Peggy were excellent to me. Hands down the best lawyers I have ever hired. I treated me like their top priority from day 1 and had incredible patience and explained everything to me in a way I could understand!! I would strongly recommend them to anyone!!
Posted by Lisa | April 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer!
Tara was amazing, well prepared and organized and definitely knows the law and the system of bankruptcy! - Made the process so easy and put my mind at ease - would definitely recommend her!!
Posted by Rita | April 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
I met with several attorneys and after meeting with Tara, I knew I found the best person to help me through the process. She walked me through every step of the way and was always honest and compassionate in her explanations. She went above and beyond during my proceedings and I will always be eternally grateful for that. Thank you!
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Response from Tara Salinas April 20, 2020
It was a pleasure to work with you and I am so glad we were able to get you onto solid financial footing!
Posted by LisaG | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Beginning-
Tara Salinas and her team are amazing! We met with Tara in April to discuss filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; she listened to what we had to say; there was no judgment, just understanding and empathy; she was very procedural; told us what we needed to do every step of the way; followed up if anything was missing; and if we had questions, she was quick to respond. Our situation was a little more complicated due to being on the cusp of qualifying, but she helped us with the complicated forms and she represented us at the 341 meeting; now in 4-months time, our case is discharged and we are finally able to get our life back on track and still keep our home and cars. I think very few attorneys would have been willing to do the work that Tara did and she didn't make us feel like she just wanted our money, like some other attorneys did. Thank you Tara!
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Posted by Nancy | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this woman! She was awesome!
I am 100% pleased with Tara Salinas and her paralegal Peggy. They stood by me every step of the way in Chapter 7. I had many questions and I always felt confident in their responses, some of which even came late at night! Going through a bankruptcy is a humiliating experience (at least to me), especially nearing retirement age; but circumstances in recent years (stage 3 cancer, 2 layoffs, and an aging parent with Alzheimers) gave me little choice. I hated to do this. But they made it easier and affordable. I would happily recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Lenna | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Bankruptcy Attorney
Tara has helped us through two Chapter 13 bankruptcies. She answers emails quickly and efficiently. This includes after hours, weekends, and even holidays. I had sent the emails expecting delays due to when I sent them. Tara always gives the best information. She kept us informed every step of the way and helped relieve our stress. Thank you Tara!
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Posted by Terri | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing - there is no one better than Tara!
I have worked with Tara on two separate BK cases (one as a consultant, and one as an attorney for a family member). I can't say enough about her professionalism, legal skills, knowledge, approachability, and communication. Having worked with other attorneys, Tara is at the top of the list. it's difficult to properly articulate how amazing Tara is as an attorney and a person. She is kind, compassionate, experienced, knowledgeable, and has an uncanny ability to maneuver the courts and system to assist her clients in a top notch manner, while at the same time providing comfort throughout the process with her skills and personality. She's a blessing!
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Posted by Christopher | June 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Attorney
Tara was amazing. Her professionalism made this process comfortable and seamless. She is responsive, comprehensive, courteous and easy to speak with about any issues relative to your case. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of attorney services.
Posted by Lance | May 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Student Loan Program Knowledge and Solutions-- A Cut Above
Tara Gaschler Salinas is by far one of the most thorough, knowledgeable lawyers I have ever worked with. Her preparation and due diligence as related to the current student loan repayment and forgiveness programs is second to none. If you need help working to get your loan either reduced, restructured or put into an affordable payment program, Tara is the person you need to contact!
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Posted by Tina | April 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Attorney
Tara has been phenomenal with our case. We definitely made the right decision to go with her! Thank you for everything Tara!
Posted by Erica | November 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Straightforward
Working with Tara has been fantastic. Her responsiveness and attention to detail are superb, she has taken a challenging and emotional experience and laid it out in easy to understand terms and bite-size steps to make it really quite seamless. I would highly recommend Tara!
Posted by Janine | November 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional legal counsel with empathy
Tara was a godsend. I conveyed to her my financial history and business bankruptcy that had been backed by a personal guarantee. She assessed all the information and determined the best path forward for me. With our discussions, I knew it was the right call. Tara helped me every step of the way to complete the process of filing for chapter 7 commercial bankruptcy. She is prompt and responsive, with excellent communication skills. More than providing legal councel, she is a truly empathetic person, who offered compassion, warmth, and understanding in a very difficult time. I felt cared for, as well as prepared for the proceedings. I highly recommend Tara for legal councel. I am immensely grateful she was by my side.
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elizabeth Dormer
I have very large student loan debt and Tara worked with me on several programs and payment plans to find one that I can completely afford and none that I would have ever known about if I attempted this process on my own. She is just amazing to work with and so extremely knowledgeable. It was the best decision I have ever made, Tara!
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Posted by Christopher | August 22, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful Advice on Student Loans
I sent a request to Ms. Salinas for a consultation about student loans. She responded quickly with a link to schedule a time to speak. She called me at the scheduled time, she answered my questions thoroughly, and she gave me additional advice related to my concerns. I appreciated her time and would recommend her for anyone seeking advice on student loans.
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Posted by Stephanie | August 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Another satisfied client!
I would highly recommend calling Salinas Law Firm for your bankruptcy needs. From beginning to the end, I am 100% satisfied with the services that I have been provided. Salinas Law Firm is very professional and trustworthy. Tara and her team show compassion for their clients along with putting ones mind at ease throughout the entire bankruptcy process.
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Posted by Sonja | July 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with my choice!
I reviewed and researched numerous lawyers before making my decision with Salinas Law Group and I am happy with my choice! The idea of filing bankruptcy was terrifying for me but I truly believe I am in good hands. From the first phone interview to every email, text message and zoom call after, I was comfortable, informed and assisted with every step of the process and any questions or concerns I had. I am still in the beginning phase of filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy but I am no longer afraid and am now hopeful, looking forward to my financial future.
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Posted by Barbara | July 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When a wave of debt threatens to overwhelm you, call Tara
Tara helped me get my student loans under control now that the government forbearance is ending.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Salinas Law Group LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Colorado Bankruptcy Law Group LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Colorado Bankruptcy Solutions
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Gaschler Law Firm LLC
  • 2003 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • London School of Economics
  • 1999
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Liehr; 439 BR 179 (10th Cir B.A.P. 2010)
  • In re Davis; 430 BR 902 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2010)
  • In re Nelson, 408 B.R. 394 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2008).

Associations

  • Colorado Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • 2021 Top Lawyer - Bankruptcy
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Mod Squad: Modifying Chapter 13 Plans
  • Chapter 13 Modifications
  • 2013
  • Wester Regional Bankrptcy Forum
  • Threading Through the Impact of the New Federal Rules
  • 2012
  • Taxes, Student Loans and Creditor Abuses
  • Decoding Bankruptcy Dilemmas
  • 2012
  • NBI Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation 101
  • 2011
  • From Contemplation to Confirmation and Beyond
  • Navigating Chapter 13
  • 2011
  • WINTER CLE Two Day Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Nuts & Bolts
  • 2010
  • Summer Bankruptcy CLE
  • Bankruptcy Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • Means Test
  • Mastering Form 22
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy Forum
  • What Judges and Trustees Want You to Know
  • 2010
  • Americal Bankruptcy Institute Western Conference
  • Piercing the Veil of Securitization of Mortgage Debts
  • 2010
  • Down & Dirty CLE
  • Chapter 13 Practice in Colorado
  • 2009
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2009
  • Down & Dirty CLE Fall Seminar
  • Colorado Bankruptcy Update
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse Tara
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tara is simply the finest Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer in Colorado. Her knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code and local rules is unsurpassed among the practitioners in this state. She constantly reviews and researches developments in the law and is a frequent speaker at CLEs. As a member of the local rules committee further allows her to stay up to date on updates the court is contemplating. If that weren't enough, Tara is also a fine advocate for her clients who are going through an especially difficult time. Her empathy and compassion are hallmarks of her practice and should be emulated by others in the bankruptcy field. Moreover, she is willing to fight tooth and nail on behalf of her clients to make sure they emerge from the bankruptcy process as whole as possible. I endorse Tara wholeheartedly."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tara is one of the finest bankruptcy attorneys in Colorado and a leader in the bankruptcy legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara is a great asset to the Colorado bankruptcy community. She recently spearheaded 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.""
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the Best!!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tara is an excellent lawyer - intelligent, caring, and a bulldog for her clients. I've been privileged to know and learn from her for several years, and wholeheartedly endorse her!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gaschler is a leader in the bankruptcy community and is passionate about serving her clients by producing excellent work product. I would highly recommend to her anyone looking for bankruptcy help."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I can endorse Tara without reservation for bankruptcy matters. She is diligent, honest and extremely, extremely knowledgeable. Great Lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to be the first to endorse Tara Gaschler. She is a very knowledgeable bankruptcy attorney who takes great care in her work and obtains the absolute best results for her clients. She is active well respected in the Denver community of bankruptcy practitioners. She is a teacher and a mentor and is truly an expert in the field of consumer bankruptcy."
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