Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney since 1979. I am always happy to talk to you. Please read reviews.I have been handling Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure cases since 1979.I have been handling Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure cases since 1979.I have been handling Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure cases since 1979.I have been handling bankruptcy and debt settlement since 1979I have been handling Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure cases since 1979.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||State Bar of CA Board of Specialization||2007|
|Superlawyer||Southern California Superlawyer Los Angeles Magazine||2006|
|Superlawyer||Southern California Superlawyer Los Angeles Magazine||2004|
|certificate of Appreciation||State Bar of Calif. Board of Legal Specialization||2000|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Free Clinic||1989|
|Certificate of Appreciation||California Marshal's Association||1983|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Board of Governors, State Bar of California||1983|
|Certified Bankruptcy Specialist||Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California||N/A|
|Partner||Bayer Wishman & Leotta||1989 - Present|
|Volunteer Attorney||Los Angeles Free Clinic||1988 - 1988|
|Adjunct Professor of Law, Bankruptcy||Peoples College of Law||1984 - 1984|
|Partner||Shareholder at Slate and Leoni, A Professional Corporation,||1980 - 1989|
|Law Clerk||Los Angeles Municipal Court||1977 - 1977|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators||Arbitrator||N/A|
|Law Advisory Commission, Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Law of the State Bar of California.||member||1996 - 2000|
|Los angeles Bankruptcy Forum||President||1995 - 1996|
|California Bankruptcy Forum||Member, Board of Directors||1995 - 1997|
|861 F.2d 597 Walker v. California Mortgage Service, et. al||Win|
|See all legal cases|
|Nolo's Bankruptcy, Debt & Foreclosure Blog||Los Angeles Bankruptcy||2013|
|Nolo||Foreclosure Survival Guide||2013|
|Nolo||The New Bankruptcy||2013|
|Bayer Wishman & Leotta||A Human Guide to Bankruptcy||2013|
|Bankruptcyblogger.org||Various topics of bankruptcy advice||2011|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Bankruptcy Practice- (Contibutor)||2005|
|Matthew Bender publication||Contibuting Editor||1992|
|Daily Journal||Essentials of Chapter 13||1987|
|San Fernando Valley College of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|California St Univ Northridge||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Law Seminar||Bankruptcy Wisdom||2007|
|Annual Meeting||Recent Developments||1984|
Posted by anonymous
I contacted attorney Leon Bayer in November 2015 by email and requested a phone consultation. He responded quickly by email on a Saturday afternoon and said to call on Monday for a free consultation. When I called his office on Monday, the receptionist was friendly and quickly transferred my call to Mr. Bayer's office. I spoke with Mr. Bayer for approximately 30 minutes. He asked me relevant questions and listened carefully. He offered helpful information and suggestions. I appreciated his perspective and legal advice.
Posted by Steven
When we fell into our situation and needed to file bankruptcy we unfortunately started out with another firm that was nationwide. They were extremely unprofessional, never answered questions we had, and if they did answer a question, they always billed us for a simple question.
Fortunately a friend of mine used Bayer, Wishman, & Leotta, and referred us to Mr. Wishman. Mr. Wishman was extremely knowledgeable, open, honest, and friendly. This firm answers every question you have and in a very short time period (usually less than 24 hours) without additional charges.
Bayer, Wishman, & Leotta are life savers! This firm is the most honest firm I have ever dealt with, and I have dealt with a lot of law firms in the career I am in! They will not leave you hanging; they will not lie about your finances, and will do everything in their power to assist you when going through a bankruptcy! They use every option the law allows to help you through a BK!
One thing I have learned going through this BK, most law firms that handle bankruptcies, also have other clients such as, personal injury claims, legal defense, etc. These types of firms are not the best firms to handle your case! Bayer, Wishman, & Leotta are specialists! They only handle bankruptcies, period! They know these laws completely, unlike the other firms! As the commissioner in my case told us, "This paper work is the done the best I have seen in months!" That comment told us this is the right firm to use! To this day, they still will answer simple questions that rarely come up, without hesitation and my BK was discharged just under 2 years ago! Use them, you will not regret it!
Posted by Maria
Thank you Leon Bayer for your wisdom and kindness... your time and truth means a lot to me, appreciate it! Maria
Posted by anonymous
I have been with Bayer, Wishman and Leotta for two years and extremely happy with their expertise and service. They are very knowledgeable in what they do. They have promptly answered all my calls and have given me help with every situation. They are the best lawyers around!
Posted by David
I have been a small business owner since 1994. As most business owners do, I toiled some 70 - 80 hours per week managing the in-field and onsite daily activities of the business. I was fortunate enough to have enough ord-of-mouth recommendations that I never advertised. Until one day..... The sad story I will make brief. I decided to contract with one of the largest corporations in the world. And I realized that no matter what your contractual agreement says with them, they have the money and legal council to toy with you as they wish. So, I hired a litigation attorney and went to
court with them.
We won. Then we won a second case. But now I was $20,000 out in legal costs with another 10 cases to go. The time burden alone was destroying my business. So, my litigation attorney and I spoke and it was decided that I would have a better life should I bankrupt the company. He recommended Bayer, Wishman and Leotta.
Bankruptcy and the very idea of bankruptcy was not a pleasant thought. The years of hard work I had put into my company was about to vanish before my eyes. Though my company was a C-Corp it was still very personal to me. I contacted Bayer, Wishman and Leotta. We arranged a time to meet for consultation and what basic documents I would need to bring for the meeting. I arrived at a downtown skyscraper and was ready for the cold process. But rather, I was greeted with a smile and an offer of a beverage. My wait to see Mr. Wishman was short. And, my time with him was anything but cold. He patiently listened to my story and based upon his questions and replies, he obviously empathized with me. We spoke about several options and he even suggested that I be absolutely certain I wanted to move in this direction.
How's that for a soft sell. So, I left with contemplation and a list of documents I would need to present to him should I move forward. And, move forward was what I did. My fear of an expensive bankruptcy went out the window when we agreed on the terms. And, my fear of being lost in the shuffle went out the window as well. I was anything but a number to them. I felt as though I mattered. And, they processed my documentation much faster that I provided it to them. I reviewed their legal case presentation and they reviewed my review. We discussed strategy and then I had my day in court. When I arrived at the courthouse, they were there waiting for me. So I sat before the judge. That could have felt very alone. But, the support I received was fantastic. My bankruptcy is now final and based upon the handling of my case by Bayer, Wishman and Leotta, I never received a single challenge to the bankruptcy.
If you are ever unfortunate enough to have to go through bankruptcy, do not hesitate to contact them. You will be in the best possible hands and you will not be just another number. I am David T...and Bayer, Wishman and Leotta have my highest recommendation.
PS: I feel like I have my life back!
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