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I am located in the Los Angeles, CaIifornia area since 1986. I have worked  as a CPA since 1981. In accounting, my field of expertise is related to Income Tax. In addition,  to that degree I became an "IRS Enrolled Agent" (federal license) in July of 1996 and I am used to deal with the  IRS; either doing business and personal income tax for my clients or representing my clientsbefore the IRS, in the event of a tax audit.  I am still enrolled to practive before the IRS and in good standing


I also worked as a Real Estate Broker since June of 1994, in the area of financing loans to buy or maintain real estate; mainly conforming residential loans and jumbo loans. I am still active in real estate and in good standing with the CA  Department of Real Estate.


I received my Law Degree  form Abraham Lincoln University in Los Angeles, California in June of 2008 and passed the bar exam in July of 2008. I was awarded a Cum Laude honors while working full time my entire law education.


The combination of my major in accounting and law degree makes the perfect combination to handle a bankruptcy proceedings. Keep in mind that in a  bankruptcy petition a debtor has to list his assets and liabilities very similiar to a Balance Sheet for a business. Additionally, a debtor has to disclose his income and expenses similiar to a Profit and Loss accounting statement. While the process seems cumbersome, a debtor is entitled to keep all his exempted property and also avoid law suits, wage garnishment, repossessions, bank levies and all creditors teckniques to make you pay a debt that most likely qualifies for  a "discharge" (forgiveness) in bankruptcy court. 


Most people are under the mistaken belief that business or personal income income tax are not "dischargeable" through bankruptcy; however, meeting certain conditions they are forgiven in full.


Would you like an attorney who is also an accountant on your side while filing for bankruptcy?  Call my office and the initial consultation is free and we also run a credti report for free during your consultation to weigh in your overall liabilities. We also will run a "property profile" for each piece of real estate you owned.


I you are losing your house or in the process of "short sale" do not make a decission without calling me first. Keep in mind that I also have a real estate license and that experience give me an edge to  resolve some issues with your lender  without the need to file for banruptcy or if you have to file you may be entitled to "erase" the second or third loan against your house through a chapter 13 bankrtuptcy.


Please give a call and I will take care of you,




Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 25%
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
  3. Chapter 7: 25%
  4. Divorce: 25%



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Payment types:

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Contact info

4524 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90022


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney GeneralTHE FUENTES LAW FIRM2009 - Present
ParalegalLeslie Walker Banandwerp III2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
Internal Revenue ServiceEnrolled Agent1996 - Present
California Secretary of StateNotary Public1994 - Present
California Department of Real EstateBroker1990 - Present
California Tax Education CouncilRegisteredTax Preparer1988 - Present
National Association of Enrolled AgentsMember1996 - 2000
California Society of Enrolled AgentsMember1996 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RE: Ricardo and Maria R.2ND and 3RD home loan eliminated and Chapter 13 Plan approved for a low monthly payment of $ 292.00
RE: Jocylane D.Plan approved for a monthly payment of $670.00 for an unsecured debt of $251,768.00.
JACQUELINE S.Chapter 11 plan approved
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Abraham Lincoln UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
San MartinN/ABA1980
California State University, Los AngelesN/ACPAN/A