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Sanaz Sarah Bereliani

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   87 reviews

also known as Bereliani Law Firm, P.C.


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About Sanaz

Learn Sanaz’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Certified Bankruptcy Specialist representing Debtors and Creditors in bankruptcy filings and adversary proceeding litigation/settlement/negotiations. Handling Motions for Relief

    15 years

  2. Debt settlement
    20%
    lump some settlement, monthly payment plans, settlement of second mortgages and judicial liens.

    11 years

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    15%
    Branch of the Above description - successfully reaching confirmation of plans, stopping foreclosures, entering into court approved loan modification plans (DMM portal) and assisting clients in receiving approval of refinance and reverse mortgages.

    15 years

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    15%
    Bank of the Above description - representing Debtors in filing for discharge of their debts; negotiations/settlement with creditors and Trustee/US trustee. Representing Creditors in motions for relief, adversary complaints, & negotiations w/ Trustee

    15 years

  5. Consumer protection
    5%
    FDCPA and other consumer protections regarding harassing communication by creditors.

    11 years

  6. Foreclosure
    5%
    Stopping foreclosure via bankruptcy filing. Alternatively, representing creditors that wish to proceed with foreclosure. Handling both ends allows me to be the best representative of my clients, allowing me to foresee issues and to address them

    15 years

Sanaz Bereliani is a California Bar certified bankruptcy specialist. She strives to provide her clients with high quality bankruptcy representation and alternatives to bankruptcy including foreclosure defense, debt settlement, and creditor violations litigation, amongst other services at reasonable prices. Her vast knowledge and experience in managing the filing of over 1,500 cases has proven invaluable in the handling of her current and future cases. Ms. Bereliani is dedicated to providing personal attention to each of her clients.

Ms. Bereliani is known for her friendly and professional demeanor with clients, and is a strong and passionate advocate in court. To Ms. Bereliani, the best part of her job is when a client walks into her office overwhelmed by their financial circumstance and then walks out of her office armed with a plan to save their home and a smile.

Ms. Bereliani grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business with a focus on real estate law and finance. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, cooking and oil painting.

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Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/01/2022

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

Contact Sanaz

Bereliani Law Firm
12100 Wilshire Blvd
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  87 customer reviews
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Posted by Laurie | November 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney & team
Sanaz did an excellent job, she’s super knowledgeable, efficient, and very understanding, during a challenging time for me. She and her team are amazing and I highly recommend Sanaz for a bankruptcy attorney!!! Thank you again for everything!!! You deserve more than five stars!!!
Posted by Anna | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Sanaz and Chris are the dream team. They got the job done when others said you can’t. Sanaz was always there to answer calls and emails. She guided us thru the end. We recommend her to anyone who wants to get it done and done right.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Sanaz was extremely helpful and was able to file my bankruptcy even when another attorney told me I wouldn’t be able to. She and her team are very knowledgeable and guided me along every step of the way!
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
I'm so happy with the entire process from start to finish working with Sanaz and her team! I hired Bereliani Law Firm for support with filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. She and her team were exceptional, reliable, responsive and went above and beyond. Sanaz was personally available for any follow-up questions I had even after discharge, she also was available to communicate on my behalf with other lawyers and the entire team worked in cohesion and cooperation. The entire process was facilitated and very smooth. My consumer debt was successfully discharged and I received money by settling a harassment case with the help of her extended team that handles the harassment laws. I felt they looked out for me, crossed every t's and dotted every i's. Thank you so much! I highly recommend hiring them!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Sensitive and Supportive with a Great Team!
From beginning to the end, she and her team were there for me and answered my questions (many questions!) through this stressful process. She and Chris were so incredibly sensitive and supportive (e.g., walked me through everything; made sure I came to the meeting well prepared; allowed me to text her with questions during the call, which again were many). Highly competent, she and her team know what they’re doing and stand in your corner until the very end.
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Posted by Cristina | November 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Do yourself a favor, hire Sanaz Bereliani first
I hired the Bereliani Law Firm to handle my Chapter 13 bankruptcy after my first bankruptcy attorney was disbarred. Sanaz came highly recommended from several other lawyers I have worked with and she and her team stepped in without missing a beat and were able to close out the matter without any issue. Not long after hiring her I was wishing I had hired her in the first place. The whole team is super responsive and even anticipate their clients needs. I hope never to have to go through another bankruptcy again, but if I did, I would not hesitate to hire this team. I've worked with a number of lawyers over the year and this may have been the best service I've ever received.
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Posted by Jason | October 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer - Super Efficient
She and her team took care of a chapter 7 Bankruptcy for me and my wife. Her and Chris did an outstanding job, with our case. I highly recommend Sanaz. She also referred us to a lawyer that sued 5 companies that we owed money too. They called too much trying to collect and they ended up paying us. You can't go wrong here.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney for Bankruptcy
I can not say enough great things about Sanaz Sarah Bereliani. She is so patient and extremely knowledgeable in this area of law. She made the overwhelming experience of filing for bankruptcy a much less stressful one. She is quick to respond to emails and thoroughly explained procedures involved. Her devotion and time spent on my case resulted in a very successful filing. Chris, her assistant, was extremely helpful and very pleasant to work with. I would, without hesitation, highly recommend retaining Sanaz as an attorney through this complicated legal process.
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Posted by Jeff | May 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Sanaz and her staff took great care preparing my case and equipped me to handle everything I needed to take care of. Highly recommend working with her.
Posted by Valentina | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience in an uncertain times!
It was an ultimate pleasure to get help from Sanaz in a very difficult time as filing for bankruptcy. She is a thoughtful and professional lawyer and the entire process was flawless from consultation to discharge of the debt. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need. And forever grateful for everything that she has done for me. Thank you Sanaz!
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Posted by Kelly | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience start to finish
Sanaz and her team helped me through a very difficult time in my life and successfully navigated me through a Ch 13 case and discharge. Sanaz and her staff always communicated clearly, responded quickly to any questions and always let me know what to expect. I was also impressed with the respect given to her by the court and trustee staff. I highly recommend Sanaz and her firm for anyone who needs help within her area of specialty. Thank you, Sanaz!!!
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Posted by Vince | November 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further, you found the best.
If you are considering filing or are ready to file for bankruptcy I don’t have to describe to you the stress filled, emotional roller coaster ride that I was on. So when I found the Bereliani Law Firm at www.berelianilaw.com and garnered the courage to call, I was instantly put at ease upon speaking with Sanaz Sara Bereliani, Esq. Her depth of knowledge, accompanied by her professional yet incredibly personal manor allowed me to explain my situation easily. She knew all the right questions to ask in order to discover the absolute best path forward for me. Once we determined that filing was best, the process felt smooth as I was thoroughly guided though each necessary step by Sanaz and her professional staff. It truly was as comfortable as I believe this experience can be. My case was a complete success and everything happened on the exact timelines we expected thanks to Sanaz and her incredible team at the Bereliani Law Firm. Therefore I would like to highly recommend that if you are in need of Bankruptcy representation look no further and call Sanaz Sara Bereliani at the Bereliani Law Firm. You will be taken care of.
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Posted by Elizabeth | November 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful!
I am extremely grateful to Sanaz and her team for guiding me smoothly through what was an extremely stressful time, personally and financially. With each interaction, I was reassured by her competence and professionalism. She was responsive, personable, caring, and knowledgeable, and made the whole process transparent and much easier to bear. Thank you!
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Posted by Rob | October 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An expert with a good bedside manner...
I highly recommend Bereliani law firm and Sanaz if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of considering filing for bankruptcy. We filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2015 and as you can expect, it was far from smooth sailing with job losses and COVID during that span. Sanaz and her staff expertly guided us through the process, was never judgemental, and always took time to answer our questions as the years went by. Responsive, smart, caring and as affordably priced as you can expect for such an excellent service, I would not hesitate to send anyone her way if the need arisen.
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Posted by Maria | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Post bankruptcy
I have been married for over 30 years and due to circumstances decided to file for bankruptcy .It was very hard decision to make and scary . I did my research and found Sanaz Bereliani . The firm was very prompt and very pleasant in response to my message . Sanaz explain to me the process and answered all questions . Like i said earlier , the bankruptcy process is hard one , but i am very happy that i got to work with Sanaz and her team( Chris is amazing very patient and easy going person . Ashley was on top of everything and you never felt like bother , she always took the time to respond to all your questions in email). Overall i had great experience with the firm and highly recommend to anyone that is looking to go through this process .
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2020
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client
Sanaz, I want to thank you and your team for doing such an amazing job. You are not only a highly qualified attorney with an outstanding skill set in bankruptcy law, but you are also an attorney with heart and compassion. You took a moment in my life that felt devastating and brought the human element to me. I knew from the onset after our first call that you were the person for the job. Your guidance, patience, and command of your craft brought me and my family comfort. I would not have made it across the finish line if it weren't for you and your team and the luvv of my family. Feel free to use this testimonial as you see fit.
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Posted by Ciara | June 16, 2020
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So Thankful
So thankful to Sanaz and her team for making this process as smooth as possible, and answering all of our questions. She really helped to make a stressful process much less so.
Posted by Chris | June 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Sanaz
Our only regret is not contacting Sanaz sooner! We tried to avoid bankruptcy for so long because of assumptions and misconceptions we had about bankruptcy and as a result greatly prolonged the period we were in a downward spiral. Our case wasn't a cookie cutter bankruptcy case; it was complicated, with a lot of moving parts. Sanaz was very thorough, patient, and detail-oriented, and helped us sort through everything. As a result of her hard work, we were able to explain to the trustee a complicated financial picture and get our debts discharged, so we can finally start over with a clean slate. Going through bankruptcy felt terrible, and feeling like there is no coming back from the debt we accumulated was awful. Sanaz helped us get through it and as a result of her hard work we are now able to start fresh and have hope that we can rebuild our credit and be able to finally move forward from the mess we got ourselves into. Thank you Sanaz and Chris for all your help!
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Posted by Terry | May 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Trusworthiness for a lawyer : a key to filing BK
She is very knowledgeable in BK law and very accommodating with her personalized service. She is absolutely a detailed oriented lawyer that impressed me when she explored all my declarations and acted as a devil's advocate in validating my claims for BK. You can be confident that all bases will be covered and you'll have a successful discharge to have a start for new life.
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Posted by Bill | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you SO much!
Most of us in life face challenges that at certain points seem insurmountable, unbearable, never-ending, and so very, very difficult to solve. Problems that seem impossible - where you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. For me, it was 73 when I found myself in a position when the debt was too high - I had exhausted all options, and emotional well-being seemed to be stretched to the maximum. I had faced a financial collapse and had to move forward with bankruptcy. Fortunately, my daughter's friend referred me to Sanaz, and after 10 minutes of our initial meeting, I knew I was talking to someone who deeply cared about her clients! Our meeting felt very different from the vast array of legal individuals I had dealt with for more than 50 years of business transactions. Now that this experience is behind me, I can say without reservation that my first impressions were accurate. Sanaz and her law firm have a security, compassionate nature, professionalism, and the knowledge that is needed to move anyone through this challenging time. ALL the issues dealing with this challenge were always communicated in a way that I could understand, and her and her team were SO patient with me. I was never rushed, and they invested the time to make sure that myself and everyone was well informed about every detail. Sanaz was truly a blessing to come into my life! She is a true expert in her field of endeavor. I can't thank her enough. Should anyone need some reassurance during their decision-making process, feel free to reach out to me!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bereliani Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Nader Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Price Law Group. Los Angeles, California
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • Superior Court of California
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • NACBA
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (23)
Endorse Sanaz
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms Sanaz Bereliani is a very knowledgeable attorney. Through her answers in AVVO we can appreciate her vast knowledge of Federal Bankruptcy law. Her participation brings to this site a fresh air of knowledge with charisma helping the general public and also fellow attorneys with updated information."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very familiar with Bankruptcy law and I consult her regularly when issues come up. I also feel very comfortable referring my own clients to he who need representation in bankruptcy matters. Highly recommended!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sanaz Bereliani is one of the most knowledgeable bankruptcy attorneys I have interacted with. I feel very comfortable referring clients to Sanaz Bereliani knowing they will be well taken care of and will most certainly save precious resources. She is especially a valuable resource for bankruptcy creditors, foreclosure prevention, and debt settlement if necessary."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sanaz without hesitation, and this is coming from a fellow bankruptcy attorney. Sanaz is highly skilled and is my go to for the bankruptcy matters I don't handle, such as creditor's rights. She also has wonderful feedback from consumers."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sanaz is a brilliant lawyer and a true expert in bankruptcy law. Her experience includes many years of client-centered practice. I have seen how detail oriented and directly involved she is with her clients. I completely recommend her services, and call her first whenever I have a question in this area. A go-to person for bankruptcy issues."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sanaz Bereliani is the best bankruptcy attorney out there to help with anyone's bankruptcy needs! She has made the process very smooth for so many of my clients. She is very thorough and let's you know everything you'll need to have a successful filing. If you have any questions she is available and always has options. I highly recommend her if you need a lawyer to handle your bankruptcy needs! Thank you for being a true professional."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Sanaz for any asset protection or bankruptcy matter you may be facing. Sanaz is responsive and caring and her team is always ready to answer your questions. Sanaz has helped many families save their homes through bankruptcy or other alternative to prevent foreclosure. Call Sanaz."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sanaz is a highly ethical and prompt attorney. I've worked with her on several matters over nearly the past decade and her response time is always impressive. She knows her stuff and she won't mislead you or waste your time whatsoever."
Debt settlement Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sanaz is a top-notch bankruptcy attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sanaz is an experienced and trustworthy attorney and I have referred several of my clients to her."
Debt settlement Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Sanaz. She is professional and ethical. She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are taken care of."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Sanaz Sarah Bereliani. She and I recently handled a family law matter together. Time was absolutely of the essence in our matter. She was an excellent advocate for her client, yet she was very respectful, open minded, fair and reasonable in her dealings with me. The difficult negotiations ultimately resulted in both sides being able to move forward, with a little time to spare. I credit the final outcome with Sanaz’s desire to achieve a fair, expeditious result."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred many clients to Ms. Bereliani and she has always done a great job on their bankruptcies. My referrals always give me glowing reviews of her work and personality. I will continue to refer clients to Ms. Bereliani."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Bereliani without reservation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent Lawyer and very experienced in Bankruptcy matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent and knowledgeable lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Sanaz Sarah Bereliani
Sanaz Sarah Bereliani
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation