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Sanaz Sarah Bereliani

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   101 reviews

also known as Bereliani Law Firm, P.C.

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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

    16 years

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

    12 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.

    16 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

    16 years

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

    12 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

    16 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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Location

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

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Thorough
Sanaz was wonderful to work with from the beginning to the end. She answered all my questions and helped me understand the process. Her paralegals were very helpful at gathering all my documents and made sure I had everything I needed. I highly recommend her. She knows her stuff!
Posted by Kim | February 8, 2024
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Made the Bankruptcy Process Less Frightening!
Everyone at the firm was so helpful in getting me through this tough time. They were patient with questions and concerns. Kept in touch all along the process. I highly recommend anyone that needs to make the tough decision to file bankruptcy to call Sanaz and her team.
Posted by Carmelle | January 24, 2024
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Simply the BEST !!
Bereliani Law Firm is the BEST! After vetting a few bankruptcy attorneys, I hired Sanaz & her team. Sanaz is extremely knowledgeable of bankruptcy law, trustworthy, straightforward, communicative & responsive, and has a compassionate heart. She answered my numerous questions, met with me in person, and helped ease my worries, making the stress of this whole ordeal more manageable & easier to navigate. Highly recommend her firm for their extensive knowledge base, professionalism, and excellent work!!
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Posted by Francois | December 12, 2023
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Made the Process as Low Stress as Possible
I found Sanaz after already engaging another attorney that went non-responsive after already engaging me to assist with my case. With the idea of BK already being stressful, to then have my attorney disappear on me, I was so nervous about continuing this process. Sanaz and her team were very kind, understanding, and made the process as painless as possible. They were always available to answer my questions and I am very thankful for all of the help they provided me. I highly recommend Sanaz.
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Posted by Ed | December 5, 2023
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Excellent Attorney to work with.
Sanaz and her staff were excellent to work with. They took the time to explain the process and answer any questions we had along the way. Sanaz was available by email or phone when we needed to speak with her. It was not a short process and we appreciated being able to get updates as things progressed.
Posted by Lauren | November 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Personable and Knowledgeable
Sanaz, was compassionate and great to work with. She got us into a chapter 7 after another attorney told us we didn't qualify. She was quick to respond to questions and concerns and was there every step of the way.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2023
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Sanaz is the Best
I had a difficult case, but Sanaz's strategy, knowledge and professionalism earned me a successful discharge. Her and Chris were both easy going and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Leslie | August 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Sanaz and her team to anyone
I cannot begin to explain how helpful, informative and patient Sanaz and her whole team have been for me in this process. Filing for bankruptcy was a very hard decision to make especially when you don't even know where to begin. From the beginning Sanaz was patient and extremely helpful and informative. This process was so much easier thanks to all of their hard work.
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Posted by Tiffani | August 22, 2023
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10/10
I hired Sanaz to represent me in my bankruptcy, couldn’t have picked a more knowledgeable and personable person. Sanaz took her time and kept in constant communication with me. Anytime I needed to speak with them or I had a question they were always just a call away. The whole team was great to work with, Chris in particular did a lot of the leg work and no matter how many silly questions I had he was always professional and helpful. I couldn’t have picked a better lawyer to represent me and would definitely recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2023
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Highly Recommended
Sanaz and team were great to work with, very professional, with deep knowledge of personal bankruptcy law. They made things simple to understand and were there to answer any and all questions along the way, Highly recommended.
Posted by Kimi | July 5, 2023
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Professional Prompt Persistent
I received a notice from my bank that there was a levy on all of my accounts from a contested $376 Citibank transaction from over 15 years ago. It had snow balled to $11,000. I’m just a psych nurse who works the nightshift caring for patients too compromised with mental illness to remain at Twin Towers. Sanaz was careful to never let me feel ashamed or judged. She explained everything in ways that I could understand and calmed my down from my own panic attacks, really. Her and Chris worked around my crazy asleep all day schedule yet remained incredibly prompt. I know that couldn’t have been easy. What was easy was trusting her. We managed to get everything done electronically I never missed one shift at the hospital. Persistent? She negotiated my case down by just over 68% stopped the harassment and even gave me back something for being a healthcare professional. I recommend her to colleagues friends and family. Truly an angel at my time of need. Thank you so much
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2023
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client
Attorney Sarah Bereliani met with us at the initial meeting to discuss about our debt situation including filing BK Chpt 7- Her staff were very attentive, experienced and professional as they answered all of our questions/concerns during these stressful times. After getting all the documents and info we filed for BK chpt 7 and then had a 301 meeting with the Federal Court trustee about a month later. Before the 301 telephonic call she went over the possible questions that we would be asked so we had an idea during our 301 meeting. Actually our attorney Sarah Bereliani was also on the call listening to our conversation and would back us up in case there was any questions that was not clear to us. Everything went well, as her and her staff helped us well prepared for our BK case to be discharged which took place in a timely manner- Little over 2 months after our 301 meeting. We have since been monitoring our credit report and the attorney has followed up and stated that if there are any other issues/questions she would be involved to resolve it. This is a very warm feeling that this attorney cares, shows compassion and has a great track record in term of representing BK cases. We would strongly recommend her and her staff for anyone looking for a very credible, professional legal representation.
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Posted by Tracy | May 1, 2023
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Streamlined and pre-emptive
Sanaz and her staff brought their experience to bear in guiding me through the many steps of bankruptcy and avoiding potential pitfalls. The process was completed without problems.
Posted by Ali | April 11, 2023
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Stress free experience, highly recommend!
Sanaz and her team were incredibly reassuring and put any stress or anxiety I had at ease. She was incredibly knowledgable and had an answer to every question I had and was very prompt with her response. I couldn't recommend her enough! 10/10 :)
Posted by Laurie | November 7, 2022
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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
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| 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
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| 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
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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
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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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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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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 15 years
Free Consultation