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Jonathan Nili Vaknin

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Burbank, CA

5.0   85 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
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About Jonathan

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Jonathan N. Vaknin is a skilled attorney, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles Area.  Mr. Vaknin has extensive experience in representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy matters. Mr. Vaknin dedicated five years of his career to representing individuals and small businesses at two of the highest volume consumer bankruptcy law firms in San Diego, California, alongside one of the top 50 bankruptcy filers in the United States. Mr. Vaknin most recently supervised the Chapter 13 department of a high volume consumer bankruptcy practice in San Diego with tremendous success while remaining active in the representation of the firm’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy clients.

Mr. Vaknin obtained his undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University in 2004 and his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law in 2008. He was awarded the Director’s Award for Excellence in Advocacy at University of San Francisco School of Law’s Intensive Advocacy Program while pursuing his law degree.

Mr. Vaknin is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California. In addition to his law licenses, Mr. Vaknin is a licensed Real Estate Broker by the California Department of Real Estate and represents buyers and sellers in real property transactions through Burke Real Estate Consultants, Inc. based in San Diego, California.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2016,2015
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Location

Vaknin Law Firm
Vaknin Law Firm
1800 Taraval Street #16430
San Francisco, CA, 94116
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | January 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Vaknin was exactly who we needed!
We hired Mr Vaknin to represent us on a BK case in 2014. He was there every step of the way with us. Not only did he manage our case but also gave us great advice on how to recover our credit worthiness after the discharge. I was able to raise my score to 814 over time!! Recently we discovered an old lean on our property that should have been released. One call to Mr. Vaknin and he took care of everything. We couldn't be happier, he is always quick to get back with any questions we had and is always patient to explain the process and set us up for success. Most highly recommended!!
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Posted by Steve | December 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
My First Time in Hiring a Lawyer
I had a lot of questions along with some fears and apprehensions before deciding to file for bankruptcy. Jonathan Vaknin helped me with that decision by explaining the pros and cons. My worries soon disappeared one by one. He provided detailed printed outlines and instructions while answering my questions along the way.I would recommend him to anyone who may have any anxieties about filing for bankruptcy. It was the best path for me to take. Now I can move on with my life.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent bankruptcy attorney, highly recommend!!
Jonathan Vaknin was highly recommended to me by an attorney in a different area of law. He provided excellent, comprehensive and thorough guidance as he assisted me through all stages of my bankruptcy. He answered all of my questions and was always available for anything that came up. Working with Jonathan made everything during my bankruptcy go smoothly and easily. He was able to break down terms and a process in a very straightforward and understandable manner. I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by John | June 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Atty. Jonathan Vaknin is an excellent lawyer and guide me thru the end of case. Very specific and direct to the point about my case
Posted by David | May 17, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great man, amazing lawyer
I don't even know where to begin with the praise for Mr. Vaknin. I contacted him and he immediately calmed my nerves with the situation at hand. I am not a lawyer, so when I was served, I was noticeable shaken by the situation. He was quick to assure me that the situation would be handled quickly. He was not wrong! After a few phone calls, he was able to get the case dismissed without having to go through the litigation process. The peace of mind Mr. Vaknin was able to provide me and my family is priceless. If you need any bankruptcy situation handled, please contact Mr. Vaknin, as his experience speaks for itself! If anything comes up like this again, my only call will be to Mr. Vaknin!
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Posted by Linda | April 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in California
Jonathan Vaknin is an outstanding person and performs to your needs 100%. His knowledge and experience will be enough to make you feel comfortable and at peace with what you want to do. He is honest , trustworthy, and there is no doubt, in the time that I have known him , Jonathan has proven to me , he is the best attorney that can help you. If you are reading this right now and you are looking for a person to help you with your bankruptcy, he is the best you can find . He went out of his way to help me , he took the time to explain everything to me. Thank you Jonathan for everything!!!
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Posted by Leonardo | March 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very resourceful and knowledgeable
Jonathan was very knowledgeable and explained me all the different routes we could go and what the best one would be.
Posted by Denise | March 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptsy
I went to Jonathan for my bankruptcy and am very j appy that I chose him. Jonathan is a very busy lawyer that took his time with me in asking for whatever was needed and waiting patiently for paperwork to be sent to him. I would like to thank you very much Jonathan for helping me.
Posted by ANDY | February 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great advice & guidance
Jonathan was my lawyer consulting me on a delicate bankruptcy issue for a close family member. He was very kind and came up with a brilliant strategy for how to approach a unique financial situation. Through his steady hand and patience, he was able to guide our family through a tough situation and into calmer waters. I think he handled the situation very well. Many lawyers I know personally and professionally always have to be right and have a tendency for long speeches. I found Jonathan to be very patient and a good listener. He charged us a very reasonable fee and I highly recommend him to anybody.
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Posted by Jimmar | February 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I knew picked the right lawyer!!
Jonathan Vaknin was great from the start! He was very patient and straight forward throughout the whole ordeal. Getting summoned and hiring a lawyer was new to me and he explained the process, expectations, reasoning, basically provided all the information and guidance I needed so it was a no brainer that I'd hire him. I had an outstanding debt that I had to satisfy and he was quick to coordinate with the opposing party to settled the balance with an amount that I thought was much less than I was expecting. His guidance and services was well worth and I would highly recommend him to anyone with similar cases!
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2023
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Best Lawyer ever…
Jonathan was extremely helpful with my case. From beginning to end. I was very nervous and a bit scared because I have never filed. However after speaking with Jonathan he made feel comfortable and he made me understand everything. I recommend him to everyone who asked me about a lawyer because he’s the best one out there.
Posted by Cindy | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Bankruptcy Attorney right here!
Mr Johnathan Vaknin came highly recommended from my friends bankruptcy attorney in San Diego Mrs. Maureen Enmark. I am beyond thankful for her great referral to Mr. Vaknin's law office. Filing bankruptcy can be a very stressful and overwhelming process however I felt very at ease while working with Mr Vaknin to handle my case. From the consultation meeting which was very informative direct and to the point. He answered all the questions I had and made sure I had all information I needed to make sure I  understood every part of the bankruptcy process. He is readily available whenever a question or concern would come up. Provided reputable resources for the debt relief management courses that debtors are required to take. I am nearing the end of the process just finalizing some of my documents and I cannot believe it is almost over and I will be back on the right track with my credit and finances. I couldn't thank Mr Vaknin and his law firm enough for providing such exceptional professional services. I would highly recommend if you find yourself needing a professional bankruptcy attorney to help you get back on the right track that you choose Jonathan Vaknin's law office. I am beyond grateful for everything. Thank you so much. Cindy J.
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Posted by Melissa | August 11, 2022
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Don't Hesitate, Jonathan can Help
When I realized bankruptcy was likely the best option for me, I buried my head in the sand for a long while because I was embarrassed and ashamed of my situation. After speaking with Jonathan for my initial consultation, I wished I had reached out sooner. Not only did he help with a successful resolution and attention to the unique details of my case, his attentive care and concern calmed my overactive nervous system and helped me to relieve the tremendous amount of stress I was carrying. No one is happy or excited to file bankruptcy. However, Jonathan made the whole process easier and shame-free.
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Posted by kHALID | July 13, 2022
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Very good Lawyer
Atty . Jonathan Vaknin helps me a lot , to understand every step of my situation . Most of all very honest lawyer . I thank you so much .
Posted by andrea | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Jonathan helped me with a messy Bankruptcy
Jonathan was professional in every aspect of my handling my bankruptcy. I had to last minute file for bankruptcy to save my house from being taken from me. Jonathan was recommended to me and he explained the whole process I would have to go through. It definitely was an ordeal, not because of Jonathan but bcausee of the process. I would recommend Jonathan if you want your case to be well represented. He knows the laws really well. I am glad to have found him and he is always there if you have any questions. Thanks Jonathan!
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Posted by Lawanda | March 27, 2022
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Mr and Mrs Galloway
Jonathan was very helpful in our decision to file or not to file bankruptcy. We talk too several attorneys and they didn’t explain like him. He took us through the entire process explaining the pro and the cons. If in the future we know if anyone needing this we would differently recommend him. Great guy
Posted by Alba Chavez | March 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I recommend Jonathan Vaknin Law. He is very helpful person. Am so thankful for all his help. If you going thru a lot of debts and you see banckrupcy has an option, Jonathan is a great person who can definitely help you!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Review Jonathan Vaknin
He represented me in a debt resolution matter. The process took approximately 10 days in which he was able to cut the debt in 1/2 and secure reasonable payment terms. From the start he was professional, a great communicator and as previously stated a great negotiator. He never over promised anything, kept me informed every step of the way and I’m extremely happy with the results. I would definitely hire him again.
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Posted by Victor | February 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional experience with Chapter 13 BK
Mr. Vaknin is a true professional and exceptional at his craft. I was struggling with the whole bankruptcy process when I found Mr. Vaknin's reviews and decided to inquire about the process. After a lengthy consultation over the phone I decided to retain his services and never looked back. His detailed explanation of the process, scenarios and outcomes eased my mind. His availability and responsiveness to questions or concerns is unmatched. He's an expert at what he does and remains in contact throughout the process. If you are considering BK look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2022
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A professional and compassionate expert
Jonathan made the process very easy to manage and understand. He handles everything with such professional ease, leaving your mind to rest assured.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Office of Jonathan Vaknin/Vaknin Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Golden State Law Group
  • 2011 - 2015

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • San Francisco State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego Association of Realtors
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Association of Realtors
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Realtors
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2014 - 2015
  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Director's Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • University of San Francisco of Law - Intensive Advocacy Program
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • San Diego Real Estate Brokers Open - Tour 702 - District One Pitch Session
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and Selling Real Estate
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Endorse Jonathan
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Vaknin in a knowledgeable, caring attorney. He works diligently and fairly."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Vaknin several times. I am a personal injury lawyer and had bankruptcy questions for cases I was handling. I needed to know how a bankruptcy could impact my cases. Mr. Vaknin provided accurate and concise answers that helped me and in doing so I was able to assist my clients. I recommend Jonathan and will call him again the next time I have another bankruptcy issue. Regards, Robert M. Klein"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to recommend Jonathan Vaknin. I have had the privilege of working alongside Mr. Vaknin. He is tenacious and extremely knowledgeable. Mr. Vaknin employs the right combination of fierce advocacy with ethical principles."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have been a colleague of Jonathan's for over 10 years working with him in the field of bankruptcy and debt settlement. Jonathan is a superb attorney with knowledge and skill far beyond most of the attorneys working in the bankruptcy area. A 'super lawyer' in my book!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an excellent personal and business bankruptcy attorney. Jonathan is particularly knowledgeable about business bankruptcies involving licensed professionals. I refer Jonathan clients from time to time and they are always grateful for Jonathan's expertise. I highly recommend Jonathan for any personal and business bankruptcy reorganization legal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a highly intelligent attorney with integrity, and a high level of ethics. He is very capable and knowledgeable with all Bankruptcy matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Burbank Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Jonathan Nili Vaknin
Jonathan Nili Vaknin
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Burbank, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available