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Misty Ann Perry-Isaacson

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 contemplates an orderly, court-supervised procedure by which a trustee takes over the assets of the debtor's estate, reduces them to cash, and makes distributions to creditors, subject to the debtor's right to retain certain exempt property and the rights of secured creditors. Because there is usually little or no nonexempt property in most chapter 7 cases, there may not be an actual liquidation of the debtor's assets. These cases are called "no-asset cases."

    26 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 is designed for an individual debtor who has a regular source of income & who has limited unsecured debt & secured debts. Chapter 13 is often preferable to chapter 7 because it enables the debtor to keep a valuable asset, such as a house, and because it allows the debtor to propose a plan to repay creditors somewhere between 0-100% of their debts over time – usually over three to five years. Chapter 13 may be the only alternative for consumer debtors who do not qualify for chapter 7.

    26 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Our firm is unique in that we represent both debtors & creditors in business and consumer Chapter 7, 11, 12 & 13 cases. All of our Attorneys are California Certified Legal Specialists in Bankruptcy Law. California attorneys who are certified specialists have taken & passed a written examination in their specialty field, demonstrated a high level of experience in the field, fulfilled ongoing education requirements & been favorably evaluated by other attorneys & judges familiar with their work.

    26 years

  4. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 ordinarily is used by commercial enterprises or individuals with high net worth or incomes, such as from ownership of several real properties, or individuals who cannot qualify for chapter 13. Debtors seek to repay creditors concurrently through a court-approved plan of reorganization. Our firm is unique in that we represent both debtors and creditors in business and consumer Chapter 11 cases.

    26 years

  5. Debt settlement
    Occasionally, the filing of a bankruptcy case may not be in our client's best interests. Our firm also work's with creditors in resolving debts outside of the bankruptcy process. Resolution may include but are not limited to the following: reduction of outstanding debt; reduction of interest rates; and/or extension of debt repayment duration.

    26 years

While attending Law School, I served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kathleen P. March, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division.  It was during my externship, that my interest in the debtor/creditor relationship and finding ways to resolve issues between the two first arose.  Since then, I have focused my practice solely on bankruptcy, insolvency, debt negotiation/settlement for both debtors and creditors.  

I am admitted to practice before the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and have appeared before many of the Bankruptcy Judges in each District.  I have also successfully briefed and argued matters before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


My published opinions include: ACIC v. Kronemyer (In re Kronemyer)  405 B.R. 915 (BAP 9th Cir. 2009); Cohen v. Tran (In re Tran) 309 B.R. 330 (BAP 9th Cir. 2004); Soderlund v. Cohen (In re Soderlund) 236 B.R. 271 (BAP 9th Cir. 1999).


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Posted by Ken Simms | August 10, 2013
Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 U.S. Trustee Audit - Probate Complications
At the time I met Misty I was involved in a complicated Bankruptcy case pertaining to Probate matters that had been in dispute for three years. My court case at that time had cost me in the upper dollar amount of 80K, paying three pervious attorneys to defend me. Due to the complications of my Bankruptcy and Probate case none of my previous three attorneys seemed to know how to end the case filed against me so that I could have my Bankruptcy approved and Probate case closed. After meeting with Misty she explained the complications of my case. The litigants who filed the case against me were using the Bankruptcy courts to continue their Probate arguments thus effectively not allowing me to complete my Bankruptcy and settle the Probate case. I was being audited by the U.S. Trustee and sued in Bankruptcy Court for probate matters. Misty immediately contacted the U.S. Trustee who was auditing me, meeting all the Audit requirements she was able to have my Bankruptcy audit approved with no penalties or disagreements all within weeks. She then began to work on a strategy to have my Bankruptcy converted to a Chapter 13 that effectively ended the dispute regarding the Probate case. Misty strategy worked my Bankruptcy was approved and the Probate case that had been an open court case for three years was settle and approved also. I personally be leave if Misty was my attorney during the initial opening of my case it would not had lasted three years and cost me 80K. Her dedication to clients, her morals and honesty far exceeds her peers. Misty is an attorney that sees more than a client, she involves her self in a case as if it were personal and treats her clients like family, she is an attorney that takes action and truly wants a resolution in the best interest of her client.
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Posted by Mark | May 15, 2013
Misty Ann Perry-Isaacson helped my wife and I during a difficult time. We had to declare bankruptcy and she helped us get through it. We weren't sure if it would affect our business or how it would affect our lives. She was very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. I would highly recommend her to anyone that was in our position. She made everything very easy to understand and kept us updated as we waited for the bankruptcy to be discharged.
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Posted by Stephen | May 15, 2013
Misty is the best :)
Misty was outstanding in helping me with my bankruptcy. In the course of my business (real estate), I have worked with many lawyers, and in general I do not have a high opinion of attorneys. Misty is an exception - not only did she handle my complex case (dozens of assets, 30+ creditors, community property issues) very skillfully, she also managed my fears and concerns with compassion and understanding. When a creditor unexpectedly disputed the bk, she helped me in my decision to settle. I have referred her since to my clients, and she did an outstanding job for them as well, in filing some removals of liens.
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Posted by Lee | May 12, 2013
Giving prompt attention to the needs of clients
Making a poor personal or business decision and losing everything is a very stressful time in one's life. Working with a professional like Misty makes a poor decision palatable. Misty explained everything to my wife and I in detail and was prepared for all follow-up questions and documentation. Misty provided my wife and I similar case study outcomes and prepared us for all possible questions and probable decisions. Bankruptcy is something that I hope most people do not have to deal with, but if you do, Misty makes the process simple and understandable and her outstanding professionalism goes one step beyond any other attorney we have dealt with.
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Posted by Roxanne | May 8, 2013
Mrs Perry-Isaacson kept us informed step by step through the painful course of bankruptcy. She went out of her way to help us reorganize ourselves so this never can happen to us again. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a BK attorney , as she will be with you from start to finish and answer ALL of your questions promptly (big or small) with courtesy and respect.
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Posted by Susan | May 8, 2013
Misty is like a best friend, she is always there for the client, always returns calls and emails
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Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Pagter and Miller
  • 2010 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Department Of Justice, Office Of United States Trustee
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney at Law
  • Pagter and Miller
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney at Law
  • Dreyfuss, Ryan, & Weifenbach
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Staff Attorney
  • Amrane Cohen, Chapter 13 Trustee
  • 1998 - 2002
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  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • California St Univ Long Beach
  • undergraduate
  • N/A


  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Honor Roll List
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Chapter 7 Pro Bono Training Clinic
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Commerical Foreclosures, Remedies, and the IRS
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2012

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a strong and determined litigator, with excellent courtroom skills, knowledge and deep experience."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Perry-Isaacson provides thoughtful, educated and experienced answers to the questions provided herein. Attorney Perry-Isaacson provides a needed service by providing voluntary and free legal assistance to the individuals herein who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Isaacson for several years. We are on the board of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. I endorse this lawyer and trust her to handle my clients bankruptcy needs."
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