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Stephen Mark Stern

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Paso Robles, CA

5.0   21 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 21 years
    Arizona - AZ 25 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    34%
    Bankruptcy Ch. 7 and Debt

    26 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Business
    33%
    Entity formation, Contracts, Business Purchase-Sale, leases, copyrights, trademarks,

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Estate planning
    33%
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Financial, Advanced Health Care Initiative and much more.

    250 cases

Our Story

Founded more than 20 years ago as a boutique law firm serving artists and entrepreneurs in Arizona and California, the Stephen Stern Law Firm provides the highest quality legal services in the areas of contracts, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, debt relief, bankruptcy and estate planning. Stephen Stern has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and TV for not only his legal work but also for his community outreach. He is also a highly-requested speaker in the areas of intellectual property, media and business law.

We understand the challenges and goals of our Clients. We seek creative and cost efficient methods to obtain successful results, whether it’s to resolve a dispute, negotiate an agreement, or plan for the future.

Our clients are our extended family, which brings purpose, passion and personal commitment to excellence

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Location

Law Office of Stephen M. Stern, PC
1232 Park Street Suite 201B
Paso Robles, CA, 93446

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2024
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Satisfied Customers
Stephen was very professional and and very knowledgeable with our case. We would recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2023
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Excellent estate lawyer
We hired estate attorney Stephen Stern to create my mother’s trust and had a very positive experience. Amazingly the process was finished 8 days after our initial consultation. He is comprehensive and thorough. Also, his paralegal is excellent. Highly recommend this law firm for estate planning.
Posted by Diana | October 9, 2023
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Bankruptcy
Stephen has been really great in guiding me through this financial decision. I was nervous at first and scared to go through it. He has made me feel more confident and capable of taking this important step in my life to obtain a second chance and a new start with my credit. I’m truly grateful I made this decision in the hands of Stephen. He is well knowledgeable and very understanding, listened well to all my needs and concerns, I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Richard | September 28, 2023
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Great small business lawyer!
Stephen has helped our small business navigate several significant challenges in the last decade. Most notably, he helped us secure multiple federal trademarks with the USPTO, helped us resolve trademark infringements from other companies, and helped us many times with various counsel. Would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2022
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Experienced and extremely knowledgeable in his field. Has keen insight into the specifics of any given legal issue. Is creative, but above all cares about resolving clients issues. Highly recommended. Will definitely use his services again if needed.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2019
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Excellent Service
Stephen was not only was attentive, helpful and informative, he also displayed integrity and kindness during the entire process. He had our Trust completed within a week, exceeding our expectations. Every time we reached out with a question, the response was almost immediate. Very grateful, thank you!
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
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Stephen's legal services are transparent, pleasant and attainable
I hired Stephen to help me file a trademark for my business and the experience has been so pleasant. Stephen guided and assisted me through the whole trademark process. Starting with the initial informative call about the process, approximate timeline, needed information as well as a quote for the project. Stephen has been very transparent, accesible and responsive during the process. He is very helpful and patiently explains the process and further steps. His setup (mobile law center van, email communication, one click online payment, etc.) makes it easy, pleasant and attainable for so many people who need legal assistance, I really appreciate that. I would definitely recommend Stephen!
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Posted by Donald | May 23, 2019
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Stephen set up individual trusts for me and my ex wife. He moved our assets into the trust. The trust documents also included a will and a healthcare directive.
Posted by Jeffrey | May 17, 2019
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Stephen Stern and Mobile Law offices your clear choice in representation
Stephen Stern and his paralegal Rebecca were more than just representing me.I wasn't just another client, but an individual they gave compatriot assistance through a process that can seem daunting. They walked me through the process answering all my questions and providing guidance and thoughtful assistance at any turn. There are a lot of Attorneys in this aria, but if you are looking to be treated as anm individual rather then just another pay day this should be your choice. Furthermore because is operation is mobile it reduces he overhead which accounts for a direct savings to you. I would also like to mention that meeting at local coffee shops was a much better experience than a stuffy office, and you got to see the killer airstream that can also be used as an office, to whit imagine him parked on the cliffs of of Port San Luis Beach and listening to the sound of waves and birds well being treated with respect, rather then a stuffy waiting room, and the drowning sounds of telephones and the mumbling of voices.
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Posted by Sandy | May 16, 2019
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Responsive and Knowledgeable
I connected with Stephen to set up my corporation and write a Purchase Agreement to buy a business. Stephen was very responsive, he really listened to what I wanted, and delivered exactly on what I'd asked for and expected. He was so easy to work with and shared my value in efficiency and effectiveness! I appreciate Stephen's innovation and approach to making legal services more accessible to people from all walks of life.
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Posted by Scott Dubrul | May 16, 2019
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Trustworthy and knowledgeable
Not only is Stephen Stern a confident attorney but I know from working with him that he truly cares about his clients. Stephen is a trustworthy professional with exceptional follow through. I appreciate Stephen Stern's undivided attention when he consults with me, always helping me to define my objectives and doing everything in his power to help me get the best results possible. I couldn't be more confident in his expertise and work ethic.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
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Excellent communication. Stephen is my go-to for all my legal needs.
Stephen has negotiated several contracts for me over the years and responds to correspondence very quickly and efficiently. He takes the time to explain details and is adamant about making sure my absolute best interests are in mind during negotiations. Stephen often thinks of things that I don't, making it so that I'm able to get a better deal than I had originally anticipated! Stephen is thoughtful and caring, yet forward thinking, sharp and skillful. He my go-to for all of my legal needs and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Diana | March 3, 2016
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The best attorney !
Stephen s knowledge professionalism as my lawyer were outstanding. My case was complex and he navigated and counseled me with compassion . He is a true counselor . Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2016
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Appeal of city ordinance
Stephen was very diligent in obtaining information and expert advice to help us protest the city of Morro Bay wanting us to cut down our 80-year-old hedge. I was impressed by the thoroughness of his research.
Posted by Pierre | February 27, 2016
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Great Job
I needed a lawyer that would be a great negotiator and Stephen more than exceeded my expectations. I felt he was protecting my interests every step of the way.
Posted by Lisa | September 21, 2015
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Honest, Organized, and Thorough
We hired Mr. Stern to handle a case for our daughter and he delivered on every level. It was important for me that my daughter was comfortable and he put her at ease immediately. Even though our case was not his specific focus, Mr. Stern ensured we did everything we needed to, that all the facts were accurately presented and our requests to the other party were thorough. The other party was extremely difficult to deal with as the company changed attorneys and dragged on the process for over 1.5 years. Mr. Stern stayed consistent, checking in regularly with us, and ensuring the other party also fulfilled their obligations. He went above and beyond what we expected and are happy to be done with it all. I trust Mr. Stern's legal advice and would not hesitate to contact him again.
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Posted by Mark | September 3, 2015
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Beyond the call of duty
Used his services for some collection matters and he was able to recover more than expected. It took time, travel, etc and he never flinched doing what was needed to best represent us.
Posted by Lori | September 1, 2015
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I highly recommend Mr. Stern
Mr. Stern is one of the most reliable and detailed attorneys I have ever worked with. The work he had done for me was beyond my expectations. I had very specific deadlines that Mr. Stern took extra care to make sure they were all met, down to every detail. I would highly recommend Mr. Stern and i would use him again if and when the time came.
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Posted by Richard | August 26, 2015
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Excellent counsel & organization
Stephen has provided sound counsel to my company for several years now. He is honest, diligent, and extremely thorough. He was vital in securing our intellectual property and I can say with confidence that we would not have acquired it without Stephen's incredibly hard work. I highly recommend Stephen & trust him with all my business's legal needs.
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Posted by Monica | August 25, 2015
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Stephen Stern Excellent Attorney
I have known Mr. Stern for over 15 years. Stephen has always been my go to for all legal questions, concerns and needs. He is knowledgeable about many issues and is generous with this time. I can't recommend him enough.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • California Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo
  • 2004 - Present
  • Owner
  • Stern Law Firm
  • 1998 - Present
  • Assistant to President
  • Northern Arizona University
  • 1987 - 1995

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Northern Arizona University
  • MA.Ed
  • 1995
  • Northern Arizona University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • Graduate
  • Student Loan Workshop
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Coconino County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1998 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Gold Axe Award
  • Northern Arizona University
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Care Network
  • Student Loan Debt
  • 2016
  • California Polytechnic University - San Luis Obispo
  • Business Law
  • 2009
  • Buenos Aires School of Law
  • Contracts
  • N/A

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