36 years veteran, Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, representing debtors and creditors.Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, 36 year veteranDebt negotiations on behalf of debtors and creditors
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year||Santa Clara County Bar Association||1987|
|Pro Bono Award||Santa Clara County Bar Association||1987|
|Partner||Binder & Malter, LLP||2008 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Michael W. Malter||2003 - 2008|
|Partner||Malter & Ward||2002 - 2003|
|Associate||Law Office of Arnold L. Cornez||2000 - 2002|
|Adjunct Professor||Santa Clara University School Of Law||1985 - 2000|
|Professor||Santa Clara Law School Paralegal Institute||1983 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Congressman Don Edwards||Co-Founder||2002 - Present|
|Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of Court||Member||2002 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1980 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|San Francisco Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of Court||President||2011 - 2012|
|Congressman Don Edwards||President||2002 - 2004|
|Bench Bar Liason Committee||Member||1998 - 2001|
|Judicial Appointment Panel||Member||1988 - 1989|
|Debtor/Creditor Committee||Chairman||1983 - 1983|
|Debtor/Creditor Executive Committee||Member||1981 - 1995|
|Pacific Steel Casting Company, Inc||Plan of Reorganization Confirmed|
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|Mobile Home Weekly||Malter's Column||1984|
|University of Santa Clara School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of South Florida, Tampa||Mass Communications and English Education||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Family Law Section||Bankruptcy and Family Law||2014|
|Family Law Section||Bankruptcy and Family Law||2010|
|Continuing Legal Education||Bankruptcy 101||1990|
Posted by anonymous
Going through Bankruptcy is an embarrassing, stressful and scary experience. I was lucky enough to have Michael Malter to help me through this tough time. He was caring, kind and compassionate and never made me feel badly for ending up in this position.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in this area and all of the people I have sent to him have also had similarly positive experiences.
Posted by Patrick
Very responsive and knowledgeable firm. They handled a complex bankruptcy case for me and the company I worked at for the last six months (If I was a more responsive client, it would have taken less than half that time).
Their entire team is very knowledgeable and capable of answering any questions you may have. Nan Corber and Michael Malter handled my consultation and gathering the necessary information for the case. Kristina Parson went with me to court to answer any questions the trustee had. They all kept me informed of anything and everything I would need to know before starting the case (during a free consultation) and as the case proceeded. I received updates through email, phone, and by mail of anything that was received or sent out regarding the case.
The fee was clearly laid out during the free consultation, and I did not receive any additional fees whatsoever. They are a very trustworthy firm and more than capable of handling any bankruptcy case. As another reviewer stated, if your case is relatively simply, you may be better off doing it by yourself. However, if you are worried about your case or it's rather complicated, I highly recommend giving Binder & Malter a call. They executed everything they said they would while keeping me up to date and alleviating any concerns I had. I have dealt with around 5-6 attorneys in the past, and they are without a doubt the most professional and considerate.
On a final note, their office is the nicest I've ever been to. I don't know when they found the time to become architecture and interior design experts, but their office is beautiful. It's tastefully done and every aspect is considered carefully. They clearly didn't go out and buy the most expensive, imposing items they could find as some attorney offices do. The space is very welcoming and designed well. If you want the same consideration applied to your bankruptcy case, I recommend visiting Binder & Malter.