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Arasto Farsad

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   54 reviews

also known as Ari Farsad

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 1 year
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State TX
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Arasto

Learn Arasto’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    We practice in all of the California bankruptcy courts. Chapter 7 and 13. Mortgage arrears, tax debt, collection cases, lien stripping / avoidance, etc. My office has good working relationships with all of the local Trustees.

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Real estate
    30%
    # 1 foreclosure defense firm in Northern CA. Mortgage litigation, loan modifications, forbearance agreements / repayment plans, lien issues, etc. Note: We do not handle landlord-tenant issues, or, transactional work such as purchase agreement review.

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Tax
    30%
    We can stop IRS or FTB collections and can put you into a long-term payment plan or get non-collectible status. We also do offers-in-compromise, bankruptcy case assessment to get rid of tax debt, business entity formation to minimize taxes, etc.

    14 years, 1,000 cases

I was born and raised in San Jose. I graduated from law school in May of 2010 and passed the California State Bar examination two months later in July. Since that date, I have devoted my practice to protecting consumers. My office consists of three attorneys and two support staff. We pride ourselves in treating all clients like family. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Arasto Farsad
1625 The Alameda
Suite 525
San Jose, CA, 95126

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Reviews

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Posted by Virginia | November 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Virginia
We just most recently concluded an aggravated DUI settlement case with Atty Farsad as our counsel. After interviewing 2 lawyers ahead in the game, I went on to retain him after learning of his experience as a public defender in the past as well as his profound case load of DUI cases in the bay area. Plus, his fee was very modest I would say being 1/3 of the average retaining fee from competing DUI case counsel; which I would consider the best value in consideration of the particularly clear cut defense and mitigating package that he prepared and which won the sweet deal in our favor before the District Attorney . This is not the first time I had retained him, as I consulted with him on prior real estate and tax issues before; where he did not disappoint and actually inspired me to stay on the straight and the narrow path moving forward. Good health to you and your team, Atty Farsad!
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Posted by Regina | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I was referred to Farsad law firm by state group insurance to save my house and financial hardship situation. Which Atty Farsad team is very professional. They are knowledgeable on real state law. Which legal matters can be very confusing at times but they make it simple and straight to the point. Either way, thumps up and grateful. Thanks much!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Atty Farsad and his entire team had been on top of my case and helped me feel less stressed of my current situation.
Posted by Maggie Abelgas | December 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST. SMART. HONEST lawyer ever
We can't find anybody like Atty. Farsad. He helped us on our modification 5 years ago and we were able to keep our house with the best deal ever. We highly recommend his service. Her will fight for you.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
He is a very outstanding lawyer and excellent I will recommend him to a friend and he explained everything in detail in our situation He was able to fix our problem And we were able to keep our house
Posted by Steven | June 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
S. Smith
In 2009 my wife and I received word that our mortgage had been sold to another bank. We were not concerned until we received a foreclosure notice on our front door. We had been making our mortgage payments on time since the transfer of our mortgage yet the bank said we were in the rears by about $17,000. I took time off work to figure out what was going on. This was the beginning of an eleven year nightmare. After consulting attorneys in the Chico area and later Sacramento we found not one attorney who could figure out the convoluted mortgage mess that had happened to us. We had spent thousands of dollars on attorneys who failed us or dropped the ball, causing us to almost give up. The Camp fire that occurred in the nearby town of Paradise in November of 2018 turned lives upside down. We gave shelter to people who had just lost everything in the fire. One gentleman who escaped the flames stayed with us until he could find another home to buy. We told him of our Dilemma, he gave the name of someone he thought could help us from his previous location in San Jose prior tp living in Paradise. At this point we had been advised by local attorneys to short sell and move to a rental. A short time later the San Jose contact we were given recommended Arasto Farsad. After years of nightmares dealing with people who failed us and thousands of dollars needlessly spent, we threw a 'Hail Mary'. I don't believe in coincidences. We feel we were lead to this attorney and his team. They did what no one else could do. Arasto Farsad's legal team not only saved our home, but set us up for our financial future. I have to say we are in awe of his skills, knowledge and tenaciousness. One day we thought we were about to lose everything we had worked for over 30 years. Now we sleep at night feeling that load lifted from our backs. I would recommend this law firm very highly.
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Posted by Jocelyn | November 18, 2019
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Best and Most Reliable Attorney
I’d like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Attny. Arasto Farsad who helped us overcome troublesome years in regards to our property. He’s professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I feel confident and at ease when talking to him. After unsuccessful years of negotiating with our lender, we finally decided to sell our house in July of 2019. He walked us through the process and made sure we had a realtor that was reliable, trustworthy, and aggressive. I highly recommend Attorney Farsad for what he was able to accomplish for me and my family.
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Posted by Steve | June 14, 2018
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Atty. Arasto Farsad, A Rare Gem. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.....
Atty. Farsad is the best lawyer you can find. He was very honest, trustworthy, very caring man, respectful, very professional, respectful, very proficient, works hard on your case and very knowledgeable. Believe it or not, Atty. Farsad is not after your money. He treats you like a family. He will make your feel at ease in every way and goes an extra mile without asking additional fee. Him and his team has a very good communication that all questions are answered in a timely manner while in the process of bankruptcy. Him and his team was a God given gift to us. A big thank you to Atty. Farsad and his team. Highly Recommended!
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Posted by Juliet | April 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Arasto Farsad Excellent Service!!!
We are very blessed to have met atty. Arasto Farsad last August 2017 as our family lawyer through our family realtor. We told him our 2nd loan mortgage situation. He said, not to worry. Hiring Atty. Arasto Farsad was the best move we did when we went thru hard times dealing with B&B Fundings LLC, 2nd loan problems for years. Notices in the mail was ongoing for years right after we filed for chapter 7 in 2010 but never attempted to foreclose, I guess because the property market was still low at that time. They waited until our property value went up more until they decided to send us a foreclosure notice which was just last 2017! We were given 30 days to come up with the balance owed plus late fees interests. We tried to negotiate but it was a headache and lots of litigation involvements. I got so worried and prayed to God to help us with our problem. God answered my prayers through re-connecting with our family realtor Marilyn Decastro-Becklehimer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate who referred us to atty. Farsad. God really had a way for us. Thank you Lord for leading us to the right people. “Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” We felt so comfortable talking to atty. Farsad. He was easy to talk with. He really handled our case very well and informed us what is going on all the time even during the time we were out on vacation, informing/updating us via email in a timely manner, re-assuring us that we’re in good hands with him, and we felt calmed. He is likeable and easy to talk. He goes a long way and came to meet us/responded to my emails on weekends or even after office hours. He was able to negotiate and knocked out $200k and helped us settled for $100k with B&B Fundings! My husband and I are very happy that he helped us saved our home from foreclosure, huge savings for us! We settled March 2018 (not bad!). Definitely the kind of lawyer that you can trust and work with to get the results fast! We love our home, our neighbors and the community we lived in since 2007. We will be devastated if we lost this beautiful home in South San Francisco which is a perfect location to live, very convenient to work, etc. ***Atty. Arasto Farsad, your staff and my relator Marilyn Becklehimer, thank you so much once again for all the help you've extended to my family and me. Amazing team work!!! God bless!!!
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Posted by Ted | August 5, 2016
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Exceptional attorney--the BEST!
Mr. Farsad and his staff work extremely hard and diligently for their clients. His work ethic is unwavering, since he strives for more that an extra mile for his clients, and that is an understatement. My wife and I thought we would never see the "light at the end of the tunnel" with regards to obtaining a loan modification. We almost lost hope and were stressed out. Mr. Farsad and his firm are godsend. If we knew about his expertise sooner, we would have started with Mr. Farsad's services. However, it was not too late. Even though we were such in a quagmire with our lender and our financial expenses, Mr. Farsad was very forthright and knowledgeable as to how he can assist us in our need. Within a year, Mr. Farsad was able to obtain a loan modification for my family. Mr. Farsad and his staff are top notch. For any questions or inquiries you have, irregardless of the nature surrounding your case, Mr. Farsad promptly answers your questions and actually reduces your stress throughout the whole process. Mr. Farsad and staff, my family cannot thank you enough for the invaluable service, unwavering follow-ups and focused assurances you have provided for acquiring the loan mod approval and helping us with our BK. Thanks so much!!!
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Posted by James & Precy | April 29, 2015
ARASTO, you're the Best!!!
Hiring Atty. Arasto Farsad was the best move we did when we went thru hard times dealing with our real estate problems.He's the most professional, aggressive, knowledgeable, respectful and honest lawyer ever.He will always assure you that you're in good hands with him. Definitely the kind of lawyer that you can trust and work with to get the results fast. He will never let you down. There's no better law firm that i know that really cares about their clients and their legal needs. I will highly recommend him to everyone who needs some legal representation in the field of real estate and bankruptcy. Truly an excellent lawyer and a true advocate to homeowners. To Atty. Arasto Farsad and Marc, thank you so much for all the help you've extended to my family and me. You guys are so amazing!!! God Bless you and keep up the good work!!!
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Posted by Ramon | January 8, 2015
Highly Recommend
Mr. Farsad was able to assist me with my mortgage loan modification, as well as helping me arrange payments for delinquent taxes. I was well-informed throughout the entire process and the lines of communication were always open and constant. He and his team always responded to any of my questions in a timely manner. They were personable and attentive, making the whole process much smoother. I'm extremely grateful for and appreciative of all that Mr. Farsad has done for me, and I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Nariza | November 3, 2014
Loan Mod Aprroved after a week
Attorney Farsad was highly recommended to me by a good friend from Daly City to handle my loan modification and income tax problem. After only a week of submitting all the required documents, I received an approval from Ocwen. He reduce my loan to less than the fair market value, I have not paid my mortgage for at least 4 years, amazingly all of that was forgiven, with a 2% rate. I used to pay $3000 on my property, now I am only paying $1000. You are awesome Mr. Farsad. Nariza
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Posted by Roza | October 17, 2014
More than we expected
Mr Farsad was really helpfully in every way possible. He went over and above our expectation which we had. He helped save our home which we lived in for so many years. He gave us faith and hope when we didn’t have any options. He is every professional and will work really hard for you. He also answers emails and phones as soon as possible. I will always recommend him to anyone that would have the same problem as us. Thank you once again Mr. Farsad for everything you have done for us.
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Posted by Celia | August 19, 2014
Awesome Attorney
Atty Arasto Farsad saved our home from foreclosure after years of fighting. MY husband and i can not thank you enough for not giving up on us even when there were times that we are ready to give up. Thank you for always giving us hope and encouragement and telling us that the day will come that we will able to have a good result from our loan modification and sure enough that day came and we can not be happier not only that our monthly payment went down a lot also our principal loan balance was also got reduced tremendously. We are very happy with his service.
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Posted by Noel | July 4, 2014
An Honest, caring lawyer
I met Mr. Farsad last year in Sept. 2013 which my brother reffered to me.When I had troubled with my rental property, He was able to help me settled with the bank and I was able to give it back to them for good, for a short period of time.That's why Mr. Farsad,you will be most highly recommended to all our friends and relatives for your honest and excellent deeds in helping people. Thank you Atty. Farsad
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Posted by Ferdy | June 28, 2014
Just in time
My house was in foreclosure in May of 2012. I consulted with several attorneys and I was told to pack my things. I was referred to Mr.Farsad on May 24, 2012. He waited for me until 7:30pm that night because I could not find his office. He was the only attorney that was welling to try to keep me in my house. After several years of Mr.Farsad's hard work, my loan was modified permanently on June 2014.
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Posted by August from Daly City | June 25, 2014
My Bankruptcy Case
Atty. Arasto Farsad was highly recommended to handle my bankruptcy case. Creditors are after me, some even filed garnishment in court. I was so worried I have trouble sleeping, when I meet with Atty. Farsad, I was so relieved. He took care of my case. He is so knowledgeable, he made my case look easy. All my paper work are properly handled. Thank you Atty. Farsad, I will most definitely recommend you to all my friends and family to handle their cases. Thank you August from Daly City.
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Posted by Anthony | June 8, 2014
Thank you Arasto!!!
From the first moment we met with Arasto we knew we were in right hands. He is very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and great to work with. He made the whole process easy and put us on the right path. We will definitely recommend Arasto to friends and family. Thank you Arasto!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2014
Happy Client
I am very blessed to have Arasto Farsad as my Lawyer. He is likeable and easy to talk. He goes a long a way and came to meet us on weekends or urgent needs. I would endorse him and will tell all my friends and relatives who needs help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Farsad Law Office, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Felony Team Trial Clerk
  • Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2010

Education

  • Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2010
  • San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carino v. Bank of America N.A.
  • Stopped the eviction, reversed the foreclosure sale/auction, and obtained a 2% HAMP loan modification for the client.

Associations

  • Lincoln Law Review
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Lincoln Law Review
  • Associate Editor-in-Chief
  • 2009 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Class Valedictorian
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2010
  • James F. Boccardo Award -- Distinction in Professionalism
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2010
  • Dean's List (2006 to 2010)
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2010
  • Dean Joseph V. Thibodeaux Award -- Highest 3rd Year GPA
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2009
  • CALI award for Highest Course Grade -- Real Property II
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2009
  • CALI award for Highest Course Grade -- Evidence
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2009
  • CALI award for Highest Course Grade -- Real Property I
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2008
  • CALI award for Highest Course Grade -- Community Property
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2008
  • CALI award for Highest Course Grade -- Torts
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2007
  • Dean Jerome Sack Award -- Highest 1st Year GPA
  • Lincoln Law School
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Homeowner's Bill of Rights Seminar October 2013 (Fairway Realty of Santa Clara County)
  • 2013 Real Estate Law
  • 2013
  • Protecting Your Home November 2012 (IBIS Universal Real Estate / Cyberlink)
  • Predatory Lending and Foreclosure Defense
  • 2012
  • Home Preservation Seminar, August 2012 (National Asian American Coalition)
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (39)
Endorse Arasto
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Farsad. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great lawyer!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent contributions and an asset to the AVVO community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Arasto. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for someone who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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San Jose Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Arasto Farsad
Arasto Farsad
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation