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Covid-19 and Filing Bankruptcy

We help victims of the Coronavirus pandemic Many of our bankruptcy clients are understandably concerned about the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the impact it may have on their ability to complete the bankruptcy filing process. I want you to know that we can easily accommodate your needs. We have long been set up [...]


Attorney Tom McAvity – July 2016 Interview

Katherine: Hello, everyone. Tom McAvity, I'm messing it up. Last time I did so fine. Tom: That's it. No, you nailed it. You nailed it. Katherine: Say it again. You say it and then I'm going to say it right after you. Tom: McAvity. Katherine: McAvity. Oh, I did. Tom: Yeah, you [...]


Attorney Tom McAvity – June 2016 Interview

Katherine: Attorney McAvity? You're going to help me with your name. We're going to practice this again. Attorney McAvity. Tom: I'll try. I'll try. Katherine: Is here today to answer questions about bankruptcy. He's given me a little grace on his last name here. He's going to spend some of the next [...]


Tom McAvity: Talks About His Book: “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”

Bert: All right. We are back. My next guest, Tom McAvity. Tom McAvity is a bankruptcy attorney and the author of the bestselling book, “The Benefits of Bankruptcy”. Tom McAvity, welcome to Money for Lunch. Tom: Thank you. Bert: All right, so let's talk about this. There are obviously some benefits to [...]


Foreclosure Mediation Program for Oregon Debtors

An Oregon foreclosure mediation program has undeniably helped many debtors find a way to stay in their homes. The program provides Oregonians with a chance to meet with lenders in order to find ways avoid a foreclosure. The latest data from the Oregon Department of Justice show that since the program's inception, more than 1,700 Oregonians have used it [...]


Banks Agree to Report Debts as Discharged in Bankruptcy

Two of the largest banks, Chase and Bank of America, have finally agreed to update consumers' credit reports within the next three months to properly depict debts as being discharged in bankruptcy. This long overdue move is a win for Oregon debtors whose have been living with inaccurate credit reports, sometimes for years after [...]


Peter McKittrick Appointed Judge of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oregon

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has appointed of Portland attorney Peter C. McKittrick as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Oregon. Mr. McKittrick will fill a vacancy left in the wake the retirement of Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth L. Perris. Mr. McKittrick is currently a partner with the Portland law firm of [...]


Judge Brian Lynch Chief Bankruptcy Judge for Western District of WA

Judge Brian Lynch has now been appointed as Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Washington effective October 1, 2014. Before joining the court, Lynch was  a partner at the Seattle law firm of Bishop White & Lynch and then for years served as a Chapter 13 Trustee for the District of Oregon. [...]


Tacoma Bankruptcy Attorney

I am pleased to report that after our bankruptcy law firm's successful expansion to Seattle, we are now opening a bankruptcy law office in Tacoma, WA to serve the needs of consumers in Pierce County. We have launched a Tacoma bankruptcy website which can be found at Tacoma Bankruptcy Lawyer 201 [...]


Who’s Going to Find Out About My Oregon Bankruptcy Filing?

Many prospective bankruptcy filers in Oregon are understandably concerned about the privacy of their filing. At least once or twice a year someone chooses to come in for a consultation with our firm because we have offices in four different cities. I guess the thought is I can meet these guys in Portland where [...]