Seasoned litigators and experienced negotiators, FLP Law Group LLP is a business law firm in Los Angeles, helping entrepreneurs and businesses confront their legal challenges head-on in a cost-effective way. The firm has received the highest possible rating of “AV” for both quality and integrity from the authoritative Martindale Hubbell listing of law firms and attorneys. Our Los Angeles Bankruptcy attorneys each have over 30 years of experience, with special expertise in business and individual Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and related litigation, breach of contract and fraud litigation, creditors’ rights and collection matters, commercial real estate transactions and litigation matters, and corporate governance and finance.
United States District Court Affirms Fourth Fee Order After FLP Knocked Out $5 million in Claims
FLP’s judgment creditor client Remares Global, LLC levied, pre-petition, on about $3,033,215.05 that debtor fraudulently transferred to his irrevocable trust. The trustee asserted Remares was entirely unsecured and that all was property of the bankruptcy estate.
FLP Law Group LLP Recovers 100% Plus Attorney Fees and Interest for Client and Successfully Defends Appeal.
FLP attorney Alan Forsley obtained an $865,000 judgment, including attorney fees, for its plaintiff client. Forsley then defeated defendant’s motion to vacate the judgment and proceeded to collect 100% of the judgment plus interest and attorney’s fees.
FLP Obtains Individual Debtor Discharge in Contested Chapter 11 Case and removal of $1 million of Judgment Liens Against Her Home
Debtor’s 2009 Chapter 11 case was closed after consummation of her confirmed plan by prior counsel. Notwithstanding the confirmed plan, two pre-petition law firms each obtained $500,000 judgments against Debtor and recorded liens against her multi-million home.
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I am forever grateful to Alan Forsley for defending me from an extremely aggressive creditor by winning two separate trials and 10 appeals that flowed from those trials and my bankruptcy case.
Attorney Alan Forsley took the time to truly understand the complexity of my case and planned ahead with a winning strategy. Alan was very professional and always willing to explain strategies to me so I could learn and understand throughout the process. With his experience and knowledge, Alan helped my family and I receive a fantastic settlement!
I feel extremely fortunate that Alan Forsley was willing and able to represent me when I discovered that I was being betrayed and defrauded by my fiduciary with whom I had a relationship of more than ten years. Due to Alan’s diligence and expertise I was able to recover in excess of a million dollars of assets.
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Insolvency and Loan Workouts:
We Represent debtors and creditors in individual or entity insolvency issues, including troubled businesses or real estate investments. We collaborate with out clients to stategize, negotiate and implement workouts, forbearance agreements, loan modifications and note or asset sales. Where appropriate our services include loan forbearance agreements, reorganization or the orderly liquidation of various types of assets.
We represent Debtors in regular Chapter 11 cases or Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”) subchapter V Chapter 11 cases. SBRA is available to those who have 50% or more in business debt and no more that $7,500,000 in liquidated debt, and is generally much less expensive than a normal Chapter 11 case as there are no U.S. Trustee’s quarterly fees and no need to file a disclosure statement. In a SBRA case, a trustee is appointed to, among other things, facilitate a plan between the debtor and creditors which could be a reorganization or a liquidating plan. We also represent entities in Chapter 7 liquidations.
Our Chapter 11 debtor services include all aspects of representation from filing the petition and a disclosure statement and plan to obtaining plan confirmation. We also file any necessary applications and motions in the bankruptcy case such as applications to retain professionals for the estate, removing lawsuits to the bankruptcy court, disclosure statements, proposed plans, or any type of motion needed to advance the case toward plan confirmation.
Our creditor representation focuses on protecting a creditor’s lien rights and includes, but is not limited to objecting to: (i) motions to use cash collateral, (ii) critical vendor motions, (iii) Notices of Insider Compensation, (iv) motions to determine value of security, (v) disclosure statements, (vi) chapter 11 plans, and (vii) fee applications. We also defend creditors from any adversary actions for preferences, avoidable transfers, or to determine the validity, priority and extent of a lien.
We represent debtors seeking to discharge some or all of their debts in a Chapter 7. We also defend defendants in adversary proceedings for denial of discharge under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523(a) and 727(a) and any contested matter to be heard in the Bankruptcy Court such as motions for relief from stay or an objection to a claim of exemption.
We represent Debtors in regular Chapter 11 cases or Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”) subchapter V Chapter 11 cases. SBRA is available to those who have 50% or more in business debt and no more that $7,500,000 in liquidated debt, and is generally much less expensive than a normal Chapter 11 case as there are no U.S. Trustee’s quarterly fees and no need to file a disclosure statement. In a SBRA case, a trustee is appointed to, among other things, facilitate a plan between the debtor and creditors which could be a reorganization or a liquidating plan.
We represent creditors in all aspects of an individual Chapter 7 case such as filing a proof of claim, defending an objection to a proof of claim, motions for relief from stay, objections to a debtor’s claim of exemption, etc. We also defend creditors from lawsuits filed by Chapter 7 Trustees such as preference actions under 11 U.S.C. § 547 or voidable transfer actions under the Bankruptcy Code or state law.
We also represent Chapter 7 Trustees as counsel for the bankruptcy estate to handle all general matters such as motions to sell property of the estate, objections to proofs of claim, objection to claims of exemptions and turnover motions. We also represent Trustees as special counsel by filing adversary matters to recover particular assets for the estate as preferences or voidable transfers.
On behalf of debtors we prosecute or defend the seemingly limitless types of applications and motions that can be filed in a bankruptcy such as motions: (i) for relief from stay (ii) to dismiss or convert the case to a different chapter, (iii) to object to a claim of exemption, (iv) to sell property of the estate, (v) to have the court approve a compromise of a controversy, (vi) to avoid judgment liens, and (vii) to seek a final decree.
Likewise, on behalf of creditors we defend or prosecute Motions to: (i) use cash collateral, (ii) perform bankruptcy Rule 2004 examinations, (iii) seek a turnover orders, (iv) pay critical vendors, (v) use of cash collateral, (vi) subordinate a claim, (vii) to value security and (Viii) many, many others.
We also represent debtors, creditors, trustees, and third parties in special or unique bankruptcy proceedings such as Orders to Show Cause, sanction motions, evidentiary hearings, purchasing assets out of a bankruptcy case, and other unusual motions.
Bankruptcy Adversary Matters:
We defend debtors in adversary proceedings for the denial of a particular debt under (i) 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(A) (fraud), (ii) § 523(a)(4) (breach of fiduciary duty or embezzlement), (iii) § 523(a)6) (willful and malicious injury), and (iv) for denial of discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a). Frequently, we can also remove a state court lawsuit to the bankruptcy court so that it is heard by the bankruptcy judge that is hearing the debtor’s case which could result in an advantage for the debtor.
We also defend creditor defendants from debtor and trustee preference actions under 11 U.S.C. § 547(a), voidable transfer actions under 11 U.S.C. § 548, determination of secured status, and the determination of the validity, priority and extent of liens, among other types of adversary proceedings.
Likewise, we prosecute adversary matters on behalf of debtors and trustees for preference actions under 11 U.S.C. § 547(a), voidable transfer actions under 11 U.S.C. § 548, determination of secured status, and the determination of the validity, priority and extent of liens, and many other types of adversary proceedings.
We represent debtors, creditors, trustees and third parties in bankruptcy appeals to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, or to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. We can prosecute or defend any appeal. Should either the appellant or appellee be unsatisfied with the outcome at the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel or the U.S. District Court, we can then represent the client in a further appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
State and Federal Court Litigation:
We are also active in state and federal court in defending debtors and prosecuting creditor rights on notes, invoices and guarantees (or whenever a creditor is owed money), and defending or enforcing Judgments. These actions include post-judgment enforcement and if necessary voidable transfer actions to recover debtor property improperly transferred to a third party. Frequently, we obtain writs of attachment so the client can have a pre-judgment lien against the debtor’s personal and real property.
We also defend debtors in collection, alter ego and guarantee actions and represent creditors in the same. We further prosecute and defend limited liability and corporate shareholder disputes.
We advise and help small and mid-sized businesses on pre-incorporation planning, corporate formation, including recommending the best corporate entity to accomplish your objectives, share issuance, corporate compliance and securities law issues.
We represent small and mid-sized businesses and individuals in transactions such as lease agreements and contracts to help our clients create strong agreements to protect their interests.
Commercial Real Estate Law:
We represent small and mid-sized businesses and individuals in the acquisition and sale and financing of a variety of real estate assets, including retail centers, office buildings, multi-family developments and other commercial properties. Our firm is also adept at resolving liens and other title problems.