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Bayer Wishman & Leotta

Los Angeles, CA

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“Bankruptcy cases since 1979, Offices in L.A., Long Beach, Encino CA”

About Bayer Wishman & Leotta

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Bayer Wishman & Leotta is composed of Los Angeles bankruptcy specialists and bankruptcy lawyers/attorneys, with services to include Los Angeles bankruptcy, bankruptcy court services, bankruptcy chapters 7 and 13 and emergency bankruptcy filing.

We offer free consultations for everyone considering bankruptcy. We have offices to serve you in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Encino, California.

We are specialists in personal and small business bankruptcy. We were established in 1989.

Most cases are handled on a reasonable, flat-fee basis. We have offices in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Encino and we have 31 years of experience.

We are passionate about helping people overcome debt problems,and we would like to have the opportunity to help you.

Location

1055 Wilshire Blve,, #1900
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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  • 5/5 stars August 5, 2014

    I met with Mr. Bayer in March of 14' and he was extremely helpful and understood my financial situation. He was very willing to work with me. The process was pretty easy and there was no stress what so ever. I'm grateful I research and did my homework online to find the right Bankruptcy Attorney for me. Thanks to him and his team for doing a excellent job.

  • 5/5 stars December 13, 2013

    Absolutely the best. Much appreciated. I work hard but I over extended and put my home in jeopardy when everything crashed. Mr. Wishman and his very helpful staff helped me recover. It's been a couple of years ago now and it's almost like the problem didn't happen. I recommend them highly.
    You all are great. Thank you

  • 5/5 stars June 1, 2013

    I have been a small business owner since 1994. As most business
    owners do, I toiled some 70 - 80 hours per week managing the in-
    field and onsite daily activities of the business. I was
    fortunate enough to have enough word-of-mouth recommendations
    that I never advertised. Until one day.....

    The sad story I will make brief. I decided to contract
    with one of the largest corporations in the world. And I
    realized that no matter what your contractual agreement says
    with them, they have the money and legal council to toy with you
    as they wish. So, I hired a litigation attorney and went to
    court with them. We won. Then we won a second case. But now I
    was $20,000 out in legal costs with another 10 cases to go. The
    time burden alone was destroying my business. So, my litigation
    attorney and I spoke and it was decided that I would have a
    better life should I bankrupt the company. He recommended Bayer,
    Wishman and Leotta.

    Bankruptcy and the very idea of bankruptcy was not a
    pleasant thought. The years of hard work I had put into my
    company was about to vanish before my eyes. Though my company
    was a C-Corp it was still very personal to me. I contacted
    Bayer, Wishman and Leotta. We arranged a time to meet for
    consultation and what basic documents I would need to bring for
    the meeting. I arrived at a downtown skyscraper and was ready
    for the cold process. But rather, I was greeted with a smile
    and an offer of a beverage. My wait to see Mr. Wishman was
    short. And, my time with him was anything but cold. He
    patiently listened to my story and based upon his questions and
    replies, he obviously empathized with me.

    We spoke about several options and he even suggested that
    I be absolutely certain I wanted to move in this direction.
    How's that for a soft sell. So, I left with contemplation and a
    list of documents I would need to present to him should I move
    forward. And, move forward was what I did.

    My fear of an expensive bankruptcy went out the window
    when we agreed on the terms. And, my fear of being lost in the
    shuffle went out the window as well. I was anything but a number
    to them. I felt as though I mattered. And, they processed my
    documentation much faster that I provided it to them. I reviewed
    their legal case presentation and they reviewed my review. We
    discussed strategy and then I had my day in court. When I arrived
    at the courthouse, they were there waiting for me. So I sat
    before the judge. That could have felt very alone. But, the
    support I received was fantastic. My bankruptcy is now final and
    based upon the handling of my case by Bayer, Wishman and Leotta,
    I never received a single challenge to the bankruptcy.

    If you are ever unfortunate enough to have to go through
    bankruptcy, do not hesitate to contact them. You will be in the
    best possible hands and you will not be just another number.
    I am David T...and Bayer, Wishman and Leotta have my highest
    recommendation.

    PS: I feel like I have my life back!

    http://www.bayerwishmanbankruptcylaw.com/

    Leon B. from Bayer Wishman & Leotta replied to this review on June 7, 2013:

    We are very grateful to have this and all of these other recommendations.

  • 5/5 stars March 29, 2013

    Mr Bayer was very helpfull and understanding. This company makes you fell like a family member instead of a client. I would highly reconmmend this firm to any one looking a gerat attorney.

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2012

    LEON BAYER IS THE MAN WHEN IT COMES TO BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS . WHEN YOU NEED TO HIRE A BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY YOU NEED TO HIRE SOMEONE WITH VAST EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE. DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE I MADE I HIRED AN ATTORNEY WITH ONLY FOUR YEARS EXPERIENCE. WHEN MY CASE TURNED INTO AN ASSET CASE SHE DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO AND SHE TRIED TO PAWN ME OFF ON ANOTHER LAWYER. I WENT TO LEON BAYER AND HE FIXED THE OTHER ATTORNEYS MISTAKES. THE FIRST TIME I CALLED LEON I SPOKE DIRECTLY TO HIM AND HE STAYED ON THE PHONE WITH ME FOR 30 MINUTES. HE IS VERY NICE AND UNDERSTANDING AND IS AS SMART AS A WHIP.TRUST ME THAT IS THE KIND OF PERSON YOU WANT REPRESENTING YOU.THANK YOU AGAIN LEON.

    Leon B. from Bayer Wishman & Leotta replied to this review on November 20, 2012:

    As a Los Angeles bankruptcy Attorney, I often see people in the middle of a bankruptcnightmare. Frequently enough, it wass caused by having an inexperienced lawyer, a paralegal, or being slf represented. It happens all the time.

    I did not charge Cory anything. I'll always be glad that I helped her.

    This case would never have been a problem if it had been handled correctly from the very beginning, by an experienced Los Angeles Bankruptcy Specialist. An inexperienced lawyer filed Cory's bankruptcy case and took her money.

    Cory is a very brave young mother with a special needs child. She has a great attidude. She has very limited income. After paying the other lawyer, she certainly had no money left to pay me or any other lawyer to re-do her case correctly.

  • 5/5 stars October 23, 2012

    I received nothing short of stellar service! I am a primary borrower on a mortgage which the secondary borrower filed for Chp 7 Bankruptcy. That discharge was showing up on my credit when it shouldn’t have since I didn’t file for bankruptcy. After several calls to other attorneys that only wanted money up front for services that obviously I didn’t need, Jeff Wishman resolved my matter with just the initial consultation. He was very nice, easy to talk to, practical and extremely bright – a great reflection of the entire firm!

  • 5/5 stars October 21, 2012

    I wish I had consulted Leon Bayer sooner. He made a process that I dreaded into a professional and relieving experience. Please call him if you are underwater like I was.

  • 5/5 stars October 19, 2012

    Jeff Wishman handled my daughter's very complicated BK quickly and efficiently. Later, Leon Bayer advised me much quicker than I'd anticipated on some questions regarding my bankruptcy despite the fact that I filed it myself. He also helped in follow-up questions and other matters regarding my BK. This firm impressed me beyond all expectations. They rock!

  • 5/5 stars October 16, 2012

  • 5/5 stars June 1, 2012

    I'm a bankruptcy lawyer myself, and I just want to say how much I appreciate my good friend Leon Bayer, who generously helped me with a particularly tricky bankruptcy situation involving an elderly woman with cancer about to lose her home. Thanks so much for your expertise, wisdom, insight and willingness to provide so much of your time to help me assist this woman in obtaining a more secure financial future!

  • 5/5 stars January 26, 2012

    Leon Bayer and Bayer,Wishman & Leotta are the most compassionate and professional bankruptcy lawyers you will find in the Los Angeles area. One face-to-face meeting and you will know that these are the guys you will trust with your financial mess. Believe me. Don't hire some hack who just says they are bankruptcy lawyers. These guys have been doing this work for over 30 years and they do it right the first time.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. We stop foreclosure, and we get people out of debt. Each partner at Bayer, Wishman & Leotta has been doing this for more than 30 years. We will give you a free consultation with one of the partners in the firm. Our fees are reasonable compared to what less experienced lawyers are trying to charge, and we can offer payment arrangements for most cases.

The best bankruptcy results are usually obtained by clients who obtain legal representation in the early stages of a problem. That gives your lawyer time to develop the answers, tactics and to perform the work that is required.

That does not mean you are out of luck if you have waited until the last moment to seek help. However it probably does mean that you have endured needless stress and worry that we might have eliminated much sooner.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. One of the biggest mistakes people make before they file bankruptcy in Los Angeles, California, is hiring an inexperienced or just plain bad bankruptcy lawyer. I’d like to share some practical suggestions for finding and hiring an excellent bankruptcy lawyer, especially when a friend or associate has recommended someone in particular.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. So, here are some things you can do check out and then hire the right Los Angeles bankruptcy lawyer:

Do a Google search on the lawyer’s name and see what pops up;

In your search and interview process, ask or consider if the lawyer is a recognized expert in the bankruptcy field?
Does the news media seek out the opinions of this lawyer?

Check a lawyer’s record on an objective website like Avvo.com;

Ask how long the lawyer has been practicing bankruptcy law specifically. Does the lawyer handle other types of cases?

In a large urban area like Los Angeles, quality bankruptcy lawyers devote their entire practice to bankruptcy.

You do not want to trust your finances with an inexperienced or part time bankruptcy lawyer.
If the lawyer is not a “certified specialist” (by the California State Bar) any claims of “expertise” should be ignored.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?
What does bankruptcy do to my credit?
Will I ever be able to buy a house?
Will I be able to finance a new car after bankruptcy?
How much does it cost?
Would a debt consolidation company be better?
Can I negotiate with my creditors?
Can a paralegal or a legal document service represent me?
Isn't bankruptcy immoral, and just taking the easy way out?
Is it moral?
Before considering bankruptcy, shouldn't I first try to seek out some consumer credit counseling?

Answers to these questions are at http://www.debt-relief-bankruptcy.com/faq.asp

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. And here’s what we’ve found when it comes to promises of “low cost.” Lawyers with the lowest fees will generally have the lowest level of skill and may treat their clients with disregard if not downright contempt.

In fact, the client might never even meet the lawyer. In some cases it’s typical for the client to have no important communications with an actual lawyer—and instead the client only interacts with office “staff.” This should not happen to you.

Definitely check out the lawyer before you hire one!

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