Our Unparalleled Experience Has Delivered The Best For Our Clients Since 1988

The cornerstone of our bankruptcy practice is experience. This experience directly benefits our clients and the success of their case. The firm has filed almost 10,000 bankruptcy cases since 1988. During the same time, we represented hundreds of businesses in litigation and other matters.

David R. Hagen is a former bankruptcy trustee. As such, he knows what the court appointed trustees are looking for and how to avoid problems. When issues do arise, he can many times resolve these issue as he knows what the trustee wants, because he was formerly trained as a trustee. Thus, and can usually resolve the problem quicker, simpler, and thus, cheaper.

Mark Sharf primarily represents creditors and litigates in the bankruptcy courts. He is solution oriented and considers all sides of an issue. Over the years, he has represented numerous individuals and businesses, but also bankruptcy trustees. As such, he understands all sides of any legal dispute.

Both attorneys regularly write and lecture on bankruptcy topics. Mark served as an editor for Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice in California (CEB, 2003) and authored both the preface and a Chapter entitled “Representation of Creditors in Chapter 13. David wrote a Chapter in the same publication of Pre-bankruptcy Planning. His work was actually cited as authority by the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel in In re Goswami, 304 B.R. 386 (9th Cir. BAP 2003). He regularly appears in the media, including both radio and TV.

We are dedicated to providing consistent, thorough, ethical, and compassionate legal services to our clients. When you are ready to begin reclaiming your financial life in the wake of serious financial hardship, call us. If you have a business issue that involves bankruptcy issues, we are equally available for consultation.


  • “Mark did great work for me regarding various tenant bankruptcy proceedings. He was an invaluable asset to me throughout the period he…”

    Craig Tulepan

  • “I brought Mark in to help a client obtain relief from the automatic stay in a bankruptcy proceeding that appeared to be a fraud intended to…”

    Gaelle Gralnek, Esq.

  • “Mark is one of the finest attorneys I know; detail oriented and thorough and, above all, dedicated to the careful protection of his clients…”

    Gregory Salvato, Esq.

  • “Mark is a tenacious Bankruptcy Lawyer who knows “nuts and bolts’ and the “icing on the cake” being smart and practical at the same time.”

    Steven Weinshenk, Esq.

  • “I would refer David Hagen to my best friends if they were in financial trouble. I wish I had met him before. He teaches you to be very organized…”


  • “Process was made so simple by David Hagen and his staff! Quick responses to questions and Phone calls. Very efficient and professional service.”


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