Mark M. Sharf, Esq.

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“I needed some help with a patient of mine who filed bankruptcy and had a very large bill with my office. Mark spent 30 minutes with me on the phone and was extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him without hesitation. Dr. Seth Goldstein”
- Seth G.
“He handled my bankruptcy. I was nervous at first, but Mark was very informative as to what I should expect. His rates were fair and I felt secure having him handle this. No one wants to declare bankruptcy, but it’s nice to know attorneys like Mark are there to help.” - Michael
“My former husband filed for bankruptcy nearly 18 months after I moved out of our home and filed for divorce. There had been a transfer of stock into my name that was made well before I left the home….nearly 13 months prior; however, Amy Goldman went after MY assets that had not been originally disclosed in my former husband’s declaration...” - Anne W. (More)

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“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 prevent my client from foreclosing on some real property. Mark was quick to respond and to explain the client’s options, and succeeded in obtaining the needed relief so that the sale could proceed. Mark did a great job on short notice, and both the client and I were very pleased with the result. Mark is smart, responsive, efficient and a pleasure to work with.” - Gaelle Gralnek, 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 Weinshenkl, 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' interests.” - Gregory Salvato, Esq. (More)

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Mark M. Sharf, Esq.

3 Reviews

 
Mark Sharf has been practicing law in Los Angeles since 1988, and formed his own firm in 1994. Recently he merged his practice with Merritt & Hagen, to form Merritt, Hagen & Sharf, LLP.

Mark is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1988) and received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (B.S. Econ, 1985).

Mark’s practice emphasizes litigation in the bankruptcy courts. He has substantial experience in the areas of cash collateral litigation, assumption/rejection of executory contracts and leases, and all other aspects of reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also has experience prosecuting and defending fraudulent conveyance, preference and non-dischargeability cases. His creditor practice emphasizes asset management, both in connection with obtaining bankruptcy court authority to foreclose on real and personal property as well as the enforcement of creditors’ rights to rents collected by debtors. He has represented Bankruptcy Trustees in various litigation matters over the years.

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.” Mark Sharf served as a panelist at California CEB seminars regarding bankruptcy reform, given during September, 2005 just prior to the effective date of BAPCPA. He is also the co-author of Chapter 11’s Benefits for Secured Creditors, which he presented before the Secured Creditors’ Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee on April 16, 1993. Mark has also authored an article entitled Cramming Down the Plan of a Debtor Whose Solvency is Questionable, which was published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol XI, No.9, p.40, October 1992.

Mark’s clients have included Richfield Window Coverings, Inc. (a large creditor in the Kmart and Montgomery Ward Chapter 11 proceedings), the Film Musicians’ Secondary Markets Fund (which collects residuals for members of the American Federation of Musicians) and N.C. Two ( a nationwide collection firm), along with numerous debtors in proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Through the firm, he currently represents several Bankruptcy Trustees in the Central District of California.

“I needed some help with a patient of mine who filed bankruptcy and had a very large bill with my office. Mark spent 30 minutes with me on the phone and was extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him without hesitation. Dr. Seth Goldstein”
- Seth G.
“He handled my bankruptcy. I was nervous at first, but Mark was very informative as to what I should expect. His rates were fair and I felt secure having him handle this. No one wants to declare bankruptcy, but it’s nice to know attorneys like Mark are there to help.” - Michael
“My former husband filed for bankruptcy nearly 18 months after I moved out of our home and filed for divorce. There had been a transfer of stock into my name that was made well before I left the home….nearly 13 months prior; however, Amy Goldman went after MY assets that had not been originally disclosed in my former husband’s declaration...” - Anne W. (More)

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“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 prevent my client from foreclosing on some real property. Mark was quick to respond and to explain the client’s options, and succeeded in obtaining the needed relief so that the sale could proceed. Mark did a great job on short notice, and both the client and I were very pleased with the result. Mark is smart, responsive, efficient and a pleasure to work with.” - Gaelle Gralnek, 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 Weinshenkl, 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' interests.” - Gregory Salvato, Esq. (More)

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