Bankruptcy Services

Your bankruptcy attorney takes a hands-on roll to ensure that your case is handled effectively. Each case is advised, analyzed, reviewed and represented by a California State Bar admitted attorney. We understand that filing Bankruptcy is, for some clients, a very emotionally draining experience. Therefore, we are committed to resolving your current financial crisis and helping you get on with your life by providing exemplary legal services in an understanding environment.

Our firm assists debtors in connection with bankruptcy filings, reaffirmations, preference actions, contested matters, repossession, and with other bankruptcy and insolvency issues. These insolvency related litigation matters include fraudulent transfer actions, the appointment of receivers, lender liability cases, use of cash collateral matters, valuation and “cramdown” issues, and the repossession and disposition of assets by secured lenders. We also represent clients in restructurings and out of court workouts.

The seasoned professionals in our different practice areas work together as a team to help our clients when they face challenges that arise from overwhelming debt. In striving to provide cost-effective service to our clients, we have invested in state of the art information technology to increase our efficiency and keep our costs low.


Mark Klein, Senior Counsel

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Corporate Law, Commercial: Transactions, Intellectual Property, and Trusts/EstatePlanning.

Profile: Mark D. Klein, Esq. is Senior Counsel at the firm. Mr. Klein has practiced law for 34 years. In addition to working with bankruptcy clients, Mr. Klein operates Klein Law Corporation, which he founded in 1995, as well as Lighthouse Legal Services and Security Legal Services to serve the needs of business and estate planning clientele.

Education: Mr. Klein received his Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1985 and was a member of the Pepperdine Law Review where he authored several articles. He received two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Utah, graduating with “Cum Laude” honors in each.



  • California Superior Courts
  • California Appellate Courts
  • California Supreme Court
  • United States Bankruptcy Court
  • Central District of California Bankruptcy Court
  • Southern District of California Bankruptcy Court


Julie Skeens

Profile: Julie brings her many years of experience in handling law firm administration to the firm. Julia specifically handles client billings, accounts receivables and makes sure that everything is in order. Julie is adept at working with clients on the financial, and often sensitive, side of the practice of law.



Chris Belmonte

Chris Belmonte

Profile: Chris serves as a Legal Assistant to the firm’s bankruptcy team. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for various respected Orange County law firms gaining significant experience in bankruptcy as well as other areas of law.

We have successfully assisted our clients in discharging tens of millions of dollars of debt.

Our service areas include all of Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County.

Proudly serving the cities of: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Carlsbad, Corona, Corona del mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Fallbrook, Foothell Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Gardena, Harbor City, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Mira Loma, Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Murietta, Newport Beach, Ontario, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, Riverside, San Clemente, San Diego, San Dimas, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Silverado, Studio City, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, Yorba Linda

South Orange County Bankruptcy (aka Bankruptcy SOS) is a Debt Relief Agency under 11 U.S.C. Section 528.

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