Bruce Levitt & Shelley Slafkes

Essex County Bankruptcy Lawyers

Throughout the Essex County region, people and businesses needing to take control of their financial futures turn to our lawyers here at Levitt & Slafkes, P.C. They know that our attorneys hold more than three decades of experience in managing clients' legal issues. This experience includes years of work at a large firm, as a social worker and as a bankruptcy trustee.

As a result, our attorneys understand cases from both sides, as debtors and as creditors. We put this seasoned legal judgment to work for our clients in a comprehensive variety of financial matters both personal and business. Our practice encompasses a wide range of bankruptcy cases and commercial disputes, including debt relief and foreclosure defense matters.

To learn more about how our firm can help you, schedule a complimentary initial consultation with our office. Call 973-323-2953. You can also reach us online.

A Client-Centered Bankruptcy And Business Litigation Practice

At Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., we understand the problems debt can cause individuals, families and small businesses. More importantly, we know how to help.

Our law firm has assisted clients in thousands of personal and small-business bankruptcy cases. In doing so, we have provided effective counsel to clients fighting foreclosure and dealing with other debt issues.

What Does A Bankruptcy Do?

A bankruptcy immediately puts in place a court order called the Automatic Stay. On a temporary basis, the automatic stay prohibits creditors and collectors from communicating with you.

During the course of your bankruptcy, an order called "discharge" is entered. It is the discharge order that permanently prohibits creditors and collectors from pursuing you for the debt you owe.

If you have questions about your eligibility for bankruptcy, we can help you understand all of your legal options. We do so in such a way as to make it possible for you to choose from these options intelligently and confidently, knowing that you have been advised by attorneys who hold decades of experience in these matters.

Large Firm Experience. Small Firm Attention.

We have built our firm in order to maximize our ability to meet our clients' specific needs. We hold experience gained from years of serving clients at a large firm. Now, we can deliver that level of service to our clients by applying lean principles of legal practice management.

Contemporary legal technology in research and communications enables us to deliver the level of service formerly associated with only the large firms of yesterday. Combined with principles of lean legal practice designed to cut the fat from litigation and transactional matters alike, this technology affords us the opportunity to spend more time learning the nuances of our clients' cases and to design the tailored strategies responsive to their specific needs.

Personalized Service. Customized Solutions.

Our personalized approach delivers particular value for clients seeking solutions to financial matters unique to them. We know that no single solution will accommodate every client's needs.

For that reason, we take the time to get a clear picture of your unique financial situation. Our knowledge of the law and the day-to-day practicalities of the bankruptcy trustee and court system help us develop a customized action plan that is tailored, not only to solve your financial problems, but to move you forward and position you to take advantage of future opportunities.

Discuss Your Questions With Our Morris County Foreclosure Defense And Bankruptcy Attorneys

We offer free consultations and are available evenings and weekends. During your consultation, you will sit down with one of our attorneys, who will take the time to understand your unique situation and demystify the legal process for you.

Your attorney will discuss the options available for you to regain control of your finances and help you save your home. If your attorney thinks that bankruptcy is not the best choice, he or she will discuss available alternatives with you.

Contact our bankruptcy and foreclosure defense law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New Jersey debt relief attorneys. You can reach us by filling out our online form or by calling our Maplewood office at 973-323-2953.

Meet Our Firm's Attorneys

During his 30-year legal career, attorney Bruce H. Levitt has concentrated his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He developed his expertise representing debtors, creditors and bankruptcy trustees while working in several major law firms. In 1995, he decided to pursue his passion of helping individuals and small businesses address their financial problems by opening the law firm of Levitt & Slafkes, P.C., in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey in 1984, attorney Levitt was previously a Bankruptcy Trustee for the Office of the Unites States Trustee in Newark, New Jersey, where he administered Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. He is a former member of the Lawyers' Advisory Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey as well as the District V-B Fee Arbitration Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. A former Master of the Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, he has had articles published in the New Jersey State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Newsletter and the New Jersey Law Journal.

As an experienced litigator, among his proudest accomplishments is his successful representation of the prevailing Plaintiff in the recent bankruptcy case of Kemp v. Countrywide Home Loans. This case gained national prominence in the ongoing battle to require mortgage lenders to follow the law before they can foreclose and take away a person's home.

For her part, Attorney Shelley B. Slafkes has been practicing law for over 20 years in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of consumer rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. In 1995, she and her husband, Bruce Levitt, decided to found their own firm, Levitt & Slafkes, P.C. Doing so allows them both to focus their practices on small businesses and on individuals from all walks of life in both bankruptcy-related and litigation matters.

One of Attorney Slafkes' core beliefs is that you succeed by treating others with fairness and respect. When you sit down with her to discuss your difficult financial situation, she will treat you as a real person, with real concerns, and not just another case number. As a former social worker, her training and experience allow her to bring a unique perspective to the practice of bankruptcy and foreclosure law.

Schedule A Complimentary Initial Consultation With Our Firm

You can reach us at 973-323-2953 to make an appointment to learn more about how our firm can help you. We also invite potential clients to contact us by way of our convenient online contact form.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

We are proud to be a federally designated debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.