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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney

Bankruptcy, Loan Modification, Business Litigation, Foreclosure, and Other Financially Focused Legal Services Available in Los Angeles and Southern California

700 S. Flower Street Suite 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 340-5408

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OakTree Law is conveniently located in downtown Los Angeles to help clients address a wide range of financial matters. Whether you need a professional bankruptcy attorney or have another business or personal financial concern, our team is here to help find a solution that will work for you. Individualized solutions have been the focus of our business since our founding in 2009.

Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second-largest in the nation. Nearly four million residents call it home. The city has one of the largest financial centers in the U.S. Its diverse economy is also anchored by the Port of Los Angeles, which covers 7,500 acres and is the busiest container port in the Americas. The film and television industry is centered here as well, while technology, aerospace, tourism, telecommunications, fashion, healthcare, and law industries also have a strong corporate presence.

A mild, Mediterranean-type climate keeps the city comfortable year-round. While enjoying temperate weather, the city’s diverse population has access to hundreds of museums and art galleries, while there are 11 top professional sports teams operating in the area, including the Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), Los Angeles Rams (NFL), and Los Angeles Lakers (NBA). Business dominates life in this sprawling, bustling city, with major commercial centers being downtown, Century City, Warner Center, Koreatown, Hollywood, Miracle Mile, and Westwood.

Why OakTree Law

OakTree Law was founded by Julie J. Villalobos with a focus on foreclosure, home loan modifications, and estate planning. Several legal professionals have been added to the company’s team to provide a comprehensive set of services. Our goal is to provide personalized solutions for clients in financial distress. Whether it is involves filing for bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, or business litigation, we can help with any debt-related issue, with a dedication to educating clients on their rights, working with you and gathering all necessary documents, and providing much needed debt and credit counseling. Our staff has a diverse range of knowledge and expertise so no matter what your circumstances are, we can help throughout the process.

Our Legal Services


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There are various types of bankruptcy protections available to debtors. Whether a client is facing high amounts of credit card debt or an issue with their mortgage, our bankruptcy lawyer will find the best option for you. If bankruptcy is the best course to take, based on a thorough assessment of your situation, we can help you with:
  • Chapter 7: Are you up to your head in credit card debt or medical bills? We can help if it would take five or more years to pay off personal or business debt, whether you qualify for a discharge of debt or can pay it down by selling some assets.
  • Chapter 11: Allows for a reorganization of a business to manage debt, while allowing operators to retain ownership. Suited for high net worth individuals, it enables debtors to act as their own fiduciaries with full bankruptcy administrative rights.
  • Chapter 13: An option available to individuals with a steady income, in which debts are consolidated and a three- to five-year repayment plan is created. It can both reorganize your debts, make them more manageable, and secure your property.
  • Chapter 20: Combines a Chapter 7 filing to discharge debt and a Chapter 13 to pay off the remainder. Chapter 20 can help you keep your home if behind on mortgage payments and deal with unsecured debt if you can prove your good faith to the court.


The prospect of losing your home is a scary one. No matter what issues you have with your mortgage, our Los Angeles foreclosure attorney can help protect your rights and guide you through available alternatives, so you keep your home and work on improving your finances.

Loan Modification

If you have an adjustable-rate mortgage, are paying high interest rates, or owe an amount that exceeds the value of your property, modifying your current loan terms can lower your monthly payment. Temporary or permanent solutions may be available.

Business and Civil Litigation

We are experienced in a wide range of business litigation issues, including partnership disputes, breach of contract, intellectual property law, and franchise bankruptcy. We also represent clients in wrongful termination and other employment law cases. Fraud and negligent management, trademark infringement, and other civil litigation matters can also be handled by our team.

Estate Planning

The seamless distribution of property to your beneficiaries requires a thorough understanding of estate law. We can help draft wills, living trusts, advance health care directives, and durable power of attorney documents to avoid time in court and help your family save money.

Short Sale Negotiation

If continuing to make loan payments under your current agreement and financial circumstances is impossible, and you meet other qualifications, a short sale of property may be allowed. Requiring the cooperation of your lender, this involves selling your property for less than what you owe on the loan.

Mortgage Litigation

Homeowners sometimes face difficulties in pursing alternatives to foreclosure. If you’ve been denied a loan modification or your lender has been uncooperative in your efforts to work out a solution, we can help with mortgage litigation to help retain ownership of your home.

Notary Services

Our in-house notary service ensures important documents are legal and binding in the state of California. We therefore make it convenient whether you need affidavits, child custody agreements, adoption papers, deeds, divorce or prenuptial agreements, escrow/title documents, powers of attorney, trusts, vehicle verifications/title transfers, or medical or travel documents notarized.

Personal Injury

Personal injuries often result in financial hardship. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can provide the legal support to obtain the damages you are entitled to, whether you’re injured due to a car/truck/motorcycle/bicycle accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, dog bite, or defective product.

Real Estate Law

Our team specializes in contract review and negotiations, corporate planning for real estate investment, eminent domain, landlord-tenant disputes, evictions, real estate closings, title review, and residential/commercial property purchases, sales, and leasing. In all matters of real estate law, we protect the legal rights of home and business owners.

Contact OakTree Law Today

If you need to speak to a bankruptcy attorney, business litigation lawyer, or require other legal services, OakTree Law is here to help. We’re proud to serve the city of Los Angeles and provide tailored solutions that help with debt-related issues and uphold our clients’ legal rights. Contact us or request a free evaluation today to get started.