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Chris AlliottsOur founding Attorney, Christopher Alliotts, began his legal career with a full-term clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Morgan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of California located in San Jose, California. In this position, he gained insight into the inner workings of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the Judges that reside within. Mr. Alliotts also has a strong understanding of how the “other side” functions in Bankruptcy Court as he has represented both creditors and debtors in Bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Alliotts has published numerous articles on Bankruptcy and other legal topics in The National Law Journal and other legal publications. You can be confident that you are working with a team that truly understands Bankruptcy Law and knows how to make it work best for you.

 Professional Biography

Christopher Alliotts received his B.A. in Political Science from Boston University in 1986.  While attending college, Chris studied in Madrid where he lived with a Spanish family and studied Spanish language and history.  After that, he served as a legislative intern for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C.  He was also a member of the Boston University Men’s Rugby Football Club, which won the New England Championship in 1984 and 1985.

Chris then attended New York Law School where he earned his J.D. in 1990.  During his two summers in law school, he worked as a judicial extern for the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco.  After graduation, he served a two-year clerkship under Hon. Marilyn Morgan, a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in San Jose, California.  Following his clerkship, Chris has practiced Bankruptcy Law exclusively, with a focus on complex business cases, for 16 years in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area.

In 2008, Chris opened his own practice.  From his offices in Salinas, San Francisco and Carmel Valley, Chris focuses on representing individuals and small businesses throughout Northern and Central California in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases.  He takes pride in the fact that he is the only local attorney that has served a two-year clerkship with a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, has more than 20 years of Bankruptcy experience and speaks Spanish.

In addition, Chris has written numerous articles on various points of Bankruptcy that have been published in The National Law Journal and other legal publications.

Those articles are:

Security Deposits: Not A Matter Of Trust, 2007:2, Cal. Bus. L. News (Summer 2007)

The New Duty To Disclose, National Law Journal (August 25, 2006);

The ‘Sherwood’ Case, National Law Journal (October 24, 2005)

Involuntary Proceedings, National Law Journal (July 18, 2005)

Costs of The New Act, National Law Journal (April 11, 2005)

Debtors as Lessors, National Law Journal (December 20, 2004)

The Importance Of ‘Till‘, National Law Journal (September 6, 2004)

Retention Agreements, National Law Journal (May 17, 2004)

Protecting Retirement Plans, 2:4 Asset Protection 35 (March/April 1997)

The Evolving Standards and Applications of the Doctrine of Equitable Subordination, 8:1 Cal. Bus. L. News 11 (Winter 1993);

Forms of Action: A Primer on Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure, Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice (2d ed. 1993)

Chris has also been the attorney of record for the following published Bankruptcy court decisions:

In re Gonzalez, 241 B.R. 67 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1999)

In re Wu, 173 B.R. 411 (9th Cir. B.A.P. 1994)

Richardson v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (In re M. Blackburn Mitchell, Inc.), 164 B.R. 117 (Bankr. N.D.Cal. 1994)


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