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Bankruptcy Litigation

Consumer Bankruptcy Litigation

Whether you are a local bankruptcy lawyer in the San Francisco bay area looking to outsource your litigation or a consumer in need of a litigation attorney, the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare is happy to help. Bankruptcy Attorney Melanie Tavare provides high quality litigation services at a competitive rate.

Why it is Important to Hire an Experienced Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney

As the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal noted in a recent column, “for the experienced litigator, practicing in bankruptcy can be like trying to speak Italian when you studied Spanish in school. You keep thinking you speak the language, but every so often you get an unexpected, and often nasty, surprise.”

Attorney Melanie Tavare has been practicing in the bankruptcy courts for years and understands the bankruptcy court culture. She has written litigation briefs for other attorneys and has litigated and won numerous issues before the local bankruptcy court. In addition Melanie Tavare argued and won a complicated tax case in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here to read the Opinion.

Areas of Practice

Adversary Proceedings

Filing for bankruptcy is a hard decision to make. This decision is only made more difficult if you are facing an adversary proceeding within your bankruptcy case. The inability to discharge all or a portion of your debt can have devastating consequences on your ability to receive a fresh start and rebuild your life. The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare understands this and will fight hard to win you a discharge of your debt. For a reasonable fee, you can have the confidence of knowing that our office is doing everything possible to resolve the adversary proceeding in a favorable way. If an adversary proceeding has been filed in your bankruptcy case and your bankruptcy attorney will not represent you, contact our offices today.

Appellate Work

If you are a debtor or debtor’s attorney who has lost an important ruling in bankruptcy court and need to appeal the decision, The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare can help. If you are a debtor or debtor’s attorney who needs to defend against an appeal, The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare has the understanding of the appellate procedure you need. Attorney Melanie Tavare has the appellate experience of writing the winning briefs before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, she personally argued in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case, In re Jones. Through this experience, Melanie has a working knowledge of the rules of both the BAP and 9th Circuit and can help navigate you through a very difficult and confusing legal process.

Don’t leave the fate of your appeal in your opponent’s hands. Contact the Law Offices of Melanie Tavare today.

Consulting/Contract Work

If you are a bankruptcy attorney who is in need of help regarding objections to plan confirmation by a creditor or chapter 13 trustee, or relief from stay actions, The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare provides consulting and/or contract services for a reasonable rate. Contact us today.

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"Melanie is the best she very responsive and helpful throughout the process everything was taken care of smoothly. If you are thinking of going through bankruptcy she is the best attorney for you. I will forever be grateful having the chance to work with her. She is very honest too."


"I can't thank Melanie enough for helping me through a challenging process and doing so with incredible knowledge, professionalism and tenacity! She went to great lengths to keep me informed, she responded quickly to my questions, and communicated in terms that I could understand. I highly recommend getting in touch with Melanie should you have the need."


"Choosing to work with Atty. Melanie has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. She was a very patient professional to work with and attentive while providing valuable solutions to all of my concerns. If you are searching for of an Attorney who is knowledgeable, transparent, and diligent - well that's Atty. Melanie."


"What I liked about working with Melanie was how prompt and easy to work with she was. She made the process clear and understandable with as little stress as possible. I would work with her again and recommend her to others."