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Melanie Tavare

Melanie Tavare Attorney

An Experienced Oakland Bankruptcy Lawyer

The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare is dedicated to providing the highest legal quality representation to clients with consumer and small business bankruptcy needs. Bankruptcy is our ONLY focus allowing us to give personalized assistance at the most competitive prices to clients seeking to alleviate their financial problems and remove their debt through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Personal Background

Having an experienced bankruptcy firm representing you is crucial to protect your assets and we have successfully handled all types of consumer and small business bankruptcy cases:

Bankruptcy lawyer Melanie Tavare was raised in Berkeley, California and has lived in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. As a bay area native, Melanie is truly a part of the communities she represents and understands the unique financial burdens facing people living in the bay area. In 2012, after working at a high volume bankruptcy law firm for many years, Melanie decided to start her own firm where she can spend more individual time with her clients.

Right after law school Melanie was hired as a bankruptcy attorney and feels blessed to have been given this tremendous opportunity to help people. She truly enjoys the bankruptcy field because it is one area of law where she is able make a real difference in people’s lives. People living in debt not only are struggling financially, but are often times struggling emotionally as well. Not being able to pay your bills takes a toll on a person’s well being and family life. Bankruptcy law allows Melanie to offer her clients a real solution to their problems at a price they can afford. In addition, bankruptcy is generally not a drawn out process, so clients of Melanie Tavare begin to feel relief immediately. Melanie is passionate about fighting for the rights of debtors and takes great personal care in representing each of her clients.

Melanie’s other great passion is being a good mom to her two young children. She and her husband are dedicated to giving them as many opportunities for growth as possible. Some of Melanie’s favorite activities include taking the family and their two dogs on long walks at Lake Chabot, visiting the neighborhood splash park and cooking. Melanie is also an avid writer and is currently working on a children’s book and Sci-Fi novel.


For many years Melanie Tavare worked as the head litigation attorney and personnel manager at an Oakland bankruptcy law firm. While there, Melanie met with countless clients and advised them of their legal rights regarding bankruptcy. As a bankruptcy lawyer, Melanie filed countless Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer and small business bankruptcies. In addition, she was also responsible for all the legal research and writing needed by the firm whenever an issue required litigation. These situations included: objections to Chapter 13 plan confirmations by the Chapter 13 trustee or creditor, opposition to motions to avoid liens, objections to discharge and collection attempts by creditors post-discharge.

While at the firm, attorney Melanie Tavare won a complex tax dischargability case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against the Franchise Tax Board of California, writing the winning brief and personally arguing the case in front of the Ninth Circuit. Because of this decision thousands of people spanning multiple states are now able to discharge tax debt that they were previously unable to. This is the type of dedication Melanie Tavare shows to her clients. She is not scared to go up against creditors and fight for your legal rights.


Melanie Tavare received her Bachelors of Science Degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001 and received her law degree from the University of San Francisco in 2007. While at USF, she worked as an assistant to a U.S. Magistrate Judge where she performed legal research and assisted the Judge in her duties as a visiting professor at Golden Gate University School of Law. In addition to her legal studies, she participated in USF’s Criminal Law Clinic where she honed her skills as a legal advocate, having all the cases she worked on decided favorably for her clients.

Professional Associations And Memberships

National Associate of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys , Active Member Alameda County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section , Member Executive Committee Member of the Alameda County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section.

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You don’t need to feel you are alone in your financial struggles. The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare will fight for your legal rights. Call us Today to schedule your debt appointment.

The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

"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."


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