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Melanie Tavare Recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

The Law Offices of Melanie Tavare is excited to announce that attorney Melanie Tavare has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2013.

Super Lawyers rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas of law and only the most exceptional lawyers are chosen for recognition. The selection process is thorough and includes independent research of the attorney’s accomplishments and peer-review. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Northern California are named to the Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list.

Melanie’s selection to this prestigious list will be announced in  Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine in August 2013. In addition, Melanie will be listed in the December 2013 edition of San Francisco magazine, in a section called Top Women Attorneys in Northern California. Congratulations to Melanie on this accomplishment!

A Proven Track Record of Success

In 2011, Oakland Bankruptcy Attorney Melanie Tavare won a complex tax discharablity case in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case name is California Franchise Tax Board v.Kendall, Trustee (In re In re Brenda M. Jones) , 21 CBN 1004. 2011 WL 2685582 (9th Cir. 07/12/11). You can read the opinion here.

This opinion has widely been recognized as a victory for debtors who have tax debt in bankruptcy. Because of this case, thousands of people spanning multiple states are now able to discharge certain taxes in their bankruptcy they would not have been allowed to before. Attorney Melanie Tavare went up against the Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service and won a huge case for her client. Not many attorneys have the opportunity to argue in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and Melanie Tavare feels honored to have had the experience and obtain a victory on behalf of her client. The experience of writing the winning brief and arguing before the Court was a tremendous one and has further cemented Attorney Melanie Tavare’s dedication to fight for the rights of all of her clients. When you hire Melanie Tavare as your bankruptcy lawyer, you not only get an expert in the field of bankruptcy, you get an attorney with appellate experience and a track record of winning.

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

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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."