David Boone has a long list of credentials and experience. He went to Southern Methodist University and received a B.S.E.E. degree. Working for a start-up company while going to engineering school, he came to California after graduation from S.M.U. to be part of the initial computer division for Hewlett-Packard Company. Many of this highly talented group later became legends in Silicon Valley.
The uncertainties in tech were obvious at the time. While driving to California, the stock in the start-up he had worked for lost 97% of its value. Shortly after arriving, Bill Hewlett told them all that they were getting a 10% salary reduction and taking every other Friday off. Boone started night law school at Santa Clara University. He eventually moved to the HP legal department and spent 8 years as a patent attorney for them before leaving for private practice and to pursue his own business interests in real estate investment and development projects. His own construction company built many of his projects, from hundreds of houses to several commerical projects, including a 15 story high rise office building.
Boone uses all this education and experience in helping his individual and small business clients as their San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney through the financial crisis that brings them to the front door of his building on The Alameda in San Jose, California or to 5 Via Joaquin in Monterey, California. He relates that most people have misconceptions about bankruptcy. You file to keep the most you can, pay the least and get a fresh start. Risk can result in great reward, but far more often it results in failure and bankruptcy is the way we say “game over”, clean up the mess, and get moving on to something new.
The Boone San Jose and Monterey Bankruptcy attorney firm emphasizes real estate, foreclosure and loan modification, tax, consumer and small business bankruptcies in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 cases. Last year his San Jose Bankruptcy law firm had two successful Chapter 12 Family Farmer cases. If you live in San Jose and file Chapter 13, David Boone is the go to guy to get your second mortgage stripped off your house if your house is worth less than your first mortgage balance. San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney David Boone did the original lien strip case, In re Lam, in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and has done well 750 lien strips in the last few years. Boone particularly likes Chapter 13 as a solution to financial crisis because as he says “It takes care of everything”. You also are guaranteed to keep everything you own, and it is completely voluntary, nobody can keep you in a Chapter 13 – you want it dismissed, it has to be dismissed. San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney Boone says he enjoys the helping real people aspect of his bankruptcy practice.
Boone’s San Jose and Monterey bankruptcy law firm is one of the few consumer bankruptcy firms that has a significant amount of support people. The support people, including three associate attorneys in the firm, help to achieve what his clients feel is excellent and very responsive customer service. Clients relate that things get done quickly and efficiently, and that the debt relief was almost too good to be true. Boone adds that having a well staffed firm gives him the ability to kick sand back at the creditor firms that occasionally like to try to bully or overwhelm debtors and their attorneys.
Boone brags that about half of his new clients each month are from prior clients who bring in their friends and relatives because they appreciate what a difference getting a fresh start made in their life. Boone does all the initial consultations himself because he says you have to get it right the first time and the client needs to have an understanding of what happened and have realistic expectations of what is going to happen.
Some people feel that life, loan modifications, and bankruptcy are not fair. They are absolutely right he says! You get a better loan modification the worse off and the more upside down you are! Want 2% interest on a 40 modified loan? Just owe $650,000 on a $350,000 house! Have substantial equity and the lender will not modify and will want to foreclose because the net present value of foreclosing is better. If you have equity in your house and some paid off cars, you may have to pay your creditors 5 cents or 10 cents on the dollar.
The new bankruptcy law in 2005 makes everything more cumbersome with new requirements. All of these new requirements create a maze that must be navigated to get relief. San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney Boone provides guidance to his clients through this process. The new law also punishes repeat filers. Judge has to extend the stay beyond 30 days in the second case, no stay in a 3rd case. So it is important to get it right the first time.
While no one looks forward to having to file bankruptcy, it is nice to know that San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney David A. Boone is there to help you if you have to file. So if you find yourself overwhelmed by debts, you really should go see San Jose Bankruptcy Attorney David Boone and discuss the bankruptcy alternatives.