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Neil Bhartia

Neil Bhartia

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  • Bankruptcy, Personal Injury
  • California
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Biography

Attorney Bhartia is an award winning bankruptcy and personal injury attorney with a broad range of legal and international business experience. Mr. Bhartia earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law. While there, he served as President of the International Law Society, Editor for the Law Journal, Academic Fellow, and Student Ambassador. Prior to Syndicate Legal, Neil has worked in the legal department of the Screen Actors Guild where he was involved with arbitration between studios/producers and the Guild, and has also held positions with the Public Law Center in the area of consumer fraud, and Macey & Aleman, the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in the country, where he was Senior Attorney for their Glendale office. Additionally, he was a partner at Shatford Law and continues to be of counsel to that firm. Attorney Bhartia possesses a Bachelor of International Business degree from Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario), with a focus in International Management and Spanish. He completed his MBA with a triple-major in finance, real property development, and strategy from York University (Toronto, Ontario). He has broad international work and study experience in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Mexico. Along with finance, marketing, and business development positions, Neil has worked in industries ranging from military and high-tech to education. Neil is fluent in French and Spanish and currently heads the bankruptcy practice area. Mr. Bhartia is admitted to the State Bar of California, the US Federal Court, and the Central and Southern Districts of California. He is a member of the LA County Bar Association and volunteers with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles teaching Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to self-preparers. In 2013 Mr. Bhartia was awarded the William J Lasarow Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.

Education
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
J.D. (2008) | International Law, Entertainment Law
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Schulich School of Business - York University
MBA (2003) | Real property development, strategic management, finance
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Sprott School of Business - Carleton University
Bachelor of International Business (2000) | International Business
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Legal Helpers
Current
Managed the Glendale office of Legal Helpers, which at the time, was the largest national bankruptcy law firm in the country.
Managing Attorney
Syndicate Legal Car Accidents & Bankruptcy
Current
Managing attorney, handling Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases for consumers, and also car accidents throughout Southern California.
Law Clerk
Screen Actors Guild
Current
Legal Intern
Public Law Center
Current
Pro-Bono Attorney
Neighborhood Legal Services
- Current
Teaching individuals how to file Chapter 7 bankruptcies in pro-per at the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court.
Speaking Engagements
"What Do Lawyers Do?", LSAC Law School Form, Los Angeles
LSAC Law School Admissions Council
Awards
William J Lasarow Award
Public Counsel
Recognizing Outstanding Pro Bono Service
Professional Associations
Neighborhood Legal Services
Volunteer Attorney
- Current
Activities: Teaching bankruptcy preparation to pro-per individuals
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    First consultation is always FREE!
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury (car accidents), are taken on a contingency basis - no upfront fees!
Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Hindi: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. We are thinking of filing bankruptcy, one lawyer wanted to charge $4k, how can I find a more affordable option to file?
A: $4k for a Chapter 7 does sound a bit high considering it's $40k in debt. Cases can become more complicated depending on issues such as whether you are a business owner, etc. While it does sound a bit high, it also depends on the circumstances.
Q. When it comes to car accidents car insurance , For billing purposes is medpay from the portion of medical from your
A: If you have medpay in your own insurance coverage, then your own insurance provider will pay for your medical bills up until a certain amount. Many people have a $5,000 medical payment benefit added to their policy.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Personal Injury & Bankruptcy Law Firm - Woodland Hills
Blog
Syndicate Legal Blog
Blog
YouTube Videos
Contact & Map
Syndicate Legal Car Accidents & Bankruptcy
6303 Owensmouth Ave.
FL 10
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Toll-Free: (888) 552-6272
Telephone: (818) 293-5291
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only. Please call in advance to schedule and appointment and we will be happy to attend to you. We may also be able to schedule you after hours depending on the situation.
Syndicate Legal Car Accident & Bankruptcy
23644 Vanowen Street
Unit A
West Hills, CA 91307
Toll-Free: (888) 552-6272
Telephone: (818) 293-5291
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment only. Please call in advance to schedule and we will be happy to attend to you.