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Yelena Gurevich

Yelena Gurevich

years of experience fighting for consumers and their rights
  • Bankruptcy, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections ...
  • California
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I am the principal attorney at YG Legal Firm. I am a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelors in Philosophy as well as a Minor in History and Communications and obtained my Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

I have been a licensed California attorney since 2010 and am licensed to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern California federal courts.

As an active member of CAALA and NACA, I partner with other attorneys that fight for the rights of every consumer to help achieve the best results possible for my clients.

I offer free consultations.

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2018) | Law
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University of Southern California
B.A. (2015) | Philosophy
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 269487
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National Association of Consumer Attorneys
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 269487
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  • Free Consultation
    I offer a 30 minute free consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    Certain cases may qualify for contingency fee agreements.
Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Foreclosure Defense
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Russian: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. 2nd mortgage is included in bankruptcy and now the 2nd mortgage is apparently in foreclosure.
A: I have heard this story many times. There is no such thing as "second mortgage included in bankruptcy." For starters, the 2nd mortgage is secured, which means if you filed a chapter 7, you may have discharged your personal liability, but the mortgage survives the bankruptcy and is attached to the property and once you have equity they all of a sudden reappear for their share (yes, this is legal for them to do). If you had filed a chapter 13, the question then becomes did you pay towards the second to come current or pay it off or did you ignore it. You need to consult with a bankruptcy attorney asap. Alternatively, you can try to negotiate the 2nd mortgage but this is fairly difficult if you now have equity as they have no incentive to negotiate with you. ... Read More
Q. I own my apartment. My upstairs neighbor is renting and causing recurring damage to my unit. How can I protect myself?
A: You have options but it doesn't seem like you have exercised them yet. The following are some options are available to you: open a claim with the owner's insurance for each occurrence; open a claim with your own insurance for each occurrence; sue the tenant and owner in court for the cost of repairs; etc. The best options would require a more extensive private consultation with an attorney.
Q. No lights on property. Fell and got injured opening up gate to let business tenant in. Broke front teeth, gash on leg.
A: Its not clear how you reside at a commercial facility but this is either a worker's compensation issue or a premise liability issue. So you either need a worker's compensation attorney (if you work at the location) or a personal injury attorney (if you live there but don't work there).
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YG Legal Firm
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Suite 800
Studio City, CA 91604
Telephone: (213) 534-7769
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
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