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4900 Hopyard Road
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 417-0300
Fax: (925) 417-0301
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Certified Specialist on Creditors' Rights
Welcome to the Law Offices of Stephen G. Opperwall

Alameda County, Santa Clara County & Contra Costa County Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Representing Creditors in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy Cases

The Law Offices of Stephen G. Opperwall represents creditors in state court, bankruptcy court, and federal district court, providing legal counsel in order to help ensure the swift and effective recovery of debt. Our firm's primary goal is to provide cost-effective and professional legal representation that enables our clients to receive the money they are owed in a timely fashion. There are potentially many different forms of legal action that can be taken against a debtor, resulting in the collection of your outstanding debt and control over your accounts receivable.

Stephen G. Opperwall is an award-winning creditors' rights attorney, having earned designations in the past as a certified specialist and currently on the highly exclusive list of Super Lawyers of Northern California, that have been awarded to very few attorneys. 

With almost three decades of legal experience in this field and a track record of success in creditors' rights, debt collection, and bankruptcy matters, Northern California creditors' rights attorney Stephen Opperwall is able to provide the highest quality legal counsel. If you are looking for experience and a law firm that will provide you with personal service and aggressive representation as necessary, you have come to the right place.

Protecting Your Rights as a Creditor

A debtor may have an attorney of his or her own and may try to avoid paying the money they owe by filing for bankruptcy or by trying to avoid their payment obligations.  With his knowledge and experience in creditors' rights, Stephen Opperwall can review your options with you and determine the best and most cost-effective legal recourse for you to recover the debt that is owed to you.

For example, a pre-judgment Writ of Attachment may be obtained to freeze a debtor's assets while legal action is pending, thereby helping to prevent a debtor from hiding or using assets during the litigation.  If you are a secured creditor, Mr. Opperwall can utilize procedures that are available based on security interests and liens.  If you are a landlord and have been attempting to evict a tenant and recover your tenant's rent money, Mr. Opperwall may be able to assist you with a Writ of Possession to physically remove the tenant from the premises, and to then collect past due rent. By discussing your particular situation and options with attorney Opperwall, you can then take the actions that are right for your case.

Judgment Enforcement

A substantial component of litigation involving creditors' rights and debt collection is the enforcement of a Judgment once the Plaintiff wins the case and gets a Judgment.  In many cases, getting a Judgment is quick and easy, and the challenging aspect is enforcing the Judgment through a series of enforcement tools and procedures.  For a partial list of the tools and procedures, go to the web page called Types of Procedures & Proceedings

Effective enforcement of a money judgment requires the skill, knowledge, and experience of an attorney like Mr. Opperwall who has done this for nearly 30 years.  Most attorneys lack the required skill, knowledge, and experience to enforce a money judgment.

Effective enforcement of a money judgment also requires an attorney who has a very high level of perseverance and who will doggedly pursue a Defendant using all of the tools that are available for the enforcement of judgments. 

Mr. Opperwall has the skill, knowledge, and experience, as well as the perseverance, to effectively enforce judgments.

Preference Actions and Fraudulent Transfers

Representing creditors in bankruptcy actions can be complex, particularly in matters involving preference actions. Our firm is competent in protecting creditors' rights in these cases and will work to help ensure that your claim is paid to the fullest extent of the law. Under bankruptcy law and state law, certain creditors are given priority over others, and this can result in some creditors being paid before others.  Be sure that you have the legal representation to advance and protect your interests as a creditor. 

The Law Offices of Stephen G. Opperwall also investigates and addresses matters involving fraudulent transfers.  With proper legal counsel, you have the opportunity to avoid unnecessary losses as we identify potential cases involving fraudulent conveyances and other attempts by debtors to conceal assets and income.

Contact us today to discuss your case with an experienced Northern California creditors' rights lawyer.

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Address: 4900 Hopyard Road Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588 Phone: (925) 417-0300 Fax: (925) 417-0301