Michael Avanesian

Michael Avanesian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Glendale, CA

JT Legal Group, APC
 | 801 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1130
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: 818-817-1725
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Armenian
Attorney Profile

Michael Avanesian specializes in the field of corporate restructuring and litigation.

Mr. Avanesian has a wide range of experience in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and has represented corporate and individual debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, lessors, lessees, trustees and other interested parties in bankruptcy cases and related litigation.

Mr. Avanesian received his Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in May 2011. He also received his Masters of Science in Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles in December 2007. He specialized in topology which is a major area of mathematics concerned with the most basic properties of space, continuity, and connectivity. Mr. Avanesian received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Los Angeles in December 2005. He specialized in artificial intelligence, relational databases, and optimization.

Mr. Avanesian is an adjunct Professor of Mathematics with East Los Angeles Community College where he has been teaching since January 2008. He teaches all levels of mathematics from Algebra to Calculus and Statistics.

Mr. Avanesian has been recognized by the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California in their 2012, 2013, and 2014 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers for his volunteer efforts with the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Self Help Desk & Clinic where he helped guide self-represented parties, who are facing substantial economic hardship, through the bankruptcy process.

Other awards include selection as one of the Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media and as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in California by Super Lawyer’s Magazine.

Mr. Avanesian is a member of the American Bar Association, the Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, the Glendale Bar Association, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association where he is a board member of the Bankruptcy subcommittee and the lawyer referral service advisory committee.

Michael likes to spend his spare time with his family and friends. His hobbies include discussing legal and mathematical philosophy with his friends and spending time with his family. 

Firm Philosophy

Deeper Understanding. Better Results.

The Avanesian Law Firm is a full service law firm devoted to becoming the trusted advisor. Our goal is for you to trust us to do what’s right for you.  We believe that the key to a successful law practice is not just technical mastery of one's discipline but also the quality to work with clients in such a way as to earn their trust and gain their confidence.

We employ a six step development process that allows us to delve deeper into issues and obtain better results:

  1. We focus our attention on the issues and individuals at hand;
  2. We LISTEN both to what our clients say and what they leave unsaid;
  3. We frame the immediate problem from their perspective;
  4. We envision with them how a solution might appear;
  5. We commit jointly to the actions and resources that will bring it about; and
  6. We delve into root causes to determine appropriate long term strategies.

If the tools required to help our clients are not at our disposal, we do not hesitate to refer our clients to other law firms which are better suited for the particular issues at hand. 

About Michael Avanesian

Admitted: 2011, California

Honors and Awards:

  • This award was given to the student with the highest grade in Antitrust., “Excellence for the Future” Award: Antitrust,, CALI, 2010
  • This award was given to the student with the highest grade in bankruptcy. , “Academic Excellence” Award: Bankruptcy, WITKIN, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court, 2012
  • Member of LACBA's Bankruptcy Sub-Committee , 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Recognized by the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California in their 2012 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers for his volunteer efforts with the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Self Help Desk & Clinic where he helped guide self-represented parties, who are facing substantial economic hardship, through the bankruptcy process., 2012

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter in CLE which covered common first day motions filed in individual Chapter 11 cases.   , Speaker, Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Presenter in CLE regarding fraudulent transfers of intellectual property within the framework of Chapter 11 Bankruptcies. , Speaker, Joint Inn of Court with SCBIC and JPRMIPAIC, Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, 2013

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Business Chapter 11 bankruptcy for an Italian Restaurant. -reinstated liquor license -negotiated 50% settlement with all creditors -negotiated new lease -dismissed bankruptcy, 2012

Representative Clients:

  • Vulture Fund in successful cleansing of debt encumbered property through Chapter 11; Retail Art Store; Holding Company for 130 Unit Apartment Building; Holding Company for 72 Unit Apartment Building; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtors with four income producing properties; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtor with three income producing properties; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtor with three income producing properties, 2013
  • Italian Restaurant; Home Healthcare Service Provider; Gas Station; Shopping Center; Hotel Real Estate Development Project; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtor with over $50 million in assets and liabilities; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtor with two apartment buildings; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtors with business and multiple income producing properties; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtors with three income producing properties; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtors with two income producing properties; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtor with two income producing properties; Individual Chapter 11 for Debtors with two income producing properties, 2012

Educational Background:

  • SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL, Los Angeles, California Law degree with emphasis on Antitrust, Bankruptcy, and Secured Transactions., 2011
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, California Master of Science, General Mathematics with an emphasis on proofs and topology., 2007
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Los Angeles, California Bachelor of Science, Computer Science with an emphasis on assembly language, graphics and artificial intelligence. , 2005

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Office Location for Michael Avanesian

    801 N. Brand Blvd.
    Suite 1130
    Glendale, CA 91203

     

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    Last Updated: 2/24/2017

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