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Board Certified Business Bankruptcy Lawyer Serving Tampa & Florida

Let me introduce myself. My name is Joel Aresty. I have 45 years experience and am a Board Certified specialist in business bankruptcy law. I enjoyed 20 years as a partner in big firms in Miami, and have had my own firm for 25 years in Miami and St. Petersburg. Schedule a free initial consultation with me today to discuss how I can help you with a Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, or Chapter 13, Assignment for Benefit of Creditors, or related litigation. I serve the needs of small businesses, corporations, and individuals in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

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Joel M. Aresty

Joel M. Aresty

Attorney at Law

Since 1975, as a partner in large firms for 20 years, and then as my own firm, I have been helping individuals and businesses in Tampa and all over Florida with bankruptcy and related issues. As your partner through the legal process, I will be by your side as we work together to pursue the solution that's right for you.—schedule a free consultation with me today.

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Why Trust My Firm to Help?

I am Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law

I have 45 years experience guiding clients through the complexities of bankruptcy and related litigation. When so much is at stake, turn to a board-certified business bankruptcy attorney for help.

Dedicated to Delivering Personal Service

When you hire me, you get me full time. Your case won't be passed off to a paralegal or associate. Your calls won't be answered by a secretary. At my firm, I serve my clients directly. As we work through your case, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. I'll be here to help; providing the personal service you deserve is my top priority.

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Don't Let Debt Destroy What You've Worked So Hard to Build

When you've dedicated your time, energy, and financial support to building a business, it can be devastating when financial hardship hits. If you're considering closing up shop and moving on in the face of crippling debt, I am here to show you that there is another path forward. Bankruptcy could be the solution your business needs to get back on track.

As your attorney, I'll be here to help you understand the intricacies of Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy involves liquidation and usually allows filers to keep most of their inventory. In contrast, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy requires that filers reorganize their debts in a repayment plan. This form of bankruptcy is typically reserved for individuals, but if you are a sole proprietor, you may be able to file for Chapter 13.

Chapter 11 is a form of bankruptcy specifically focused on helping businesses stay afloat. If you file for Chapter 11, you'll have the opportunity to continue operating your business while putting together a reorganization plan to pay back your business's debts. Chapter 11 bankruptcy can give you an incredibly valuable resource: time. Filing will temporarily halt collections against your business and give you the time needed to formulate a financial strategy.

In addition to representing debtors and creditors in business and individual bankruptcy, I handle cases involving foreclosure defense, real estate litigation, assignments for benefit of creditors, federal court litigation, and more. Put experienced counsel on your side. From my office in Tierra Verde, Florida near St. Petersburg, I serve clients in the surrounding areas of Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout the state of Florida.