West Palm Beach Bankruptcy Malpractice Attorney & Expert Witness Services
If you need to file for bankruptcy, the most important thing that you can do is hire a bankruptcy attorney. However, some bankruptcy attorneys do not zealously advocate for their clients, and it can reach the level of malpractice in your case. Not only are our attorneys prepared to help debtors with their bankruptcy malpractice cases, but our office also provides expert witness services for bankruptcy petitions or adversary proceedings that come in front of a judge. Markarian & Hayes understands the importance of these services and is here to help you with what your bankruptcy case requires.
Legal malpractice is defined as when an attorney commits negligence, breaches fiduciary duty, or breaches a contract with their client that ultimately causes harm. In a bankruptcy case, this usually manifests itself as the failure to fully investigate assets, not filing the proper paperwork in court, making grievous errors in representation, or failing to zealously advocate on behalf of their client. When a debtor has an attorney that has committed malpractice, they have the right to seek damages in the form of a bankruptcy malpractice lawsuit.
In order to prove that malpractice occurred in a bankruptcy case, the debtor must show that the bankruptcy attorney had a duty to provide competent representation, acted negligently or fraudulently during the case, caused harm to the debtor, and it resulted in a financial loss. Our office understands how an attorney might commit malpractice with their debtor client, and we are prepared to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your troubles.
Expert Witness Services
Bankruptcy cases are often incredibly technical and deal with mountains of financial data. Oftentimes, experts are required to evaluate and explain various aspects of a bankruptcy petition to the bankruptcy court judge. Our office has one of the few attorneys in the country that is certified in business and corporate bankruptcy law and can provide expert witness testimony for a variety of issues. Expert witness services provided by our firm include:
- Valuation of assets;
- Explanation of rights;
- Debt and exit financing;
- Recovery actions and preference of debts;
- Fraud investigations and fraudulent transfers;
- Solvency analysis;
- Feasibility of planning repayment or reorganization;
- Valuing the proper interest rate paid to creditors for secured debts;
…and other expert witness testimony to help solidify your case in bankruptcy court.
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When you hire a bankruptcy attorney to help you through your petition, you trust them to do the best job possible with your case, and the attorney should be held accountable if they commit malpractice. In addition, if you need an expert to help explain to a judge the specifics of a bankruptcy case in Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, or Vero Beach, our experienced bankruptcy attorneys are here to help. Call or contact the office of Markarian & Hayes for the West Palm Beach bankruptcy malpractice or expert witness services that you need.