Law Offices of Nicholas Gebelt

Nicholas Gebelt, Esq.

As a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist (certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization), Mr. Nicholas Gebelt represents debtors—individuals, couples, and Businesses—and helps them succeed in an area fraught with traps for the uninitiated. In particular, since debtors are frequently taken advantage of by large creditors, he seeks to even the score. He enjoys giving his clients relief from their creditors, to enable them to live without fear of the telephone or bills in the mail.

Mr. Gebelt lectures on bankruptcy issues including the nuts and bolts of bankruptcy law, automatic stay litigation, bankruptcy and family law, and bankruptcy implications in negotiating real estate loan terms.

As a former math professor, Mr. Gebelt can clearly explain complex ideas to those without a technical background. Working as an educator, he developed a great deal of patience, so he’s willing to take the time necessary to ensure that his clients understand the relevant bankruptcy law and what he is doing for them.

Mr. Gebelt received his law degree from the University of Virginia, one of the top 10 in the nation. He has a Ph.D. from UCLA and has worked as a professor at several universities.

1. Education:

  • B.S. Forest Resources – University of Washington, 1983
  • B.S. Mathematics – University of Washington, 1983
  • M.A. Mathematics – University of Washington, 1986
  • Ph.D. Mathematics – UCLA, 1992 dissertation title: The Bergman Kernel On Certain Weakly Pseudoconvex Domains
  • J.D. – University of Virginia, 2001

2. Admissions:

  • California State Bar – 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California – 2001
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office – 2002
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims – 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court – 2006
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – 2009

3. Memberships:

  • Commissioner on the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Committee of the State Bar of California
  • Southern California Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Whittier Bar Association (President – 2010)

4. Presentations:

  • Speaker on Bankruptcy Litigation Issues – National Business Institute, Irvine, California, May 8, 2014, and Pasadena, California, May 15, 2014
  • Speaker on Adversary Proceedings in Chapter 13 – FridayConference.com, September 27, 2013
  • Speaker on Complex Bankruptcy Issues – National Business Institute, Irvine, California, May 2, 2012
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop – National Business Institute, San Bernardino, CA, November 2011
  • The Basics of Chapter 13 – National Business Institute, Los Angeles, CA and Irvine, CA, November 2010
  • Automatic Stay Litigation In A Nutshell – National Business Institute, Los Angeles, CA and Irvine, CA, November 2010
  • Ensuring Ethical Conduct (panelist) – National Business Institute, Irvine, CA, November, 2010
  • Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms And Workout Options: Bankruptcy Implications – National Business Institute, Irvine, CA and Pasadena, CA, July 2010
  • The Basics of Chapter 13 – National Business Institute, San Bernardino, CA, November 2009
  • Automatic Stay Litigation In A Nutshell – National Business Institute, San Bernardino, CA, November 2009

5. Publications:

  • Bankruptcy Litigation – National Business Institute, May 2014
  • Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13, Aspatore Inside the Minds Series, 2012 ed. West
  • Complex Issues In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy – National Business Institute, May 2012
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop – National Business Institute, November 2011
  • Negotiating Real Estate Loan Terms And Workout Options: Bankruptcy Implications – National Business Institute, July 2010
  • The Basics of Chapter 13 – National Business Institute, November 2009
  • Automatic Stay Litigation In A Nutshell – National Business Institute, November 2009
  • The Complexities Of Suing Uncle Sam: The FTCA And The Tucker Act Offer Examples Of The Procedural Hurdles That Plaintiffs Face, 26 LOS ANGELES LAWYER, July-August 2003, at 14
  • The Bergman Kernel On Certain Weakly Pseudoconvex Domains, Mathematische Zeitschrift 200, 1-9 (1995)
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