Sharon C. Hughes
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Sharon was born and raised in Michigan where she attended Central Michigan University. After moving to Los Angeles with her husband Ron, she graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a B.A. in education, before attending Whittier College School of Law. As an associate lawyer with a Los Angeles boutique law firm from 1988 to 1995, she represented large private institutional banks and manufacturers in state and federal court litigation throughout California, and including bankruptcy courts.  Sharon continued her litigation practice with business and real estate matter through 2019, but has decided to focus her practice on asset protection, estate planning, trust administration, business succession planning and bankruptcy maters including chapter 7 and 11 cases.

Asset Protection and Business Succession & Estate Planning. Asset protection and estate planning are tools used to assist clients in being as prepared as possible for the inevitable events of life. Whether it is forming an entity to operate a business or to hold investment property in order to limit exposure of personal assets for related liabilities, or establishing an estate plan to provide for family and business transitions, working with the client to identify and achieve their goals is a process that requires experience and sensitivity to each individual client needs. Cookie-cutter options that are not well thought out or tailored to the specific needs of a client can create terrible consequences. Sharon works with the each client to understand what will work for them and their particular circumstances.

Working with business owners and business entities in a chapter 11 reorganization case to reorganize a business into a viable business once again requires not only bankruptcy experience but seasoned business acumen as well. A well planned chapter 11 case is often the best solution for a business faced with a judgment, collection efforts by an aggressive creditor or the reversal of the economy.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Trust Administration & Probate
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Bankruptcy


  • 1986, California

Law School

  • Whittier College School of Law, J.D., 1985


  • Central Michigan University; California State University at Los Angeles, B.A., 1976


  • State Bar of California


  • Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Board of Directors, Whittier Law School Alumni Association, 1988-1991

Reported Cases

  • Nahman v. Jacks (In re Jacks); 266 BR 728 (9th Cir. BAP 2001)


  • Michigan, 1951


  • 906314638