Sharon C. Hughes
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AV® PEER REVIEW RATING, by The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
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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.
She has been practicing law in Los Angeles since 1986 with the focus of her practice in business law, entity start ups, real estate, asset protection, estate planning, probate and trust administration and bankruptcy matters. Her experience in litigation includes numerous court trials primarily regarding business disputes, commercial collections, creditor remedies, bankruptcy litigation and real property matters.
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.
Bankruptcy. Sharon’s practice representing clients in chapter 7 and 11 case, including consumer and business cases has continued from the beginning of her legal career. The cases are as varied as the person or business filing. Working with debtor’s in a bankruptcy and offering them a light at the end of the tunnel, or the opportunity to assist a debtor with a fresh start has its own rewards. Whether a consumer debtor is facing a foreclosure, wage garnishment, bank levy, or a business owner is facing financial difficulties, counseling them with legitimate financial and legal advice is essential to recovering from such a crisis.
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.
Call Sharon Hughes and get the information you need to make those essential and important decisions.