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Barbara Lee Franklin

Barbara Lee Franklin

Member of American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy, Collections, Real Estate Law
  • Alaska, Hawaii
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2003 to Present: Sole Practitioner, Honokaa, Hawaii
General practice with an emphasis on bankruptcy law, consumer issues, and real estate law. I represent individuals and business owners under chapter 7, and chapter 11, chapter 12, chapter 13, and one bankruptcy trustee. I have represented individuals in preference actions brought by chapter 7 trustees in other jurisdictions. Based on my experience working on highly complicated bankruptcy cases, I have worked also on discrete issues in the Hawaiian Airlines chapter 11. I represent clients in real estate matters including the purchase and sale of residential real estate, landlord and tenant matters, and boundary disputes. I assist owners resolving title and ownership issues, and recording deeds.

From 1989 to 2002: Assistant United States Trustee, Department of Justice, United States Trustee's Program, Region 18, District of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska.
Administrator and Attorney for first District Office of the U.S. Trustee in Alaska. Civil enforcement of Title 11, including oversight, discipline and removal of both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees prior to national initiatives; establish procedures for post-confirmation oversight of chapter 11 cases; and developed pilot identification and chapter 7 audit programs for Region 18. I served on the executive committee for Alaska Bar Bankruptcy Section and rules subcommittee; chaired a Financial Literacy and Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group, and was an expert witness for the Office of the U.S. Attorney in criminal trials. I taught numerous continuing education programs for both attorneys and other paraprofessionals. Retired from Dept. of Justice 2002.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Bankruptcy/Debt
  • Free Consultation
    The first 1/2 hour is free with a paid one hour consultation. Generally, an initial consultation is 2 hours including a comprehensive review of solutions and development of strategy and chapter.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept credit and debit cards for all work, but not payment by bankruptcy debtor clients.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees for Ch. 7 cases, Ch. 13 cases generally I use the Court established guidelines. Other bankruptcy research, briefs, or representations are at my current hourly rate, which is $285.00 per hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Experience
Bankruptcy Attorney - 23 Years
Member of American Bankruptcy Institute
- Current
Assistant United States Trustee
United States Trustee's Program, Department of Justice
District of Alaska
Seattle University School of Law
LL.B. | Law
Honors: John Manders Award
Activities: Alaska Student Bar Association
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Professional Associations
Hamakua Youth Foundation, Inc.
Board Member
- Current
Activities: A 501(c)(3) devoted to after school programs for Hamakua youth.
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ACLU of Hawaii
Board Member
- Current
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Hawaii State Bar
- Current
Activities: Bankruptcy Section
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Honokaa Business Association
Activities: Member since 2001
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Contact & Map
45-3438 Mamane St
Honokaa, HI 96727
Telephone: (808) 775-0530
Fax: (808) 775-1040
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