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Filemon Kevin Samson

Filemon Kevin Samson

Samson Law Office
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Filemon Kevin Samson is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Mr. Samson received his Bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley, double-majoring in Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Urban Development. Mr. Samson has a broad range of professional legal practice areas in his role as managing attorney of the Samson Law Office, including Bankruptcy, Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Business and Corporate law practice. Mr. Samson also enjoys teaching college courses as an Instructor of Law and Business. Mr Samson is also committed to helping others, regularly volunteering as a pro bono attorney in underrepresented communities. Further Mr. Samson is an active founding board member and legal counsel to Team Unforgettable, Inc. a California Nonprofit Organization raising money to fight cancer and help victims of the disease and their families.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner and Managing Attorney
Samson Law Office
- Current
Manage a law firm representing individuals and businesses. Counsel businesses in all aspects of operations, including regulatory, transactions and financial matters. Represent individuals and businesses in civil matters, litigation and administrative proceedings. Legal practice areas include: • Business and Corporate: business transactions, contracts, international commerce, general legal counsel to businesses and non-profit organizations. • Real Estate: transactions, lien/mortgage issues, title, property rights and ownership disputes. • Bankruptcy: Chapters 7 (Liquidation), 11 (Reorganization), and 13 (Adjusted Debt Repayment). • Civil Litigation: business, real estate, tort/injury, contract, fraud, regulatory, landlord/tenant, employment, civil rights, family law and probate. • Estate Planning: trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance directives and trustee services • Immigration (2003-2006): business/employment visas, family petitions, deportation defense, refugee and asylum claims.
Interim Lead Attorney
Public Law Center
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Oversaw the Consumer Law and Bankruptcy Unit and Operation Veterans Reentry Unit at Orange County’s pro bono law firm providing legal services and access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents of Orange County. • Managed the two Units’ Pro Bono Case Placement programs. • Oversaw and conducted the Santa Ana Bankruptcy Self Help Desk Legal Aid Clinic. • Supervised legal staff, including 4 attorneys, administrative staff, law clerks and student interns.
Executive Director
Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, Inc. Legal Aid Project
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Oversaw all aspects of a nonprofit legal aid organization providing free bilingual Spanish legal services to over 1,100 low income individuals and underserved communities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties annually. • Managed finances of the organization’s $315,000 annual budget. Developed an annual budget plan and long term financial strategies. Managed day-to-day operating income and expenses. Oversaw accounts payable and employee payroll. • Managed a legal staff of 3 attorneys, 2 paralegals and 1 administrative assistant. Oversaw activities of over 50 volunteer attorneys. Supervised, developed education plans and oversaw training for 10-20 student interns and law clerks. Set performance standards, evaluated performance and interfaced with employees on all matters regarding wages, benefits and conditions of employment. Responsible for the employment, development, promotion, discipline, and termination of staff. • Established program goals and objectives. Recommended organization-wide goals, mission and vision to the Board of Directors. Worked with the Board to develop the organization’s overall strategic plan. • Built and maintained relationships with important community partners and key stakeholders including grant funders, private donors, legal service providers, law firms, the Courts, law schools, local colleges and universities, government agencies, other non-profit organizations and political supporters. • Oversaw staff in the direct provision of legal services. Managed and conducted legal aid clinics, including civil and family law, collections, domestic violence restraining orders, landlord/tenant housing disputes, expungements, teen parents’ rights and small claims training. • Managed and expanded the organization’s pro bono volunteer attorney program. Maintained quality control of pro bono attorney services. Conducted recruitment of new volunteers and retention of existing volunteer attorneys. Developed training opportunities and incentives for attorney participants. • Oversaw corporate operations, including preparation and presentation of financial reports, pressing organizational issues and management reports at monthly Board meetings. Held primary responsibility for Board member recruitment and development. • Managed the organization’s financial grants and was the principal contact for grant funders. Ensured compliance with existing grants and partnership projects. Performed grant reporting, compliance, budget proposals, renewals, amendments and overall administration. Sought and prepared grant applications for additional funding opportunities. • Coordinated fundraising efforts. Maintained and expanded the organization’s existing donor campaign. Oversaw event planning for the organization’s two major annual fundraising events.
Associate General Counsel
Freyr Holdings, LLC
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Provided In-House Legal Counsel to a financial management and investment company. • Reviewed high wealth estate plans and large financial transactions ($5,000,000.00 minimum). • Oversaw compliance with federal and state insurance, probate, estate and securities laws. • Supported political lobbying efforts, including strategies, policy positions and legislative proposals. • Prepared legal documents, including service contracts, financial transactions, regulatory filings, power of attorney appointments and settlement agreements. • Oversaw HIPPA policies and procedures compliance. • Assisted in the recovery of financial obligations to the company.
Lecturer (Adjunct Instructor) Finance and Business Law
California State University - Los Angeles
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Lecturer, Regulatory Environment of Business • Provided in depth coverage of the laws governing business and contracts, Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code and commercial transactions with an emphasis on regulatory and the environmental aspects of modern business. • Presented an overview of fundamental legal principals including regulation, constitutional rights, criminal law and procedure, torts, civil procedure, ethics and business decision-making. Lecturer, Fundamentals of Estate Planning (MBA Graduate Program) • Provided in depth coverage of advanced planning strategies for financial management with an emphasis on legal, financial and taxation problems including discourse on insurance, investments, trusts, real estate, wills and probate laws. • Presented an overview of estate and financial planning principles including the estate planning process, professional ethics, forms property ownership, trusts, trustees, fiduciaries and powers of appointment, taxation, transfers by will, trust, contract and operation of law, administration of estates, valuation of assets and alternative estate planning techniques.
Education
Univ of California Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree
USC Law School
Law Degree
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 219964
Member
- Current
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Samson Law Office / Bankruptcy Attorney Law Center
970 N. Tustin Avenue
2nd Floor
Anaheim, CA 92807
USA
Telephone: (714) 529-1234
Cell: (424) 204-3488