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Stephen Berken

Berken Law Office, LLC.
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Berken Law Office, LLC.
1159 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204-3607
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Work: 3036677034

Bio

Stephen E. Berken

STEPHEN E. BERKEN is an attorney in Denver, Colorado. His practice focuses on areas of consumer bankruptcy law, debt work-outs, mechanic lien and trust fund statutes. Mr. Berken earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of California in 1981, and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law, University of California in 1984. Mr. Berken is a frequent lecturer before various professional groups. Mr. Berken handles cases involving Chapter 7 and 13, defense and prosecution of bankruptcy adversary matters, state court litigation involving the Colorado Mechanic's Lien statute.

He is the Colorado state chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is the founding member of the Colorado Consumer Bankruptcy Association. He is the founder of the Colorado Debtors’ Counsel Listserv, an Internet-based source of information for debtors’ counsel in the state of Colorado. The Listserv is provided as a free service to counsel of the Debtors’ Bar. Mr. Berken is the Colorado State co-chair for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and a board certified expert in consumer bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification. He is the state chair for C.A.R.E. (Credit Abuse Resistance Education), and regularly lectures to high school students about the responsible use of credit. Mr. Berken was named 2014 Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year by 5280 Magazine.

Academic Information: B.A., Political Science, University of California, 1981, Cum Laude; J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California, 1984 Date admitted to practice: November 1, 1985.

Mr. Berken has represented debtors and parties in the following opinions:

In re Gordon, 743 F.3d 720(10th Cir. 2014)
In re Gomez, 140 B.R. 796 (Bankr.Colo., 1992) March 31, 1992
In re Sullivan, 357 B.R. 847 (Bankr.Colo., 2006) November 15, 2006
In re Zwern, 181 B.R. 80 (Bankr.Colo., 1995) April 10, 1995
In re Regan, 477 F.3d 1209 (10th Cir., 2007) February 27, 2007
In re Griffey, 335 B.R. 166 (B.A.P. 10th Cir., 2005) December 12, 2005
In re Huyck, 252 B.R. 509 (Bankr.Colo., 2000) August 21, 2000
In re Salazar, 348 B.R. 559 (Bankr.Colo., 2006) August 15, 2006
In re Regan, 151 P.3d 1281 (Colo., 2007) February 5, 2007
In re Shafner, 165 B.R. 660 (Bankr.Colo., 1994) March 25, 1994
In re Regan, 326 B.R. 175 (Bankr.Colo., 2005) May 27, 2005
In re Norman, 95 B.R. 771 (Bankr.Colo., 1989) January 27, 1989
In re Garberding, 338 B.R. 463 (Bankr.Colo., 2005) June 7, 2005
In re Regan, 311 B.R. 271 (Bankr.Colo., 2004) July 6, 2004
In re Vogt, 257 B.R. 65 (Bankr.Colo., 2000) December 6, 2000
In re Rodriguez, 240 B.R. 912 (Bankr.Colo., 1999) November 8, 1999
In re Rome, 162 B.R. 872 (Bankr.Colo., 1993) August 12, 1993
In re Robinson, 987 F.2d 665 (C.A.10 (Colo.)), 1993) February 23, 1993
In re Dorland, 374 B.R. 765 (Bankr.Colo., 2007) March 23, 2007
In re Loper, 367 B.R. 660 (Bankr.Colo., 2007) January 24, 2007
In re Cassar, 137 B.R. 1022 (Bankr.Colo., 1992)
In re Stevens, 2006 Bankr. LEXIS 2281, 2006 WL 2711467 (Bankr. D. Colo. Sept. 14, 2006)
Lofstedt v. Kendall (In re Kendall), 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 1890 (B.A.P. 10th Cir. May 7, 2013)
In re Snyder, 353 Fed.Appx. 164, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 25692 (10th Cir. 2009).
In re Howard, 169 B.R. 71 (D. Colo., 1994) June 20, 1994
In re Diaz, 462 B.R. 804, (D.Colo., 2011)
In re Shattuck, 411 B.R. 378 (B.A.P. 10th Cir., 2009)
In re Pfeiler, 395 B.R. 464 (Bankr.Colo., 2008) September 12, 2008
In re Jensen, 395 B.R. 472 (Bankr.Colo., 2008) September 30, 2008
In re Butcher, 459 B.R. 115 (Bankr.Colo., 2011) September 20, 2011
In re Brown, 396 B.R. 551 (Bankr.Colo., 2008) October 10, 2008
In re Dorland, 374 B.R. 765 (Bankr.Colo., 2007)
In re Williams, 394 B.R. 550 (Bankr.Colo., 2008) September 12, 2008
In re Reynolds, 470 B.R. 138 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2012)
In re Thomas,387 B.R. 808(D. Colo.2008)
In re McDonald, 508 B.R. 187 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2014)
In re Gordon, 743 F.3d 720 (10th Cir. 2014)
In re Ellis, 493 B.R. 818 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2013)
In re Sedillo, 476 B.R. 619 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2012)
In re Sanchez, 394 B.R. 574 (Bankr. D.Colo. 2008)
Berken v. Jude,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166242(D. Colo. Nov. 22, 2013)
In re Gordon,471 B.R. 614 (D. Colo.2012)
Ellis v. United States Dep't of Homeland Sec.,2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72097(D. Colo. June 23, 2011)
In re Anderson,2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108724(D. Colo. Sept. 27, 2010)
In re Powell,2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86047(D. Colo. Sept. 30, 2008)
Vicino v. Bay Area Credit Serv., LLC,2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34912(D. Colo. Apr. 29, 2008)
Riggle v. Lagrand, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55401(D. Colo. Aug. 9, 2006)
In re Lopez, 512 B.R. 663 (Bankr. D. Colo.2014)
In re Stellato, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 2085(Bankr. D. Colo. May 9, 2014)
In re Mayhew,2014 Bankr. LEXIS 792(Bankr. D. Colo. Feb. 27, 2014)
In re Kendall,2013 Bankr. LEXIS 1890 (B.A.P. 10th Cir. May 7, 2013)
In re Martino,2013 Bankr. LEXIS 1209(Bankr. D. Colo. Mar. 28, 2013)
In re Martino,2012 Bankr. LEXIS 2425(Bankr. D. Colo. May 30, 2012)
In re Racine,2013 Bankr. LEXIS 414(Bankr. D. Colo. Feb. 1, 2013)
In re Kendall, 510 B.R. 356 (D.Colo. 2014)
In re Hernandez,2011 Bankr. LEXIS 4234(Bankr. D. Colo. Oct. 31, 2011)
Anstine v. Peak Rehab. of Denver, LLC (In re Smith),2011 Bankr. LEXIS 2424(Bankr. D. Colo. June 22, 2011)
Dolin v. Bryant (In re Bryant),2011 Bankr. LEXIS 4563(Bankr. D. Colo. Nov. 17, 2011)
Hardcastle v. Weaver-Beatty Motor Co. (In re Hardcastle),2011 Bankr. LEXIS 553(Bankr. D. Colo. Jan. 21, 2011)
In re Jackson, 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 4346(Bankr. D. Colo. Aug. 31, 2009)
In re Renteria, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 1834(Bankr. D. Colo. Apr. 26, 2012)
Martino v. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (In re Martino),2012 Bankr. LEXIS 2425 (Bankr. D. Colo. May 30, 2012)
Martino v. Rodriguez (In re Martino),2012 Bankr. LEXIS 1835(Bankr. D. Colo.Apr. 26, 2012)
Schlosser v. Kendall (In re Kendall),2012 Bankr. LEXIS 4125(Bankr. D. Colo. Sept. 7, 2012)
Spencer v. Five Oaks Homes, Inc. (In re Anderson),2009 Bankr. LEXIS 5702(Bankr. D. Colo.Sept. 22, 2009)
Stellato v. Den-Cut Fin., LLC (In re Stellato),2014 Bankr. LEXIS 2085(Bankr. D. Colo.May 9, 2014)
In re Dampier, 523 B.R. 253 (D. Colo. 2015)

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara. Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, California, United States
Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor, 1984
Political Science, Law
1981 To 1984