We assist individual and business debtors file petitions for bankruptcy relief under Chapter 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Young & Lazzarini has filed hundreds of bankruptcy cases in the Eastern, Northern, and Central Districts of California, helping to unburden debt and reorganize businesses. We specialize in complex debtor cases including operating businesses, debtors living abroad, and potential adversary proceedings.

Business Reorganization

Helping you explore options outside of the bankruptcy system to reorganize your business without the burden of court oversight. We have substantial experience in loan cures and refinance, asset liquidation, creditor-involved asset transfer, and business sales. If you have a business that is now successful, but burdened by debt from less successful times, we can help you work out agreements with your creditors to get current without foreclosures and without having to file bankruptcy.

Adversary Proceedings

Young & Lazzarini is one of the premiere firms in Sacramento for litigating adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases. We have represented both debtors and creditors with myriad cases including fraud, fiduciary fraud, libel, domestic support obligations, securities, and willful injury. Young & Lazzarini has an excellent trial record and experience in all aspects of litigation including early resolution through motions for summary judgment.

Civil Litigation

Outside of bankruptcy court, Young & Lazzarini also represents creditors and businesses in state court litigation matters. We have represented clients in matters including collections, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, common counts, fraud, financial elder abuse, financial institution fraud, and real property disputes. Our trial record includes wins in nearly all counties in California.


We assist in all aspects of contract law, including contract review, drafting, preparing master service agreements, assisting with mergers, renegotiating, and, when things go bad, contract dispute litigation. Wherever you are with your contract issue, Young & Lazzarini has experience helping you move forward.

Business Entity Formation

Young & Lazzarini will help you form an LLC, Partnership, or Corporation. More importantly, we will advise you on how to conduct operations under your new business entity to comply with California laws and prevent future allegations of alter ego business relationships. Business entities will protect you from liability, but only if you comply with all applicable regulations for your business structure. We will make sure you know your obligations, including when to have entity meetings, how to pass business resolutions, and even how to properly dissolve a business venture.

Probate Administration

We have substantial experience representing creditors, personal administrators, and executors in probate administration matters involving complex claims. In addition to opening both domestic probate estates and ancillary estates (for decedents residing abroad with property in the US), we can represent you in probate and trust litigation in disputes between the estate and other heirs or creditors.