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CRAIG J. BEAUCHAMP, ESQ.

OF COUNSEL
20+ years of experience

BIO

Craig J. Beauchamp is a highly-experienced and skilled practitioner, with more than two decades of experience in bankruptcy, employment law, civil litigation, wills and trusts, and residential real estate law. Ms. Beauchamp’s professional experience consists of handling a wide variety of legal matters from simple to complex civil litigation cases including but not limited to adverse bankruptcy proceedings, foreclosure defense cases, real estate and construction litigation cases, breach of contract litigation, employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases, and debt defense litigation against creditors.

Ms. Beauchamp is a skilled negotiator with a certificate in mediation. She has helped many clients avoid the costs of litigation as a result because in some cases, litigation is not always the best option, but the option of last resort.

Ms. Beauchamp started out as an appellate attorney after graduation from law school, and she is willing to handle both civil and criminal appeals.

Most importantly, Ms. Beauchamp practices a form of “holistic lawyering” by which she means that she treats the whole person and not just their legal matter at hand. Litigation or bankruptcy can be stressful, and Ms. Beauchamp believes that by working with her clients through the process step by step, she can help them understand what is happening and help them move forward regardless of the outcome of that legal matter.

EDUCATION

  • DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, IL
    Law Review, Am Jur in Torts, Am Jur in Legal Writing, Juris Doctor awarded May 1991
  • University of California, Irvine, CA-
    Master of Arts (History) awarded 1978
    Bachelor of Arts (History) awarded 1972, Cum Laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2005 to present day
  • New Mexico, 1995 to 2011
  • Illinois, 1995 to 2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Orange County Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section, Real Estate Section, Immigration Section)
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum (OCBF)
  • Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association (CDCBAA)
  • National Lawyers Guild (NLG)​

OTHER LANGUAGES:

  • Spanish

OLGA SKARLAT, ESQ.

MANAGING ATTORNEY

BIO

Olga Skarlat obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English degree with Summa Cum Laude honors from Florida International University, FL in 2011.  She received her Juris Doctor Degree from Shepard Broad College of Law, FL in 2015, where she graduated Cum Laude.

Attorney Skarlat has accumulated a wide-range of skills in the fields of bankruptcy, real estate and civil litigation.

She has worked on a variety of litigation matters, and has experience with all stages of the litigation process.  She has drafted superior court pleadings as well as numerous contracts.

Ms. Skarlat is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California.

EDUCATION

  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Juris Doctor; May 2015
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Dean’s List: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014
  • Awards: Book (High Grade) Award/ Cali Award
    Environmental Enforcement Seminar
  • Activities: Transactional Law Society/ Animal Law Society
    Member
  • Florida International University, College of Arts and Sciences, Miami, Florida
    Bachelor of Arts in English, December 2011
    Honors:  Summa Cum Laude
    Awards: Outstanding Academic Achievement in English

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2015 
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • The State Bar of California, Member

OTHER LANGUAGES:

  • Russian

ANELA ISAYEVA, ESQ.

ATTORNEY AT LAW

BIO

Anela Isayeva obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology, Law & Society degrees with Cum Laude honors from University of California at Irvine, CA in 2012.  She received her Juris Doctor Degree from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in 2015. Attorney Isayeva has spent time interning at both Orange County and Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Offices, Legal Aid Society of Orange County and the Norwalk Resource Center for Self-Representing Litigants.

She has accumulated a wide-range of skills in the fields of family law and criminal law. She has worked on a variety of litigation matters, and has experience with all stages of the litigation process. 

Ms. Isayeva is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California.

EDUCATION​

  • Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, California
    Juris Doctor; May 2015
    Awards: Cali Award (Highest Grade in class)
    Trial Advocacy and Advanced Criminal Procedure
    Certification: Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • University of California at Irvine, California
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology, Law & Society, December 2012
    Honors:  Summa Cum Laude in both majors
    Awards: Deans Honor List, Santa Ana School District Certificate of Recognition: Outstanding Commitment to Tutoring and Mentoring Program in Underachieving Districts.
    Certification: Passport to Leadership (community leadership certificate).​

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California, 2015

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • The State Bar of California, Member

OTHER LANGUAGES:

  • Russian

HELENE HOFFMAN

OF COUNSEL
20+ years of experience

BIO

Helene Hoffman is experienced in many areas of law, including immigration law, professional liability, administrative law, family law, civil litigation, and wills and trusts. More recently, she has been practicing in areas involving federal law, including Social Security Disability, retirement law, and Medicare. She now specializes in Immigration law, and handles cases from their inception, through trials and appeals.

She has been involved in volunteer work, particular in the immigration community. In addition, she is very sensitive to the needs of her clients, and attuned to the nuances of their cultures.

EDUCATION

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
    L.LM. degree (Health Law), awarded 1991
    Publications in “The Journal of Health and Hospital Law”
  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
    J.D. degree,  awarded 1982
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    B.A., Political Science, awarded 1978
    Honor scholarships, and language grant.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 1982 to present
  • Mississippi, 2001 to present

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • Long Beach Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • National Lawyers Guild

OTHER LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Published, award-winning writer of fiction and poetry