Michael Koch

Michael Koch

Location:
La Mesa, California
Phone:
619-880-4354
Fax:
(619) 698-2957
Email:

Michael Koch is one of the most experienced personal and small business Bankruptcy Attorneys in San Diego County. Mr. Koch represented bankruptcy trustees for over 14 years and had case management responsibilities for over 33,000 cases. Prior to that, Mr. Koch was an associate attorney at the American Tax & Law Center, San Diego office. Mr. Koch has extensive experience in the discharge of taxes in Bankruptcy. Mr. Koch operates an office where he works personally with each client to select the best game plan to solve their problems or offer personal estate planning strategies. Mr. Koch is the Past Chair of the Personal & Small Business Bankruptcy Advisory Commission, and a Past Member of the Insolvency Law Committee, State Bar of California. He as been a guest speaker and lecturer at several continuing education of the bar programs including the State Bar Annual Meetings, the California and San Diego County Bankruptcy Forum. Mr. Koch is a contributing author of "Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy in California" CEB 2005.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Problem Representation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Delaware, Newark , Delaware
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice in California , California CEB 2005, 2005, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest speaker and lecturer at several MCLE program

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Ass, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Standing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee, Staff Attorney, 1993 - 2007
  • American Tax & Law Center, Associate Attorney, 1988 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Advisory Commission, 1994 - 1998
  • Insolvency Law Committee, State Bar of Califonia, 2005 - 2008