From 1987, Stella Havkin has been practicing primarily in commercial, business, securities and bankruptcy law. She has represented landlords, financial institutions, creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases as well Chapter 7 Trustees. Ms. Havkin has handled complex litigation matters on behalf of creditors and financial institutions in California, Texas and Florida. She has prosecuted and defended numerous nondischargeability, claim objections and preference/fraudulent transfer actions in Bankruptcy Courts. The subject matter of her cases have involved real estate, business, insurance, securities violations, tax controversies, among others.
Selected as 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Super Lawyer by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – HASTINGS COLLEGE OF THE LAW
San Francisco, California – J.D. May 1987.
HONORS: Hastings International and Comparative Law Review:
Member, 1985-1986; Associate Note Editor, 1986-1987.
YORK UNIVERSITY – Toronto, Canada – B.A. May 1984.
HONORS: Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List and Dean’s Honor Roll, 1980-1984; Vingt-Deux Club (the top twenty-two graduating students).
- Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the California State Bar Board of Specialization.
- Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Specialization.