11268 Washington Boulevard
Suite 203
Culver City, California 90230-4647

Telephone: 310-391-2400
Toll Free: 800-307-DEBT (3328)
Fax: 310-391-2462
Email: Peter@PeterMLively.com


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At The Law Offices of Peter M. Lively, you will find experienced, professional, and informed attorneys who can provide practical advice for solving difficult problems.

The strategies we use to assist our clients include:

  • Counseling to avoid bankruptcy
  • Avoiding bankruptcy through workouts
  • Bankruptcy without Asset Liquidation



November 4, 2016, Los Angeles     PINCUS Professional Education, “Chapter 11 For Chapter 13 Counsel”

September 24, 2016  Los Angeles     Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association: ‘Recovering the Repoed Vehicle’

May 22, 2016, Indian Wells      Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation – Hit Me With Your Best Shot”

October 19, 2013, Los Angeles     Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association: “Individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases”

August 2012, Los Angeles       Stafford Publications: "Chapter 11: Handing the individual Debtor Case - Debtor and Creditor Challenges With Post-Petition Income, Estate Property, Plan Confirmation, Payment of Attorney Fees and More"

Spring 2012 UCLA       Part-time Assistant Professor at UCLA Law School: Negotiations

February 27, 2012      Los Angeles, Public Counsel Law Center, “Reaffirmation Agreements: What You Need to Know About the Procedures and Practice After BAPCPA”

2012, Los Angeles     Co-Authored a book for West Publishing on Chapter 7: "Inside the Minds: Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies, 2012 ed."

9/1/2011, Los Angeles      NACBA, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys:  Official Recognition, Peter M. Lively

7/21/2011, Los Angeles      LawReviewCle, Advocacy in practice     "Consumer Bankruptcy 101: Practice, Petition and the Plan"photo peter5

4/30/2011, Los Angeles     Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association:  "State Bar Specialization Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy: Who, What, Why … and How!"

10/16/2010, Los Angeles      Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association: "Individual Ch11s that are Really Super Ch13s"

10/14/2010, New Orleans     National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges:  "Don't Supersize Me!"

5/22/2010, Los Angeles     Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association: "Chapter 7 Hot Topics: Means Test, Audits, Conversions/Dismissals, Reaffirmations & Redemptions, Asset Abandonment, Lien Avoidance (522 & 506), and Reopening for Resolving Postdischarge matters"

5/2010, Central California      Chosen by Chief Bankruptcy Judge:  “Individual Chapter 11 Task Force” Peter M. Lively was chosen as one of only two attorney members to prepare new court forms.

4/16/2010, Santa Barbara      9th Circuit Bankruptcy Judges' Retreat: "How BAPCPA Changes Chapter 11 Cases For Individuals" – or – "No, This is Not Your Mother's Chapter 11!"

6/13/2009, Los Angeles      Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association: "Chapter 13 Mean Test"