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Carl R. Gustafson

Carl R. Gustafson

Lincoln Law
Bankruptcy Practitioner, Managing Partner
Pleasant Hill, CA, USA


Carl R. Gustafson is a partner at Lincoln Law, LLP in Pleasant Hill, CA.  His practice focuses exclusively on consumer representation in bankruptcy and litigation.

Mr. Gustafson graduated from UCLA Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in History and received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2007.  In 2013, Mr. Gustafson was recognized as a California Bankruptcy Certified Specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Before entering bankruptcy practice Mr. Gustafson was a legal intern for Global Justice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he drafted sections of human rights situation reports and submitted them to the United Nations and other international bodies.  He speaks Portuguese and Spanish and translates legalese for his client in all three languages regularly.

Mr. Gustafson is the very proud father of three young girls.

Carl R. Gustafson is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Client Forms, Consultation Agreement and Acknowledgment of Receipt of Disclosures and Instructions—Lincoln Law - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part VII: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part VI: Means Test - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part VIII: After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Case—Preparing for the 341(a) Hearing - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Parts III & IV: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sample Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Official Form 101) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Handbook for Chapter 7 Trustees Excerpt (Pages 3–4 to 3–10) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part VI: Means Test (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, Debt Relief Agency, New Forms (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part VIII: After the Case is Filed (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients Case Study - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Lincoln Law - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sample Complaint Seeking Damages in Core Adversary Proceeding - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part VII: Filing the Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties & Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors—Required Statements/Questions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part II: Attorney Duties - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Part III: Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Reaffirmation Agreement Forms - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties & Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §526—Restrictions on Debt Relief Agencies - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §523—Exceptions to Discharge - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part IV: Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chapter 7, Liquidation Under the Bankruptcy Code - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Milavetz v. United States of America, No. 08-1119, Brief for the United States, Supreme Court of the United States (2009) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical: Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire (“Penny and Rich”) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, No. 13-935, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bankruptcy Client Questionnaire—Lincoln Law - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part II: Attorney Duties (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VII: 341 Hearing (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under § 707(b)(2) (Official Form 122A–1Supp) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VI: The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §527—Disclosures - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VII: The §341 Hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Notice Required by 11 U.S.C. § 342(b) for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (Form 2010) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Exemptions by State - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §707—Dismissal of a case or conversion to a case under chapter 11 or 13 - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical—Bankruptcy Forms (“Penny and Rich”) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Official Form 103B) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §101—Definition of Debt Relief Agency - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Beezley v. California Land Title Company, 994 F.2d 1433, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1993) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Hypothetical: The Debtors, Penelope and Richard Denton (“Penny and Rich”) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Stern v. Marshall, No. 10-179, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2011) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bank of America, N. A. v. Caulkett, No. 13-1421, Supreme Court of the United States (Slip Opinion) (2015) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Client Forms, Consultation Agreement and Acknowledgment of Receipt of Disclosures and Instructions—Lincoln Law - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Main Duties of a Chapter 7 Trustee - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (Official Form 122A-1) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part V: Bankruptcy Estate & Exemptions (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part III & IV: Means Test and Filing a Chapter 7 Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VIII: After the Filing of the Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (Official Form 122A-2) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sample Official Form 101—Voluntary Petition for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sample Complaint Seeking Damages in Core Adversary Proceeding—Violation of Automatic Stay - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11 U.S.C. §528—Requirements for Debt Relief Agencies - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Guidelines for Legal Services to Be Provided by Debtors’ Attorneys in Chapter 7 Cases, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Dewsnup v. Timm, 502 U.S. 410, 112 S.Ct. 773, Supreme Court of the United States (1992) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Section 341(a) Meeting of Creditors—Required Statements/Questions - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Means Test Flow Chart - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Exemptions—How to Figure Which to Use - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part III: Means Test (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part II: Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part VIII: After 341 Meeting (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Statement of the U.S. Trustee Program’s Position on Legal Issues Arising Under the Chapter 7 Means Test - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Part I: Overview of Bankruptcy Law: Sources, Jurisdiction, Parties, & Debt Relief Agency, New Forms (PowerPoint slides) - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors, Thursday, September 14, 2017
After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 14, 2017
The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases, Thursday, September 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case - Duties of the Attorney in a Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case - Section 707(b) – Means Test Overview and Filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases - Bankruptcy Estate and Exemptions and The Automatic Stay and Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy Cases, Thursday, September 14, 2017
The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors - The 341(a) hearing aka Meeting of Creditors, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - Overview – Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 14, 2017
After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - After the Filing of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Thursday, September 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017, Sunday, September 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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