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Kian Mottahedeh

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Kian Mottahedeh received his JD with an emphasis in Business Law from Whittier College School of Law and his BA degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. His law school activities include leadership positions in the Jewish Law Student Association and participation in Moot Court competition. He studied law at Univesidad de Santander in Spain during a summer abroad program. While in law school Kian’s studies focused on white collar crime and corporate bankruptcies. Over the course of his career Kian has represented some 1500 consumers in chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies. He has successfully negotiated the removal of judgment liens and second mortgages that encumbered properties belonging to his clients.

Kian has successfully represented several corporations in chapter 7 bankruptcy filings. Kian has helped many corporations with liquidation of assets in order to pay off corporate liabilities such as income and payroll taxes. Kian worked as a senior associate for six years at California’s largest consumer bankruptcy firm before co-founding SM Law Group. Kian is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.

Kian has traveled throughout Europe and South America. When away from the firm, Kian enjoys fishing and the practice of martial arts.

Kian’s areas of expertise include consumer protection litigation as well as consumer and corporate bankruptcy and restructuring.

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  • The absolute best when it comes to handling bankruptcy!

    “They do not pass any judgment upon you - they are simply there to help. I found them to be honest, reliable and timely. The support staff is extremely friendly and very informative. The lawyers have ...”

    - Anna G.
  • John and the representative who met me at the courthouse were very thorough and guided me every step of the process.

    “Thank you John Sarai and the rest of SM Law Group for helping me file my Bankruptcy Chapter 7 case. It was a smooth process. John and the representative who met me at the courthouse were very thorough ...”

    - Evitha B.
  • They made a very stressful situation much easier for me.

    “SM law group handled my bankruptcy case and I was very satisfied with their service. They made a very stressful situation much easier for me. They explained everything to me and it was fast and ...”

    - Lenny DcComics
  • I have never experienced more professional care. My phone calls and emails were answered within 5 minutes!

    “Absolutely outstanding experience! Kian Mottahedeh was my attorney. I have never experienced more professional care. My phone calls and emails were answered within 5 minutes every single time. Kian is ...”

    - Lenka Wallace
  • In the end he got me a settlement for the maximum policy limit which was triple what I expected!!!!! Thank you John!

    “I got into an accident and I called John at SM Law Group and I felt comfortable from the minute I talked to him. He was always available to talk, and didn't pass my case off to anyone else. He handled ...”

    - Negin B.
  • He allowed me time and opportunity to get my bankruptcy paid for and took care of the creditors - for that I am truly grateful.

    “I am truly thankful that I found Kian. He is a truly good person to work with. He allowed me time and opportunity to get my bankruptcy paid for and took care of the creditors - for that I am truly ...”

    - Kera Carter
  • Kian is an awesome lawyer. He helped me get through my bankruptcy.

    “Kian is an awesome lawyer. He helped me get through my bankruptcy. He is easy to talk to and patient in answering all the questions you might have. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that ...”

    - Gonzalo Ceja Canela
  • The attorneys were friendly and helpful and they responded to my emails within minutes.

    “My experience with SM Law Group was very positive. The attorneys were friendly and helpful and they responded to my emails within minutes. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a ...”

    - DeEtta Copenhaver
  • Fantastic firm!!!! trustworthy, reliable, knowledgeable and always available to help.

    “Fantastic firm!!!! trustworthy, reliable, knowledgeable and always available to help. My sister and I were given the opportunity to meet this wonderful firm while they volunteered at one of the ...”

    - Teresa Aguilar Alcaraz
  • My experience with SM Law Group has been excellent.

    “My experience with SM Law Group has been excellent. My attorney was always helpful, friendly and honest with me about what I needed to do and how I needed to proceed through my bankruptcy. I just ...”

    - Wayne Roche
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