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William G. Berggren


William G. Berggren has practiced bankruptcy exclusively for over 24 years, helping both individuals and corporations in chapter 7, 11 and 13. Experience includes, work on some of the most complex corporate bankruptcies for some of the largest bankruptcy filings in the Country to the simplest individual filings. Mr. Berggren began practicing in Los Angeles, California for one of the top corporate bankruptcy firms in the Country. In 1991, Mr. Berggren relocated to North Carolina and worked for one of the top corporate bankruptcy firms in the State of North Carolina at the time. In 1998 Mr. Berggren joined Adams, Portnoy & Berggren, and concentrated his practice to assisting individuals and business in chapter 7 and 13.   In 2015, Mr. Berggren and his remaining partner Mr. Portnoy ceased practicing law together, and Mr. Berggren started the Berggren Law Offices, PLLC where he continues to devote 100% of his law practice to assisting individuals and business in chapter 7 and chapter 13.

Born: Staten Island, New York 1963
Education: Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1986
Legal Education: Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, CA 1989 (cum laude)
Other Education: Certified Financial Counselor – Crown Financial Ministries
Awards: American Jurisprudence Awards: Advanced Commercial Transactions; Constitutional Law; Exceptional Achievement Award in Legal Communications
Admitted To Bar:

North Carolina (active); California (expired); United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina; United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.

Activities: Served as Member of the Attorney Advisory Panel for the Eastern District of North Carolina; North Carolina Bar Association, Member of Bankruptcy Section; Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).
Experience:

Gendel, Raskoff, Shapiro & Quittner, Los Angeles, California 1989 – 1991 Associate Bankruptcy Reorganization and Business Insolvency Dept. Primary Responsibility on medium size corporate bankruptcy and assisted on all aspects of large national bankruptcies (some of the largest in the country at that time).

Smith Debnam Hibbert & Pahl, Raleigh, NC 1991 – 1998. Associate Business Reorganization Dept. Primary Responsibility on medium size corporate bankruptcies and assisted on large corporate bankruptcies (some of the largest in the State of North Carolina at that time).

Adams, Portnoy & Berggren, PLLC, Raleigh, NC 1998 – 2014.  Present Partner, Head of Bankruptcy Department Assisting individuals and businesses filing under chapter 7 and chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. 

Berggren Law Offices, PLLC, Raleigh NC 2015 – Present.  Present Partner, Head of Bankruptcy Department Assisting individuals and businesses filing under chapter 7 and chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Lectures: Asset Protection Planning for CPAs – East Carolina University, NC. 
Hobbies:  Painting; Reading; Fly Fishing; Fly Tying; Scuba Diving; Investing; Speculation and Guitar. 
Member:  Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, NC.