Certified Bankruptcy Attorneys

R. Gibson Pagter, Jr. | Misty Perry Isaacson


R. Gibson Pagter, Jr. was admitted to the California bar in 1984, specializing solely in bankruptcy and insolvency. Born in California in 1959, is a shareholder and President of Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC, A Professional Law Corporation located in Santa Ana, California. 

Mr. Pagter is a Certified Specialist In Bankruptcy Law, The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.  

Mr. Pagter represents, or has represented, Debtors, Creditors, Shareholders, Trustees and parties to lawsuits in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, 12 and Chapter 13 cases, and assists clients in non bankruptcy financial workouts. He is admitted to practice before all California Courts, the United States District Courts of California for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. 

He also has been admitted specially in bankruptcy courts from Alaska to Guam to Florida to New York. He has been an expert witness in civil and criminal cases in both state and federal courts, focusing on bankruptcy issues, both in mediation and at trial. 

Education: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., cum laude, 1981) 
Western State University, College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984)

Member: State Bar of California; Orange County Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Celtic Bar Association; Hispanic Bar Association; Financial Lawyers Conference; Orange County Bankruptcy Forum; Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. 

Mr. Pagter is a world traveler and enjoys scuba diving. 

Reported Cases: In re: Bucknum, 951 F. 2d 2071 (9th Cir. 1991); Gionis v. Wayne (In re: Gionis), 170 B.R. 675 (9th Cir. BAP 1994); All Points Capital v. Meyer (In re: Meyer) 373 B.R. 84 (9th Cir. BAP 2007) (settled on further appeal); Kronemyer v. American Contractors Indemnity Company (In re: Kronemyer) 2009 DAR 8502 (9th Cir. BAP 2009).

Misty Perry Isaacson focuses her practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Ms. Perry Isaacson received her undergraduate degree in political science from California State University, Long Beach in 1993, where she graduated on the Dean’s Honor Role. Ms. Perry Isaacson received her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1997, where she also graduated on the Dean’s Honor Role. While attending Law School, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kathleen P. March, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California. 

Ms. Perry Isaacson is a Certified Specialist In Bankruptcy Law, The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.

Ms. Perry Isaacson was admitted to the California Bar Association in 1998. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has appeared before many of the Bankruptcy Judges in each District. She has also successfully briefed and argued matters before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Ms. Perry Isaacson was formerly Staff Counsel to Amrane Cohen, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties, representing him in well over 10,000 matters. Her representation also includes Trustees, debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases and adversary actions.

Ms. Perry Isaacson is a member of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum and the Orange County Women Lawyer’s Association. 

Reported Decisions:

Cohen v. Tran (In re Tran) 309 B.R. 330 (BAP 9th Cir. 2004); Soderlund v. Cohen (In re Soderlund) 236 BR 271 (BAP 9th Cir. 1999); Kronemyer v. American Contractors Indemnity Company (In re: Kronemyer) 2009 DAR 8502 (9th Cir. BAP 2009).

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"We never could have dreamed of having a life of our own without you, Gib. I will never be able to thank you enough for giving me my life back."
"Misty is among the brightest and hardest working bankruptcy lawyers around. She has a reputation for excellent work and unfaltering integrity. I am pleased to recommend her without qualification."
"I just want to THANK YOU for all that you do. Finding you is a blessing and we are so grateful for your time, clarification, communication and ability to take us through this difficult process means the world to us."
"I am so glad I found Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC. They were able to straighten out the horrible mess my previous bankruptcy lawyer had caused. There really is a huge difference in bankruptcy lawyers. The attorneys at Pagter and Perry Isaacson, APLC are the BEST!" 
"Gib, you have been wonderful to deal with through this difficult time in my life and I can't begin to thank you enough."