Get a Fresh Start to Your Financial Future!

A Law Firm Providing Bankruptcy and Tax Resolution Services

Resolving financial issues can be tough, especially when you don't know where to start. Fortunately, our staff at Suncoast Legal Center in Lakewood Ranch and Port Charlotte, FL, can lend you a helping hand. Let us assist you in getting out of your debt with our services.


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

This chapter allows you to discharge (cancel) all of your debts (with some exceptions) while keeping your exempt assets. Non-exempt property is surrendered to the trustee and potentially sold to pay off creditors. You must pass a “means test” to qualify. It can also help you rebuild your credit. Learn More

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If your income is too high to be eligible for chapter 7 bankruptcy or you have non-exempt property that you want to keep, then you may be eligible to file chapter 13 bankruptcy. Under chapter 13 bankruptcy, you can reorganize your debt into a manageable repayment plan. You can reduce any unsecured debt, such as credit cards and medical bills, in many cases to 0%. Chapter 13 is commonly used to stop foreclosures and impending repossessions. It is also an excellent tool to deal with delinquent IRS taxes. Learn More

Tax Resolution

Tax resolution includes many services and goes by different names (IRS representation, tax relief, tax problem recovery, tax resolution, tax controversy) but in summary, tax resolution is a service in which you help a client resolve their open debt with the IRS in a way that minimizes the debt as much as possible. Learn more

Tax resolution services include:

  • Offer in Compromise
  • Installment Agreement
  • Penalty Abatement
  • Innocent Spouse
  • Tax Liens
  • Levies
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
  • Bankruptcy

About James Kompothecras

Our owner, James Kompothecras, is a bankruptcy attorney who is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. He has more than 20 years of experience in this field and is dedicated to assist individuals and businesses in resolving their financial issues.

In 1998, he established Suncoast Legal Center and served Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties. To learn about our firm's reputation, you may read our clients’ testimonials today.

Attorney James Kompothecras guided me through this difficult process and made it easy for me to understand. I would recommend him to anyone filing for bankruptcy.

- Steve W.

Extremely competent attorney who not only knows what he is doing but also cares for his clients. If you need an attorney with expertise in this area there is no one else to turn to. I cannot say enough good things.

- Joseph A.

My attorney James was very helpful and affordable while filing my bankruptcy case. Everything was clearly explained to me before filing and the communication lines were open if I had any additional questions regarding my case. I would definitely recommend him to anybody considering filing bankruptcy.

- Diana G.

I feel that the law office was very helpful and would recommend them to all my family and friends James Kompothecras was always there to answer any questions and walk me threw the whole process. Very thankful I used his services.

- Robin R

Attorney James Kompothecras is one of the most professional, competent, knowledgeable attorney to have for bankruptcy. He takes the time to walk and guide you through a difficult; but yet a smooth process of what is expected from you as the client. I am grateful he was here for me when I needed his experience and profession. I recommend Attorney James Kompothecras for any one in need of a bankruptcy attorney. Thank you

- Geraldine M.

From start to finish James was excellent. His knowledge and experience was extremely helpful. Thank you James.

- John L

Attorney James Kompothecras is very professional. He took the time to explain things to me when there was something I didn't understand. He is very knowledgeable and made me feel confident all the time. I am very grateful for the time, dedication and hard work he put on my case. I would recommend it to anyone having legal issues. Thank you James .

- Regino T.

Mr. Kompothecras is very professional and knowledgeable. I had a rush emergency and he made himself available so we could take care of my problem promptly. He helped me through the process and made me feel confident that my issues would be taken care of. thank you so much Judy Johnston

- Judy J

James Kompothecras did an excellent job on my bankruptcy case. He made a difficult process seem easy. He was always available to answer my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through difficult financial times.

- Lynette D

I had recently filed for Chapter 7 and hired attorney James Kompothecras. The process went very smoothly and I received excellent consultation and guidance throughout the entire process.

- Neil F

If I could give 6 stars here, I would. I used James for my Chapter 13 bankruptcy in 2005, and I could not have hoped for a better outcome. The advice he gave me was incredibly helpful, and the results of my bankruptcy were everything I could've hoped for. I highly recommend him

-Elsie G.