Attorneys at the Crossroads of Money and the Law

If you have debt problems and want a lawyer who puts the power back in your hands, we need to talk.

When Jay Fleischman started the firm in 1995, he wanted to help his clients through difficult financial times. From a one-room office on lower Broadway in Manhattan, Jay began by representing people in bankruptcy cases. As the years went on, he expanded his practice to encompass solutions outside of bankruptcy.

Now, over 25 years later, Shaev & Fleischman P.C. has evolved with the needs of our clients and provides services including:

Student Loan Problems

  • Repayment Planning and Advisory Services

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • Loan Forgiveness and Discharge Planning

  • Default Resolution

  • Administrative Wage Garnishment and Tax Refund Offset Resolution

  • Settlement and Compromise

  • Lawsuit Defense*

Debt, Credit and Personal Finance

  • Bankruptcy Representation*

  • Bankruptcy Dischargeability Actions*

  • Collection Lawsuit Defense*

  • Collection Abuse Litigation*

  • Credit Report Error Litigation*

  • Debt Settlement and Financial Wellness Consulting

* These services are offered only to residents of New York and California.

More Free, Less Fee

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We give away 90% of our knowledge at no cost whatsoever. This site offers a wealth of information – podcasts, articles, and free email courses, all created specifically for you. Each of these resources is absolutely free, and we encourage you to take advantage of all that we have to offer.

The more you know about your options, the easier it will be for you to decide whether we can help you. If you choose to schedule an appointment, we’ll be able to spend less time on the basics and devote more of our efforts to analyzing your situation and helping you accomplish your goals.

No Need to Leave Your Home or Workplace

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It’s not always easy to rearrange your schedule to get to a lawyer’s office. Also, when it comes to resolving your student loan problems, you may not have much time before things get ugly.

Even if you successfully move your life around to talk with a lawyer who can help with your student loan issues, you’re often forced to work with the one closest to your home or office. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few people with an experienced student loan lawyer nearby, but it’s just as likely that the most geographically convenient attorney isn’t always the best fit for your needs.

When we work together, we’ll handle everything by phone, email and video chat. You’re welcome to arrange to meet with us at one of our coworking spaces in New York or Los Angeles, but let’s be serious – you’ve got better things to do with your day.

Better Service With Cutting Edge Tools

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Our Managing Attorney, Jay Fleischman, has always been an early adopter. He was online in the early 1980s, accessing remote computers in the pre-Internet days using a Hayes 300 baud Smartmodem. Jay got his first cell phone in 1994 – the same year he put his email address on his business cards. He was among the first lawyers in the nation with an Internet presence, establishing his firm’s first website in 1996.

That level of comfort with technology came in handy in the wake of 9/11, when Jay and his entire staff was locked out of the New York office for weeks as the city recovered from the attacks. Rather than leaving his clients without representation, the team was able to continue working without disruption thanks to technology.

Over the years, we’ve made it a priority to stay ahead of the curve. If there’s an improvement in communication, security, or accessibility, you can be sure we’re on it. Because when you need a lawyer who can help with a student loan problem, you deserve a team that’s always on the cutting edge.

Ready to Talk?


Text (323) 924-8857 and I’ll answer – simple as that. It’s fastest way of reaching me.


(866) 787-8078

The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed on all federal holidays.


No more phone tag! Let’s get started on a solution to your student loan problems.


I respond to email within 24 hours, but don’t check or reply to messages during weekends and evenings.


228 Park Av S #47620
New York NY 10003

8205 Santa Monica Blvd #47620
Los Angeles CA 90069