Attorney Profile - Ronald W. Ask

Attorney Profile - Ask Bankruptcy - ronald2Mr. Ask grew up on a small 35 acre farm in Northeast Iowa. At only ten years old, he started gaining experience in operating heavy mechanized equipment at his father's farm. He held his first job at a service station when he was thirteen years old. He then became a brick mason tender at 16 years of age. All the while he continued to help his father with the farm. Mr. Ask joined the Marine Corps at age 18. He was later assigned to a tracked vehicle mechanics school at Camp Pendleton California, where he graduated in second place in a class of 52 students. He was retained as an instructor and finished out his career as a teacher. 

Upon release from the service in 1956, Mr. Ask had a job as an automobile salesman, while attending school part time at Long Beach Community College. Beginning in 1957, he worked for different Aerospace companies until he was hired by International Harvester Co. In 1959, he was promoted to assistant manager of a heavy duty truck facility in Downtown Los Angeles. After his graduation from Long Beach State University, he was transferred to Riverside County where he represented the company with about a dozen automobile dealers in Riverside and San Bernardino County. 

In 1967, he took over management of a truck dealership in Riverside, California. In 1979, he was then promoted to key market manager for all of Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law in Fullerton, California. In 1981, Mr. Ask opened his first law firm in Ontario, California, and later in Mira Loma, California. He moved his practice to Riverside, California in 1984. In 2002, he formed Elder Law Center, where he currently practices law. 

Mr. Ask filed his first bankruptcy in 1982. It was a corporate chapter 7 with about 30 employees and substantial assets and debts. Mr. Ask has filed and represented several thousand bankruptcy cases over the last 38 years, including hundreds of Chapter 13 proceedings and a number of Chapter 11 proceedings. His associate attorney, Renee S. Fahrendholz, worked as his bankruptcy paralegal from 1987 until 2019, when she passed the California Bar Exam. She is now a highly experienced bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy is a wonderful tool that can be implemented to save your house that is in foreclosure, or your business that is in financial trouble. For larger cases, the Chapter 11 small business proceeding is available. 

Mr. Ask is a member of:

  • The State Bar of California
  • NACBA: National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association 
  • CANHR: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform 
  • NAELA: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Riverside County Bar Association

Attorney Profile - Renee S. Fahrendholz

Attorney Profile - Ask Bankruptcy - Renee_Pic_for_Business_CardsRenee emphasizes quality, caring legal services at reasonable rates. She began her legal career at the age of 15 working in her father’s law firm as a filing clerk. She became a certified paralegal in 1995 and continued working and learning in her father’s firm. Renee married in 2006 and she and her husband Ernie welcomed their daughter in 2008. In 2012, Renee decided to go to law school and become a lawyer. She enrolled in a local Riverside law school, where she attended classes at night, after working during the day. Renee graduated top 7 in her class in 2016 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in November 2018. Mrs. Fahrendholz continues to work as an associate under her father, in the same firm where it all began 30 years ago, and will one day take over his practice.
 
Renee’s practice areas focus on probate and trust administration; Probate Court litigation; conservatorships; trusts; wills; will contest; guardianship; estate planning; bankruptcy and civil litigation. Renee is a member of the:
  • The State Bar of California
  • Legal Education: California Southern School of Law, 2016
  • Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice: California, 2018
  • Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum
  • NACBA: The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association 
  • NAELA: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 
  • CANHR: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Riverside County Bar Association

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