Phone: 303-623-4357

Over the last twenty-five years, Mr. Berken has lectured at many Continuing Legal Education seminars, including those sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Colorado Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Berken is a former board-certified expert in consumer bankruptcy law (American Bankruptcy Board of Certification), and has written several articles regarding representing consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. He has prosecuted hundreds of motions, adversary cases and appeals.

He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and a member of the National Association of Consumer Attorneys. He is the founder of the Colorado Debtors Counsel Listserv, an Internet-based source of information for debtors counsel in the state of Colorado.

The Listserv has more than 300 members and is provided as a free service to counsel of the Debtors Bar. He is the Colorado State Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys as well as the Colorado State Co-chair for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). STEPHEN E. BERKEN is an attorney in Denver, Colorado. His practice focuses on areas of consumer bankruptcy law, debt work-outs, as well as Colorado mechanic lien and trust fund statutes.

Mr. Berken earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of California in 1981, and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law, the University of California in 1984. Mr. Berken has lectured for various professional groups and is a frequent guest on KHOW radio. Working from his office of three attorneys in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Berken handles cases involving Chapter 7 and 13, defense and prosecution of bankruptcy adversary matters, state court litigation involving the Colorado Mechanic Lien statute.

Stephen E. Berken

STEPHEN E. BERKEN is an attorney in Denver, Colorado. His practice focuses on areas of consumer bankruptcy law, debt workouts, asset protection and mechanic lien and trust fund statutes. Mr. Berken earned his B.A. degree, Cum Laude, from the University of California in 1981, and his J.D. degree from Hastings College of the Law, the University of California in 1984. Mr. Berken has lectured for various professional groups.  Mr. Berken handles cases involving Chapter 7 and 13, defense and prosecution of bankruptcy adversary matters, state court litigation involving the Colorado Mechanic’s Lien statute, wills, and estate planning, and foreclosure defense.

He is the Colorado state chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is the founding member of the Colorado Consumer Bankruptcy Association. He is the founder of the Colorado Debtors’ Counsel Listserv, an Internet-based source of information for debtors’ counsel in the state of Colorado. The Listserv is provided as a free service to counsel of the Debtors’ Bar. Mr. Berken is the Colorado State co-chair for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and a board-certified expert in consumer bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification.  He is the state chair for C.A.R.E. (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) and regularly lectures to high school students about the responsible use of credit.

Academic Information:

B.A., Political Science, University of California, 1981, Cum Laude; J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California, 1984 Date admitted to practice: November 1, 1985.

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Sean Cloyes

Sean Cloyes obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Law in 2000 and has been admitted in Colorado since 2001. Sean is a leading member of the Colorado Bar Association and has been practicing consumer bankruptcy for over fifteen years. In addition to representing debtors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, Sean also teaches continuing legal education courses to other attorneys and paralegals in the State of Colorado. Prior to joining forces with Steve to form Berken Cloyes, Sean has been a partner in a leading Colorado Springs firm since 2005. He was voted runner-up best attorney in the Colorado Springs Gazette “Best of the Springs,” and from 2013-2017 has been voted top attorney in Colorado Spring Style Magazine.

If you have questions only a lawyer can answer, then look no further than the Law Offices of Stephen Berken. Call us at your earliest convenience, and discover why our practice has earned so many loyal and satisfied clients throughout Denver and the surrounding areas. Our standard business hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm, and we’re available on weekends by appointment as well.