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About Us

Our mission is to provide cutting edge, comprehensive, and reliable PACER automation solutions.

Our Story

In 2000, Andrew Gustafson and Jonathan Turkanis set out to find bankruptcy monitoring software for a bankruptcy case management project. They quickly found that all the tech was outdated, limited, and unreliable. Over the next twenty years, they brought together a team of bankruptcy experts, engineers, and product managers to work towards a modern bankruptcy monitoring solution. Together, they pioneered probabilistic machine learning PDF tools, a complete PACER API, and a network of cloud services to ensure security and reliability at every stage of the process. BankruptcyWatch now has a cutting edge, comprehensive, and reliable solution that provides bankruptcy data to small businesses and large enterprises.

Our Team

Lance Wickham President

Lance studied electronic engineering at Brigham Young University – Idaho. He has over 15 years of management experience and has been a key leader in the area of bankruptcy law services. Prior to becoming the President and CEO of BankruptcyWatch, Lance served as President of Lincoln Law where he spearheaded a collaborative effort to develop solutions to improve the quality, speed and effectiveness of the bankruptcy process. As a result, Lincoln Law has become one of the leading and highly respected bankruptcy law firms in the country that continues to help thousands of people get a fresh start in life.

Today at BankruptcyWatch, Lance is focused on providing cutting edge solutions for creditors. Through the PACER API and other unique solutions created by BankruptcyWatch, businesses can obtain fast, reliable and accurate information and are able to make highly informed lending and collection decisions.

Andrew Gustafson CEO

Andrew holds a law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. His nearly 20 years of experience in the legal industry and his passion for uniting service and technology keep him intimately involved in developing products that promote efficient and affordable bankruptcy management solutions.

Andrew is also a Founder and Partner at Lincoln Law, a premiere law firm providing consumer solution services. Aside from his legal experience, Andrew has a passion for the use of technology as a tool to provide legal consumer solutions. He is the author and creator of a number of consumer law and consumer bankruptcy products. He co-created, for example, both the Debtor Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF) and Money Management International Bankruptcy.org consumer education programs. These programs have provided millions of hours of debtor education and credit counseling.

Andrew believes in continuously finding innovative solutions—new services and products—that will benefit not only his clients and colleagues but also the community as a whole. Andrew’s direction, vision and passion have helped BankruptcyWatch reach and stay at the leading edge of bankruptcy research and management technology.

Jonathan Turkanis Software Architect

Jonathan Turkanis studied mathematics at Reed College and mathematical logic, philosophy and law at the University of California, Berkeley. Born in London and raised in Utah, Jonathan developed an interest in math and computer science early on in his life. He shares this passion by cultivating the next generation of computer programmers through his published works.  

Jonathan is the author of Boost lostreams library and several other C++ open source libraries covering a range of programming topics.  He is also the co-author of a popular programming textbook titled C++ Cookbook published by O”Reilly Media.   

Jonathan has been working in the software industry since 1998.  Among his major accomplishments included working on a major project funded by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and HSBC. He also developed one of the largest consumer bankruptcy credit counseling courses. Jonathan’s in-depth understanding of the PACER system coupled with his unique ability to solve complex problems that require elegant solutions have allowed BankruptcyWatch to offer products that solve problems, boost productivity and increase the bottom line.

Today at BankruptcyWatch, Jonathan is leading development on ML PDF optimization as well as managing and extending the cloud microservice architecture.