Walking through the gates of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery within California Wine Country is breathtaking on any warm west coast day. Two large swimming pools totalling 3,600 square feet surrounded by plush lounge chairs welcome you as you enter, complete with a full bar beside the pool. Enter the building to your left upon entry and the main wine tasting bar welcomes you with nine different brands of wines for you to taste and enjoy. Venture further through the building and you will come to the Movie Gallery, displaying a collection of authentic movie memorabilia from Coppola's five decades of film-making, and a full cafe style restaurant that boasts beautiful views.

Would you have ever thought that the owner of this lush wine resort has filed for bankruptcy not once, but three times during the span of his career? Cinema royalty and director of films such as The Godfather trillogy and Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola made the decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcies several times when his studio Zoetrope fell into debt that he could not pull out of.

However, bankruptcy did not stop this Hollywood Legend from moving forward with his career and financial success. Today, Coppola not only owns the successful winery described, but a San Francisco restaurant, worldwide resorts, and boasts a film career that can not be touched.

Filing for bankruptcy is a fresh start. A way to start to rebuild your financial success. Call Rebeka Seelinger, Erie PA bankruptcy lawyer, today to discuss your options and learn how you can experience debt relief. Contact her for your free consultation to discuss your options and how bankruptcy may be able to help.

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