Bankruptcy

We have substantial expertise in representing major constituents in bankruptcy matters, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, receivers, creditors’ committees, debtors and purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings.  In particular, our attorneys are experienced in the prosecution and defense of fraudulent transfer claims and complex preference issues.  Our attorneys have in-depth experience with complex, cross-border bankruptcy issues, and we have represented both lenders and borrowers in loan workouts for non-performing and distressed commercial loans that require judicial intervention.

 

    • Reorganization and Liquidation
    • Creditors’ Committee & Bondholder Representations in Chapter 11
    • Cross-border Insolvencies
    • Purchase and Sale of Property in Bankruptcy
    • Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Litigation
    • Creditor’s Rights and Provisional Remedies
    • Claim Allowance, Estimation, and Objection
    • Represented the leading commercial jet aircraft manufacturer in numerous preference and Chapter 5 avoidance adversary proceedings involving a number of Chapter 11 reorganizations by airlines.
    • Represented custom boat builder in its Chapter 11 restructuring, including confirmation of plan of reorganization, plan negotiations with creditors’ committee, secured lender, tax authorities and US Trustee in highly contested Chapter 11 proceedings.
    • Represented numerous real estate development companies in their Chapter 11 reorganization cases, including confirmation of plans of reorganization.
    • Represented US subsidiary of a foreign computer manufacturer as the debtor-in-possession in a multi-billion dollar Chapter 11 proceeding and successfully battled a global IT company, which was the chair of the creditors committee. The case involved filing of Chapter 15, which was the first ever in the country.
    • Represented financial institutions in various bankruptcy proceedings in which we obtained relief from automatic stay and other remedies for creditor clients to enforce creditors’ rights.
    • Represented secured creditor in debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, defeating debtor’s motion to obtain post-petition financing secured by a priming lien with priority over the creditor’s deed of trust on debtor’s real property.
    • Represented a media conglomerate that owned and operated major daily and weekly newspapers, websites, mobile applications and specialty publications in a Chapter 11 proceeding.
    • Advised as counsel to Chapter 11 liquidating trustee related to 26 jointly administered cases involving numerous parties, including property developers and financial institutions.
    • Represented numerous strategic and financial purchasers of distressed assets of Chapter 11 debtors.
    • Represented a California municipality as a creditor in Chapter 11 proceedings of the gas and electric utility serving the city.
    • Represented a lender to some of the nation’s most prominent developers in connection with out-of-court workout and restructuring of extensive residential real estate development programs and portfolios during the subprime mortgage crisis.
    • Represented a leading utility in numerous preference and Chapter 5 avoidance adversary proceedings in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases.
    • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in fraudulent transfer action against transferee of debtor’s multi-million dollar jewelry collection, obtaining summary judgment in client’s favor, which was upheld by the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the Ninth Circuit on appeal.
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