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Representative Cases and Clients

Served as co-counsel for the Retirees' Committee in the City of Stockton's chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy case.  The City of Stockton was the largest city to file for bankruptcy protection when its case was filed.  Participated in multi-day plan confirmation trial that resulted in a confirmed chapter 9 Plan of Adjustment that the Retirees' Committee supported.  Case included issues regarding retiree pensions and retirement healthcare benefits.


Served as co-counsel for chapter 11 Trustee in the case of Kobra Properties, a company controlling 80 real estate projects and carrying over $300 million of secured debt.  Liquidating chapter 11 plan confirmed after completed projects were operated under the Trustee's control for approximately one year.  Case included successful litigation against insiders and prosecution of numerous preference and fraudulent conveyance adversaries.


Serving as co-counsel for chapter 11 Trustee in the case of Robert Cook, the owner of a minority interest in the Sacramento Kings NBA team.  Initiated successful litigation against disputed lienholders and orchestrated the sale of the minority interest for over $15 million, leading to a positive outcome in what appeared to be an insolvent estate at the time of appointment.


Serving as co-counsel for secured lender asserting claims in excess of $4 million and seeking relief from the automatic stay against a single-asset real estate debtor.


Represented the Creditors’ Committee in a local dairy farmer's chapter 11 bankruptcy case.  The case involved the sale of over $10 million of real property to fund the payment in full of all creditors.


Represented multiple regional lenders and community banks as creditors in chapter 11, 7 and 13 cases and in commercial litigation, including cash collateral, relief from stay and plan confirmation disputes, as well as judicial foreclosure, receivership, injunctive relief and claim and delivery actions.


Represented landlords as creditors in national cases involving the assumption and assignment of leases, cure amount disputes, and claim objections.


Served as California co-counsel to American Builders & Contractors Supply Co. in its acquisition of the assets of insolvent roofing supply company Roof Top Metal Products, including real property of affiliate.  Personal property acquired through successful 363 purchase through target company Chapter 11 and real estate acquired through purchase of, and foreclosure on, real estate secured loan.

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