Paul J. Pascuzzi

 

ppascuzzi@ffwplaw.com Direct: (916) 231-6652

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Presentations, Publications & Other Activities

Panelist, "Ethical Duties and Practical Considerations of Succession Planning for Attorneys," Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, March 20, 2019.

Presenter, "Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments," Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, February 20, 2019.

Co-Author, "Test Your Knowledge: Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," State of California Business Law News (2018).

Presenter, "Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments," Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, March 21, 2018.

Presenter, "Chapter 11 Issues," Northern California Bankruptcy Conference, February 23, 2018.

Presenter, "Preparing the Practice for the Death of the Attorney," Northern California Bankruptcy Conference, February 22, 2018.

 

Presenter, "Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments," Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, March 22, 2017.

 

Panelist, Eastern District Conference, Bankruptcy Breakout Session, "Burdens of Proof on Exemptions/Recent Developments on Asarco," October 15, 2016.

Panelist, "Cutting Edge Chapter 11 Issues: The Use of CROs in Chapter 11 cases, Asarco and its Progeny, and the Equitable Mootness Doctrine," 30th Annual Central California Bankruptcy Institute Program, Clovis Veterans Memorial Building, September 23, 2016.

Co-Author, "Test Your Knowledge: Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," State of California Business Law News (2016).

Producer, "Money for Nothing?  Are Estate Professionals in Dire Straits Post-Asarco?"  California Bankruptcy Forum, May 2016.

Presenter, "Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments," Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, March 23, 2016.

Co-Author, "Test Your Knowledge: Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," State of California Business Law News (2015).

Panelist, "Using Chapter 11 for Purposes Other than Confirming a Chapter 11 Plan," 29th Annual Central California Bankruptcy Institute Program, San Joaquin College of Law, September 18, 2015.

 

Presenter, "Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments," Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, March 18, 2015.

 

Panelist, "Valuation Issues," Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum Summer Program, August 22, 2014.

 

Named by peers as "Best of the Bar 2013" in the Sacramento Business Journal.

 

Presenter, “Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, February 20, 2013.

 

Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and member of the Eastern District Conference Planning Committee, 2011 - 2015.

 

Advisor, State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Executive Committee, 2010-2017.

 

Advisor, California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section Executive Committee, 2017-present.

Advisor, State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, 2006-2017.

Advisor, California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, 2017-present.

 

Chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Long Range Strategy Committee, 2012 - present.

 

Presenter, "Road Show McGeorge School of Law," State Bar Business Law Section, 2011-2015

 

Presenter, “Year in Review:  Bankruptcy Cases and Developments,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, February 16, 2011.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  31st Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, January 14, 2011.

 

Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum 23rd Annual Conference, 2011.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  30th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, January 15, 2010.

 

President, California Bankruptcy Forum, 2009-2010.

 

Chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Executive Committee, 2009-2010.

 

Panelist, Insolvency Law Committee Webinar, “Recent Developments – The Ninth Circuit Review, July – December 2008,” California State Bar, Business Law Section, February 2009.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  29th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, January 2009.

 

Panelist, Insolvency Law Committee Webinar, “Recent Developments – The Ninth Circuit Review, January – June 2008,” California State Bar, Business Law Section, July 2008.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  28th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, January 2008.

 

Panelist, Insolvency Law Committee Webinar, “Recent Developments – The Ninth Circuit Review, July – December 2007,” California State Bar, Business Law Section, February 2008.

 

Panelist, Insolvency Law Committee Webinar, “Recent Developments – The Ninth Circuit Review, January – June 2007,” California State Bar, Business Law Section, June 2007.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  27th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, March 2007.

 

Panelist, Insolvency Law Committee Webinar, “Recent Developments – The Ninth Circuit Review, July – December 2006,” California State Bar, Business Law Section, February 2007.

 

Panelist, Northern California 6th Annual Bankruptcy Conference, “7, 11 & 13 Tax Issues,” Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, February 2007.

 

Panelist, Insolvency Law Committee Webinar, “Recent Developments – The Ninth Circuit Review, January – June 2006,” California State Bar, Business Law Section, July 2006.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  26th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, January 2006.

 

Vice President, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, 2006.

 

Chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Insolvency Law Committee, 2005-2006.

 

Presenter, “Bankruptcy Reform:  Recent Changes in Personal & Small Business Bankruptcy Law,” Estate and Financial Planning Committee, Sacramento Chapter, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, October 2005.

 

Panelist, “Bankruptcy Reform:  Changing the Ground Rules of Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice,” Continuing Education of the Bar, Sacramento, California, October 2005.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  25th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, 2005.

 

Director, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, 2005-2008.

 

Panelist, “Business Law Practice:  24th Annual Recent Developments,” Continuing Education of the Bar, February 2004.

 

Panelist, “Revised UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions:  What California Practitioners Need to Know,” National Business Institute, June 2003.

 

Panelist, “Recent Developments in Business Law,” Continuing Education of the Bar, February 2003.

 

Panelist, “Bankruptcy in California,” Lorman Education Services, October 2002.

 

Panelist, “Revised Article 9,” Eastern District Judges Conference, October 2002.

 

Panelist, “Recent Developments in Business Law,” Continuing Education of the Bar, February 2002.

 

Panelist, “Mortgage Foreclosure In California,” Lorman Educational Services, January 22, 2002.

 

Panelist, “Bankruptcy Law and Practice in California,” Sterling Education Services, LLC, November 2001.

 

Panelist, “Recent Developments in Business Law,” State Bar of California - CEB, March 2001.

 

Secretary and Director, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, 2000-2002.

 

Co-Vice Chair, State Bar Uniform Commerical Code Committee, 2000-2001.

 

Presenter, “What to do as a Creditor in Bankruptcy,” American Corporate Counsel Association, Sacramento Valley Chapter, May 2000.

 

Presenter, “Recent Changes in the Commercial Code:  Revised Article 9,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, April 2000.

 

Panelist, “Recent Developments in Business Law,” Continuing Education of the Bar, March 2000.

 

Presenter, “Securing Assets in an IP World:  Where and How to Perfect Security Interests in Intellectual Property,” Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Sections, December 1999.

 

Panelist, “Recent Developments in Business Law,” Continuing Education of the Bar, March 1999.

 

Presenter, “Changes in the Commercial Code:  Revised Article 9 and New Article 2B,” Sacramento County Bar Association Business Law Section, August 1998.

 

Presenter, “Making a Consumer Bankruptcy Case Fly:  A Preflight Checklist - Is a Creditor Secured or Unsecured in a Bankruptcy Case?,” Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, May 1998.

 

Panelist, “Recent Developments in Business Law,” Continuing Education of the Bar, March 1998.

 

Guest Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento, “Business Law,” 1994-1998.

 

Co-Presenter, “Basics in Bankruptcy,” Seminar for the Northern Central Valley Forum, Spring 1995. 

 

Publications

"Test Your Knowledge:  Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," Business Law News, Issue 3, 2019 (Co-Author).

"Test Your Knowledge:  Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," Business Law News, Issue 2, 2018 (Co-Author).

"Test Your Knowledge:  Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," Business Law News, Issue 2, 2016 (Co-Author).

 

"Test Your Knowledge:  Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," Business Law News, Issue 3, 2015 (Co-Author).

 

"Test Your Knowledge:  Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," Business Law News, Issue 3, 2014 (Co-Author).

 

"Protecting Tax Refunds of Consolidated Tax Filers in Bankruptcy," Business Law News, Issue 2, 2014 (Co-Author).

 

"Test Your Knowledge:  Recent Developments in Insolvency Law," Business Law News, Issue 4, 2013 (Co-Author).

 

"Ten Things You Should Know About Setoff and Recoupment in Bankruptcy," Business Law News, Issue 3, 2013 (Co-Author).

 

"When a City Files Bankruptcy:  Chapter 9 Basics for Business Attorneys," Business Law News, Issue No. 4, 2012 (Co-Author).

 

"Just Say No to Bankruptcy:  Courts Enforce Provisions in Organizational Documents Restricting Ability to Seek Bankruptcy Protection," Business Law News, Issue No. 1, 2012 (Co-Author).

 

“New State and Federal Laws Created to Alleviate the Current Foreclosure Crisis and Provide Relief to Homeowners,” Business Law News, Winter 2008 (Co-Author).

 

“Changes to the Bankruptcy Code Affecting Small Business Reorganizations,” Business Law News, Winter 2005 (Author).

 

Representation of Individual and Small Business Debtors in Chapter 11, Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice in California, Chapter 12, Continuing Education of the Bar (Co-Author) 2003 – Revised 2005 due to enactment of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.

 

“Ninth Circuit Rules on Nature of Corporate Officer’s Fiduciary Duty to Corporation,” Business Law News, Spring 2004 (Author).

 

“New Bankruptcy Code Amendments Present Significant Opportunities and Responsibilities for Public Pension Funds,” The NAPPA Report, February 1995 (Co-Author).

 

“Substantive Consolidation:  A Powerful Tool,” Bankruptcy Litigation Newsletter of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee of the American Bar Association, January 1994 (Co-Author).

 

Awards & Activities

 

California Bankruptcy Forum 23rd Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2011.
California Bankruptcy Forum President, 2009-2010.
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Executive Committee, Chair, 2009-2010.
Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative 2011-2015.
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Long Range Strategy Committee Chair, 2012-2018.
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee Chair, 2005-2006.
Chair, American College of Bankruptcy, Ninth Circuit Outreach Committee, 2017 to present.
State Bar of California, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2000-2001.
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, Director, 2005-2008.
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, Secretary and Director, 2000-2002.
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum Vice President, 2006.
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Executive Committee, Advisor, 2010-2017.
California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section, Executive Committee, Advisor, 2017-present.
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, Advisor, 2006-2017.
California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee, Advisor, 2017-present.
Member, American College of Bankruptcy Meetings & Events Committee, 2018 to present.
Sacramento Business Journal - named by peers as "Best of the Bar" in 2013 and 2016.
Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer List, 2015, 2016, and 2018.