Representative Cases

1. CH 7 Liquidation

Successfully conducted a well known San Francisco building, remodeling and cabinet company, with decades of experience in the greater San Francisco Bay area region, through an orderly liquidation in Chapter 7 to tie off loose ends and formally close the company.

2. CH 11 Reorganization

Successfully represented an individual in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in order to generally reorganize his finances, in the process of which he discharged more than a million dollars in federal and state income tax claims, which he was unable to resolve through years of attempted settlements and offers in compromise with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board.

3. Bankruptcy Avoidance & Commercial Loan Modification

Successfully represented a San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Development firm with more than one hundred million dollars in outstanding non-performing debt, for the purpose of corporate bankruptcy reorganization analysis, asset protection planning, commercial loan analysis, guarantee analysis, commercial loan modification planning, and bank loan modification negotiations. The company and its principals have been able to restructure and pay their debt and avoid bankruptcy.

4. Loan & Contract Analysis and Negotiation

Successfully assisted an individual seeking relief from business loan guarantee liability, by use of the defenses of exoneration and dissociation after loan modifications were instituted by agreement between the lender and borrower, but without the express written consent of the individual guarantor.

5. Creditor Representation

Successfully represented creditors with secured and unsecured claims in various contexts, including claims against Chapter 7, 11 and 12 debtors, and against debtors threatening or preparing for bankruptcy filings.