Jeffrey A. Krieger

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Jeff Krieger is a business lawyer specializing in bankruptcy related matters.  He represents secured creditors, unsecured creditors, landlords, chapter 11 debtors, trustees and other parties in interest in federal  bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings. He also advises clients in minimizing financial risk when entering into a variety of types of agreements, including loan agreements, purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, and settlement agreements.  He creates solutions for clients who have already entered into transactions with troubled companies, including representing them in proceedings before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.  Mr. Krieger also represents investors who are acquiring distressed assets both in and outside of bankruptcy proceedings. 

Bankruptcy Experience

  • Currently represents Discovery Communications, LLC, a creditor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of KSL Media, Inc.
  • Currently represents the commercial landlord in the Chapter 11 case of retailer Stanly Swain’s, Inc. 
  • Currently represents clients in recovering monies invested in the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme
  • Currently represents numerous clients in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings including preference and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Regularly represents Roland Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments, in structuring all of Roland’s credit and security transactions with retail dealers and financing companies
  • Represented Imaging 3, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor through its successful confirmation of its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
  • Represented Signal Walnut Partnership L.P., in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Orange Grove Service, Inc. 
  • Represented a private first trust deed holder in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Ocean Hills
  • Represented Avalon Risk Management, a broker of United States customs bonds, in numerous bankruptcy proceedings filed by importers utilizing customs bonds   
  • Represented the Court appointed liquidator’s U.S. interests in an international insolvency proceeding based out of the Commonwealth of Dominica in which the debtor entity is a corporation responsible for an illegal “ponzi” scheme which defrauded investors of greater than $50 million
  • Represented Convergenz, a personnel staffing company, in the bankruptcy of Axium Corporation
  • Represented Regency Park Senior Living in its successful acquisition out of bankruptcy of a senior assisted living facility in Pasadena, California
  • Represented Roland Corporation, a junior secured creditor in the Mars Music bankruptcy, securing a significant recovery from the bankruptcy estate and senior lender after commencing litigation to require the senior lender to marshal assets for the benefit of Roland
  • Represented the City of Culver City in contested claim for unpaid taxes against Chapter 11 debtor Urban Hotels resulting in favorable settlement for Culver City
  • Represented Auto Wax Co., a manufacturer of car care products, as petitioning creditor in a contested involuntary bankruptcy against judgment debtor Mark V Products, defeating a motion to dismiss the involuntary petition
  • Represented Cheesecake Factory as creditor and reclamation claimant in the Ameriserve and Empire Beef bankruptcies
  • Represented PacifiCare of California as the single largest creditor in multiple hospital and health care provider bankruptcies
  • Represented a private secured creditor in the Southern Select Ranch bankruptcy case
  • Represented AXA, as secured creditor in the Destination Film bankruptcy case
  • Represented creditors’ committee in the California Power Exchange bankruptcy case
  • Represented creditors’ committee in the Packaging Corporation of America bankruptcy case
  • Represented creditors’ committee in the Universal Communications Network bankruptcy case
  • Represented creditors’ committee in the Primedex bankruptcy case
  • Represented bankruptcy trustee in liquidation of a waste disposal company
  • Represented bankruptcy trustee in liquidation of a private accounting firm
  • Represented Remi restaurant in its successful liquidating Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Represented The Movie Group in a successful Chapter 11 reorganization after creditors had forced The Movie Group into an involuntary bankruptcy

Real Estate Experience

  • Represents real estate secured creditors in Orange Grove Services, Inc. and Ocean Hills Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Represented commercial landlord in Chrysler Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Regularly represents real estate developers in connection with deal required legal opinions, including substantive consolidation opinions, allowing clients to obtain commercial real estate loans
  • Currently represents or has represented commercial landlords in large retail Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases around the country, including Blockbuster, Circuit City, Movie Gallery, Wickes Furniture, Great Circle Family Foods, Elrod Holdings, Koo Koo Roo, Garden Ridge, and Factory 2-U
  • Represented junior lender to a developer of senior housing in Northern California in out of court restructure with senior lender
  • Represented developer of single family homes in Nevada in connection with out of court restructure with senior lender
  • Represented chain of medical clinics in successful out of court restructure, including renegotiating real estate leases to allow company to continue in operation
  • Represented real estate developer in negotiating and documenting construction and permanent real estate loan for $13 million for an upscale apartment complex in Panorama City, California

Complex Business Experience

  • Represented a doctor in negotiation of entry into medical practice partnership
  • Represented Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy in their acquisition of RING Magazine, known as “The Bible of Boxing”
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of combined stock and asset purchase of a group of landscaping and nursery companies
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of medical products company
  • Represented U.S. Freightways, a cargo and  trucking company, in the acquisition of real property from the Consolidated Freightways Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Regularly represents The Quercus Trust, a significant investment trust focused on alternative energy companies and other clean tech industries. Representation has included structuring, negotiating, and documenting numerous investments totaling more than $30 million in venture-stage companies ranging from start-ups to late-round, pre-IPO financings

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