Representative Matters

Debtors' Counsel

  • Represented Rhythm & Hues, a visual effects company, in connection with Chapter 11 filing and sale of assets
  • Represented Imaging3, Inc., a publicly traded company, in connection with its Chapter 11 filing and successful confirmation of a plan of reorganization
  • Provide reorganization counsel to the owners of Gardena Hospital
  • Acted as counsel to majority  shareholder of Currie Technologies in its Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Represented Cisco Brother in a confirmed plan of reorganization
  • Advised and counseled CEO of Contessa in connection with the sale of the company’s assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code

Creditor Counsel

  • Served as creditors’ committee counsel in the chapter 11 filings  of The Leather Factory and Academy films, which entailed the sale of a film library
  • Advise and counsel entertainment industry clients in recovering monies invested in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme
  • Served as counsel to Cheesecake Factory as creditor and reclamation claimant in the Ameriserve and Empire Beef bankruptcies
  • Represented Allied Advertising Limited Partnership in a contested involuntary bankruptcy petition against judgment debtor Thinkfilm, LLC
  • Provide ongoing representation of 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
  • Served as counselor to 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 World Communications Group Services, Ltd. in the defense of a bankruptcy preference action
  • Acted on behalf of 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
  • Counsel Avalon Risk Management, a broker of United States customs bonds, in bankruptcy proceedings filed by importers utilizing customs bonds
  • Represented Convergenz, a personnel staffing company, in the bankruptcy of Axium Corporation
  • Represented PacifiCare of California as the single largest creditor in multiple hospital and healthcare provider bankruptcies

Trustee Counsel

  • Counsel to Signal Walnut Partnership L.P., and another first trust deed holder in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Orange Grove Service, Inc. and Ocean Hills
  • 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 more than $50 million
  • In re Halaco Engineering Co., represent David Seror, Chapter 7 Trustee.  Assisted trustee in liquidation of recycling firm, including sales of assets, litigation, and work with USEPA and state regulators on allegations of environmental contamination
  • In re Apex Digital, Inc., represented Rosendo Gonzalez, Examiner. Assisted Examiner appointed in chapter 11 bankruptcy case of electronics distributor.
  • In re Calsafe Transportation, Inc., representing Diane C. Weil, Chapter 7 Trustee.  Assisted trustee with liquidating of assets and litigation involving transportation company.
  • Alameda Liquidating Trust, represented Liquidating Trust in litigation and sales of joint venture interests and properties located in the western United States.
  • In re BH Development, LLC, represented Rosendo Gonzalez, Chapter 7 Trustee.  Assisted trustee with evaluation, sale of assets and liquidating of internet gaming company.
  • In re Ben-Wal Leasing Company, represent Dennis Murphy, Receiver. Represented receiver appointed by SEC in federal district court with respect to Ponzi scheme.
  • In re BH Development, LLC, represented chapter 7 trustee of estate of bankruptcy internet gaming company
  • In re Alameda Investments, LLC, represented liquidating trustee of land bank entity for one of largest privately held home builders in country

Litigation Counsel

  • Represented Cessna Finance Corporation in litigation with borrowers in default and as a creditor in bankruptcy proceedings of borrowers
  • Advise and counsel numerous clients in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings including preference and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for the City of Culver City in a contested claim for unpaid taxes against Chapter 11 debtor Urban Hotels

Purchase and Sale of Distressed Assets

  • Represented purchaser of assets from THQ in bankruptcy
  • Represented Regency Park Senior Living in its successful acquisition out of bankruptcy of a senior assisted living facility in Pasadena, California
  • Guided Rigor Mortis in a Chapter 11 reorganization and sale of assets of film library
  • Counseled Mar Vista Holdings in the sale of assets through an assignment for benefit of creditors