Jeffrey A. Krieger

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Jeff Krieger is a partner at Greenberg Glusker and a specialist in bankruptcy-related matters and commercial law.

Jeff’s practice is broad and encompasses both creditors and debtors, as well as various types of clients whose business dealings are potentially affected by financial distress, whether involving a vendor, a customer, business partner or other stakeholders. By combining strategic, high-level counsel with deep expertise in the procedural and substantive elements of bankruptcy law, Jeff assists his clients in managing the risks presented by bankruptcy proceedings and maximizing the opportunities.

On the commercial law side, Jeff represents lenders, borrowers and guarantors in connection with commercial loans, both secured and unsecured. Although he has counseled clients in a range of industries, real estate, apparel and entertainment (particularly real estate developers, fashion brands, and television companies) are some of Jeff’s primary industry verticals.

Jeff is a frequent writer, including as a contributor to a published book, Reviving the Financially Distressed Business, the essential guide for business owners and corporate leaders whose companies are under—or anticipating—financial difficulties. He also is a contributor to the firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency blog, Overhead in Bankruptcy.

Jeff has earned several prestigious awards throughout his career. His accolades include being recognized as a "Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring" by Chambers USA, a highly reputable publication ranking the world’s leading lawyers, and earning a consistent place in Best Lawyers in America® since 2018 and in Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2021.

Professional Affiliations

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Special Olympics Southern California
    • Member (January 2002–December 2018)
    • Chairman (January 2016–December 2018)
    • Chair Emeritus (January 2019–Present)
  • Voting Member, Maccabi USA Sports for Israel


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Davis School of Law  (J.D., 1991)
  • Swarthmore College  (B.A., 1986)
    • Economics Major