Restructuring & Insolvency

Bankruptcy Litigation

Experience

Energy Company Bankruptcy

Representing major creditor in multi-billion dollar energy company bankruptcy, including complex litigation appealed to Federal Court of Appeal.

Lake Tahoe Resort Bankruptcy

Successfully foreclosed on resort development property in Lake Tahoe area, overcoming concerted legal actions by debtor, including lawsuits and bankruptcy filing.

United Commercial Bank

Defended a former officer of failed bank in defense of securities class action, bankruptcy trustee action, FDIC enforcement and administrative actions and related government investigations.

Cascade Acceptance Corporation

Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Cascade Acceptance Corporation, a mortgage investment company with more than $100 million of assets and liabilities, pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.  Subsequently, we also represent the Chapter 7 trustee after conversion of the case in complex litigation against insiders and affiliates. 

CEIDCO Bankruptcy

Defended a developer of commercial properties in Central Europe in eight-figure bankruptcy litigation involving fraudulent transfers, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.

Hoffman v. Glaser, et al.

Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee in the Cascade Acceptance Corporation litigation against former insiders of the company. Reached multi-million dollar settlements with defendants prior to taking much discovery.

Ng Bankruptcy

Represent debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of real estate magnate who ran mortgage investment funds with assets of hundreds of millions of dollars, including complex dealings with affiliated entities, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and thousands of  individual creditors, litigants and other interested parties in the bankruptcy case.

SK Foods LP

Representing the company owners, parent companies, affiliates and family trusts in defending over 14 separate proceedings brought by the bankruptcy trustee on a variety of theories.

Yahoo!

Successfully defended the company in a fraudulent transfer and preference litigation brought by a bankrupt debtor, settling the case for a walk away and agreement not to seek attorneys' fees after defeating an early motion for partial summary judgment.

Firm Highlights

News

Farella Names New White Collar Defense & Internal Corporate Investigations Practice Co-Chairs

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Senior Associates Aviva J. Gilbert and Janice W. Reicher have been appointed co-chairs of its White Collar Defense and...

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Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreements for Utility-Scale Battery Projects

The negotiation of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for a battery energy storage systems (BESS) project typically surfaces many of the same contractual risk allocation issues that one encounters in the negotiation...

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7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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PDC 2020 PD Virtual Summer Camp

Sarah Good will be speaking at the Professional Development Consortium's live webinar, "Diversity Sponsorship Law Firm Programs." Details: Sponsorship is critical to the retention and advancement to partnership of associates at law firms. We will...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Farella Braun + Martel: A Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Equal Justice

At the heart of Farella Braun + Martel’s core values is an unwavering commitment to create a community where everyone is treated equitably and respectfully. We condemn in the strongest terms the recent tragic...

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Employment Law Updates for Nonprofits in the New Normal (Webinar)

Join Rebecca Stephens and Jaya Bajaj in the discussion on Employment Law Updates for Nonprofits in the New Normal. Nonprofit organizations are subject to both state and federal employment laws and regulations. The past few...

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7 Tips for Creating a COVID-19 Essential Business Travel Policy

As states are relaxing COVID-19-related restrictions, employers should remain cautious about business travel. California’s public health orders still limit travel to an “urgent matter” or that which is “essential to your permitted work.” Given...

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Monetizing University Patent Portfolios During the Economic Downturn

Colleges and universities may be leaving money on the table with under-utilized patent portfolios. The time is right, as the law has shifted in favor of patent owners, both in inter partes review litigation...

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Community Reinvestment Groups Sue Trump Administration for Unlawfully Gutting Anti-Redlining Rules

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, OCC’s Rushed Rule Lessens Accountability for Banks, Silences Communities Impacted by Systemic Lending Discrimination National Community Reinvestment Coalition, California Reinvestment Coalition Seek to Halt Unlawful Rule, Protect Vulnerable Communities Federal Reserve...

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