Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors' Rights

Distressed Assets and Real Estate

Businesses affected by the real estate and capital market turmoil require creative solutions for disposition of distressed assets, restructuring debt and reworking loans to avoid foreclosures at a market bottom. Our distressed real estate assets practitioners regularly work with developers, asset owners, capital investors, private equity companies, lenders, financial institutions, investment bankers and other parties active in this complex marketplace with specific areas of focus in residential, high density residential, vineyard and winery, hotel / hospitality, and commercial properties. For example:

  • Analyze reacquired assets targeted for redevelopment or sale.
  • Structure programs to acquire, dispose, restructure or develop distressed real estate including development of debt, lease arrangements and other financing products.
  • Form of investment structures for acquisition of assets out of bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Negotiate loan workouts, forbearances, deeds-in-lieu, foreclosure proceedings compositions and release of guarantors and other debtor/creditor enforcement actions.
  • Represent clients in lender and inter-creditor matters.
  • Represent commercial landlords in dealing with insolvent or bankrupt tenants.
  • Structure, negotiate and document financing for distressed assets to be purchased or sold in bankruptcy.
  • Assist clients in their corporate reorganization or liquidation.
  • Address relevant tax and regulatory issues.

Firm Highlights

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William Keane Elected Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers

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New California Bill Requires Employers to Offer Bereavement Leave

AB 1949 , a bill passed by the California legislature and awaiting Governor Newsom’s signature, would require California employers to offer five days of bereavement leave to employees each time they lose a spouse...

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Basics of Impact Investing: A Conversation About Investment Policies and Evaluation Metrics For ESG Investors

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, we address the fiduciary duty of a nonprofit board when setting its investment policies and how to think about impact...

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New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California

Holly Sutton and Hillary Marks spoke to The Recorder about California's pay transparency act, SB 1162, for the article "New Law Will Expand Pay Transparency Requirements in California." Read the article here  (subscription required...

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2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium

David Lazerwitz will present at the Burns & McDonnell "2022 Wildlife & Permitting Symposium."

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Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

Christopher Wheeler   is a speaker at Alliance for Health Policy's webinar "Exploring the Market Competition Ecosystem: Lessons Learned and Next Steps."  To register for the webinar, please click  here .

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How New Climate Change CEQA Thresholds Will Impact Bay Area Development Projects

Farella's CJ Higley and Donald Sobelman with guest speakers, Michael Keinath from Ramboll and Tania Sheyner from City and County of San Francisco, discuss "How New Climate Change CEQA Thresholds Will Impact Bay Area Development...

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Lawyers on the Fast Track: Aviva Gilbert and Janice Reicher

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California AG Signals Enforcement of the Global Privacy Control Under the CCPA

As companies prepare for the provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) to come into effect in January 2023, California Office of Attorney General (“OAG”) has signaled that companies should not wait to...

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Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders

Tyler Gerking and Patrick Loi will discuss "Caught in the Crossfire: War Exclusion and Commercial Policyholders" to the ACC Bay Area Chapter on October 12.  The “war” exclusion in cyber insurance policies has received...

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