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May 10, 2018 Media Coverage
3 Things Lawyers Should Know About Chapter 11 Real Estate
Law360 May 10, 2018 "3 Things Lawyers Should Know About Chapter 11 Real Estate" Gary Kaplan, chair of Farella's Restructuring & Insolvency practice, spoke to Law360 about some of the unique challenges retailers face in bankruptcy proceedings. But whether...
January 26, 2016 Media Coverage
Uber, Lyft Put Pressure on Taxi Companies
CNBC January 26, 2016 “Uber, Lyft put pressure on taxi companies”   Gary Kaplan, chair of Farella Braun + Martel’s Restructuring & Insolvency practice, comments on Yellow Cab Cooperative’s bankruptcy.    Link to article.  
December 4, 2014 Announcement
Gary Kaplan Appointed President of Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
SAN FRANCISCO, December 4, 2014: Gary Kaplan, chair of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s Restructuring & Insolvency Group, has stepped up as president of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum. His one-year term began on November 20, 2014.   The...
June 12, 2014 Media Coverage
Heller Case To Arm Hiring Firms In Clawback Fights
Law360 June 12, 2014 "Heller Case to Arm Hiring Firms in Clawback Fights" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan, chair of the firm's restructuring and insolvency group, explained the impact of a California court's ruling that refused to let Heller Ehrman LLP’s...
January 30, 2014 Media Coverage
Heller Bankruptcy Ruling Puts 'Meat on the Bones' of Emerging Theory
Daily Journal January 30, 2014 “Heller Bankruptcy Ruling Puts 'Meat on the Bones' of Emerging Theory” Farella Braun + Martel Bankruptcy Partner Gary Kaplan comments on a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling in the ongoing case of a defunct law firm...
August 30, 2013 Media Coverage
San Bernardino Bankruptcy OK Gives Troubled Cities Leverage
Law360 August 30, 2103 "San Bernardino Bankruptcy OK Gives Troubled Cities Leverage" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan comments on a California federal judge’s ruling that the city of San Bernardino could remain under bankruptcy protection based on its insolvency...
July 22, 2013 Media Coverage
Calif. Ch. 9 Case Will Guide Detroit on Eligibility Issues
Law360 July 22, 2013 "Calif. Ch. 9 Case Will Guide Detroit on Eligibility Issues" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan commented on how the lessons from the Stockton and San Bernardino California Chapter 9 cases could impact Detroit’s case...
March 28, 2013 Media Coverage
Stockton's Lawyers Make Final Pitches for Bankruptcy
San Francisco Chronicle March 28, 2013 "Stockton's Lawyers Make Final Pitches for Bankruptcy" Gary Kaplan, special counsel in Farella Braun + Martel's Restructuring, Insolvency & Creditors Rights Group, commented.
March 28, 2013 Media Coverage
Stockton Case Could Rule Out Ch. 9 For Other Cities
Law360 March 28, 2013 "Stockton Case Could Rule Out Ch. 9 For Other Cities" Gary Kaplan, special counsel in Farella's Restructuring, Insolvency & Creditors Rights Group, commented. View the full article here  (subscription required).
June 28, 2012 Media Coverage
Stockton a Test Case for Bankruptcy Mediation Law
The Daily Journal June 29, 2012 "Stockton a Test Case for Bankruptcy Mediation Law" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan commented on the AB 506 process that cities are now required to go through before they may pursue protection through bankruptcy...

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How Grape Growers Can Protect Their Interests When a Winery Approaches Insolvency

A lot goes into the making of great wine, and when a winery becomes financially unstable, there are multiple competing interests that need to be satisfied, including the banks that provide the winery with...

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Protecting Suppliers and Customers of Insolvent or Bankrupt Companies

Some 3,600 companies having already  filed for Chapter 11 protection  in the first half of 2020—more than in any year since 2012—and many are bracing for an even greater surge of bankruptcy filings before...

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PG&E Bankruptcy: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward

Farella's Unplugged Renewable Energy Series features Nick Moore (moderator) and Gary Kaplan (panelist) discussing "PG&E Bankruptcy: Lessons Learned and a Path Forward." The California power giant, PG&E, has emerged from the country’s largest utility bankruptcy proceeding as...

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Questions Wineries Need to Answer Before Talking With Lenders About Coronavirus-Caused Financial Woes

The coronavirus pandemic and public health efforts to combat it will impact different wine businesses in different ways. Those that depend upon on-premise and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales — such as restaurant, hospitality, and tasting room...

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Hospitality Companies and Their Lenders: Preparing for Difficult Conversations

In a sudden reversal of generally expansionary trends, the hospitality business has been among the most immediate and badly hit economic sectors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting stay-at-home and...

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Alternatives to Bankruptcy in the Cannabis Sector

Recreational or medicinal cannabis is now legal in 35 states and the District of Columbia. But cannabis is still a  Schedule I controlled substance  under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which presents a host...

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Treatment of Commercial Leases in Tenant Bankruptcy - The Basics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the nation’s economy, we have started to see bankruptcy filings by well-known companies such as GNC, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Modell’s, 24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s...

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Bankruptcy Provisions in COVID Relief Legislation Impacting PPP Loans, Commercial Leases and Preference Claims

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching on into another year, businesses continue to experience adverse effects. Bankruptcy filings, especially among retailers, were higher than average in 2020, and it is likely that more companies large...

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What to Do When Commercial Leases End Up in Bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many businesses to close, leaving landlords in the lurch. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake up the nation’s economy. Long-standing companies such as JC Penney, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Modell’s...

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Non-Residential Lease Default Workouts, Security Deposits and Bankruptcy

What are the bankruptcy implications of the treatment of a tenant’s security deposit following a payment default?  Many non-residential tenants are now or are likely in the future to be unable to pay rent...

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