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Restructuring & Insolvency

Alternative Energy Bankruptcy
Acted as the examiner in a large bankruptcy of wind turbine company and assisted solar energy clients on financing and sale. Read More
BearingPoint, Inc. Bankruptcy
Represented Dulles Hotel Corporation in connection with its claims in the BearingPoint bankruptcy, filed in the Southern District of New York. Read More
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.  Read More
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. Read More
Citibank Loan Work Outs

Represented lender in the workout of various loan portfolios. Read More

City of Vallejo Bankruptcy

Representing the International Association of Firefighters Local 1186, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2376 in the City's Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Vallejo was the largest city in California to file for bankruptcy protection. Read More

Crown Vantage bankruptcy

Represent U. S. Xpress in connection with the Crown Vantage bankruptcy proceeding. Read More

Curon Medical v. Woodruff Sawyer & Co.

RepresentedCuron Inc., a small medical device company, as Special Litigation Counsel in an insurance broker malpractice claim.  A jury panel of the San Francisco Superior Court correctly found that the insurance broker negligently failed to preserve Curon's rights under its policy, and awarded damages to Curon. Read More

Dolby Laboratories Bankruptcy / Restructuring

Advice on structuring agreements and licensing programs, and representing digital technology company's interests in customer bankruptcies and workouts. Read More

Kemper Insurance Insolvency
Represented numerous clients anticipating the insolvency and liquidation of Kemper, including negotiation and documentation of policy buy-out deals in the shadow of looming insolvency. Read More
National Restaurant Chain Bankruptcy Sale
Bids for, and purchase of, assets out of various bankruptcies, ranging from attempted acquisition of a publicly-traded restaurant chain, to purchase of an approximately $100 million hotel property, to acquisition of various intellectual property assets out of bankruptcy sales and auctions. Read More
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. Read More
Peregrine Real Estate Bankruptcy
Represented the creditors' committee. Read More
Redtree Properties, L.P.
Representing Redtree Properties, L.P. in the recently filed bankruptcy cases of Borders Group, Inc. and its affiliates. Redtree is the landlord for a Borders Store located in Santa Cruz. Read More
Revco
Represented owners of a business sold to the debtor in protecting their purchase payments from attack as fraudulent transfers. Read More
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Representing Thomas Morone, the Court-appointed Receiver for the Ritz-Carlton Highlands Hotel and Residences at the Northstar ski resort in Lake Tahoe.  Among other things, we have been assisting the Receiver with respect to issues regarding the proposed sale of the Hotel property, disputes involving the sale of a dozen penthouse condominium units, a number of construction and mechanics' lien matters and various other litigation issues.Read More
Shaman Pharmaceuticals Bankruptcy
Represented Shaman Pharmaceuticals in its Chapter 11 proceeding as debtor's counsel and sold their leasehold in bankruptcy for almost $1 million, and auctioned their various intellectual property assets. Read More
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. Read More
Vintage Wine Estates
We assisted Vintage Wine Estates in acquiring all of the assets of a winery for a fraction of the bank debt secured by those assets. Read More
Wine Industry Bankruptcy
Represented various wineries in confidential workouts and bankruptcy planning, including winery asset purchase and sale, as well as negotiations with growers and bankruptcy planning. Assisted purchasers of wineries and their assets out of bankruptcy. Read More
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. Read More