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January, 2010 Articles

Dick Rogan to Speak at California Bankers Association’s Annual Lender Conference – “Illuminating the Dark Side of the Bank During Challenging Times”

Please join me at the California Bankers Association’s 23rd Annual Lenders Conference on March 22nd and 23rd. I’ll be presenting a practical program that I call “Illuminating the Dark Side of the Bank During Challenging Times.” My program will cover many of the problems that California bankers are facing in these difficult economic times. My […]

Dick Rogan to Present Receivership 101 for California Receivers Forum

One of our most-viewed pages on is the Receivership 101 slideshow presentation. I’ve given this program several times, often with my long-time close friend and colleague, Bruce Cornelius. Bruce and I serve together on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Chapter of the California Receivers Forum, and given the sharp rise in […]

JMBM Special Assets Team™ Seeks Junior Litigation Associate

The JMBM Special Assets Team™ is looking for a 2-3 year junior litigation associate for our commercial creditors rights practice based in San Francisco’s Financial District. The successful candidate will have excellent law school credentials, some courtroom and deposition experience and be capable of preparing pleadings and motions. Bankruptcy experience is desirable but not required. […]

Bankruptcy Bankruptcy News–CAUTION: Attorneys’ Fees Awarded To Debtor

Almost all loan documents that we enforce on behalf of our lender clients contain an attorneys’ fees clause that requires the borrower to pay the bank’s attorneys’ fees, whether or not litigation or bankruptcy is required to enforce the loan. In California, Civil Code Section 1717 makes such clauses reciprocal. In other words, if a […]

Corporate CLIENT UPDATE: Breach Notification – Is a Better Mousetrap on the Way?

On December 8, 2009, while struggling with health care reform, financial industry overhaul, a spiraling deficit, the risk of a double-dip recession, and all of the other headline-grabbing events of the past months, the House of Representatives took an important step in pushing forward legislation which could, if enacted, have a significant impact on almost […]