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Richard A. Rogan

Bankruptcy lawyers in the limelight?

Quick! Name a celebrity bankruptcy lawyer! Drawing a blank? That’s because bankruptcy lawyers try hard to keep their clients out of the glare of publicity, and rarely comment on their clients’ matters. So, we were more than pleased when my partner, bankruptcy lawyer par excellence, Bob Kaplan, was featured in the recent Northern California Super […]

JMBM Welcomes Insolvency Lawyer, Bennett G. Young

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Ben Young has joined the firm as a partner in the Bankruptcy Department. With more than 30 years of experience in insolvency matters, Ben provides a full range of bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring expertise to his clients. He handles debt and equity restructuring, […]

Don’t Create A Liability When You Sell A Loan

These days, many institutional lenders are selling non-performing loans to financial and strategic buyers. The concept is usually sound because the selling institution can recover at least the amount at which the loan is carried on its books, often together with out-of-pocket fees and costs. The idea is simple: Get the loan off the books […]

Bankruptcy

Why It Is Important For A Lender To File A Proof Of Claim

Unless you are a specialized lender who makes loans to debtors-in-possession, you do not make a loan with the expectation that your borrower is going to file bankruptcy. Although the number of bankruptcy filings in California and nationally is trending slightly lower, filings remain at higher than normal levels. Nearly every lender has received the […]

SAMA Comes to Northern California

A few years ago, the Special Assets Management Association (SAMA) was born in Southern California. SAMA is a member-driven non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to fostering the best practice in the workout arena through continuing education, mentoring, skill sharing and peer support. I hear from my partners and clients in Southern California that SAMA has been […]

Bankruptcy

When Your Borrower Files Bankruptcy – A 10-Point Checklist

This past quarter end once again reminded us that the economy remains weak and borrowers who have managed to hang on for the past three or four years are running out of staying power. The topic again arose – what to do when a borrower files bankruptcy? Faced with the prospect of throwing good money […]

Learn about Legal Issues Affecting California Banks – Attend California Bankers Association’s Annual Bank Counsel Seminar from May 4-6

Another noteworthy conference happening next week is the California Bankers Association’s 44th Annual Bank Counsel Seminar from May 4-6 in Huntington Beach. Influential lenders, bank counsel, outside counsel, attorneys from bank regulatory agencies, and compliance officers will be in attendance for this three-day educational event, with seminars customized for each type of audience. I have […]