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Richard A. Rogan

Bankruptcy For Creditors with Clients Filing Chapter 11- Commercial Finance Roundtable: A Creditor’s Plan – A Way Out of the Morass of a Single Asset Real Estate Bankruptcy Case

Many lenders are not very familiar with creditors’ plans, which can be a useful tool to break through a logjam in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. JMBM Special Assets Team members and expert creditors’ rights attorneys, Bob Kaplan and Nick De Lancie, are veterans at crafting and confirming creditor’s plans in tough cases. Bob and […]

Workout Panel- “Tools of the Trade: Techniques for Handling Troubled Companies Outside of Bankruptcy”

21st century bankruptcy laws don’t always fit the bill. Often, there are better, more efficient and less costly means of reorganizing operating companies and restructuring or enforcing debt obligations. On Thursday, August 12, I will be moderating an panel of experienced workout professionals in a program entitled, “Techniques for Handling Troubled Companies Outside of Bankruptcy.” […]

Special Assets Workout: The Psychology of a Workout

There is so much more to a workout than just drafting legal documents. My partner, Barry Freeman, recently published an outstanding article about the psychology of a workout in the esteemed Daily Journal. He describes the importance of understanding a borrower’s perspective, who is likely to be in denial and frustrated about the problems his […]

2010 Receivership Rules of the Court

As promised, here are the Rules of the Court governing receivership: Rule 3.1175. Ex parte application for appointment of receiver (a) Application In addition to any other matters supporting an application for the ex parte appointment of a receiver, the applicant must show in detail by verified complaint or declaration: (1) The nature of the […]

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, Corporate, Creditors' Rights and Distressed Assets & Real Estate Corporate Law Winter 2010 Newsletter: Creditors’ Rights: California Now Allows Personal Property Judgment Liens to be Extended for More Than Five Years

You’ve gotten a judgment against that troublesome borrower who hides assets and plays games, but you are afraid that it will be many moons before you are able to collect. You know that one of the best ways to get this kind of person to deal with you is to get a statewide judgment lien […]

Programs & Events

From time to time, the JMBM Special Assets Team™ members make speeches, appear on panels and present webinars about topics of interest to workout professionals. These programs are a great opportunity for workout professionals to ask questions, keep up to date and to network. The Special Assets Lawyer Blog features a “Programs & Events” button […]


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