Larry specializes in bankruptcy litigation with emphasis on the prosecution of directors and officers and professional malpractice claims and on commercial litigation matters. A member of the California Bar since 1975, he has been at the forefront of many of the leading bankruptcy litigation cases over the past several years, including representing the Trustees before the Ninth Circuit in: In the Matter of Estate Financial, Inc., Jeremiassen v. Bryan Cave, U.S. Court of Appeal Case No. 12-56009 (decided March 24, 2014); In the Matter of Fitness Holdings International, Inc., Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Estate of Fitness Holdings International, Inc. v. Hancock Park Capital II, L.P., Pacific Western Bank, et. al., 714 F.3d 1141 (9th Cir. 2013); and In re First Alliance Mortgage, Inc., Henry v. Lehman Commercial Paper, Inc. 471 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 2006). Over the span of his career, Larry has represented State Street Bank and Trust, Xerox Corporation, Bank of America, Imperial Bank, AARP and the State of Alaska.
Successfully represented the Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate of Fitness Holdings, Inc., in an appeal to the 9th Circuit, obtaining an order clarifying 9th Circuit law that bankruptcy courts have the authority to “recharcterize” debt to equity in addressing constructive fraudulent transfer claims brought under 11 U.S.C. § 548(a)(1)(B). (In the Matter of Fitness Holdings International, Inc., Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Estate of Fitness Holdings International, Inc. v. Hancock Park Capital II, L.P., Pacific Western Bank, et. al., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, No. 11-56677, April 30, 2013) (2013 WL 1800000 (C.A.9 (Cal.)).
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