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Reagan E. Boyce


Reagan E. Boyce



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Reagan’s practice is focused on representing Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustees in both individual and corporate cases, representing assignees for the benefit of creditors and representing receivers, as well as developing creative solutions for clients outside the courts. Reagan is responsible for a wide range of law and motion practice in both contested matters and adversary proceedings in state and federal courts, and also enjoys negotiating alternative resolutions for her client’s problems. Reagan’s diverse background allows her to quickly assess a client’s issue, develop a case strategy, and implement the quickest and most efficient solution to meet her client’s goals. Reagan began developing her litigation skills as an extern to the Hon. Terry J. Hatter, Jr., Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California during her 2 year law school program, and her post-graduate Fellowship awarded by American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Reagan learned her aggressive yet diplomatic approach to handling any situation that may arise with her first employment as a Congressional Page for the United State House of Representatives when she was 16 years old. Reagan has continued to develop the skills necessary to litigate, negotiate, or find the right creative solution to match her clients’ needs throughout her legal career. Reagan also brings an extensive litigation background to her bankruptcy practice. Reagan has handled multi-million dollar litigation matters involving disputes over intellectual property, real property, construction defects, and professional malpractice matters as well as contract disputes and landlord tenant related disputes. Reagan’s ten plus years as a civil litigator provide her an impressive array of skills in and out of the courtroom that she utilizes on behalf of her clients. Reagan also has a successful history of settling five and six figure lawsuits for past clients.

Representative Matters


  • Successfully represented the trustee in In re The Zuercher Trust of 1999. In 2014, the Hon. Hannah L. Blumenstiel, a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of California, granted Reagan’s motion to approve the appointment of a receiver in an adversary proceeding, taking two income generating properties away from the defendants pending trial. Reagan also obtained an order of contempt and an injunction against the debtor’s principal to stop the principal’s interference with the bankruptcy estate.
  • Successfully represented the trustee in In re Michelle Brokhim by recovering a fraudulently transferred million dollar real estate asset from the debtor’s ex-husband.
  • Representation of Chapter 7 Trustees, David Seror, Nancy J. Zamora, David R. Hagen, David K. Gottlieb and Chapter 11 Trustee, Peter Kravitz, as well as Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors, Insolvency Services Group, and receivers The Stapleton Group.
  • Successfully settled a fraudulent transfer recovery action in the L.A.S.C. on behalf of the assignee for benefit of creditors.
  • Reagan has also assisted Chapter 7 and 11 trustees in the sale of assets ranging from real estate domestic and abroad to personal and business assets.
  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., SCALE – Southwestern’s Conceptual Approach to Legal Education, 2006)
  • Loyola Marymount University (B.A., History cum laude, 1998)

Admissions, Memberships and Qualifications

Publications & Presentations

  • Secretary, Bankruptcy Committee of the LACBA Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section
  • “Best Lawyers in America” (2018)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas (2016)
  • “Top 50 Up and Coming Women Lawyers” (2015-2017)
  • Thomson Reuters Southern California “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” (2014-2017)
  • Board Member, Southwestern Alumni Association Board of Directors (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School’s Graduate Academic Program (2013-2016)
  • Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (2013)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California (2012)
  • State Bar of Texas (2012)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2011)
  • State Bar of California (2006)
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California (2006)
  • Author, “Creditors Beware: A Cautionary Tale to Proactive Creditors,” Law360, (Mar. 6, 2014)
  • Teacher, Southwestern Law School’s Graduate Legal Academic Program (Nov. 2013)
  • Panelist, MCLE Presentation: “The ABC’s of ADR” (2013)