Green, Tracy

Tracy Green
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.834.1928
tgreen@wendel.com

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A., Economics

Admissions

State Bar of California

  • Profile
  • PRACTICE HIGHLIGHTS
  • AFFILIATIONS
  • Recognition
  • INSIGHTS

A partner and chair of the firm’s insolvency practice, Tracy represents clients in all aspects of their dealings with financially troubled companies. She is known for guiding clients through complex problems and trying circumstances to find practical and efficient solutions. She has written and presented extensively on insolvency and bankruptcy issues, is an active leader in professional associations, and is regularly recognized for exceptional performance by peers and legal publications.

Insolvency and Restructuring

Tracy represents debtors, creditors’ committees, creditors, and trustees in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, out-of-court workouts, buying and selling assets, assignments for the benefit of creditors, avoidance actions (fraudulent conveyances, preferences, and equitable subordination) and Chapter 7 liquidations.

Diverse Industry Experience

In addition to traditional industries ranging from manufacturing to professional services, Tracy is experienced representing distressed companies in or associated with emerging markets, including the cannabis industry and green business, assisting with workouts and bankruptcy alternatives.

Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Tracy represents parties in commercial disputes and secured transactions. She also serves as a mediator and has successfully mediated many disputes involving intellectual property, real estate, estate distributions, partnership dissolutions, and commercial disputes.

Tracy served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Stanley Mosk, of the California Supreme Court.

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases

Tracy has represented many distressed businesses in chapter 11. Below are representative examples of the types of cases she has handled.

Debtor Representation
  • Represented cutting edge plastic recycling company to restructure debt and obtain additional investment to allow company to continue to develop new technology
  • Represented well known entertainer in chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving many creditors and copyright disputes
  • Represented a chain restaurant with 8 locations liquidate the locations as ongoing concerns to different groups of buyers
  • Represented boutique hotels in reorganizations wherein secured creditors debts were restructured
  • Represented individuals that owned car washes and gas stations in chapter 11 restructuring secured debt
  • Represented many real estate developers restructure debt and complete projects and solicit additional investors
Creditor Representation
  • Represented secured creditors  in contentious chapter 11 cases involving security in agriculture, real estate, restaurants, intellectual property,  research and development.
  • Represented landlords in bankruptcy cases involving restaurants, manufacturing, retail operations, research and development facilities involving clean rooms.
  • Individual high stake holders in chapter 11’s that were unsecured or the security had little value, and cases where debtors failed to disclose assets
Parties Purchasing Assets From Bankruptcy Courts
  • Represented parties purchasing real estate from the debtor or trustee in competitive bidding situations
  • Represented parties purchasing ongoing businesses, or select assets
Creditors’ Committee

Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 cases and formal out of court workouts in the following industries: commercial printing, one of the largest concert promoters in the country, developer of online travel software and techniques used today by many online companies, medical devices, custom and prefab construction pieces for bathrooms and kitchens. Represented equity committee in large restaurant chain and franchise operation. Represented  creditors in a large financial scandal involving 2000 investors.

Bankruptcy Alternatives
  • Represented all sides at differing times in formal out of court workouts with structured facilitator.
  • Represented parties in assignments for the benefit of creditors wherein ongoing businesses were sold or liquidated expeditiously for the benefit of creditors. Represented the assignee in carrying out its fiduciary duty and the assignor in preparing for the assignment and marketing and selling assets in many industries including metal office furniture manufacturing, online cosmetic company, incubator company,  online political web site and online car dealer.
  • Represented parties in one-on-one out of court workouts or other informal resolutions.
Chapter 7 Liquidation

Represented many companies from many types of industries in analyzing and determining whether complete liquidation is necessary. Representative clients include a custom frame shop, formerly high net worth real estate developer with multiple ongoing projects, children’s clothing manufacturers, well known folk record recording company, and a research and development company with ongoing medical testing in operation or just closed down.

Trustees

Has represented many chapter 7 panel trustees in liquidating assets of the estate, resolving disputes, and reviewing and objecting to claims for the benefit of the creditors. In this capacity, filed preference and fraudulent conveyance cases.

Litigation

In addition to the foregoing insolvency work, Tracy has represented secured creditors in commercial disputes, partners in litigation that resulted in the bankruptcy case of one of the partners, real estate limited liability companies in disputes with secured creditors outside of bankruptcy. She has also defended parties to preference and fraudulent conveyance avoidance actions, as well as in real estate disputes.

Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Panel

California Bankruptcy Forum

  • Vice-President, 2019
  • Secretary, 2018
  • Treasurer, 2017

Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

  • Board member, 2012 – present
  • President, 2017
  • Vice-President, 2016
  • Secretary, 2015
  • Treasurer, 2014

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Executive Committee 2006-2008
  • Commercial Law Section, Board Member and Chair, 2004

Northern California Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program

  • Providing advice to indigent debtors after they have filed their petitions

United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California

  • Former Chair, Bench Bar Liaison Committee

Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Commercial Law Section, Member, 1985 – present

Turnaround Management Association

  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2019
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine list of Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012-2017
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell and AV® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ by Martindale-Hubbell. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.

Publications

What to Expect When PG&E Files Bankruptcy

What to Expect When PG&E Files Bankruptcy

01/18/2019 | Client Update

This article was updated February 2, 2019. PG&E commenced its chapter 11 bankruptcy case on January 29, 2019 to deal with the litigation and claims resulting from the recent wildfires,…

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The Role of the Creditors’ Committee

The Role of the Creditors’ Committee

12/21/2015 | Tracy Green

Welcome to the world of bankruptcy. This is a place that no creditor wants to be, yet here you are, having agreed to serve on the Creditors’ Committee (Committee). Of…

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News

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Wendel Rosen Lands 12 in 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08/19/2019 | Wendel Rosen

Partner Michael Dean Named “Best Lawyer” for 37th Consecutive Year Wendel Rosen LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green,…

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Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Wendel Rosen Sees 22 Attorneys Named as 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

07/08/2019

Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay representing businesses throughout the state, announces that 22 attorneys have been named to the 2019 edition of Northern California…

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Eleven Wendel Rosen Attorneys Named to  2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Eleven Wendel Rosen Attorneys Named to 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

08/15/2018

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partners Michael D. Cooper, Patricia E. Curtin, Michael A. Dean, Monica Dell’Osso, Matthew F. Graham, Tracy Green, Charles…

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Date Category Publication Title
07/10/2018 Press Release   Wendel Rosen Sees 26 Attorneys Named 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Education

University of San Francisco School of Law; J.D.

University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A., Economics

Admissions

State Bar of California