A dedicated advocate, Lisa is recognized for her efficient, effective, and innovative work to solve clients’ complex challenges. She focuses her practice on creditors’ rights, business insolvency and restructuring issues, including Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts, debtor-creditor law, assignments for the benefit of creditors, bankruptcy appeals, and distressed and non-distressed debt financing transactions.
Insolvency and Restructuring
Lisa has extensive experience representing all constituents in the insolvency context, including Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy trustees, debtors, creditors, landlords, lenders, title companies, equipment lessors, asset purchasers, creditors in Chapter 13 cases, and debtors and creditors as parties to non-dischargeability litigation. She advises clients on a broad range of insolvency issues related to and including: bankruptcy asset sales; motions to convert or dismiss; single asset real estate (SARE) cases; DIP financing; cash collateral; secured and unsecured debt restructuring; executory contracts and unexpired leases; relief from stay/adequate protection; claim, preference, and fraudulent transfer litigation; contested plan confirmation; and appeals.
Both in the insolvency context and beyond, Lisa has experience advising clients on loan structures, documentation issues, default, remedies, enforcement, and unique issues arising in the distressed asset setting.
Leadership and Experience
Lisa is an active member of the Bay Area insolvency community, currently the secretary of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and serving on the executive committee (and is former chair) of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. She formerly served as Co-Chair of the Bench Bar Liaison Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, and as treasurer for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. During law school Lisa externed for the Honorable Robert E. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice in the antitrust unit.