• SulmeyerKupetz California’s Top Ranked Law Firms®
    by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® 2013



SulmeyerKupetz is one of the premier financial restructuring and litigation firms, with a legacy of more than 60 years.

Our attorneys bring specialized expertise to our clients and cases, representing debtors, creditors, trustees, receivers, committees, buyers, sellers, professionals, and other parties.
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At SulmeyerKupetz, our firm's experience, expertise, and manageable size enable us to react quickly, efficiently, and intelligently to any client need. We provide unique insight, serving clients in the areas of:

  • Financial restructuring
  • Insolvency
  • Business reorganization
  • Federal & state       court litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy-related & corporate transactions
  • Business litigation
  • Bankruptcy-related litigation

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    I have worked with David for over 10 years and on over 30 different matters. He has always been there for my clients and me. Not only does he have significant expertise in bankruptcy law, he also has a keen business mind. David is a gifted problem solver and has a very practical demeanor and approach that diffuses complex and emotional situations.

    - Roy Kim

  • David has been a highly effective legal advisor for companies I have represented as financial advisor in the past. He is a pragmatic business advisor who identifies various legal alternatives for clients and articulates clearly advantages and disadvantages of each. His deep knowledge of the body of law and conventions within the bankruptcy and insolvency arenas allows David to deliver sound legal advice efficiently. Moreover, his personal style is one clients find comforting and is provided in a way that limits the negative impact from contentious sources frequently found in difficult cases.

    - Dick Alston, Managing Director, Kibel Green Incorporated

  • David brought all of his many capabilities to bear in guiding our complex and fractious Chapter 11 case to a most successful conclusion. His reputation as a lawyer with deep expertise, who anticipates and solves problems with imagination and thoroughness, and with the highest professional and personal integrity, is well-deserved. What may have been David’s most valuable contributions, though, were his regular administrations of calming deliberation, without which our Chapter 11 “process” might well have collapsed.

    - Scott Benjamin

  • David is one of the preeminent restructuring attorneys in California. I selected him to prepare and execute a Chapter 11 restructuring of Gardenburger Corporation when it was clear the representatives of the capital structure could not agree on how to disburse proceeds of sale. David did an outstanding job of coordinating with attorneys representing lenders, several different preferred stock owners, the creditor’s committee and management. The restructuring was completed in the minimum time and the judge commended David on running an excellent process. I would recommend David to any Board or ownership group that is contemplating a restructuring.

    - Scott Wallace

  • I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy case where Howard was the Chapter 11 Trustee. He is sharp, focused on the right result and is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in California. Having worked with him while representing a creditor in a case where he was a trustee, having worked with Howard as co-counsel and having represented Howard in other matters, Howard is a person that you want involved as a trustee or an attorney in a bankruptcy case.

    - Corey Weber, Partner at Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP



    I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg for over 15 years on various matters. He is a an excellent attorney and fiduciary.

    - David Gottlieb, Partner In Charge of Bankruptcy Insolvency Services at Crowe Horwath LLP