Alan G. Tippie, President & Managing Member
Alan Tippie specializes in business litigation, business reorganization, and bankruptcy. His practice focuses on representation of creditors, debtors and institutional clients. As President and Managing Member of the firm since 1987, he has authority over all aspects of the firm’s practice and operations.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Tippie also lectures on a regular basis to law and accounting firms, legal organizations and business groups.
Loyola Law School (JD, with honors, 1979)
The Ohio State University (BA, 1976)
Clerkship, Honorable Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Loyola Law School, Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law
Member, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
Member, Loyola Law School Board of Governors
Financial Lawyers’ Conference
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
- Represented largest non-insider creditor in major poultry producer chapter 11 case
- Represents and advises institutional lenders in connection with enforcement and collection of secured and unsecured loans
- Obtained a $10 million jury verdict in an action for fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets on behalf of a major dairy products manufacturer
- Served as special bankruptcy counsel to the Orange County Transportation Authority in the Orange County Chapter 9 proceedings
- Serves as a receiver by appointment from the Superior Court of the State of California, and as a private trustee and estate executor
- Advised and assisted clients in numerous restructurings of real estate, manufacturing, distributing and service industry businesses and operations
Having spent a summer or two in his youth working in the steel mills of Ohio, Alan appreciates the relatively dust-free environment of our high-rise office building. The “mills” were nonetheless a great teacher of the value of a dollar and what a team of people devoted to the task at hand can achieve. Alan applies the lessons learned to his current profession and knows that every task, no matter how small, is important to the success of a project. As is oft repeated, “For want of a nail...the battle was lost.” Every battle worth pursuing is one that should be won; that is the goal Alan strives to achieve for every client he and SulmeyerKupetz represent. It is also one of many virtues he shares with his two young sons, both on and off the tennis court.