Irving Sulmeyer, 1927-2009, Emeritus Partner
Irving Sulmeyer specialized in reorganization, insolvency, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. He served as counsel for debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, receivers and trustees. In addition, Mr. Sulmeyer acted as a receiver or trustee in cases under the former Bankruptcy Act and present Bankruptcy Code, as a federal equity receiver and receiver for the California Superior Courts.
Mr. Sulmeyer was an author of Collier Handbook for Creditors’ Committees, co-author of Collier Handbook for Trustees and Debtors in Possession and contributing editor to Collier Bankruptcy Guide. He was an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, and a frequent lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar, Practicing Law Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. His professional memberships included the American Bar Association. He was a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Sulmeyer held a BS from the California Institute of Technology and a JD from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. His academic awards included the Crother Scholarship and the Order of the Coif.