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  • I have worked with Howard on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy case...

  • I worked with Howard for over a decade and know him well. He is highly...

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  • David is one of the preeminent restructuring attorneys in California. I selected him to prepare...

  • Disposing real estate as part of a bankruptcy liquidation deals with a lot of dynamic...

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  • Howard is and always has been extremely professional and regularly accessible and cooperative not only...

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  • I have worked with Howard for over 15 years on various matters. He is a...

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  • Howard was my supervising attorney when I worked at Sulmeyer. He has a great work...

  • I have retained David on several occasions to assist us with debtor-creditor matters. David is...

  • I have personally known Howard for over 10 years and we have worked together on...

  • I worked with Howard on the bankruptcy case involving the Queen Mary in Long Beach....

  •   David is an excellent attorney for those landlords needing a value orientated consultant to...

  •   David Kupetz provided a calm, sure and steady hand in coordinating and directing a...

  •   David is one of the most competent and knowledgeable bankruptcy lawyers I have worked...

  •   I have known David for about 5 years and have drawn on his expertise...

  • Howard is an extremely diligent, prudent, honest, and efficient bankruptcy trustee and receiver. I have...

  •   I have worked with David for over 10 years and on over 30 different...

  • David has been a highly effective legal advisor for companies I have represented as financial...

  • I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg on cases going back to the Queen Mary bankruptcy...

  •     I have worked with Howard Ehrenberg for over 15 years on various matters....

  •   I have personally known Howard Ehrenberg for over 10 years and we have worked...

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Steven F. Werth

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Steven F. Werth, Associate

Overview

Steve Werth has represented a broad range of Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, debtors, and creditors in bankruptcy cases and represents parties in a wide variety of bankruptcy litigation matters. His practice focuses on representing Chapter 11 debtors in bankruptcy, and the rights of creditors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. His experience includes representing clients in industries as diverse as entertainment, import/export and real estate.

Experience

Education

University of Southern California School of Law (JD, 1999)

Pomona College (BA, 1996)

Memberships

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
Financial Lawyers ConferenceProvisors

News & Publications

Representative Clients

• Represents stalking horse bidders in connection with negotiating and drafting stalking horse purchase agreements and purchasing assets out of Chapter 11 cases

• Advises debtors in workout negotiations with lenders and with preparation for Chapter 11 filings should consensual workouts fail

• Represents and advises creditors' committees regarding how to maximize recoveries in Chapter 11 cases both through litigation and otherwise

• Represents and advises Chapter 7 and 11 trustees in prosecuting avoidance actions including mass (200+) preference actions and ponzi fraudulent transfer actions

• Drafts briefs to District Court, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on issues including bankruptcy court jurisdiction, creditor/equity dichotomy issues

• Advises clients with respect to intellectual property sale and rejection issues in bankruptcy

Personal

Steve Werth joined SulmeyerKupetz in 2008.