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About Me

For more than 30 years, I have focused my practice in the areas of business reorganization, corporate insolvency, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, as well as the acquisition of assets and businesses in bankruptcy court and out-of-court workouts. I have served as lead counsel for debtors, creditors (secured and unsecured), creditors’ committees and purchasers in the bankruptcy, restructuring and liquidation of companies.


Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 70%
    35 years
  2. Business: 20%
    35 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    35 years



Hourly ($475/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David J. Richardson

    I endorse Dean Rallis. I have worked with Dean as co-counsel in some matters, and worked opposite him in others, and each time have been impressed with the skills, knowledge and perspective he has brought to each case.


    David Richardson Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


199 South Los Robles Avenue
Suite 600
Pasadena, CA, 91101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselAnglin, Flewelling, Rasmussen, Campbell & Trytten, LLP2013 - Present
MemberSulmeyerKupetz, APC2009 - 2013
PartnerAlston + Bird, LLP2007 - 2009
MemberSulmeyerKupetz, APC2001 - 2007
PartnerBaker & Hostetler1991 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Turnaround Management Association (Southwest Chapter)Former Board Member2000 - 2009
Turnaround Management AssociationBoard Member1998 - 2008
Financial Lawyers ConferenceMember1990 - Present
Tournament of Roses AssociationMember1990 - Present
Turnaround Management AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc.Unsecured creditors were paid in full, with interest, on the effective date of the plan.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
USC Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Univ of Southern CalifAccounting and Financeundergraduate1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pasadena Bar Association, Real Estate SectionBankruptcy Issues In Real Estate Matters2015