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  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 40%
    23 years
  2. Commercial: 20%
    23 years
  3. Equipment Finance and Leasing: 20%
    23 years
  4. Debt & Lending Agreements: 20%
    23 years



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  • Michael StJames

    I have known and worked with Cecily for at least a couple of decades. She is extraordinarily capable and effective, and I recommend her without qualification.


    Michael StJames Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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Dumas & Clark LLP

150 California Street
Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Women Lawyers Northern CaliforniaThomsen Reuters2012
Northern California SuperLawyers Bankruptcy Debtor/CreditorThomsen Reuters2012
FellowAmerican College of Bankruptcy2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDumas & Clark LLP2012 - Present
PartnerFriedman Dumas & Springwater LLP2003 - 2012
PartnerMurphy Sheneman Julian & Rogers f/k/a Murphy Weir & Bulter1992 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring AdvisorsMember2010 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2010 - Present
Commercial Law and Bankruptcy SectioChairman2002 - 2003
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Cedar Funding, Inc.Plan Confirmed
In re Mortgage Fund '08, LLCPlan confirmed.
In re Wilkes Bashford CompanyPrepackaged asset sale that preserved store operations
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Publication nameTitleDate
Equipment Leasing/Leveraged Leasing (PLI)"Bankruptcy Issues"2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AA.B.1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Recent Developments in Business BankruptcyAutomatic Stay, Chapter 112012
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate BankruptcyThe Estate and Claims/Professional Ethics2012