I am a Harvard-trained lawyer who has practiced bankruptcy law and federal court... more
I am a Harvard-trained lawyer who has practiced bankruptcy law and federal court litigation for almost 50 years, including 25 years as a partner in two national law firms. Two years ago I established my own firm in order to offer clients my extensive experience and high skill level at reasonable hourly rates. My primary practice areas are chapter 11 corporate reorganization and chapter 9 ... view profile
Mr. Kalikman is the managing partner of the San Francisco office and a member of the... more
Mr. Kalikman is the managing partner of the San Francisco office and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He represents businesses ranging from closely held to publicly traded companies that are engaged in diverse industries including financial services, real estate investment, real estate development, telecommunications, information technology, manufacturing, music and entertainment, re... view profile
Since 1980, my practice has been limited to Business Bankruptcy. I regularly... more
Since 1980, my practice has been limited to Business Bankruptcy. I regularly represent Debtors in Chapter 11 cases, and ordinarily confirm Plans of Reorganization. I represent creditors in bankruptcy and insolvency cases. I also represent landlords, including a NYSE REIT, in bankruptcy cases throughout the country. I pride myself on innovative strategies and responsiveness.
I am the managing partner of Rust, Armenis Schwartz, A Professional Corporation. The... more
I am the managing partner of Rust, Armenis Schwartz, A Professional Corporation. The firmis an AV-rated firm by Martindale and was founded in January 1963. The firm is also recommended by AM Best's Directory of Attorneys. The firm has offices in San Francisco and Sacramento and conference centers in San Mateo, Walnut Creek, San Jose, and Tracy. The firm has a bankruptcy practice throughout Nor... view profile
If you own a business that owes money but needs time to repay it, you may require the services of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney. When a company attempts to stay in business and files Chapter 11, the bankruptcy court supervises the company's reorganization of debts and contracts for repayment. This means the company can negotiate for later due dates, or pay the debts for less, with the creditors' and court's agreement. If there's simply not enough money to manage the debts even with extra time, then the Chapter 11 is converted to a Chapter 7 and the company ceases to exist. Other times, creditors take ownership of the company to try to salvage their losses. Chapter 11 attorneys can help you navigate the process and predict the legal consequences of filing under Chapter 11, whether you are a debtor or a creditor.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorneys in cities near San Francisco, CA