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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.

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Practice areas

Licensed

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

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($475/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • 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.

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    David Richardson Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

AFRCT, LLP

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198005/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Financial Lawyers ConferenceMember1990 - Present
Tournament of Roses AssociationMember1990 - Present
Turnaround Management AssociationMember1990 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1986 - Present
Turnaround Management Association (Southwest Chapter)Former Board Member2000 - 2009
Turnaround Management AssociationBoard Member1998 - 2008
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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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Southern CaliforniaAccounting and FinanceOther - Bachelors1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pasadena Bar Association, Real Estate SectionBankruptcy Issues In Real Estate Matters2015