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Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Loan Workout

The Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, and Loan Workouts Section provides legal services to national, state-chartered and local financial institutions in California and Hawai`i. The Section regularly represents creditors in enforcing claims and recovering collateral. We also assist clients in workouts and/or restructurings of troubled loans.

Some of the areas where we provide counsel and representation include the following:

Creditors' Rights

  • Enforcement of promissory notes, guaranties and other financial instruments
  • Foreclosures on all types of commercial property and residential property
  • Advice, negotiation and documentation work in connection with loan workouts and restructurings


  • Representation of secured and unsecured creditors on various bankruptcy matters, including adversary proceedings
  • Representation of Chapter 11 Trustee in major bankruptcy case
  • Negotiation of asset sales in bankruptcy proceedings

The Carlsmith Difference

Our deep experience and geographic scope allow us to offer clients effective advice and counsel. When warranted, we work closely with attorneys in the firm focusing on tax and dispute resolution matter.