John A. Lapinski is a Principal attorney in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights, Reorganization and Bankruptcy practice group. He focuses his practice on creditors’ rights and insolvency matters, including assignments for the benefit of the creditors. Mr. Lapinski’s experience includes representing numerous lenders and borrowers in workouts, negotiating settlements, liquidating collateral and obtaining payment of loan facilities.
Mr. Lapinski has consulted on the Secured Transactions in California Commercial Law Practice in 1986, and Debt Collection Practice in California in 2008. Both were published by Continuing Education of the Bar and the California Practice Guide, Enforcement of Judgments and Debts by The Rutter Group.
- Represented lenders in liquidating collateral and obtaining full payment of multi-million loan facilities
- Represented borrowers in workouts with lenders and negotiating settlement with guarantors
- Represented debtor in Chapter 11 proceeding involving discharge of asbestos liability
- Represented City of Montebello in Orange County Chapter 9
- Represented numerous companies and creditors involving the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act
- Author, Making Creditors Secure, Los Angeles Lawyer, 1984
- Co-author, Special Enforcement Remedies: Turnover and Assignment Orders, Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, (1987)
- Co-author, Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, Los Angeles Lawyer, 1993
- Co-author, Advising Distressed Businesses on an Alternative to Bankruptcy, Los Angeles Lawyer, 2001
- Participated in bench bar committee involving drafting of local bankruptcy rules
- Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2017