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David B. Shemano

David B. Shemano

Robins Kaplan LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Experience

In David Shemano’s practice, he represents Chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured creditors and general unsecured creditors in all aspects of corporate bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. He has in-depth experience handling bankruptcy and restructuring matters related to real estate, entertainment, franchising, and manufacturing.

Among his recent matters are guiding Club Ventures/David Barton Gym through its reorganization and emergence from Chapter 11 protection, leading the Section 363 sale of rights to “The Terminator” movie franchise in connection with Halcyon Holding Group’s Chapter 11 matter, and representing one of the largest owners of El Pollo Loco franchises in Southern California in its Chapter 11 restructuring.

Mr. Shemano frequently lectures before the Practicing Law Institute, American Bankruptcy Institute, and other audiences. He recently served as the President of the Financial Lawyers Conference and was inducted as a Fellow of the American
College of Bankruptcy. He is a member of the Commercial and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Recognition**
  • Named a "Southern California Super Lawyer,” Super Lawyers (2006-2007, 2009-2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-present)
  • Recognized as “Bankruptcy/Restructuring Leader” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012-present)

**Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to
other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.\

Resources

Articles
  • Media Distress: The Changing Landscape of Entertainment Restructurings
    Program Materials Presented to the Turnaround Management Association Western Regional Conference (2013)
  • Why Am I Being Sent to District Court and What Do I Do There? 
    Program Materials Presented to the ABI Southeast Bankruptcy Conference (September 2012)
  • The Loop Case and Its Potential Impact on Cramdowns in Chapter 11 Cases
    Bloomberg BNA Real Estate Law & Industry Report (July 12, 2012)
  • Constructive Trust and Other Non-Bankruptcy Law Rights and Remedies: Do You Have More Than A General Unsecured Claim? 
    Program Materials Presented to the Financial Lawyers Conference (December 2011)
  • Cramdowns in Real Estate Bankruptcies and Protecting the Guarantors
    Program Materials Presented to the Real Estate and Bankruptcy Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (August 2011)
  • Reorganizing and Unraveling of Real Estate Enterprises-Legal Issues Arising in the Namco Case
    Program Materials Presented to the ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West (March 2011)
  • Objections to Bankruptcy Sales
    ABI Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (January 2011)
  • Prepackaged Bankruptcies: The MGM Lesson for Unsecured Creditors
    Bloomberg Law Reports – Bankruptcy Law, Vol. 5, No. 15 (2011)
  • Objections to Bankruptcy Sales
    Program Materials Presented to the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Sales for Business Practitioners
    Program Materials Presented to the Business and Bankruptcy Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (March 2010)
  • Fiduciary Duties of Members of Creditors’ Committees
    Program Materials Presented to the 16th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference (September 2008)
  • The War on Corporate Fiduciaries: Have the Fiduciaries Won?
    Program Materials Presented to the ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West (March 2007)
  • How the Automatic Stay Can Disrupt, if Not Destroy, Your Litigation Strategy
    Program Materials Presented to the Bankruptcy Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (May 2006)
  • New Trustee Duties in Health Care Cases
    Program Materials Presented at the ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West (March 2006)
  • Introduction to an Overview of United States Cross Border Insolvency Issues
    Program Materials Presented to the International Law Section of the State Bar of California (September 2005)
  • The Ambiguous Good Faith Requirement for Corporations to File Chapter 11 Petitions and Confirm Chapter 11 Plans
    Program Materials Presented to the California Bankruptcy Forum (May 2004)
  • Bankruptcy Proofing Your Agreements: Fact or Fiction?
    Program Materials Presented to the Bankruptcy Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (September 2003)
  • Challenges to Insider Loans to Insolvent Companies: A Comparison of Recharacterization and Equitable Subordination
    Program Materials Presented to the Financial Lawyers Conference (February 2003)
  • The Use of the Earmarking Defense By Unsecured Creditors to Shield the Receipt of Otherwise Preferential Transfers
    Los Angeles County Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Newsletter (Summer 2001)
  • How to Bankruptcy Proof a Settlement Agreement
    Program Materials Presented to the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California (April 2001)

News

  • Robins Kaplan Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America List; Three Receive “Lawyer of the Year” Designation
  • Los Angeles Attorneys Named to 2017 “Southern California Super Lawyers” List
  • Robins Kaplan LLP Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America List, Two Named “Lawyers of the Year”
  • Robins Kaplan LLP Achieves Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2016
  • Thirty-Eight Robins Kaplan Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America© 2016
  • Los Angeles Attorneys Recognized as 2016 “Super Lawyers”
  • Robins Kaplan LLP Named Counsel to Creditor’s Committee in Local.com Bankruptcy
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Grows Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy Team
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Adds Veteran Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy Team From Peitzman Weg LLP

?Speeches?

  • Appealing Positions: Everything You Need to Know about Appeals
    American Bankruptcy Institute, Los Angeles, California (March 21, 2017)
  • 5 Compelling Reasons To Sell Real Property Through A Bankruptcy: What Every Real Estate Lawyer Need To Know About Bankruptcy Sales
    Beverly Hills Bar Association – Real Estate Section, Beverly Hills, California (July 28, 2016)
  • How the Automatic Stay Can Disrupt, If Not Destroy, Your Litigation Strategy: What Every Litigator Needs to Know About the Scope of the Automatic Stay
    Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Business Section, Tustin, California (March 24, 2016)
  • The Preclusive Effect of Bankruptcy Court Orders: Fact and Fiction
    Financial Lawyers Conference (October 8, 2015)

?Practice Areas

  • Acquisition and Sales
  • Committee Representation
  • Creditor Representation
  • Debtor Representation
  • Restructuring and Business
  • Bankruptcy
  • Restructuring and Workout

?Education

  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif (1991)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., cum laude (1987)
Professional Associations
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow (2014)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors (2009-2010); Chair, Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee (2007-2008)
  • Financial Lawyers Conference, President (2012-2013); Member, Board of Governors (2003-2005, 2008-present)

 

 

David B. Shemano is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, New York, NY
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2018, Monday, December 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, New York, NY
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2018, Monday, December 17, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, Nashville, TN
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2017, Monday, December 18, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
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