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Michael H. Ahrens

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Michael H. Ahrens is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice
Mr. Ahrens represents clients throughout the country in all types of insolvency proceedings, including confirmation of plans, rejection and assumption of leases and other executory contracts, and bankruptcy litigation.

In addition, Mr. Ahrens has represented business clients in the purchase and sale of assets of troubled companies. He has substantial experience with loan workout problems of troubled companies, representing both financial institutions and borrowers.

J.D., University of San Francisco, 1969
B.A., University of San Francisco, 1967

Representative Debtors
Humboldt Creamery; Dillingham Construction Corporation; Natural Wonders; iSyndicate; Francis Ford Coppola and Zoetrope Corporation; Arriva Pharmaceutical; The Billing Resource; Advance Telecom; and, Joseph Magnin.

Representative Committees
Western MacArthur; Plant Insulation; J.T. Thorpe; William "Boots" Del Biaggio; TVIA; Imaginarium; Everex; NetSource Telecommunications; and, key committee members in PG&E, Hamilton Taft and Kenetech.

Representative Lender Clients
United States National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and others financial institutions as creditors in numerous insolvency cases

• Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
• Leading Bankruptcy Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2004 - present
• Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine

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