Joe’s broad-ranging litigation and restructuring practice draws on his significant experience with complex creditor rights litigation, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, and transactional work outside of insolvency. He has a long track record of successfully representing bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries, chapter 11 debtors, purchasers of distressed assets, franchisors, and equity holders. He is highly skilled at asset recovery, judgment enforcement, and litigation in the insolvency arena. Joe employs a holistic and economical approach to litigating matters in courts around the country. Institutional investors, hedge funds, boards of directors, business owners, and other creditors value his counsel.
In addition to his legal work, Joe is active in the community. He has served various leadership roles in local and statewide bankruptcy organizations and has served on the Selection Committee for the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representative Program. Joe serves on the board of a non-profit organization, actively mentors junior attorneys in the firm, and organizes an annual golf tournament to benefit victims of domestic violence and their children.
Joe founded the Finance Association at California State University, Chico. While in law school, he was a member of Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse (VC3), where he assisted in representing capital murder defendants and was published in the Capital Defense Journal. When not working, Joe can be found surfing, golfing, hiking, biking or otherwise enjoying San Diego with his wife, three daughters and son.
When evidence of fraud first surfaces, creditors must act quickly to preserve the chance of recovery and protect their investments. That diligence and decisive action becomes increasingly important when a debtor whether a customer, vendor, business p...