Amy L. Goldman

Partner

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Amy Goldman is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Practice. She has more than 25 years experience in the bankruptcy field and handles the following matters:

  • Management responsibilities for individual Chapter 7 and complex corporation Chapter 11 cases
  • Representation of Chapter 11 and 7 Trustees, Debtors, Debtors-in-Possession, Secured and Unsecured Creditors (including professionals, non-profits, healthcare entities, and insurance companies) in bankruptcy and work-out proceedings in a wide variety of industries
  • Representation of Assignees for the Benefit of Creditors, Federal and State Court Receivers, and Disbursing Agents Under Chapter 11 or out-of-court work-outs
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee for the Central District of California (1998 - present) appointed by the Office of the United States Trustee

Legal Experience

  • Lexington Insurance Company: Represented Lexington Insurance Company in a heavily contested interpleader action in Bankruptcy Court.
  • William E. Preston Trust: Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee with respect to complex royalty tax issues, various property rights and avoidance actions, and successfully addressed unique bankruptcy filing requirements set forth in BAPCPA.
  • Valencia Imaging Medical Group: Represented the Radiology Group at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in an adversarial Chapter 11 case with respect to their employment and compensation claims.
  • North Beach Leather International, Inc.: Represented Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors in effectuating the liquidation of the company's assets and resolving leasehold interests at various locations nationwide.
  • MCC Events Management, Inc.: Represented Chapter 7 Trustee in effectuating the sale of a $10 million property in the City of Temecula, resolved all disputed secured liens, and resolved the tax claims of the City of Riverside.
  • Westland Apartments, Ltd.: Represented the City of Huntsville, Alabama in a bankruptcy case where they were a secured creditor on a low-income housing project. Assisted in negotiating a consensual Plan of Reorganization with the Debtor.
  • Smokehouse Restaurant: Assisted in the Chapter 11 case of this well-known Burbank restaurant, resulting in a confirmed Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization which included resolving the salary and benefit claims of the Union employees.
  • Represented L.A. Fiber Company, a large environmental company, in resolving financial issues.
  • Represented Estate Representative in the administration of In re Tony Kaye Films, Inc., a post-confirmation Chapter 11 case.
  • As Chapter 7 Trustee operated and sold Right-on-Time Moving & Storage, Inc., a moving and storage company, and resolved complaints of the Better Business Bureau.
  • Represented Chapter 11 Trustee of BRB #1 Partners in the sale of an ambulatory care facility, which provided for the payment to all secured creditors.
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee of FasTV, Inc. in the liquidation of the collateral and other assets of a major failed dot com and resolving the lessor's claim, which resulted in the distribution to the estate's creditors.
  • As Chapter 7 Trustee of Fat Burger, Inc. she resolved a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer claim involving principals and insiders of the Debtor. 
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee of National Home Funding, Inc. in the liquidation of securitized notes and deeds of trust and resolved competing lenders' claims to the proceeds.

Appointments

  • 2014-2017: 9th Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representative
  • 2013: 9th Circuit Judicial Conference Alternate Lawyer Representative

Offices Held

  • 2011: Educational Co-Chair, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Spring Conference, Santa Monica, California
  • 2006: Ad Hoc Trustee Committee on Amending Local Bankruptcy Rules
  • 2004: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Educational Representative of California Bankruptcy Forum, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2003: Conference Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum
  • November 2003: Educational Chair Program, Office of the United States Trustee
  • 2003: Panelist Presentation, Thailand Judicial Delegation
  • 2002: Educational Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum
  • 2001: California Bankruptcy Forum - Program Board Chair
  • September 2001: Central District of California Trustee Seminar
  • September 2000: Educational Co-Chair, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Monterey, California
  • March 2000: Educational Co-Chair, Central District Bankruptcy Trustee Seminar
  • 2000-Present: California Bankruptcy Forum – Permanent Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2008-2009: President
  • 2007-2008: Vice President
  • 2006-2007: Secretary
  • 2005-2006: Treasurer
  • 2000: Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum - President
  • May 1998: Educational Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum Program, “Advanced Examination and Tactical Skills in Bankruptcy Cases through Mock Trial”
  • March 1996: Co-Organizer, Second Annual Women Insolvency Professionals’ Workshop, “Surviving in the 90s and Beyond”
  • 1996-Present: Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum – Permanent Member of the Board of Directors

Publications

Professional Presentations

  • April 28, 2014: Chief Bankruptcy Judges Conference: "Unbundling of Legal Services"
  • April 26, 2012: Weintraub & Seth: “The B Word: Issues and Consideration for the Non-Bankruptcy Professionals” Presented for Iranian American Lawyers Association
  • December 2 2011: Annual 23rd ABI Winter Leadership Conference: “Protection of Retirement and Business Assets”
  • January 28, 2011: National Business Institute, Speaker/Panel Presentations: “What Judges and Trustees Want You to Know”, Crowne Plaza, Beverly Hills Hotel
  • September 22, 2010: San Fernando Valley Bar Association: “Woodland Hills Judges’ Decisions,” Woodland Hills, California
  • May 19, 2010: Pincus Professional Education, a Division of Pincus Communications, Inc., Family Law Topics: “Appeals, ERISA, Tax, Bankruptcy and Other Issues,” Los Angeles, California
  • September 12, 2009: Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney Association, Chapter 7 Panel Program at Southwestern University School of Law
  • May 22, 2008: Office of the United States Trustee Seminar: “Trustee’s Ability to Surcharge Debtor’s Exemptions”
  • October 22, 2008: San Fernando Valley Bar Association: “Recent Decisions From the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Court
  • October 24, 2007: San Fernando Valley Bar Association: “Bankruptcy Program on Decisions and Orders of the Woodland Hills Bankruptcy Judges in the Past Year”
  • December 6, 2006: Lorman Education Services Seminar: “Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005”
  • September 14, 2006: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Panel Presentation: “Operating Chapter 11’s from a Trustee’s Perspective”
  • April 25, 2006: Los Angeles County Bar Association, Panel Presentation: “Impact of BACPA”
  • January 12, 2006: Beverly Hills: “Trustee Issues”
  • December 15, 2005: Lorman Education Services Seminar: “Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005”
  • March 2005: Office of the United States Trustee Brown Bag Presentation: “Talk to Your Trustee”
  • 2003: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees: “Trustees and Mediators”
  • December 2003: Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations’ Summer 2000 Meeting
  • November 2003: Office of the United States Trustee, Panelist: “Asset Administration”
  • August 2001: Office of the United States Trustee, Consumer Attorney educational Program 2001: “what to File?”, “Should Your Client Be in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?”

Admissions

California, 1988

United States District Court, Central District of California, 1988

9th Circuit Court of Appeal, 1988

Associations

  • 2006-Present: California State Bar (Bankruptcy & Insolvency Section)
  • 2005-Present: American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2005-Present: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • 2000-Present: California Bankruptcy Forum – Permanent Member of the Board of Directors
    • 2008-2009: President
    • 2007-2008: Vice President
    • 2006-2007: Secretary
    • 2005-2006: Treasurer
  • 1996-Present: Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum – Permanent Member of the Board of Directors
  • 2005-2008: National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees – Board of Directors
  • 2000: Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum - President
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Founding Member of Southern California Chapter
  • California Bankruptcy Journal, Former Editor

Education

Loyola Law School

Juris Doctor, 1987

University of California Los Angeles

Paralegal Program, Litigation Paralegal 1983

University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts History

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