There is a remedy for everything except death, responded Don Quixote.
- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Since his graduation from Boston College Law School, Miguel has honed his interests in a broad range of litigation — from bankruptcy to real estate, intellectually property to commercial disputes – while working as an associate at two California law firms and as a law clerk to a bankruptcy court judge. This blend of practice and judicial perspectives has helped develop his skills in research and writing, client interaction and negotiation, and settlement of cases.
As an associate at the San Francisco office of a large law firm, Miguel was involved in complex litigation, including high-stakes consumer class action cases. He also worked in drug and medical product liability cases. These cases involved extensive levels of discovery disputes where Miguel drove cases toward mediation and settlement whenever possible.
He served as a law clerk in Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California and as an extern in Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Miguel has been involved in hearings, trials, and settlement conferences dealing with complex legal issues such as U.C.C. Article 9 title disputes, fraudulent conveyances, and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with sale motions, non-dischargeability actions, requests for relief from the automatic stay, claim objections and attorney’s fees.
- J.D., Boston College Law School
- B.A., Occidental College
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.
One of the largest and most active bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices in the Southwest and California, representing clients locally, regionally, and nationally.
Our real estate practice is one of the largest in the American West, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada with expertise in all aspects of the real estate development process, from due diligence, acquisition and finance, through land use permitting and entitlements, to leasing and sale.
Create. Protect. Thrive.
Your Technology and Intellectual Property Assets Are The Lifeblood Of Your Business: We Partner With You To Protect Your Critical IP —and To Identify and Implement IP Strategies To Help You Thrive.
ARTICLES AND PRESENTATIONS
- Panelist, “Bankruptcy Issue Spotting for State Court Litigators,” Alameda County Bar Association, Trial Practice Section Panel, June 24, 2022
- Producer, “Motion for Summary Judgment and Summary Adjudication: The Do’s and Don’ts,” Alameda County Bar Association, Trial Practice Section Panel, June 24, 2021
- Producer, “How Did We Get Here? Mass Tort Litigation in Bankruptcy,” Bar Association of San Francisco, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Panel, September 8, 2020
- Producer, “Appealing to a Higher Power: A Primer on the Appellate Process for Young Bankruptcy Professionals,” California Bankruptcy Forum Annual Conference, Young Insolvency Professionals Program, 2019
- Author, “Buyer’s Remorse: How § 362(d)(4) Facilitates Fraud,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, May 2018
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Secretary, Board of Directors, East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association
- Secretary, Executive Committee, Trial Practice Section, Alameda County Bar Association
- Former Board Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy, Bar Association of San Francisco