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Lynda T. Bui

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Trustee


Lynda T. Bui is a partner of the Shulman Bastian Friedman & Bui LLP's bankruptcy department and works in both the Orange County and Riverside offices. Ms. Bui is also a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in the Central District of California, having been appointed by the U.S. Trustee in 2010. Some of her notable appointments (both Chapter 11 and 7) include in re Robert Manufacturing Co, in re Metropolitan Automotive Warehouse, in re Cosmedx Science, Banner Mattress, all of which she has successfully and expeditiously administered. As a fiduciary (trustee, receiver, disbursing agent), she has analyzed and successfully administered over tens of thousands of cases, simple and complex, and has distributed tens of millions of dollars to creditors. She has also successfully represented other trustees and helped them do the same. In her capacity as an attorney, Ms. Bui focuses in all aspects of bankruptcy, including representing trustees, debtors, creditors, plaintiffs and defendants in adversary proceedings. Ms. Bui represents clients (companies and individuals) in a variety of industries including real estate, retail, manufacturing, banking, food services, non-profit, and professional services. Ms. Bui also practices in state court and focuses on fraudulent transfer litigation and commercial debt collection. She has served as an expert witness on issues related to bankruptcy.

Ms. Bui graduated with a B.A. in psychology and an emphasis in Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. While at UCLA, Ms. Bui actively participated and held leadership positions in various student organizations, including Asian Pacific Coalition and Vietnamese Student Association. She was also a staff writer and the business manager for Pacific Ties Newsmagazine, a quarterly Asian Pacific Islander magazine at UCLA. Ms. Bui enjoyed studying abroad at la Universidad de Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Ms. Bui volunteered at non-profit organizations like Asia Watch and SOS Boat People in Washington D.C. before entering law school at Loyola Law School where she earned her J.D. in 1998. While at Loyola Law School, Ms. Bui was awarded a scholarship from the Southern California Chinese Lawyers' Association. She also wrote for the Loyola Lawyer Magazine and was on the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review.

Active in the professional community, Ms. Bui is currently serving a three-year elected term as a board member and director of membership on the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, which has over 1,000 members throughout the country. Concurrently, Ms. Bui is serving on the board of the Vietnamese American Bar Association, Southern California. She recently completed her service on the 2020 Small Business Reorganization (Sub V of Chapter 11) Task Force headed by Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California Maureen A. Tighe. Ms. Bui has completed her three year service as a director on the Orange County Bar Association, having been elected in January 2010. Ms. Bui served as Alternate Regional Governor for the Southern California Region for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She was president of the Orange County Asian American Bar Association for 2008-2009. She previously served as a board member on the California Bankruptcy Forum and Co-chaired the Program Book for its Annual Conference. Ms. Bui is also a member of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum, the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, South Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and Orange County Asian American Bar Association.

Through the years, Ms. Bui has volunteered her time with programs like Law Day (free legal clinic for Chinese-speaking and Vietnamese-speaking communities) and given seminars on the fundamentals of bankruptcy and various insolvency issues. Ms. Bui also published an article entitled "Fraudulent Transfer: Litigation Under the Bankruptcy Code and State Law" in the California Bankruptcy Journal in February of 2008. The article has been cited by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in In re JTS Corporation, 2010 WL 3122867.


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1998
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA
    • B.A. - 1994

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • California