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Alan J. Friedman

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Workouts
  • Insolvency Matters


Practice Admissions: California State Bar; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; Texas

Alan J. Friedman concentrates his practice in the representation of debtors in connection with financial restructurings both in out-of-court workouts and in Chapter 11 cases. He also represents creditors' committees in complex Chapter 11 cases. In addition, Mr. Friedman represents numerous entities in the acquisition of businesses and real estate in connection with both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases.

Current and recent representations include Sugarfina, Inc. - Debtor's counsel; Yogaworks - Debtor's counsel; Lear Capital - Debtor's counsel; Agway Home and Farm Supply - Debtor's counsel; Olympia Sports and related entities including Legacy Shoes, fka - Debtor's counsel; RTW Retailwinds - celebrity spokesperson's counsel; Ruby's Diner - counsel to plan sponsor and DIP lender; American Suzuki Motor Corporation - Committee Counsel; Freedom Communications (aka Orange County Register) - Debtors' Counsel; Quiksilver - One of the Largest Trade Creditors; Momentive Performance Materials - Indenture Trustee for the First Lien Noteholders; Debtor in the AP Long Beach Property case; Indenture Trustee in the MPM Silcones cases (S.D.N.Y.); Senior Bond Holder in the Molycorp cases; Film Financier in the Relativity Media Chapter 11 cases; the creditors' committee in the SunCal family of Chapter 11 cases; Chapter 11 debtor; Cameo Homes and James Gianulias; and the largest unsecured creditor in the Worldspace (satellite radio) Chapter 11 cases pending in Delaware, as well as numerous out-of-court restructurings for a multitude of California real estate developers.

Mr. Friedman's practice spans many industries, including hospitality, commercial and residential real estate, manufacturing, and high technology, encompassing both publicly and privately held companies


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1983

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • Texas, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2021
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2021

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter, Former Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present