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Barry S. GlaserPartner

Los Angeles 213-229-2868 213-229-2870

Barry Glaser has unparalleled experience representing creditors (secured and unsecured), creditors’ committees, municipalities, counties and government agencies in all bankruptcy-related matters.

To exemplify his stature in the bankruptcy community, Mr. Glaser has served as a delegate to the State Bar Convention on  Insolvency Law subsections, and has served as a member and advisor to the State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee.  Most recently Mr. Glaser was a featured speaker at the County Counsel’s Association of California Taxation Fall 2012 Study Section Conference and the California Association of County Treasures and Tax Collectors 2012 Education Conference regarding Transit Occupancy Tax issues in Bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Glaser has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles County Superior and Municipal Courts since 1982, and as the President of the Los Angeles Convention and Exhibition Center Authority.  In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Panel of Mediators for the United States Bankruptcy and District Court, Central District of California.

Mr. Glaser’s education includes postgraduate work at the University of Kent, England.  He obtained his Doctorate of Laws at the Southwestern University of Law, Los Angeles, in 1976, where he received the Bancroft-Whitney Award in Constitutional Law.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the HCA hospital chain and the Country of Los Angeles in The Johns Manville Chapter 11 involving $1 billion of potential asbestos claims.
  • Acted as the partner in charge of a team of lawyers representing the resolution agent in the PMC/SLGH Ponzi Scheme case, including a portfolio of secured loans in excess of $350 million.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank concerning their secured debt in a hospitality Chapter 11 case involving hotel properties in four States.
  • Represented five municipalities in the Orange County bankruptcy case.
  • Represented the County of Los Angeles Departments of DCFS and DMH regarding a provider of mental health services in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Represented the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Water Division in the Ritter Ranch Chapter 11 Case.  The case involved declaratory relief actions in the Bankruptcy Court and the California Public Utilities Commission regarding the water systems agreement and related matters.  The case was settled shortly before trial affirming the County’s right to water-reliability and related fees in excess of $30 million.
  • Represented the County of Los Angeles in the Youth Intervention Program Chapter 11 case involving claims in excess of $4 million. The matter was resolved in mediation.
  • Represented the County of Los Angeles in the Tri-City Chapter 9 Case.
  • Represents the County of San Luis Obispo in the Los Osos Community Service District Chapter 9 proceeding before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented the largest secured creditor (T-Mobile) in the Alert Cellular Chapter 11 in Santa Barbara.
  • Represented the County of Los Angeles in a multi-million claim dispute in the In re Santa Clarita, LLC, and In re Bermite Recovery, LLC, Chapter 11 cases in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Represented the County of Sonoma in the Beckman TOT Bankruptcy related matters that resulted in a non-dischargeable Judgment in excess of $500,000.00.
  • Represents the County of Los Angeles and County of Alameda in the Palmdale Hills/Sun Cal – Lehman related bankruptcy cases that resulted in the Court Order that allowed the Counties the California R&T Statutory interest and penalty rates on their secured tax claims and exempted the Counties from application of Federal Discount Rate as required by the Confirmed Plans of Lehman.

Admissions, Memberships & Qualifications

  • State Bar of California, 1976 (Member, Insolvency Law Committee)
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court of Hawaii
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Delegate, State Bar Convention, Title Insurance Litigation and Insolvency Law subsections
  • State Bar of California Insolvency Law Committee
  • California Bankruptcy Forum (Chair, Judges’ Roundtable Conference, 2002-2003), Education Committee
  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles Business Council (2006-2012)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Legislative Affairs Committee)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Director and Legal Counsel, Hawaii Coffee Association
  • Judge pro tem, Los Angeles County Superior and Municipal Courts
  • President, Los Angeles Convention and Exhibition Center Authority
  • Board of Directors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Panel of Mediators, United States Bankruptcy and District Court, Central District of California
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Bankruptcy Ethics
  • National Business Institute (NBI)

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1976 (Bancroft-Whitney Award in Constitutional Law)
  • California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1970

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, County Counsel’s Association of California Taxation Fall 2012 Study Section Conference, 2012
  • Speaker, California Association of County Treasures and Tax Collectors 2012 Education Conference regarding Transit Occupancy Tax issues in Bankruptcy proceedings, 2012
  • Speaker, California State Bar Section’s Education Institute in Santa Monica
  • Speaker, California State Bar Annual Meeting in Monterey, California
  • Author, “Municipal Complex Bankruptcy Issues,” Business Law Journal, State Bar of California, Issue No. 4, 2008
  • “Personal Guarantees and Preferences,” Callaghan’s Bankruptcy Guide for Business Lawyers
  • “Buying and Selling Distressed Property,” Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) on “Advanced Real Estate Law in California”

Awards

  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California Super Lawyers (2005 – 2007, 2010 – 2013, 2015 – 2017)
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