Jacquelyn H. Choi represents secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy matters and has extensive bankruptcy litigation and appellate experience. Ms. Choi advises secured lenders, real property owners and governmental agencies concerning real estate bankruptcy and bankruptcy tax issues. She also counsels national franchisors concerning their bankruptcy rights.
Prior to joining Steckbauer Weinhart, LLP, Ms. Choi was an associate in the Los Angeles office of DLA Piper LLP (US), where she advised creditors, corporate debtors and equity holders on real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy matters.
Represented national pizza franchisor involving litigation of assumption and assignment rights, 363 sales, exclusivity period and plan confirmation issues.
Represented various state governmental agencies in complex bankruptcy tax and plan related litigation.
Represented secured lenders involving relief from stay and cash collateral disputes, dismissals and conversions related to bad-faith filings, bankruptcy sales and other distressed real estate transactions.
Represented defendants in avoidance actions involving preferential and fraudulent transfers.
Represented real property owners involving real estate bankruptcy and landlord-tenant disputes in bankruptcy.
Admissions, Memberships & Qualifications
State Bar of California, 2000
District of Columbia Bar, 2006
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Bankruptcy Courts, California
University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 2000
California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1994
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Author, “A Franchisor’s Guide to Surviving Franchisee Bankruptcies”, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, May 2010