On May 4, Uzzi Raanan was elected to the board of directors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (LABF). The LABF is one of the leading bankruptcy and insolvency professional organizations in the region, where lawyers, judges, accountants, and other bankruptcy professionals meet to share insights and learn about new developments in the field. The firm has a long history of involvement in the LABF, with Richard Diamond, John Tedford, and Zev Shechtman as past or current officers of the organization. As a longtime member of the LABF and contributor to its programming, Uzzi is a welcome addition to its leadership. Congratulations Uzzi!
Associate Aaron E. de Leest elected as Chair of the LACBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section for the 2019-2020 term.
Aaron is the immediate past vice-chair and has also served as secretary and programs chair of the section.
Partner John N. Tedford, IV, was selected to serve a 3-year term as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Lawyer Representatives attend and participate in the Ninth Circuit’s annual judicial conference and other judicial conferences throughout the year, working with federal judges to improve the judicial system and the administration of justice throughout the western United States.
In August 2019, associate Sonia Singh was elected to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee. Sonia is the immediate past Secretary of the Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee, and has been an active member of the Executive Committee since joining Danning Gill.
Danning Gill is proud to announce that partner Uzzi O. Raanan was recently elected to serve as the Business Law Section’s (BLS) representative to the 17-member CLA Board of Representatives. With approximately 100,000 members, the CLA is the second-largest voluntary bar association in the United States. Uzzi will join the CLA Board immediately following the organization’s October 10-12, 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held in Monterey, California. Uzzi is the immediate past Chair of the 7,600-member BLS, and a prior co-Chair of the Section’s Insolvency Law Committee (ILC), where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the well-regarded ILC eBulletin.
Every year, the Century City Bar Association names “Lawyers of the Year” in six different practice areas and presents the awards at its Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The awardees for 2019 are:
- Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year – Uzzi O. Raanan, Danning, Gill, Israel & Krasnoff, LLP
- Corporate Transactional Lawyer of the Year – Vijay S. Sekhon, Sidley Austin LLP
- Entertainment Litigator of the Year – Julia R. Haye, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
- Commercial Leasing Lawyer of the Year – Andrew Raines, Raines Feldman LLP
- Trial Lawyer of the Year – Angela C. Agrusa, DLA Piper
- Urban Development Lawyer of the Year – Paul S. Rutter, Cozen O’Connor
Uzzi has served as an attorney and advisor in bankruptcy and business reorganization matters for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience representing creditors and debtors, Chapter 11 creditor committees, as well as court-appointed receivers and bankruptcy trustees with regard to business bankruptcies, state and federal court receiverships, and commercial litigation and legal counselling, including personal loan guaranties and the purchase of distressed assets.
Uzzi has held leadership positions with multiple bar organizations, including: Chair of the Business Law Section (BLS) and Co-Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) of the State Bar of California. He served on the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and as President of the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation.
The Lawyer of the Year awards will be presented at the Century City Bar Association’s 51st Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Century City, on April 30, 2019. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit www.CenturyCityBar.com.
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On September 23, 2017, John N. Tedford, IV, participated as a panelist at the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association’s Fourth Annual James T. King Bankruptcy Symposium, at the Olympic Collection in West Los Angeles. Mr. Tedford was one of four panelists on the two-hour program, “Exemptions: Is Bad Faith a Factor or Not?” Other panelists were the Honorable Theodor Albert of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Professor Mark Scarberry of Pepperdine University School of Law, and M. Jonathan Hayes of Simon Resnik Hayes LLP.
The Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association 2016 Calvin Ashland Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the LA Hotel Downtown. It was a night of celebration to honor David A. Gill of Danning Gill, this year’s Calvin Ashland Trustee of the Year.
On November 7, 2015, Eric P. Israel participated as a panelist in the 41st Annual Family Law Symposium at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, California, sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mr. Israel was one of three panelists on the one-hour program on “The Intersection Between Bankruptcy and Family Law,” which included Bankruptcy Judge Neil Bason and Brian Lipak, an expert in family law.