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October 2022

2022 Nuts & Bolts – Fundamental Issues Arising in Bankruptcy Cases, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and Appellate Advocacy

John Tedford to speak with Bankruptcy Judge Julia W. Brand at the FLC’s Nuts and Bolts program on October 7, 2022.

On October 6-7, 2022, the Financial Lawyers Conference will be sponsoring a 6-hour “nuts and bolts” program focusing on fundamental issues arising in bankruptcy cases, Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and appellate advocacy.  As FLC’s 2022-2023 Vice President, Danning Gill partner John Tedford has organized five great panels with speakers who are experts in their fields.  In Friday’s session, Mr. Tedford and the Hon. Julia W. Brand, a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of California and a member of the Ninth Circuit’s Bankruptcy.

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Past Events

February 2022

USC Law Bankruptcy Career Panel on Careers in Bankruptcy Law

On February 15, 2022, Zev Shechtman will be moderating a panel hosted by Professor Robert Rasmussen, distinguished professor of bankruptcy law at USC Gould School of Law in a collaboration with the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

The panel will be about the exciting opportunities available for attorneys in the practice of bankruptcy law.


December 2021

Team Danning Gill Partners with My Friend’s Place

Danning Gill was thrilled to partner with My Friend’s Place as part of the firm’s holiday donation drive.

During this Holiday Season, Team Danning Gill contributed backpacks, blankets, socks and snack supplies for the homeless youth served by My Friend’s Place. With the generous support of our employees, friends and family, we were able to provide some warmth and joy to those that need it most.

Each year in the U.S., as many as 2 million youth experience homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 homeless youth lose their lives to the streets. The mission of My Friend’s Place is to assist and inspire homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. My Friend’s Place started out as a volunteer-based group serving meals from the trunks of cars. Today, My Friend’s Place offers comprehensive services to nearly 1,200 youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, each year, helping homeless young people move toward wellness, stability, and self-sufficiency.

Danning Gill is proud to help support such a great organization that is making a difference in our community.  If you’re interested in participating in future Team Danning Gill community service projects, please contact Vivian Servin at

November 19, 2021

Los Angeles Federal Bar Association
18th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium

Danning, Gill, Israel & Krasnoff, LLP partner John Tedford will serve as a panelist for the 18th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium hosted by the Los Angeles Federal Bar Association on November 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Mr. Tedford will be on a panel entitled, “Brave New World: Ethical and Practical Considerations in Conducting Remote Hearings and Trials.”  For more information and registration, click here:

October 13, 2021

“Deconstructing Girardi”

Zev Shechtman to Speak on Westside Bar Association Panel Regarding the Tom Girardi and Girardi Keese Involuntary Bankruptcy Cases on October 13, 2021.

Please join us for the next WBA MCLE, Deconstructing Girardi via Zoom on October 13, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST. We will focus on Mr. Girardi’s bankruptcy and include a discussion about ethics, family law, and managing client funds. Our panelists include Zev Shechtman, partner at Danning Gill Israel & Krasnoff, LLP, Brian Kabateck, founder and managing partner at Kabateck LLP, Demetria Graves, founder and principal of the Graves Law Firm and Erin Joyce, founder and principal of Erin Joyce Law. The program will be moderated by Eliza Ghanooni, founder and principal of the Ghanooni Law Firm.




Team Danning Gill Crosses the Finish Line for the Homeboy Industries 5k Run/Walk

Team Danning Gill joined Homeboy Industries on the morning of October 2, 2021 for the annual Homeboy Industries 5k Run/Walk in support of its mission to provide hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people.

With our team’s collective support, we helped promote Homeboy Industries’ overarching goal to see individuals heal from trauma, allowing them to contribute fully to their family and community.

Let us know if you want to get involved in other Team Danning Gill community service activities by contacting us at


Silver Linings of The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy?

On executory contracts and other protections for rights holders from the effects of entertainment company bankruptcies.

April 21, 2021

Zev Shechtman moderated and Mo Kebeh chaired a panel presentation on how entertainment company bankruptcy impact the rights of studios, talent, and other contract parties.

Webinar: Keeping Pace with COVID:
Updates in Labor/Employment,
Bankruptcy/Restructuring and
PPP Loan Forgiveness

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association | Presented by Diverse Business Associates

•  Labor/Employment
•  Bankruptcy/Restructuring
•  PPP Loan Forgiveness

This discussion is intended to assist both general counsels as well as external counsel advising their clients. Zev Shechtman, partner at Danning Gill Israel & Krasnoff, is one of the panelists. Join us on Zoom.


On January 21, 2020, Eric P. Israel will be speaking on a panel hosted by the LACBA Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section entitled, “Discussion of New Bankruptcy Laws That Help Small Business Owners.”  Specifically, the program will discuss the following substantive changes:
•The new changes to the Small Business Reorganization Act that provide opportunities for small business owners to reorganize and avoid the pitfalls of chapter 11;
•The appointment and role of the chapter V trustee in Small Business Reorganization Cases;
•Discussion of chapter 12 Family Farmer Relief Act and the increased debt limits to reflect economic challenges in the agricultural industry; and
•The HAVEN Act which modifies how income is calculated during bankruptcy proceedings for veterans.  For more information, click here:

On November 7, 2019, Zev Shechtman will be speaking on a panel hosted by the Financial Lawyers Conference entitled, “Fools Rush In: Recent Cases Strengthening the Estate’s Rights Against Creditors and their Claims.”  The panel will discuss several recent cases that strengthen and define certain rights and defenses of a debtor against creditors and their claims.  The cases address such topics as allowing a debtor to limit a creditor’s claim in bankruptcy, broadening appellate rights and remedies, and seeking sanctions (including the Supreme Court’s new standard for civil contempt sanctions, which reversed a Ninth Circuit bankruptcy decision).  In addition to providing an overview of the individual cases, the panel will discuss how these issues have been – or may be – decided in the Ninth Circuit.  For more information, click here:

On October 7, 2019, Uzzi O. Raanan will be speaking on a panel hosted by the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (LABF).  The discussion, entitled “Litigation with the Government in Bankruptcy” will cover interesting issues arising in litigation with state and federal governmental entities, including competition between agencies over jurisdiction, the unitary governmental creditor theory, state and tribal sovereign immunity, and other procedural and practical lessons.  For more information, click here:

Partner Uzzi O. Raanan will be speaking at the Central California Bankruptcy Association’s (CCBA) 33rd Annual Bankruptcy Institute.  Uzzi will be part of a speaker’s panel in a program entitled:  Messing with City Hall:  Litigating Against Government Entities in Bankruptcy Court, to be presented on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Location:  Clovis, CA.  Click Here

Bankruptcy, Immigration and Tax: Three Fields of Federal Practice for New Lawyers Seminars
Zev Shechtman — January 21, 2014

Recent Developments in the Dischargeability of Taxes in Bankruptcy
Aaron E. de Leest — January 15, 2014

Nuts & Bolts of Bankruptcy: Concepts Every Lawyer Should Know
Zev Shechtman — September 12, 2013

Contemporary Issues and Problems in Municipal Bankruptcy
Zev Shechtman — May 15, 2013

Conflicts of Interest, Ethical Issues, Disqualification and other Sanctions – Speaker on Panel
Uzzi O. Raanan — April 1, 2013

Recent Developments Affecting Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales and Sale Orders.
John N. Tedford — February 19, 2013

Cramdowns in Real Estate Bankruptcies and Protecting the Guarantor: A Guide to Commercial Real Estate Loan Reductions through Bankruptcy
John N. Tedford — March 21, 2012

Cram Downs in Real Estate Bankruptcies and Protecting the Guarantors.
John N. Tedford — August 30, 2011