Aaron E. de Leest, Senior Counsel

BIO

With 20 years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney and litigator, Aaron de Leest focuses his practice on representing debtors, creditors, and trustees in bankruptcy matters, litigation, and appeals.  He also represents clients in Chapter 11 cases.  Aaron provides guidance to creditors with regard to their claims outside of bankruptcy, including collection actions and pre- and post-judgment remedies.  He also specializes in representing receivers in both federal and state court.

Aaron is the current Co-Vice Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee, Business Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association and has also served as the Co-Chair of the Publications Subcommittee for the Insolvency Law Committee.  Aaron is a former Chair for the Bankruptcy Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section and a former Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section.

In addition, Aaron is a former extern to the Honorable Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Judge, and is a recipient of the Barry Russell Federal Bar Association Award for Excellence in the Field of Federal Practice.  Aaron is also a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence.

PRACTICE AREAS

Acquisitions and Asset Purchases

Bankruptcy Appeals

Creditor Representation
- Creditor Committee Counsel
- Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy Cases

Debtor Representation
- Chapter 11 Business Reorganization
- Chapter 7

Governmental Entities

Litigation in all Federal and State Courts
- Judgment Enforcement
- Commercial Law Litigation
- Prosecute and Defend Avoidance Actions

Trustee, Receiver and Other Fiduciary Services and Representation
- Bankruptcy Trustees
- Bankruptcy Examiners
- Receivers
- Referees

EDUCATION

Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2001
Biola University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1998

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, Southern District of California
United States District Court, Eastern District of California
United States District Court, District of New Mexico
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

California Lawyer’s Association, Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section, Co-Vice Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee and Former Co-Chair of the Publications Subcommittee

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Former Chair of Section

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Former Chair of Section

Financial Lawyers Conference

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

AWARDS

Judge Barry Russell Federal Bar Association Award for Excellence in the Field of Federal Practice, 2001
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, 2001


CONTACT:

310-277-0077

adeleest@danninggill.com

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