Uzzi O. Raanan, Partner

Uzzi Raanan

For more than 20 years, Uzzi Raanan has served as a lawyer and advisor in bankruptcy and business reorganization. Trustees and creditor committees frequently turn to him with their most challenging matters. Clients seek counsel from Uzzi for tough business challenges and when looking for proactive strategies to resolve business problems.

Uzzi has extensive experience representing creditors and debtors and Chapter 11 creditor committees as well as court-appointed receivers and bankruptcy trustees with regard to insolvencies, business bankruptcy preplanning, litigation, state and federal court receiverships, and commercial law disputes, including loan guaranties and assignments of ownership interests.  His litigation practice includes prosecuting and defending fraudulent transfer and preferential transfer avoidance actions, nondischargeability, discharge, asset sales, and claims disputes.  He also specializes in handling appeals and a myriad of other issues arising in bankruptcy.

Uzzi Raanan has held leadership positions with various bar groups, including Chair of the Business Law Section and Co-Chair of the Insolvency Law Committee of the State Bar of California.  He serves on the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and is a former President of the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy Appeals

Creditor Representation

Creditor Committee Counsel

Debtor Representation
– Chapter 7
– Chapter 11 Business Reorganizations
– Out of Court Workouts

Governmental Entities

Litigation in all Federal and State Courts

Trustee, Receiver and Other Fiduciary Representation


San Diego State University (B.A. 1988)

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D. 1992)


State Bar of California, 1992

State Bar of Washington, D.C., 1995

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships & Associations

Chair, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section (BLS), State Bar of California – comprised of 15 Standing Committees with over 7,900 members

Past Co-Chair, Insolvency Law Committee, State Bar of California (2013-2014) – served as editor-in-chief of eBulletin publication

Member of Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2014-Present)

Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Foundation (2011-2012) – served on BHBF for five years

Financial Lawyers Conference

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

California Lawyers Association (CLA), Business Law Section Representative of the CLA Board of Representatives (2019-present)

Honors and Awards

Profile/Recognition Business Law Section eNews
California State Bar, Business Law Section
February 2015

Super Lawyer, 2012-2018


Co-Author, Insolvency Law Committee e-Bulletin Profile of United States Bankruptcy Judge Meredith A. Jury, May 27, 2016

Co-Author, Insolvency Law Committee e-Bulletin Profile of United States Bankruptcy Judge Martin R. Barash, February 23, 2016

Co-Author, Insolvency Law Committee e-Bulletin Profile of United States Bankruptcy Judge Neil W. Bason, July 28, 2015

Analysis of a U.S. Supreme Court Case, Harris v. Viegelahn
State Bar of California, Insolvency Law eBulletin, May 21, 2015

Enforcement of Non-Debtor Releases in International Insolvency Proceedings
Business Law News, the State Bar of California, July 2014

How the Three Basic Types of Bankruptcy Are Adjudicated
Los Angeles Lawyer, February 2014

BAPCPA’s Contribution to the Way Domestic Support Obligations Are Handled in Bankruptcy
California Bankruptcy Journal, May 2009

Understanding Chapter 11 Trustee Elections
California Bankruptcy Journal, 2007

How Landlords Benefit From Recent Bankruptcy Amendments
Los Angeles Law Journal, February 2007

Law Review: Pacific Law Journal, 1990; Transnational Lawyer, 1991-1992 (Comment Editor and Staff Writer)


The Creditors’ Committee: Ethical Traps for the Unwary and the Not So Unwary – Speaker on Los Angeles County Bar Association Panel (May 12, 2016)

Ins and Outs of Discovery in Bankruptcy – Speaker at a Webinar Hosted by the Business Law Section of the California State Bar (December 17, 2015)

Conflicts of Interest, Ethical Issues, Disqualification and other Sanctions – Speaker on Panel Hosted by the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (April 1, 2013)

Fallout From the Commercial Real Estate Crisis: Lessons Learned from the General Growth, Namco and other Recent Bankruptcy Cases – Speaker on Panel Hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section (January 21, 2010)

BAPCPA: What Real Estate Practitioners What to Know About the Recent Bankruptcy Law Amendments – Speaker on Panel Hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Real Estate Section (October 31, 2006)


Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 1993–2006, including the following roles:
• Co-Chair of Super Sunday fundraising day (Metro Site)
• Vice Chair of Access, the young adult leadership program
• Vice Chair of Metro/West Region
• Member of Jewish Community Relations Committee
• LA/Tel Aviv Partnership: Chair, young adult leadership group