Press Release – Danning Gill Partner Uzzi O. Raanan Named Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year

Jonathan Fitzgarrald
(310) 601-6008

LOS ANGELES – February 27, 2019 – Danning Gill announced today that the Century City Bar Association has named its Partner, Uzzi O. Raanan, as its 2019 Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year.

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 YearUzzi 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

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Danning Gill is a boutique full-service bankruptcy law firm specializing in all aspects of business bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor litigation.  With over 60 years in the Los Angeles legal community, Danning Gill has built a reputation for excellence and integrity in the representation of bankruptcy and insolvency fiduciaries, as well as debtors and creditors.  For more information, visit