Prominent bankruptcy attorney, Michael D. Cooper, Esq., provides mediation services that are strengthened by his decades of experience as an attorney handling complex bankruptcy and commercial law matters, including the representation of debtors, creditors and trustees in insolvency, workouts and bankruptcy cases.
As a recognized expert in the field, Mr. Cooper served on the State Bar Consulting Group that established certification procedures for bankruptcy specialists in California. He has been active in committees charged with consulting and drafting several sets of guidelines for rules and procedures related to bankruptcy law for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. In recognition of his contributions to the law, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency, and Reorganization Law and Bankruptcy Litigation.
Since 1995, Mr. Cooper has drawn upon his substantive knowledge and expertise to successfully mediate and resolve bankruptcy and commercial law disputes involving a myriad of contract, commercial and other business matters. He was appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court as a Resolution Advocate for its Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program, and he has successfully mediated more than 125 matters through this program. He is known for his flexible approach to mediation, marked by extensive preparation and follow up, effective listening, and a strong focus on the needs of the parties. His expertise in evaluating the technical and complex legal issues involved in bankruptcy disputes is instrumental in overcoming the stumbling blocks to settlement and has led to the successful resolution of numerous business and commercial law disputes.
Specialization in Chapter 11 reorganization, Chapter 7 liquidation, representing debtors, creditors and trustees. Representative cases involve all aspects of Commercial Law and Real Estate Law.
Mr. Cooper served for 30 years as a partner in the firm’s insolvency and restructuring practice group. He represented debtors, trustees, and creditors in insolvency, workouts and bankruptcy matters. He has also represented receivers and other fiduciaries is state court litigation.
Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum:
Bar Association of San Francisco
Alameda County Bar Association
Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program
State Bar of California
Court Appointed Special Committees
California Receivership Forum