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Mr. Peter J. Gurfein

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Phone: (310) ***-****  
Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP
1801 Century Park East Suite 1460
Los Angeles , California 90067
United States

Company Description: Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP is a pre-eminent litigation and insolvency boutique. With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we represent clients in a broad...   more

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Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • J.D.
    George Washington University
  • B.A.
    New York University
  • Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Pepperdine University School of Law
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Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP - Peter J. Gurfein, 30 Oct 2015 [cached]
Peter J. Gurfein
Peter J. Gurfein is a partner whose practice focuses on bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and insolvency cases, with an emphasis on creditors committee, trustee, debtor, and equity holder representation. Mr. Gurfein represents sellers and acquirers of distressed assets, institutional investors, and clients in major Chapter 11 cases in the airline, health care, retail, telecommunication, entertainment, high tech, and real estate industries and high-net worth individual Chapter 11 debtors and their trustees. He has appeared in cases involving bank and insurance company insolvencies, receiverships, and liquidations, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. A former prosecutor, Mr. Gurfein has extensive experience in prosecution and defense of bankruptcy crime and fraud investigations and officer and director liability. Mr. Gurfein is a mediator on the panel of mediators appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Gurfein is a past President of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (2013-14), a director of the California Bankruptcy Forum (2012-present), Co-Editor in Chief of the California State Bar Insolvency Law Committee e-Bulletins (2014-present), a member of the Board of the ABI Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, and is a past editor-in-chief of the California Bankruptcy Journal (1995-99). He also serves on the American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Task Force on Small Business Chapter 11, Task Force on Bankruptcy Crimes; and Task Force on Individual Chapter 11. He has lectured extensively on corporate governance issues pertaining to the obligations of directors in the zone of insolvency, the sale of assets under distress, prepackaged plans of reorganization, individual chapter 11 cases, and bankruptcy in the hospitality industry. His recent speaking engagements include:
Mr. Gurfein is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, that company's highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. He was recognized as one of the top restructuring and insolvency lawyers in California by Practical Law Company in its Restructuring and Insolvency Cross-Border Handbook (2008/2009). In April 2006, he was acknowledged by The Deal's Bankruptcy Insider as one of the "top shareholder lawyers" (based on number of active cases) for companies in reorganization.
Prior to joining Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP, Mr. Gurfein was a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (1992-99) and a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (2000-2011), where he headed the Firm's West Coast Bankruptcy practice.
Mr. Gurfein received his B.A. from New York University and his J.D. from George Washington University. Mr. Gurfein also attended the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Pepperdine University School of Law.
Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP, 30 Oct 2015 [cached]
Peter J. Gurfein
Press Release, 8 Jan 2001 [cached]
(Los Angeles, California) - Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. announced today that Peter J. Gurfein has joined the firm as a partner in the financial restructuring practice group in Los Angeles.He joins the firm from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, where he was the head of its Los Angeles restructuring group.
Mr. Gurfein has vast experience representing creditors, debtors and committees in Chapter 11 cases.He advises institutional clients with respect to lending in highly regulated fields, including energy and telecommunications, and provides counseling for structuring transactions and loan workouts outside of bankruptcy.He also advises clients on matters involving bankruptcy implications relating to aircraft financing, intellectual property licenses and agreements, and the acquisition of assets from a bankrupt's estate.He has recently been involved in insurance company liquidation proceedings and in numerous health care bankruptcies on behalf of health plans, providers and management companies.
Mr. Gurfein received his B.A. from New York University in 1969 and his J.D. from the George Washington University in 1973.He currently serves as a director of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum.He is also a member of the ABA's Business Law Section and its Business Bankruptcy Committee.He is a past editor-in-chief of the California Bankruptcy Journal (1995-99), a former director of the California Bankruptcy Forum, a past chairman of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and a past program chairman of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.
Founded in 1945, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., a leading international law firm, numbers 1050 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio and Washington.The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; banking and financial institutions; capital markets; communications; corporate and securities; employee benefits; energy; entertainment; environmental; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international; investment management; labor and employment; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project finance; public law and policy; real estate and finance; taxation; and technology.For additional information, please visit our Web site at
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California Bankruptcy Forum - About Us, 24 Sept 2013 [cached]
Peter J. Gurfein - Landau Gottfried & Berger LLP
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Peter J. Gurfein President Landau Gottfried & Berger, LLP 1801 Century Park East, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90067 t: 310.691.7374 e:
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