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Orange County Bankruptcy Law Firm Weiland Golden Becomes Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman

Weiland Golden LLP, a highly respected Orange County business bankruptcy and financial restructuring boutique, is pleased to announce that leading bankruptcy lawyers William N. Lobel and Alan J. Friedman have joined the firm as letterhead partners, and bankruptcy practitioners Sean A. O’Keefe, Michael R. Adele and Tavi C. Flanagan have also joined the firm as senior of counsel. With these additions, Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP (LWGF) is now one of the largest and most experienced bankruptcy law firms in California.

With over 230 years of combined financial restructuring experience, and a prominent regional and national practice, LWGF is well positioned to serve business owners and senior corporate executives facing their greatest financial challenges.

Managing Partner Michael Weiland, who co-founded the firm’s practice in 1995, stated, “We could not be more pleased over combining the talents of such a distinguished and capable group of attorneys. Vision, experience and dedication are the key ingredients to achieving success. We now have the depth of resources to succeed in handling the largest and most complex bankruptcy cases. Our team’s command of bankruptcy law, its understanding of the intricacies of the legal process, and its commitment to learning about our clients’ businesses and industries, allows us to provide practical solutions and achieve outstanding results.”

Lobel Weiland Golden & Friedman’s lawyers gained extensive experience practicing at nationally prominent firms, clerking for bankruptcy judges, and serving as bankruptcy trustees and receivers. The firm represents debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, asset purchasers, avoidance action defendants, and other parties in bankruptcy cases, receiverships, assignments for benefit of creditors, out-of-court workouts and settlement negotiations. The firm’s attorneys have confirmed chapter 11 plans of reorganization throughout the country for a variety of businesses, and has successfully represented parties in cases involving widely diverse industries, including apparel, automobile dealerships, computer equipment, computer software, electronics, energy, entertainment, equipment leasing, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, municipalities, nurseries, real estate, restaurants, retailing, packaging, publishing, telecommunications, transportation and waste disposal.

The Firm is “AV” rated, listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and enjoys the coveted “First Tier” rating in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” Directory. “Super Lawyers” has recognized many of the attorneys at Lobel Weiland Golden & Friedman LLP for excellence in the area of bankruptcy law, including creditor and debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization. William Lobel and Jeffrey Golden each received the annual Judge Peter M. Elliott Award from The Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, recognizing exceptional service, legal scholarship and integrity. In fact, Mr. Lobel was the inaugural recipient of that prestigious award.