Attorneys

Merle C. Meyers

 

Merle C. Meyers has specialized in the area of bankruptcy, business reorganization and insolvency since 1978, with an emphasis in representation of chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees and asset purchasers. He has handled many significant chapter 11 cases filed in recent years in the San Francisco Bay Area, including representation of debtors and/or owners of Hexcel Corporation, Greg James Ventures LLC, Reynen & Bardis Communities, Inc., John Breuner Company, Harbor Bay Isles, Weibel Vineyards, Ironstone Group, National Farm Financial Corporation, Unicom Computer Corporation, Center Wholesale, Inc., Techmart Limited, StreamLogic Corporation and Dyer Mountain Associates, LLC, as well as major cases in Delaware, Colorado, Florida, New York, Texas and elsewhere. Mr. Meyers has also represented numerous partners’ committees, trustees and creditors in both chapter 7 and chapter 11 cases, and has assisted many companies in restructuring obligations to lenders, vendors and others in out-of-court workouts.

Practice Areas: Representation of business debtors and high net worth individual debtors in chapter 11; Bankruptcy Reorganization; Commercial Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy Trustee’s Rights; Creditors’ Rights Admitted: 1975, California

Education: University of California at Davis, J.D., 1975 University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 1972

Member: Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, 1979 – ); The State Bar of California (Member, Debtor Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Committee, 1987-1990; 1992-1995); Turnaround Management Association (1997 – ); Bay Area Bankruptcy Form.

Biography: Articles Editor, University of California at Davis Law Review, 1974-1975. Author: “Antitrust Implications in Prescription Drug Promotion,” 7 University of California at Davis 218, 1974. Instructor, Bankruptcy Law and Practice and Secured Transactions, San Francisco Law School, 1983. Director, Bay Area Business Development Company, 1986 -.

Reported Cases: In re Kupfer, 852 F.3d 853 (9th Cir. 2016); Matter of Health Maintenance Foundation, 680 F.2d 619 (9th Cir. 1982); In re Fitzsimmons, 20 B.R. 237 (9th Cir. BAP. 1982); In re Munple, 868 F.2d 1129 (9th Cir. 1989); In re Downtown Investment Club III, 89 B.R. 59 (9th Cir. BAP 1988).

Kathy Quon Bryant

 

Kathy Quon Bryant has handled a wide variety of bankruptcy matters, such as the representation of trustees in the administration of chapter 7 debtor cases, including preference and claims litigation and sales of real and personal property. She has also represented chapter 11 debtors, secured and general unsecured creditors, and creditors’ committees.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy Litigation; Bankruptcy Trustee’s Rights; Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization

Admitted: 2001, California

Education: University of San Francisco, J.D., 2000 Boston University, B.A.,1990, magna cum laude

Member: Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, 2001 – ); Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.

Biography: CALI Awards for Excellence: Legal Writing, Telecommunications and Venture Capital Law; Member of University of San Francisco Law Review.

 

Michele Thompson

 

Michele Thompson has handled a wide variety of bankruptcy and restructuring matters including the representation of chapter 11 corporate debtors and high net worth individuals, chapter 7 trustees, creditors’ committees, and a range of creditors and equity holders in various insolvency matters, as well as in related adversary proceedings and out of court workout proceedings.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy Litigation; Bankruptcy Trustee’s Rights; Bankruptcy Reorganization

Admitted: California, Northern District, Eastern District, Southern District, Central District

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., 2005 California State University, San Francisco, B.A., 2002

Member: State Bar of California, Bar Association of San Francisco (Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, 2008 – ).

Achievements and Awards: Editor, Golden Gate University Law Review, 2004-2005. Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Contracts. CALI Awards for Excellence: Legal Writing and Research and Criminal Law.