Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


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Bankruptcy Attorney Joins Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Loeb & Loeb LLP yesterday announced today the addition of Bernard “Barney” R. Given II as a partner with the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights Practice in Los Angeles.

He comes from the Los Angeles office of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C., where he was a shareholder specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation.

Given said he was attached by “Loeb’s experience in all aspects of insolvency and bankruptcy law coupled with its record of success in these matters,” which he predicted “will give me more resources and a wider platform for developing my practice.”

Loeb & Loeb Chairman Michael Beck remarked that Given’s “level of expertise will add to the quality of counsel we can offer clients as well as expand the knowledge base of our team of bankruptcy experts,” noting the attorney’s “25-year history and experience in handling a range of bankruptcy litigation matters.”

Lance Jurich, partner and co-chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, said Given’s background “complements the strategic growth of our firm’s national bankruptcy and litigation groups and “will enhance our cross-practice capabilities across several industries facing bankruptcy and other creditors’ rights issues.”

Given has represented debtors, creditors, and creditors’ committees in cases throughout the United States, according to a release from his new firm. His representative cases include serving as debtor’s counsel for Southwest Petroservices, Inc. and Physicians Specialty Hospital of El Paso East, committee counsel for S.N.A. Nut Company, and counsel for Saber Oil and Gas in the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 case.

He is licensed to practice law in California and Texas, and the Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Given currently serves on the Bankruptcy Sub-Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is also an appointed member of the Texas Bar Foundation and previously served—by appointment—on the Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.

He attended the University of Texas at Austin before graduating from law school at USC.


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