Stakeholders in complex insolvency and corporate restructuring matters are represented by Schwabe.


  • Served as general counsel and lead litigation counsel for the SEC-designated and federal court-appointed Receiver in the Aequitas ‎matter (SEC v. Aequitas Management, LLC, et al., U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Case No. 3:16-cv-00438-JR‎), arising from the collapse of a Ponzi scheme involving the fraudulent use of approximately $557 million of investor funds.
  • Represented the Chapter 11 and subsequently appointed Chapter 7 Trustee that the Court appointed to complete limited continued operations of a ship repair and engineering company prior to liquidation of its remaining assets for the benefit of creditors.
  • Represented the Chapter 11 Trustee appointed to develop and liquidate certain real property pursuant to a confirmed Chapter 11 plan.
  • Represented a Washington receiver in the successful disposition, through a competitive auction, of intellectual property and retail inventory assets of an online retailer. Sales yielded approximately $5.8 million for creditors.
  • Represented a secured lender in the appointment of a receiver in Oregon, leading ultimately to the successful sale of the borrower’s nursery operation assets (approximately $10.8 million).

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