• Boston University School of Law (JD, 1980)
  • State University of New York - Albany (BA, 1977)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Jeff has practiced in the area of bankruptcy, commercial law, and debtor/creditor law for over 30 years, and is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and commercial law subjects before professional and trade organizations.

His practice is focused on all aspects of bankruptcy (including debtors, creditors, and committees), out-of-court workouts, insolvency, receiverships, and debtor/creditor rights. In addition, he is a commercial law litigator in areas such as contract and business disputes. Industries in which he has recently represented clients include real estate, health care, telecommunications, software, agriculture, consumer products, and food services.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers USA: California (Recognized Practitioner) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America: San Diego Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year (2014; 2016; 2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (1995 – 2017)
  • Top Lawyers of San Francisco (2015)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2007 – 2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego Bar Association