Michael J. Gomez


    Contact Information:
  • Phone: 559-228-6700
  • Fax: 559-228-6727
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Practice Emphasis

Michael Gomez focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, debtor and creditor rights, commercial litigation, and business litigation. He has represented various entities, including debtors, creditors’ committees, hedge funds, indenture trustees, equipment lessors, receivers, landlords, bankruptcy trustees, and institutional lenders in out of court workouts, federal and state court litigation, and chapters 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases.

Employment

  • Lang, Richert & Patch, Fresno, CA
    Associate, April 2012 – Present
  • Frandzel, Robins, Bloom & Csato, L.C., Los Angeles, CA
    Litigation Associate, September 2009 – March 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Riverside, CA
    Law Clerk to the Honorable Meredith A. Jury, August 2007 – August 2009

Experience

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Judicial Extern to the Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, January – March 2007
  • Office of the United States Trustee, Los Angeles, CA
    Intern, August – November 2006
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Extern to the Affordable Bankruptcy Center, January – May 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA
    Judicial Extern to the Honorable Alan M. Ahart, May – July 2005

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., May 2007
  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, August 2003

Awards & Recognition

  • Rising Star: Selected as Northern California Rising Star for 2013 representing the top 2.5% of Lawyers in Northern California.

Publications

  • “True Zone of Insolvency Liability for Directors, Officers and Controlling Shareholders,” AM. BANKR. INST. J. Vol. XXVII, No. 10, at 30 (Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009)
  • “Bankruptcy and the Tax Impact of Foreclosure for Consumer Debtors,” 30 CAL. BANKR. J. 73 (2009).

Admitted to Practice

  • California Supreme Court, December 2007
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California, August 2009
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, November 2009
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California, November 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California, November 2009
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, April 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, November 2011