David M. Goodrich Joins Marshack Hays LLP

We are pleased to welcome David M. Goodrich as a member of Marshack Hays LLP effective in October 2012. Mr. Goodrich brings a wealth of bankruptcy and litigation experience to our firm and adds his particular experience as a bankruptcy trustee to our outstanding group of bankruptcy, litigation and reorganization professionals.

As a busy litigator, Mr. Goodrich has a wide range of experience in commercial law, real estate and bankruptcy matters. His lender and creditor representations include extensive experience with collection and lien enforcement matters, quiet title litigation, commercial lease disputes, enforcement of inter-creditor agreements as well as disputes arising under the Federal and California Fair Debt Collection and Credit Reporting Acts, the California Rees-Levering Act, the federal Truth in Lending Act (known as “Regulation Z”), the California Unruh Civil Rights Act and Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 matters (as applicable in California under the Calif. Commercial Code).

Since April of 2011, Mr. Goodrich has been a bankruptcy trustee as part of the Chapter 7 Panel of United States Bankruptcy Trustees for the Central District of California – Los Angeles Division. He is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and is certified as a specialist in bankruptcy law by the State Bar of California.

Beyond his work as a commercial litigator, Mr. Goodrich specializes in the representation of bankruptcy trustees including lien avoidance and asset recovery litigation, preference avoidance and recovery matters, fraudulent transfer litigation, objections to claims of exemption, and sales of real and personal property at private sales and public auctions. He has served as special litigation counsel to trustees from the Districts of New Jersey and Utah and he also represents debtors in matters including bankruptcy discharge litigation and non-dischargeability litigation.

Mr. Goodrich graduated from the University of Arizona (Bachelor of Arts 1997) and Whittier College School of Law (Juris Doctor 2000) and is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta professional law fraternity. He is admitted to practice law in California and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California.

As a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and legal practice topics, Mr. Goodrich contributes his time to the education of bankruptcy and reorganization professionals. He served as a panel speaker on creditor rights under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA) for the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (October, 2005), the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum (July 2005) and the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum (April 2005, October 2005 and May 2006). He also served on Committees for the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego Bankruptcy Courts to implement local court rules changes under BAPCPA.

As a co-panelist with the Hon. Vincent P. Zurzolo, Mr. Goodrich presented a seminar on “reaffirmation agreements” in Los Angeles in 2007. He has also spoken as a panelist on mortgage creditor relief from stay motions filed in the Central District of California (2009) and as a panelist on a program entitled, “When Payment is Not Enough” which addressed automobile reaffirmation agreements (2010).

Mr. Goodrich is a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum and is a member of the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. To contact Mr. Goodrich visit his web profile or download it in pdf form here.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Goodrich to Marshack Hays LLP.