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Victor A. Sahn

Partner
Overview

Victor A. Sahn is a partner in the Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice group at Greenspoon Marder. With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Sahn represents Chapter 11 Debtors and Creditors’ Committees, as well as secured creditors, equity committees, and individual unsecured creditors, in bankruptcy cases. He also works frequently with asset purchasers in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, and with plan proponents in relation to Chapter 11 cases.

Mr. Sahn has also represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in many litigation or adversary proceedings before bankruptcy courts.  He is frequently sought after as counsel in such proceedings.  These include actions under the fraudulent transfer statutes under State and Bankruptcy law, as well as common law or actions pursuant to applicable State or Federal law which are adjudicated in the bankruptcy forum.  Mr. Sahn has been involved in high profile regional and national matters involving various entities. He seeks to represent clients in the most aggressive and efficient way possible.

Mr. Sahn is frequently sought after to comment on bankruptcy matters and has authored numerous articles on the topic in publications such as the Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, and Bloomberg. He has been recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers” since 2019 and as a “California Super Lawyer every year since 2011.  He has also spoken on many educational panels on bankruptcy and related topics for both national organizations and the local attorney bar.

Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Mr. Sahn served as a member of SulmeyerKupetz, one of the premier business, financial restructuring and litigation firms in California, for over 40 years.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D., San Diego School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Syracuse University, 1976
Experience

Representative Clients

  • VER Technologies-representation of Creditors Committee (honored as one of the outstanding insolvency transactions of 2018)
  • Collab 9, LLC-representation of Chapter 11 Debtor
  • C. Penney-representation of significant supplier and unsecured creditor
  • Lucky Brand-representation of significant supplier and Creditor Committee Member
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods-representation of significant supplier and unsecured creditor
  • Neiman Marcus Stores-representation of significant supplier and unsecured creditor
  • Sur La Table-representation of landlords of the Debtor
  • Brooks Brothers-representation of significant supplier and unsecured creditor
  • Ascena Retail Group (over 2,000 retail stores, including Ann Taylor)-representation of significant supplier and unsecured creditor
  • Tailored Brands (Men’s Warehouse and Jos. A. Bank)-representation of significant supplier and unsecured creditor
  • G-Star Retail-representation of litigation claimant with claim for sexual harassment and unlawful termination against Chapter 11 Debtors
  • Le Pain Quotidien-representation of landlords of Debtors
  • Crew Group-representation of significant supplier and Creditor Committee Member
  • Fallas Discount Stores-representation of principal of Debtor and major asset purchaser in Chapter 11 cases
  • Baldwin Builders, Inc./General Electric Capital Corporation-representation of primary secured creditor with indebtedness of $60 Million-client paid in full
  • Art & Architecture Books of the 21st Century (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Sonya Dakar and Related Cases (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Williams Communications (Equity Security Holders)
  • Country Home Bakers, Inc. (Chair of Creditors’ Committee)
  • Adesta Communications, Inc. (Chair of Creditors’ Committee)
  • Friedman Bag Company, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Wareforce Communications, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Hoffman Brothers Foods (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Beverly Hills Development Corporation and Related Entities (Significant Creditor in Receivership Proceeding)
  • Meruelo Maddux Properties (Creditors’ Committee)
  • DS Ventures and Related Entities (Debtor)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Battleground West, Member
  • California Bankruptcy Forum, Member
  • Financial Lawyers’ Conference, Member
Awards

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers magazine, “California Super Lawyer,” 2011-Present
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers,” 2019-Present
Publications

Publications

  • Author, “Fraudulent Transfer Issues in Bankruptcy,” Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, April 30, 2014
  • Author, “What Happens in Detroit Comes Back to California,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 11, 2013

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