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Richard A. Rogan

Co-chair, Bankruptcy Department, Office Co-Managing Partner, San Francisco
RRogan@jmbm.com
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Direct: 415.398.8080
Main: 415.398.8080
Fax: 800.867.4612

2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111
USA

Assistant
Jo Anne Bultena
415.398.8080 Ext: 9636
JB8@jmbm.com

Richard A. Rogan is the co-chair of JMBM's Bankruptcy Group, which is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking (San Francisco) for Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Commercial Litigation.

Richard A. Rogan's practice emphasizes financial transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, corporate governance and commercial law. His clients include banks, financial institutions, conduit, asset-based and hard money lenders, investors, businesses, developers, hotels, receivers and creditors' committees. He represents other neutrals, such as referees, provisional directors and special trustees. Dick has served as an arbitrator and a mediator in numerous commercial, bankruptcy and real estate disputes. 

Dick has significant experience in all phases of commercial and real estate finance, including formal and informal business reorganizations, loan documentation and structuring, banking, leasing, bankruptcy, insolvency, guarantees, real and personal property secured transactions, agricultural loans, commercial and real estate litigation, trust litigation, construction finance, dispute resolution, receiverships and dissolution of business entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.

Representative Experience:

  • Provides strategic planning and counsel to lenders, borrowers and guarantors regarding corporate, real estate and bankruptcy law aspects of major acquisitions, workouts, bankruptcies, restructurings and liquidations
  • Representation of agent of multi-lender shared commercial and real estate credits at all stages including origination, negotiation, mediation, restructuring prior to and in bankruptcy, and in litigation
  • Counsel to creditors' committees in major tech company assignments for the benefit of creditors and Chapter 11 cases
  • Out-of-court restructuring and liquidation of numerous large commercial and real estate credits, including multi-bank, agricultural, revenue bonds, REIT, CMBS and hospitality matters
  • Arbitrator and mediator of commercial, bankruptcy and real estate disputes
  • Broad experience in difficult receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other out-of-court insolvency matters
  • Representation of referees, provisional directors and special trustees in dissolution proceedings, litigation and other disputes
  • Counsel to commercial banks on confidential and delicate credit and operations issues
  • Frequent speaker to industry and legal groups on financial services, insolvency, receivership and ADR topics
  • Representation of major lenders in successful landmark appeals involving letters of credit and producer's liens

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1975
Editorial Review Board, Hastings Law Journal

A.B., Hamilton College, 1972
with honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1975
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Associations

Financial Institutions Committee, State Bar of California, Past Chair (2012-2013), Advisor (current)

San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, 1975-present

Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

Director, Bay Area Chapter California Receivers Forum, 2001-2011

Member, Business Law Section, Committee on Business Bankruptcy , American Bar Association

Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Real Property Section, State Bar of California

Awards & Recognition

  • Named "Super Lawyer" in the "Northern California Super Lawyers," published by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine, 2005-2014, (Business Edition, 2014)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy, 2011-2015
  • Editorial Associate, Hastings Law Journal, 1973-1975
  • Who's Who in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating