S. Alan Rosen
Nature of Practice
For almost 35 years Mr. Rosen has been involved in the representation of banks, bank holding companies, bank and bank holding company subsidiaries, including the corporate, corporate securities and administrative aspects of such representation. Mr. Rosen has been actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, bank formations, securities and debt offerings, both public and private, as well as the representation of underwriters of financial institution-related offerings. Mr. Rosen also handles trade and service mark matters for the firm and general corporate representation. Mr. Rosen has attained Martindale-Hubbel Law Directory’s highest rating of “AV.”
- Contributing Author, Bank Founder's Guide Book, SNL Securities, 1999
- Author, "Corporate Tax Deductions for Non-Business Assets: A Proposal" 21 UCLA Law Review 1611, 1974
- UCLA, BA, summa cum laude, 1970 - Major, Economics (Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Omicron Delta Epsilon)
- UCLA Law School, JD, 1974 (Order of the Coif); Staff Member, 1972-1973 and Associate Editor, 1973-1974, UCLA Law Review
- Law clerk, Chief Justice Donald Wright, California Supreme Court, 1974-1975
Lewis R. Landau
Mr. Landau has over 25 years in legal practice focusing on bankruptcy and insolvency law, with particular emphasis on financially distressed commercial interests and related litigation, consumer bankruptcy
compliance and litigation, and related advice.
Mr. Landau represents both public and privately held businesses,
entrepreneurs, financial institutions and fiduciaries in Chapter 7, 11 and 13
cases triggering multifaceted bankruptcy and related issues. This includes
real estate-secured finance matters such as modifications, out-of-court
workouts, bankruptcies assignments, liquidations, foreclosures and note
sales. Mr. Landau?s experience also extends to bankruptcy-related tax and
Mr. Landau has frequently been recognized for practice achievement. He is certified as a Bankruptcy Law specialist by the State Bar of California
Board of Legal Specialization, a designation requiring a written examination, demonstration of a high-level of experience in the bankruptcy field, ongoing education and favorable peer review. He is also a certified mediator in commercial and consumer bankruptcy cases.
Robert P. Beckham
Nature of Practice
Since 1973 Mr. Beckham has practiced in the areas of commercial and business litigation with an emphasis on financial institutions and employment law. Over that period of time he has represented a number of publicly held companies as well as small businesses in all California state courts and federal courts. He has also had a number of administrative proceedings and mediations/arbitrations.
In the area of litigation Mr. Beckham has the following mediation, arbitration and trial experience:
- Over 50 trials in state courts (ranging in duration from 1 day to 2 ½ weeks);
- over 100 arbitrations/mediations involving all commercial, business and employment issues;
- over 25 administrative proceedings involving securities, banking, regulatory and employment issues;
In addition, Mr. Beckham has represented financial institutions in loan work out and trouble asset litigation, including prejudgment remidies such as attachments, injunctive relief and receiverships, He has also handled banking matters including operational issues (i.e., matters relating to forged check endorsements, Commercial Code warranties, and trust accounts) as well as employment related issues with Human Resource Directors of major companies and representing individuals in connection with severance packages and buyouts).
Mr. Beckham has been involved in real estate litigation (foreclosure, eviction, boundary disputes, trespass, specific performance) corporate litigation (shareholder rights, dissolutions, proxy fights) contractual disputes, and other business issues such as unfair competition, trade secrets, and intellectual property claims.
Mr. Beckham was born in Los Angeles and grew up and lives in the Pasadena area. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco in 1973. He has been active in civic affairs as a member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses for over 35 years, Including KidSpace Museum in Pasadena As President, Sr. Warden of St. James Episcopal Church, and membership in the Pasadena Rotary.
Arthur A. Coren
Since 1979, Mr. Coren has represented clients in business transactions including banking, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, business formations, securities matters, real estate, health care, entertainment. His clients include independent banks and bank holding companies, businesses, real estate developers and commercial property owners, professionals, and those involved in the entertainment business. Mr. Coren's representation of financial institutions has been broad and far reaching covering organization, regulatory compliance and enforcement, securities offerings, regulatory reporting under securities laws, mergers, corporate governance and general corporate matters.
Mr. Coren was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1955. He graduated from Temple University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1976), and Temple University School of Law, J.D. (1979). Organizations and honors include: Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Epsilon Rho; Presidential Scholar and Law Clerk to Chief Justice Robert B.C. Nix, Jr., Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1979-1980.
Mr. Coren was admitted to the bar in 1979 in Pennsylvania. In 1980, he was admitted to the bar in California. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar of Pennsylvania the American Bar Association, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Young H. Park
Nature of Practice
Specializes in representing banks, bank holding companies and subsidiaries in connection with corporate securities, corporate and regulatory matters. Mr. Park has also represented venture capital firms and high tech companies in connection with their formation, finance (equity and debt), and stock option plans.
- California State University Northridge, BA, 1993 - Economics
- Whittier College School of Law, J.D., 1996
Nature of Practice
Since 1975, Mr. Aranoff’s practice has focused on bankruptcy, complex commercial litigation, real property receiverships, loan workouts, equipment leasing, litigation involving financial institutions and on banking operations. He has primarily represented financial institutions in matters involving credit transactions. He frequently represent clients in state court, in connection with all phases of litigation, from prejudgment remedies, through trial, and enforcement of judgments. Mr. Aranoff is also very active in representing creditors in complex bankruptcy matters. He is a 1975 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, and has attained Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest rating of "AV." His emphasis has been on the following types of matters:
Litigation: State Court and Bankruptcy Court litigation relating to real property secured transactions, lien and title disputes, assignments for the benefit of creditors, commercial transactions, and negotiable instruments. He has regularly represented lenders in receivership matters, financial institutions in mortgage finance and other disputes, and banks in account disputes. Mr. Aranoff routinely represents creditors in enforcing judgments and handles pre-judgment remedies, including Writs of Attachment, Writs of Possession, Receiverships, and injunctive relief.
Banking Operations: Daily responses for banks to pending customer account, trust and levy issues, as well as drafting and review of account disclosure and other bank agreements.
Bankruptcy: Representation of creditors and trustees in proceedings relating to Plan and Claim litigation, relief from stay, fraudulent conveyance, preference and non-dischargeability disputes.
Expert Witness: Retained as an expert witness in cases relating to provisional and post-judgment remedies (such as Writ of Attachment, Writ of Possession, and levies), and bankruptcy matters.
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Chair, Executive Committee, Remedies Section, 1995-1996 and 2005-2006, Member of Section Executive Committee, 1989-present); State Bar of California; Financial Lawyers Conference; and California Bankruptcy Forum.
Panelist: Los Angeles County Bar Association's 1993 Continuing Legal Education Convention and Trade Show on "Remedies During a Recession, Attachment, Injunctions, Receiverships & the New Lis Pendens Law;" Los Angeles County Bar Association, fall of 1994, on recent developments in the Writs and Receivers area; Los Angeles County Bar Association’s December 2001 program on "Fundamentals of Pre-Judgment Remedies." He moderated breakfast panels in the fall of 1994 and Spring of 2007 for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, with Los Angeles Superior Court judges and commissioners concerning recent developments in the Writs and Receivers area. He also moderated and spoke at the Los Angeles County Bar’s program, "You’ve Got Your Writ, Now What?" in June of 2005. He also lectured with Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Victor Greenberg on Writs of Attachment for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association in June of 2007 and the Beverly Hills Bar Association in March of 2011. Mr. Aranoff has authored the following: "Involuntary Bankruptcy: A Default Remedy for Lessors," Vol. 14, No. 5, WAEL Newsline, November, 1988; "Claim and Delivery of Leased Equipment" (co-author with Thomas E. McCurnin), WAEL Newsline, August, 1992; "Insolvency Amendment to Ex Parte Issuance of Writs of Attachment," Vol. 5, No. 1, and "Recent Case Developments," Vol. 5, No. 2, Los Angeles County Bar Association Prejudgment Remedies Section Newsletter, 1989; "How Much Is Too Much? or Lender Liability for Overattachment," Vol. 8, No. 2, Los Angeles County Bar Association Provisional and Post-Judgment Remedies Section Newsletter, 1992; "Foreign Attachment Violates One Form of Action Rule," Vol. 11, No. 1, Los Angeles County Bar Association Provisional and Post-Judgment Remedies Section Newsletter, 1995; "The Tap Is Turned off on Water Utility Priorities," Los Angeles County Bar Association Provisional and Post-Judgment Remedies Section Newsletter, 1997"How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You. . . ? (Assignment of Rents in Commercial Trust Deeds)"; "Get Over It, Once It’s Over (Impact of dismissed bankruptcy on state court procedure)," Los Angeles County Bar Association Provisional and Post-Judgment Remedies Section Newsletter, 2001 and "Domestic Partners and Remedies," Los Angeles County Bar Association Remedies Section Newsletter, 2007. Consultant for the chapter on Personal Property Leases in Bancroft-Whitney's California Civil Practice, "Business Litigation," 1993, and consultant/editor for the California CEB’s "Action Guide: Enforcing Security Interests in Personal Property," 2005.
Nature of Practice
Specializes in representing banks, bank holding companies and subsidiaries in connection with corporate securities, corporate and regulatory matters. Mr. Dang has also represented high technology companies in the areas of secured and private equity financing, joint ventures and intellectual property licensing.
Note, Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp.: Copyright Limitations on Technological Innovation on the Internet, 18 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER & HIGH TECH. L.J. 389 (2002).
- University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1996 – Political Science/English
- University of California, San Diego, MA, 1999 – International Relations/Pacific Studies
- Santa Clara University Law School, J.D. 2002
Ronald R. Cohn
Nature of Practice
Litigation of business disputes of all kinds; creditors’ rights; equipment finance and equipment leasing; representing creditors in bankruptcy and real property secured transactions. Mr. Cohn accepts unusual or difficult cases and cases presenting unique situations. Mr. Cohn has also appeared in state Court of Appeal and before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.
- Pinnacle Business Finance
- Butler Capital Corporation
- Standard Professional Services, LLC
- OFC Capital Corporation
Highlights of Experience
- 20+ years experience in creditors’ rights; equipment leasing and finance; bankruptcy; business and real property.
- Regularly obtain writs of attachment and possession to secure return of valuable equipment and collateral to lender
- Numerous jury and non-jury trials & Appeals
- Bankruptcy stay relief and adversary litigation
- Judicial foreclosure case taken to deficiency judgment
Author, The Single Form of Action Rule and the Real Estate Secured Lessor, WAEL Newsline periodical; author of following newsletters to clients 2005-2006: “Assumption And Rejection of Real Property and Equipment Leases as Affected by the New Bankruptcy Law; How The New “Automatic” Relief From Stay Provisions Benefit Lessors;” “Automatic Termination of The Automatic Stay as to Personal Property Lease Agreements Under The Bankruptcy Code, As Revised By BAPCPA;” “Cure of Nonmonetary Defaults of Real Property and Personal Property Leases as a Prerequisite For Assumption By The Debtor;” :Evictions;" “Homestead Exemptions Under in Bankruptcy After BAPCPA;” “More Types of Debts Are Now Subject To Nondischargeability In Chapter 13 Cases Under The New Bankruptcy Law;” “A New Ground For Relief From The Automatic Stay Has Been Added For Instances of ‘New Debtor Syndrome’ Fraud;” “The New “Means Test” In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases, and What It Means For Creditors;” “Revised Bankruptcy Law of Preferences;” “The Value To Be Attributed To Property Retained By an Individual Debtor In Chapter 7 And 13 Cases Is Now Set By Bankruptcy Law To Be The Replacement Cost;” “Sellers of Goods Now Receive Some Degree of Protection When Goods Are Delivered to Debtors Shortly Before Bankruptcy Filing;” “The New Small Business Provisions of The New Bankruptcy Code Amendments;” “The Allowed Time Between Bankruptcy Discharges Has Been Dramatically Changed. Debtors Must Now Wait Substantially Longer Before Filing A Subsequent Bankruptcy Case In Order To Get a Discharge In The Later Case;” “What Lenders and Equipment Lessors Should Know About Chapter 13 as a Result Of The New Amendments to The Bankruptcy Code;” “A Big Step Backward in Admissibility of Creditor’s Business Records To Prove Up a Debt In Bankruptcy Court (the Vee Vinhnee Case).”
Michael M. Murphy
Nature of Practice
Specialization in real estate law and related matters, including purchase, sale and/or exchange of commercial, industrial, retail and residential properties; real estate financing; commercial and industrial leases; development, syndication and subdivision matters; construction matters; and zoning and related administrative matters, including appearances before local and state administrative agencies.
- Acquisition - Ahmanson Financial Center, Los Angeles
- Acquisition/Sale - Central Plaza Office Building, Los Angeles
- Acquisition/Sale - 9601 Wilshire Building, Beverly Hills
- Acquisition/Exchange - Doctors Center Office Building, Houston
- Acquisition/Exchange - Lyric Centre Office Building, Houston
- Acquisition/Exchange - Daniel Freeman Marina Mercy Hospital, Los Angeles
- Acquisition - Chaffin Farms, Blythe
- Development/Construction/Sale - Century Park Plaza Office Building, Los Angeles
- Financing - Palm Desert Town Center, Palm Desert Financing - Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center, Inglewood
- Leasing - The Park, Los Angeles
- Leasing - Pasadena Gateway Plaza, Pasadena
- Leasing - Cannell Studios, Los Angeles
- Sale/Ground Leasing - St. John's Hospital Office Building, Santa Monica
Prior Professional Relationships
Law Offices of Michael M. Murphy (1992-2000) [Principal] Rudin, Appel & Rosenfeld (1990-1992) [Senior Real Estate Partner] Rogers & Wells (1982-1990) [Senior Real Estate Partner] Musick, Peeler & Garrett (1965-1982) [Real Estate Partner - 1970-82]
University Education/Honors/Military Experience
University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., cum laude - 1960 (Major - Accounting) President, Accounting Club U.C.L.A. Law School, L.L.B. - 1963 Associate Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review (1962-63) Senior Class President Captain, U.S. Army Artillery, 1963-65 Army Commendation Medal