Zev Shechtman discovered his passion for bankruptcy law after his first year of law school when he had the honor to extern for the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. Zev has been with Danning-Gill since he was a summer associate following his second year of law school.
Zev represents Chapter 11 debtors, Chapters 7 and 11 trustees, municipalities, creditors’ committees and individual creditors, shareholders, and acquirers of assets. He has a broad range of experience in bankruptcy, including the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, such as Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc., which was one of the largest real estate companies in downtown Los Angeles, and CBC Framing, Inc., one of the largest framing contractors in California.
While representing the trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Death Row Records, Inc., Zev successfully litigated numerous claim objections, including against world-famous rap artists. He has successfully litigated numerous adversary proceedings, including trials, contested matters, and appeals in district court, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
As a board member of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and past chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Zev keeps up-to-date on the latest bankruptcy law trends and issues.
As a volunteer for Public Counsel and Bet Tzedek, Zev enjoys every opportunity to help people who are not able to afford legal services. He is an active editorial board member of the California Bankruptcy Journal, and was the editor of the journal’s symposium issue on municipal bankruptcies. While a law student at the University of Southern California, he served as Managing Editor of the Southern California Review of Law & Social Justice.