David Haberbush

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Long Beach, CA

Haberbush & Associates LLP
 | 444 W Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1400
Long Beach, CA 90802 4522
Phone: 877-243-1764
Fax: 562-435-6335
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Education: Whittier Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Handling cases of business bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, business law and business litigation in California, David Haberbush is principal at Haberbush and Associates, LLP. He has experience as a trial attorney in business litigation, working with creditors and debtors through bankruptcy, as a state and federal court receiver, and is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Forum. With almost three decades of experience, he also handles cases of chapters 13, 12, 11 and 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Mr. Haberbush graduated in 1979 from Whittier College with a Bachelor of Science, then attended Whittier College School of Law, where he graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 1982. He has appeared on television on the Letter of the Law program, in the press in The News-Enterprise and the Grunion Gazette, and regularly makes presentations to organizations such as the California Society of Certified Public Accountants or the California State Bar.

Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the State Appeals Court, and all municipal and superior courts in the state of California, Mr. Haberbush has also taught business law as an adjunct professor at Whittier College. As a fiduciary, he has extensive experience in cases involving individuals, corporations and organizations.

Mr. Haberbush has served as treasurer, vice president, president-elect, president and member of the board of governors of the Long Beach Bar Association. Other professional organizations and volunteer programs he works or has worked with include the Long Beach Arts Council, Trinity Law School dean’s advisory board, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as a committee member in its diversity in the profession chapter, and the Long Beach Playhouse.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%): Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy (10%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (10%)

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About David Haberbush

Admitted: 1982, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.lbinsolvency.com/attorney-profiles/david-r-haberb...

Honors/Awards:

  • Alumnus of the Year, Whittier College School of Law Alumni Association, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Long Beach Bar Association, President, 2011
  • Dean’s Advisory Board, Whittier Law School 2012-2016 and Trinity Law School, Santa Ana, CA, 2006 – 2010
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Treasurer, 2008 and 2014
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Vice-President, 2009 and 2015
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Standing Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the Central District of California, 1987-1995
  • Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for the Central District of California, 1991-1992
  • Member, Editorial Board, California Business Law News, 2003 – 2006
  • California State University, Long Beach, Student Hearing Disciplinary Officer, 2004 – present
  • Committee Member, Diversity in the Profession, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2005 – Present
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center, Secretary, 2010- Present
  • Member St. Mary’s Medical Center Board of Trustees, June 2006 – Present
  • Long Beach Arts Council, Real Estate Subcommittee, 2008
  • Board Member, Long Beach Arts Council, 2006 – 2008
  • Long Beach Bar Association, Member of the Board of Governors, 2001 – 2002
  • Long Beach Bar Association, 1997 – present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Advisory Board, Salvation Army, Long Beach Citadel, 2006 – 2009 and 2017- Present; Board Chair 2017- Present
  • Member, Ball-Hunt Inn of Court, 2001 – present
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation, Chair, Fundraising Committee
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2002 –2006
  • Arbitrator, National Arbitration Forum, 2004 – 2008
  • Long Beach Playhouse, President, 2009 – 2011
  • Long Beach Playhouse, Board Member, 2008 – Present
  • Elder, Long Beach Christian Reformed Church, 2005 – 2011; President 2007 – 2011
  • Salvation Army, Long Beach Citadel, Chairman of Board Development, 2007 – 2009
  • Salvation Army, Long Beach Citadel, Real Estate Subcommittee, 2007 – 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, at Whittier College, Fall 1996
  • Lecturer at California State Bar, Fall, 1998 Section Education Institute
  • California State Bar Annual Meeting: 1999 Revisions to the Bankruptcy Code
  • 2003 Lecturer at California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2000 State Bar of California Business Law Section Spring Meeting, “Exemptions in Bankruptcy”
  • 8-Part Column, “Ask the Lawyer,” for the Signal Hill News Enterprise, 2003-2004
  • “ABC is Alternative to BK,” Big News for Small Businesses, November/December 2003
  • “War Stories: Arguing Before the Supreme Court,” Business Law News, Issue 3, 2004
  • “Easy as ABC,” The Deal, February 9, 2004
  • “Deadlock Doesn’t Have to Mean Good-Bye,” Orange County Lawyer, May 2004
  • “The End of the Beginning: Alternatives to Bankruptcy,” Long Beach Business Journal, July 6-19, 2004
  • “Avoiding Bulk Sales Pitfalls,” Long Beach Business Journal, August 3-16, 2004
  • “Why At-Risk Kids Need a Shortstop,” Long Beach Business Journal, March 28 – April 10, 2006
  • “Why At-Risk Kids Need a ‘Shortstop,’” Long Beach Business Journal, 03/28/06 (coming soon!)
  • An eight-part column in The News Enterprise entitled “Ask the Lawyer,” 2004-2005 (coming soon!)
  • “Long Beach Attorney Before Supreme Court,” Grunion Gazette, 04/22/04
  • “Avoiding Bulk Sales Pitfalls,” Long Beach Business Journal, 03/03/04
  • “Easy as ABC,” The Deal, 02/09/04 (coming soon!)
  • “ABC is Alternative to BK,” Big News, 12/03

Transactions:

  • David has represented debtors, creditors, creditors committee’s and purchasers of assets in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. His experience in reorganizing and liquidating and winding up of business organizations includes hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, machine shops, dairy farms, automotive new and used retailers, trucking and transportation, contractors, non-profits, technology, film and music producers, publishers and agents, video game developers, retailers, wholesale distributors, importers, exporters, etc.

Representative Clients:

  • Representative engagements include Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, California, Left Bank Records, Beyond Music, FedEx Ground, Asset Management Corporation, FedChex, LLC, Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton, Morgan & Wenzel, Southland Construction, Zonni, Ginnochio & Taylor, Westland Construction, Tradelink Transport, Pacific 9 Transport, Oggi’s Garden Grove, Americash, Lighthouse Christian Bookstore, West Coast Metal Finishing, Classic Cleaners and Others.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • “Identity Theft Exposed,” April 8, 2004, Letter of the Law television program sponsored by the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s Office

Educational Background:

  • Whittier College, B.S., 1979
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Office Location for David Haberbush

444 W Ocean Boulevard
Suite 1400
Long Beach, CA 90802 4522

Phone: 877-243-1764

Fax: 562-435-6335

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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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