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Richard H. Golubow

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Newport Beach, CA

Winthrop Golubow Hollander, LLP
1301 Dove Street, Suite 500
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-516-9952
Fax: 949-720-4111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008, 2012 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed in California Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business (70%), Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

Richard H. Golubow is a founder and the managing partner of Winthrop Golubow Hollander, LLP. Mr. Golubow devotes his practice to and has extensive experience in the areas of financial restructuring, insolvency law, complex bankruptcy and business reorganizations, liquidations, and litigation, out-of-court workouts, acquisitions and sales of distressed assets, Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 foreclosure sales, general assignments for the benefit of creditors, and receiverships.  Mr. Golubow has also been consulted and retained as a bankruptcy, insolvency and financial restructuring expert, and formally designated as a bankruptcy law expert on several occasions.

Mr. Golubow has a diverse client base that includes representation of debtors, creditors, creditor committees, bankruptcy trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, receivers, and asset purchasers in a wide range of industries, including retail, consulting, manufacturing, distribution, importing, construction, entertainment, education, religious and other non-profit institutions, fitness, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, automotive, agriculture, golf and country club, biotech, transportation, telecommunications and internet businesses, and multi-level marketing.


Mr. Golubow has been honored as the recipient of bankruptcy or financial restructuring attorney of the year awards by several leading international financial publications. The awards collectively recognize success and excellence, expertise, service, achievement, and innovation as chosen by industry peers.

Mr. Golubow is a member of the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF), an invitation-only network of lawyers from single-discipline boutique law firms with the highest level of knowledge, experience, reputation, and credentials comparable or superior to what can be found at the highest-ranking full-service law firms.

Mr. Golubow served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John J. Wilson, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California, Santa Ana Division.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Golubow is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York (B.S., Cum Laude, 1985) and Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles, California (J.D., 1992).

 

Practice Areas
  • 70%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 30%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2008, 2012 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004

About Richard H. Golubow

First Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://wghlawyers.com/home/golubow/

Representative Clients

  • A diverse client base that includes representation of debtors, creditors, creditor committees, bankruptcy trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, receivers, and asset purchasers in a wide range of industries, including retail, consulting, manufacturing, distribution, importing, construction, entertainment, education, religious and other non-profit institutions, fitness, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, real estate, automotive, agriculture, golf and country club, biotech, transportation, telecommunications and internet businesses, and multi-level marketing.

Educational Background

  • Richard is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York (B.S., Cum Laude, 1985), 1985

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Real Estate Broker, State of California, Department of Real Estate, 1993

Honors/Awards

  • Featured as leading expert for corporate bankruptcy and financial restructuring in POWER PLAYERS: Bankruptcy & Insolvency 2021-Distinguished Advisers”, Financier Worldwide Magazine, March 2021, POWER PLAYERS: Bankruptcy & Insolvency 2021-Distinguished Advisers, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2021
  • Selected as a “Top 50” Super Lawyer for Orange County, California, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2020
  • , Selected as a “Top 50” Super Lawyer for Orange County, California, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019
  • , Selected as a “Top 50” Super Lawyer for Orange County, California, Super Lawyers , 2019
  • , Selected as a “Top 50” Super Lawyer for Orange County, California, Super Lawyers , 2018
  • The award was for an out-of-court restructuring of a company, that resulted in the company’s reduction of its senior secured debt by 75% (almost $16 million) and overhead costs by approximately 50% through elimination and consolidation of management, operations, and administrative positions while saving the jobs of approximately 200 employees.  , Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year Award, 11th Annual Turnaround Awards and 2017 Distressed Investing Summit , M&A Advisor, 2017
  • , Selected as a “Top 50” Super Lawyer for Orange County, California, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • , Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , Lawyer International Magazine , 2017
  • , Law Award and Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California, ACQ (Acquisition Finance) Magazine , 2017
  • , Law Award and Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , ACQ (Acquisition Finance) Magazine , 2016
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , M&A Today Magazine , 2016
  • , Innovation & Excellence Awards for Excellence in Bankruptcy Law (USA), Corporate LiveWire , 2016
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , ACQ (Acquisition Finance) Magazine , 2015
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , Corporate INTL Magazine , 2015
  • , Global Awards as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California, Finance Monthly , 2015
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer of the Year in Newport Beach, California , Corporate LiveWire , 2015
  • , Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , Global Law Experts , 2015
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer of the Year in Newport Beach, California , Corporate LiveWire , 2014
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California, ACQ (Acquisition Finance) Magazine , 2014
  • , Global Award as Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year in California , Corporate INTL Magazine , 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary for legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, legal experience, and ethical standards., AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated (2004-present), Martindale-Hubbell
  • , Perennial “superb” rating (10 out of 10) , AVVO, a leading independent attorney rating service
  • Representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California based on peer recognition and professional achievement., Perennial selection as a Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist, Technology Issues: Crash Course, American Bankruptcy Institute's Bankruptcy Battleground West Virtual Conference, March 10, 2021, Panelist, Technology Issues: Crash Course, American Bankruptcy Institute's Bankruptcy Battleground West Virtual Conference, 2021
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters (Updated 2021), Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters, 2021
  • Webinar Panelist, Navigating What Comes Next: Should Your Organization File for Bankruptcy, May 4, 2020, Consilien Video Education, Panelist, Navigating What Comes Next: Should Your Organization File for Bankruptcy, Consilien Video Education, 2020
  • Webinar Panelist, Bankruptcy Issues in a Coronavirus World, CRE Radio & TV, April 16, 2020, Panelist, Bankruptcy Issues in a Coronavirus World, CRE Radio & TV, 2020
  • Panelist, Special Report Q&A: COVID-19-challeges in distressed debt and liability management, Financier Worldwide Magazine, October 2020, , Panelist, Special Report Q&A: COVID-19-challeges in distressed debt and liability management, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2020
  • Author, Plan Don’t Panic! How Your Business Can Survive and Thrive Post-Covid-19, Orange County Business Journal, April 27, 2020, Author, Plan Don’t Panic! How Your Business Can Survive and Thrive Post-Covid-19, Orange County Business Journal, 2020
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2020 Virtual Round Table, Corporate LiveWire, December 2020, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2020 Virtual Round Table, Corporate LiveWire , 2020
  • Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters (Updated 2020), Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • Author, Cannabis-Related Bankruptcies to Remain in a Haze, Pending Appeals, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, May 2019, Author, Cannabis-Related Bankruptcies to Remain in a Haze, Pending Appeals, , Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, May 2019, Cannabis, 2019
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2019 Virtual Round Table, Corporate LiveWire, November 2019, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2019 Virtual Round Table, Corporate LiveWire, November 2019, 2019
  • Panelist, Navigating the Bankruptcy Process for Limited Liability Companies (LLCs): Significant Considerations in 2019, The Knowledge Group Webcast, June 13, 2019, Panelist, Navigating the Bankruptcy Process for Limited Liability Companies (LLCs): Significant Considerations in 2019, The Knowledge Group Webcast, June 13, 2019, 2019
  • Author, A Debtor Need Not Be Broke to Reorganize Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, Orange County Business Journal, April 29-May 5, 2019, Author, A Debtor Need Not Be Broke to Reorganize Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, Orange County Business Journal, 2019
  • Author, Make-Whole Premium Claims Under the US Bankruptcy Code, Financier Worldwide Magazine, April 2019 , Author, Make-Whole Premium Claims Under the US Bankruptcy Code, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2019
  • Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters (Updated 2019), Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters , 2019
  • Author, Safe No More: US Supreme Court Holds that a Financial Institution Conduit Does Not Provide “Safe Harbor” Protection for Securities-Related Transfers Under the Bankruptcy Code, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, May 2018, Author, Safe No More: US Supreme Court Holds that a Financial Institution Conduit Does Not Provide “Safe Harbor” Protection for Securities-Related Transfers Under the Bankruptcy Code, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, 2018
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2018 Virtual Round Table, Corporate LiveWire, December 2018, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2018 Virtual Round Table, Corporate LiveWire, 2018
  • Author, Borrower Beware of the Loan Forbearance Agreement, Orange County Business Journal, November 19-25, 2018, Author, Borrower Beware of the Loan Forbearance Agreement, Orange County Business Journal, 2018
  • Producer and Moderator, The Travails of the Western Homestead-Section 724 and Priority Non-Dischargeable Debt, California Bankruptcy Forum 30th Annual Insolvency Conference, May 19, 2018, Producer and Moderator, The Travails of the Western Homestead-Section 724 and Priority Non-Dischargeable Debt, California Bankruptcy Forum 30th Annual Insolvency Conference, 2018
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy Essentials Every Lawyer Should Know, Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section, January 18, 2018, Panelist, Bankruptcy Essentials Every Lawyer Should Know, Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section, 2018
  • Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters (2018), Author, Local Bankruptcy Rules: California (C.D. Cal.), a Practice Note summarizing selected local rules of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Author, Borrowing From or Lending to Your Business-Owners Beware, Orange County Business Journal, November 2017, Author, Borrowing From or Lending to Your Business-Owners Beware, Orange County Business Journal, 2017
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2017, Corporate LiveWire, November 2017, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2017, Corporate LiveWire, 2017
  • Panelist, Chapter 11–Recent Developments and Confirmation Issues, Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, June 20, 2017, Panelist, Chapter 11–Recent Developments and Confirmation Issues, Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2017
  • Panelist, UCC Article 9: Navigating Secured Transactions in 2017 and Beyond, The Knowledge Group Webcast, June 15, 2017, Panelist, UCC Article 9: Navigating Secured Transactions in 2017 and Beyond, The Knowledge Group Webcast, 2017
  • Author, Is US Retail Doomed, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, June 2017, Author, Is US Retail Doomed, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, 2017
  • Panelist, The Anatomy of a Successful Award Winning Out-of-Court Restructuring, Harvard Business School Association of Orange County-Leadership Series, May 18, 2017, Panelist, The Anatomy of a Successful Award Winning Out-of-Court Restructuring, Harvard Business School Association of Orange County-Leadership Series, 2017
  • Moderator, A Penny for Your Thoughts: Insights into the Professional Retention and Compensation Process, American Bankruptcy Institute's 25th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference, March 21, 2017, Moderator, A Penny for Your Thoughts: Insights into the Professional Retention and Compensation Process, American Bankruptcy Institute's 25th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West Conference, 2017
  • Panelist, Receiverships, Assignments and Other Bankruptcy Alternatives: What’s the Best Way Out?, The Knowledge Group Webcast, September 22, 2016, Panelist, Receiverships, Assignments and Other Bankruptcy Alternatives: What’s the Best Way Out?, The Knowledge Group Webcast, 2016
  • Panelist, Commercial Bankruptcy, Workouts and the Valuation Process, Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Summer Conference, July 12, 2016, Panelist, Commercial Bankruptcy, Workouts and the Valuation Process, Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Summer Conference, 2016
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Roundtable, Financier Worldwide Magazine, December 2016, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Roundtable, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2016
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2015, Corporate LiveWire, November 2015, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2015, Corporate LiveWire, 2015
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Annual Review 2016, Financier Worldwide Magazine, June 2016, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Annual Review 2016, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2016
  • Author, Delaware Bankruptcy Courts Reject Attempts to Work Around Baker Botts, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, April 2016, Author, Delaware Bankruptcy Courts Reject Attempts to Work Around Baker Botts, Corporate LiveWire, 2016
  • Author, Corporate Principles for Thriving and Avoiding Bankruptcy, Orange County Business Journal, November 2015, Author, Corporate Principles for Thriving and Avoiding Bankruptcy, Orange County Business Journal, 2015
  • Author, Use of the Common Interest Doctrine in Bankruptcy Cases, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy & Restructuring Expert Guide, March/April 2015, Author, Use of the Common Interest Doctrine in Bankruptcy Cases, Corporate LiveWire, 2015
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy in the Americas Roundtable, Financier Worldwide Magazine, September 2015, Panelist, Bankruptcy in the Americas Roundtable, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2015
  • Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Annual Review 2015, Financier Worldwide Magazine, June 2015, Panelist, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Annual Review 2015, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 2015
  • Comparative Analysis of Receiverships, Bankruptcies and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, Moderator, Comparative Analysis of Receiverships, Bankruptcies and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, California Receivers Forum Loyola VI Conference, January 23, 2015, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Conference Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum 33rd Annual Insolvency Conference, May 12-16, 2021, 2021
  • Conference Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum 32nd Annual Insolvency Conference, May 15-17, 2020, 2020
  • Education Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum 31st Annual Insolvency Conference, May 17-19, 2019, 2019
  • Education Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum 24th Annual Insolvency Conference, May 18-20, 2012, 2012
  • Member, International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF), an invitation-only network of lawyers from single-discipline boutique law firms with the highest level of knowledge, experience, reputation and credentials comparable or superior to what can be found at the highest-ranking full-service law firms.
  • Member, ProVisors ®, a community of professionals who serve their clients as trusted advisors and share the highest standards of integrity, performance and accountability.
  • Advisory Board Member, Bankruptcy Battleground West, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Member, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum.
  • Member, Financial Lawyers Conference.
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association-Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Former member of the Bankruptcy Editorial Advisory Board, Law 360.
  • State Bar of California , 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Industry Groups

  • Agriculture
  • and multi-level marketing.
  • Automotive
  • Biotech
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Fitness
  • golf and country club
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Importing
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • religious and other non-profit institutions
  • Retail
  • telecommunications and internet businesses
  • Transportation
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Office Location for Richard H. Golubow

1301 Dove Street
Suite 500
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-516-9952

Fax: 949-720-4111

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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