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Garrick A. Hollander

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: 2010, 2012 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed in California Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Founder and co-managing partner of Winthrop Golubow Hollander, LLP, Garrick A. Hollander has been named Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law by The Best Lawyers of America, as published in U.S. News World Report for his work with clients in Newport Beach, California. Garrick Hollander has also been named Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County for the last 4 years.  Garrick Hollander devotes his practice primarily to restructuring corporate debtors in financial distress.  As a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and real estate broker with years of corporate finance and financial restructuring experience, Garrick Hollander brings a unique business and financial understanding, perspective and approach to the practice of law.  

Admitted to practice in the state of California, Mr. Hollander is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the California Supreme Court. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1988, Mr. Hollander graduated cum laude with special honors, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge.  In 1993, he earned his Juris Doctor, graduating in the top of his class at Loyola Law School.  Garrick Hollander is currently a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections of the Orange County Bar Association, the California Bankruptcy Forum and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Hollander gives back to his community through his significant contributions to, for example, the Anti-Defamation League (where he also serves on the Board of Directors), the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Jewish Federation, and more.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010, 2012 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2006

About Garrick A. Hollander

First Admitted: 1993, California

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

Educational Background

  • California State University, Northridge, (B.S., Business Administration, 1988; Cum Laude with Special Honors; Beta Alpha Psi – National Honors Accounting Society; Beta Gamma Sigma – National Business Honors Society)

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Top 2% of the country taking CPA exam, 1988

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive), 1988
  • Real Estate Broker's License, 1993

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of Board of Directors, Loyola Law School, 2020
  • Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 2017
  • Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 2019
  • Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 2020
  • Member of Board of Directors, Loyola Law School, 2018
  • Member of Board of Directors, Loyola Law School, 2019
  • Member of Board of Directors, Loyola Law School, 2021
  • Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League, 2021
  • Board of Trustees, Children's Bureau
  • Board of Directors, Newport Mesa Softball League

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Through creative arguments, strong reputation, and successful negotiations, was able to turnaround a company faced with a conversion to Chapter 7 and the lost of its most valuable asset, and emerge from Chapter 11., 2021
  • Preserved the going concern of an HMO organization with more than $75 million in losses and preserved ongoing access to medical treatment to members of the HMO by filing Chapter 11 to stay the termination of material contracts and the pending injunction sought by the state of California.  Used the Chapter 11 as a means to eliminate $40 million of debt to effectuate a successful sale of the HMO to enable the HMO to emerge from Chapter 11 as a financially strong business., 2021
  • Successfully secured a $450,000 distribution to my client who was defrauded by the principal of a corporate debtor that filed Chapter 11 and  where a trustee was appointed , 2021
  • Helped guide an insolvent company on the brink of a shutdown through a successful sale of its business, enabling the business to emerge from financial despair , 2021
  • Through the threat of a Chapter 11, successfully negotiated a $50 million claim for $1,000,000. , 2021
  • Sought and obtained a $421,000 sanction award against a lawyer and his clients for improperly filing a bankruptcy, 2019
  • Effected an assignment of creditors to negotiate the satisfaction of a $22 million judgment without any payment by the company, while saving the company for the benefit of the client, 2017
  • Confirmed plan of reorganization that paid unsecured creditors 10 cents on the dollar, while allowing high net worth individual to keep home and other assets, 2018
  • Confirmed a plan of reorganization of a $100 million land development deal in Austin, Texas, which included subordinating $30 million of secured debt below equity, wiping out entirely $30 million of secured debt., 2018
  • Successfully negotiated 90% discounts on a million dollar claim, saving client from having to file bankruptcy and losing all of their assets., 2018
  • Helped secure 100% distributions to unsecured creditors of a Jaguar/Land rover dealership as part of a confirmed plan of reorganization, 2017
  • Obtained a judgment in favor of my client finding that they owned 99.6% of an oil well, where the defendants asserted they owned 100% of the oil well, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Provides companies with tips on restructuring a financially distressed company, Author, Restructuring a Financially Distressed Company, Corporate LiveWire Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2021 Expert Guide, All, 2021
  • Author, Safeguarding Against Corporate Financial Difficulty, Orange County Lawyer
  • Advising how to create wealth through financial prudence, Author, Creating Wealth Through Financial Prudence, Creating Wealth Through Financial Prudence
  • This article contains three parts, consisting of: (i) Planning for Disaster; (ii) Managing a Financially-Distressed Company; and (iii) Understanding the Debtor/Creditor Landscape, Author, Protecting Your Assets, Orange County Business Journal
  • Author, Defining Unreasonably Small Capital in Fraudulent Conveyance Cases: Ratio Analysis May Provide an Answer, Business Lawyer
  • This article provides tips on managing a financially distressed company, Author, Tips on Managing a Financially Distressed Company, Corporate Insight
  • This article provides tips on obtaining financing and negotiating favorable terms of such financing, Author, Tips on Obtaining and Negotiating Financing, Corporate Insight
  • Served on the Editorial Advisory Board for this valuable resource, Editorial Advisory Board, California Causes of Action, California Causes of Action
  • Advises how to Increase the value of a business, Author, How to Increase the Value of Your Business, Vine Equity News
  • Advises why you need to know the value of your business, Why You Need to Know the Value of Your Business, Vine Equity News
  • Provides advice to maximize value for the sale of businesses, Author, Maximizing Value for the Sale of Businesses, Vine Equity News
  • This articles provides insight to assist in understanding the value of one's business, Author, What is Your Business Worth Today, Vine Equity News
  • This article provides guidance on things to consider when structuring the value of your business, Author, Things to Consider When Structuring the Sale of Your Business, Vine Equity News
  • Advises how to improve a company's collection on receivables, Author, Improving Your Collection on Receivables
  • Advises why lawyers should investigate a defendant's assets before commencing litigation., Author, Litigation Doesn’t Begin with a Complaint Nor End with a Judgment, Orange County Lawyer
  • Author, Following the Money, California Lawyer

Honors/Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News World and Report/Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County, Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2022
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County, Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers of America, US News World and Report, 2021
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2021
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2021
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County, Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Attorney of the year in Orange County, Attorney of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Best Lawyers of America/U.S. News and World Report, 2020
  • Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers of America/U.S. News and World Report, 2020
  • Top ranked Lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2020
  • Selected as one of the top 50 lawyers in Orange County, Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • As lead counsel for the debtor and debtor in possession, I successfully helped restructure the company's debt, including wiping out $30 million of secured debt, and helped obtain critical capital necessary to enable the debtor to recapture 2,800 acres of land and emerge from Chapter 11, thereby positioning the debtor to continue its development of 8,740 acres of land in Austin, Texas., Financial Restructuring Transaction of the Year, M&A Advisors, 2019
  • Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers of America/U.S. News and World Report, 2019
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Top ranked Lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2016
  • Best Lawyers of America, Best Lawyers of America, U.S. News World & Report/Best Lawyers of America, 2015
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2015
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • , Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers of America, 2014
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Super Lawyer in Southern California, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Top ranked lawyer, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2006

Representative Clients

  • Quality Reimbursement Services, LLC, 2021
  • Jump Westminster, LLC, 2021
  • Vitality Health Plan of California, Inc., 2021
  • B&B Ventures
  • 5th Avenue Partners
  • Power Balance
  • Energy and Power Solutions
  • Nationwide Beverage Bottling 
  • DVS Shoes
  • Walldesign, Inc.
  • Aurasound
  • Scotelle Development
  • Sky King
  • StarRibs
  • ISE Corporation
  • STM Wireless
  • GSM Wireless
  • Composite Technology Corporation
  • Creditors' Committee for British Motorcar
  • Creditor's Committee for Styles for Less
  • XS Ranch VI, LP
  • Modern VideoFilm
  • The Active Wallace Group (dba, Active Ride Shops)
  • Jerry's Dogs
  • New York Islanders
  • StarRibs, LP
  • B&B Restaurant Ventures (dba Fox Sports Grill)
  • Winston Tire Centers
  • 5th Avenue Partners (dba Se San Diego Hotel)
  • LA Hotel Ventures, LLC (dba The Downtown Los Angeles Marriott Hotel)
  • Al & Ed's Autosound

Industry Groups

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Office Location for Garrick A. Hollander

1301 Dove Street
Suite 500
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Phone: 949-516-9952

Fax: 949-720-4111

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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