Steve Biegenzahn


Steve manages the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is a skilled attorney with excellent educational credentials, a diverse practice experience, and an impeccable reputation. He specializes in bankruptcy, complex loan restructuring and financing, capital markets, financing and management of commercial real estate, commercial zoning matters, asset based lending, foreclosures and the leasing, management and sale of properties through foreclosures, workouts, commercial litigation, loan related litigation, SBA transactions, SBA Creditor’s Rights, SOP Interpretation, regulatory compliance issues and corporate governance. His representation includes national and regional banking institutions in primarily real estate, retail, office and multifamily, dealer financing and C&I transactions. He has represented hundreds of corporate and individual debtors, and has confirmed reorganization plans in over sixty bankruptcy cases in various industries. He has done in and out of court workouts, appeared before all district bankruptcy judges, and has also done state and federal court litigation and appellate work before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Several cases have taken him to federal courts in Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, Oklahoma, the District of Columbia, and New York.

In addition to a notable career in the courtroom, Mr. Biegenzahn has experiences such as being the administrative head of the bankruptcy department at a major firm; a member of the hiring committee; shareholder liaison to associates’ committee; chairman of continuing education committee; and member of the practice management committee. He has managed all facets of an insolvency and litigation practice including administrative and financial responsibilities.

Mr. Biegenzahn has served as a court-appointed mediator for the past 23 years. He was also named a “Super Lawyer” from 2012 through 2020, a distinction bestowed on less than 5% of lawyers.

Stephen graduated from Stanford University with Bachelor of Arts Degrees, History. Thereafter, he graduated from Stanford Law School with his Juris Doctorate. He also received his mediation certification from the Pepperdine School of Law, Strauss Institute. He is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Military Appeals and all United States District Courts in the State of California. Stephen is a certified mediator and member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and California Bankruptcy Forum.

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