Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Southwestern University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., History and Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1991

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable John E. Ryan, U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Honorable Christopher M. Klein, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California

Memberships

  • Member, Executive Committee of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

    2011 Chair, Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association

    Turnaround Management Association

    Financial Lawyers Conference

    American Bankruptcy Institute

    Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

    Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
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Keith C. Owens

Partner

Keith Owens is a Partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights and Commercial Litigation Groups, with significant experience in federal and state courts. Keith's practice encompasses all facets of bankruptcy and insolvency, including Chapter 11 plan restructuring and related litigation, section 363 sales, valuation disputes, single-asset real estate cases, debtor-in-possession financing, adversary actions, bankruptcy appeals, receiverships, assignment for the benefit of creditors, and corporate dissolutions. He works with a variety of clients in the healthcare, technology, entertainment, sports, commercial real estate, hospitality, and many other industries with respect to distressed acquisitions and dispositions in out-of-court transactions, as well as all general bankruptcy matters. He frequently counsels intellectual property licensors and licensees, franchisors and franchisees, landlords and tenants, suppliers and distributors, and others in distressed transactions and Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

Keith works extensively with lenders and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) servicers with respect to real property secured loan litigation and Real Estate Owned (REO) dispositions, including judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, guarantor litigation, lender liability litigation, the enforcement of pre- and post-judgment remedies, including receivership appointments and injunctions, and workouts, loan restructurings, forbearances, discounted payoffs, and note sales.

Keith began his legal career as a trial law clerk for the Honorable Christopher M. Klein of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, and as an appellate law clerk to the Honorable John E. Ryan, who served on the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Keith worked as a writer for Tig Productions and various Los Angeles-based magazines. He has been named a "Super Lawyer" since 2009 in a peer survey conducted by Law & Politics and the publishers of Los Angeles magazine, an honor bestowed on only 5% of Southern California attorneys. Keith has been ranked by the preeminent publication Chambers USA since 2015 for his work in the field of Bankruptcy/Restructuring in California.