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Richard A. Rogan

Mediator / Arbitrator
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Toll Free: 855.900.9019

Two Embarcadero Center , 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111-3813

Richard A. Rogan’s practice emphasizes financial transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, corporate governance and commercial law. His clients include banks, financial institutions, conduit, asset-based and hard money lenders, investors, businesses, developers, hotels, receivers and creditors' committees. He represents other neutrals, such as referees, provisional directors and special trustees. Mr. Rogan has served as an arbitrator and a mediator in numerous significant commercial, bankruptcy, real estate and corporate disputes.

Mr. Rogan has significant experience in all phases of commercial and real estate finance, including formal and informal business reorganizations, loan documentation and structuring, banking, leasing, bankruptcy, insolvency, guarantees, real and personal property secured transactions, agricultural loans, commercial and real estate litigation, trust litigation, construction finance, dispute resolution, receiverships and dissolution of business entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.

Representative Matters

  • Provides strategic planning and counsel to lenders, borrowers and guarantors regarding corporate, real estate and bankruptcy law aspects of major acquisitions, workouts, bankruptcies, restructurings and liquidations
  • Representation of agent of multi-lender shared commercial and real estate credits at all stages including origination, negotiation, mediation, restructuring prior to and in bankruptcy, and in litigation
  • Counsel to creditors' committees in major high-tech company assignments for the benefit of creditors and chapter 11 cases
  • Out-of-court restructuring and liquidation of numerous large commercial and real estate credits, including multi-bank, agricultural, revenue bonds, REIT, CMBS and hospitality matters
  • Broad experience in difficult receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other out-of-court insolvency matters
  • Representation of referees, provisional directors and special trustees in dissolution proceedings, litigation and other disputes
  • Counsel to commercial banks on confidential and delicate credit and operations issues
  • Representation of major lenders in successful landmark appeals involving letters of credit and producer's liens

Background & Education

  • Partner and co-chair of the Bankruptcy Group, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP; also serves as co-managing partner of JMBM’s San Francisco Office
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1975; Editorial Review Board, Hastings Law Journal
  • A.B., Hamilton College, 1972, with honors

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Financial Institutions Committee, State Bar of California, Past Chair (2012-2013), Advisor (current)
  • Member, San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, 1975-present
  • Member, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
  • Director, Bay Area Chapter California Receivers Forum, 2001-2011
  • Member, Business Law Section, Committee on Business Bankruptcy , American Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Section, State Bar of California

Awards & Recognition

  • Named "Super Lawyer" in the Northern California Super Lawyers, published by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine, 2005-2013
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy, 2011-2014
  • Editorial Associate, Hastings Law Journal, 1973-1975
  • Named in Who's Who in America
  • Awarded Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating

Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent speaker to industry and legal groups on financial services, insolvency and receivership topics
  • 5th Annual Special Assets Management Association Conference ; Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Finance Roundtable: When the Well Runs Dry: What You Need to Know About Agricultural Lending and Workouts During the Worst Drought in 500 Years
  • Equity Asset Managers Association Panel
  • 4th Annual Special Assets Management Association Conference
  • State Bar of California: Dodd-Frank—Developments and Compliance Challenges
  • Co-hosted Receivership 101: What You Need to Know in the Current Economy
  • Property Sciences Webinar: Structured-Finance Asset Restructuring and Disposition Strategies sponsored by the Bay Area Chapter of the California Receivership Forum, 2010
  • Presented a webinar hosted by Property Sciences on Structured-Finance Asset Restructuring and Disposition Strategies, 2009