David M. Guess elected as an Officer of LA Bankruptcy Forum

Mon 20th May 2019, Blogs

Following a contested election, David M. Guess, a bankruptcy partner with Bienert | Katzman PC (BK), has been elected as the Secretary of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (LABF) for the 2019-2020 program year, putting him on track to be Program Chair, Vice President, and then President of the LABF in future years. 

The mission of the LABF is to be the leading educational and networking resource for bankruptcy and insolvency professionals in the Los Angeles area.  The purposes and objectives of the LABF are: to promote the highest standards in the practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law; to provide educational programs and related services; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to the courts, substantive law, current and proposed legislation, local rules, federal rules, and other areas of practice and procedure arising in connection with insolvency or bankruptcy law.  The LABF’s membership is diverse.  Members include bankruptcy judges, attorneys, and other professionals (including accountants, receivers, trustees, assignees, auctioneers, management and turnaround specialists). The Clerk of the Court and the United States Trustee actively participate in the LABF.  This diversity ensures a balanced approach to education and practice issues and provides opportunities for networking among a wide cross-section of the local insolvency community.  Members of the LABF meet every two months at dinner programs and other events held in Los Angeles.  Panelists (often including bankruptcy judges) provide education and instruction to LABF’s insolvency practitioners.