As vice president for the California Bankruptcy Forum (“CBF”), Shareholder Christopher Hawkins manages CBF’s Pro Bono Project and oversees all pro bono efforts for the organization. CBF is committed to supporting pro bono efforts of the various local bankruptcy forums and county bar associations throughout the state. For their pro bono initiative this year, CBF has chosen Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California, Inc. (“VLSP”) as the recipient of all funds raised by CBF’s Pro Bono Project.
As managing partner of Sullivan Hill and a member of the Executive Committee, Mr. Hawkins practices in the Insolvency and Commercial Bankruptcy, Business Transactions, and Commercial and Business Litigation practice groups. Within these practice areas, he represents a variety of corporate debtors, bankruptcy trustees, receivers, banks, trade creditors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in all aspects of commercial insolvency, including bankruptcies, receiverships, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. He also represents clients with non-insolvency financial matters in both the transaction and litigation contexts.
VLSP is a nonprofit agency that has provided free legal assistance for civil legal matters to low income people in the Sacramento region since 1981. Through donations, VLSP is able to fulfill its mission in enhancing justice for people of limited means by resolving their civil legal problems (including bankruptcy) through pro bono representation, training volunteers to improve access to the legal system, and educating clients to create greater self-sufficiency. Fundraising will commence in April 2018.
About Sullivan Hill:
Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive and responsive legal representation for more than 50 years. The firm provides full service representation to clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis in insolvency, construction disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, employment, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.