Shareholder Chris Hawkins authored an article titled, “In re Atria Health,” published in the Commercial Finance Newsletter by Westlaw. The Commercial Finance Newsletter is written by an ad hoc group of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). Editorial contributions were made by the Hon. Meredith A. Jury (United States Bankruptcy Judge, C.D. Cal., Ret.) who is also a member of the ad hoc group.
In the article, Mr. Hawkins analyzes the case In re Atria Health, 623 B.R. 793 (Bankr. E.D. Wash. 2021). He explains why the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington upheld several different release and exculpation clauses in a Chapter 11 reorganization plan despite the objections raised by the United States Trustee.
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Mr. Hawkins serves on Sullivan Hill’s executive committee, is a member of the Business Law Section of the CLA, and serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Commercial Transactions Committee of the CLA. He 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.
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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, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.