LAUREN n. GAns
Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from York University in 2001. After working in the non-profit sector, Lauren attended the Fordham University School of Law as the recipient of the Voldstad Family Merit Scholarship. Lauren served as Associate Notes and Articles Editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal and received her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2005.
Lauren has a broad range of experience in bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, and litigation matters in federal and state courts. Her experience includes representing chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees and secured creditors in all aspects of corporate bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation. Lauren’s practice focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and distressed-asset related litigation.
Prior to her joining SLG, Lauren practiced litigation in the New York and Los Angeles offices of an international law firm, and bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related litigation at premiere Los Angeles-based restructuring boutique law firms. Ms. Gans has been recognized as a Southern California “Rising Star” in 2014 through 2019.
A sampling a Lauren’s matters includes:
- Obtaining summary judgment on all causes of action against an investor in a chapter 11 debtor, including allegations of de facto directorship, alter ego, breach of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment and corporate waste.
- Negotiating on behalf of a debtor in a chapter 11 case involving complex family law and intellectual property issues and culminating in a settlement involving a trademark license.
- Representing non-debtor spouse in a contentious chapter 11 case involving complex family law issues.
- Negotiating on behalf of a chapter 11 debtor with its secured lender and guarantors culminating in a global settlement involving a court approved sale of a shopping center in El Monte, California.
- Litigating on behalf of multiple film distributors and producers in various litigation actions relating to assignments for the benefit of creditors and bankruptcies.
- Representing a chapter 11 trustee in all aspects of bankruptcy and debt restructuring from petition through plan confirmation including the sale under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code of three residential hotels in downtown Los Angeles for approximately $10 million dollars.
- Representing shareholders of a corporation against allegations of misconduct from both a major financial institution and creditors’ committee in multiple jurisdictions.
- Representing a creditors’ committee from petition through plan confirmation in the leading year-round producer and marketer of greenhouse tomatoes in the United States’ bankruptcy.