Michael Gearin concentrates his practice in insolvency, workouts and commercial reorganizations. His practice is broad based, encompassing transactional, litigation and other advice in the insolvency and creditors rights arenas. He represents debtors, creditors' committees, secured creditors, purchasers, and trustees in Chapter 11 cases. He has significant experience in the representation of pension interests in municipal bankruptcy cases. He represents secured creditors, purchasers and receivers in state law receivership proceedings, and has substantial experience in real estate workouts and bankruptcies. He has experience in the resolution of Ponzi schemes through the Chapter 11 plan confirmation process. He has represented debtors and purchasers in complex asset sales transactions in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Gearin is a past chair of the Seattle-King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, is a panel mediator under the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington's mediation program, and has been a frequent speaker at professional seminars on bankruptcy reform, Chapter 11 plan confirmation and other bankruptcy issues.