California Receivers Forum


Hello and Welcome to The Bay Area Receivers Forum Council

The Bay Area Council is a regional group of the state California Receivers Forum consisting of receivers, attorneys, accountants, real estate brokers, and property managers. We address the local needs and concerns of all parties who participate in the receivership process, to facilitate communication between the receivership community and the courts, and to assist in raising the level of professionalism of receivers.


Past, present, and future receivers, lenders, attorneys, accountants, judges, property managers, title companies, asset managers, environmentalists, and any related support groups who have been, or may be involved in receivership cases. Click HERE to join the Bay Area Council.


The Bay Area Council meetings generally include a guest speaker. The meetings will provide a forum to network, exchange information and receive answers to problems or questions. The Bay Area Council has a long tradition of coming together to do a community service projects such as weekend work morning at a local food bank.


The California Receivers Forum’s state Education Committee coordinates educational programs that are offered statewide as podcasts or webinars. The Bay Area Council also produces at least one state program each year. Additionally, the Bay Area Council produces live regional programs. These were suspended in 2019 due to the pandemic, but will start up again with social distancing and following guidance on Health and Safety procedures when it is safe to do so.

The home page of this website advertises upcoming education and social programs. Podcasts are called “Call Connect”, which are free and there is no CLE or CPE credit. Recordings of past “Call Connects” are available free on this website. Webinars in 2020 will provide CPE/CLE credit and charge a discounted fee to members and a higher fee to non-members. Registration is required for free and paid programs and reserves your place in capacity-limited sessions


Gerard F. Keena
Bay Area Receivership Group

Joseph Zagajeski
Development Specialists, Inc.

Matthew Klinger
Sheppard Mullin

Kevin Whelan
The Beverly Group, Inc.


Question: Why join the California Receivers Forum?

Answer: The California Receivers Forum is the only organization that brings together all of the professionals involved in receiverships – accountants, attorneys, property managers, receivers, work out professionals, vendors to receivers, lenders and others. If you are in this business segment, you want to get to know the professionals in our area, and they want to meet you.

Networking at our educational programs often leads to business referrals and provides a forum to ask questions, and share war stories and bounce ideas off of seasoned professionals.

Educational programs are held periodically. These programs are excellent ways to learn what’s new, how to solve troublesome issues, how to better manage your receiverships, how to prepare better pleadings, how to protect yourself and how to work more effectively within the court system.

Receivership News is published three or four times a year and sent to each member. This newsletter includes substantive articles on topics of interest to receivers. There is an index on the website of literally hundreds of articles with keyword search available.

Question: Which Council should I join?

Answer: Everyone is a member of the state organization and chooses a regional Council which is geographically convenient to their business. There are Councils in San Diego, LA-Orange County, the Bay Area, Central California and Sacramento Valley. You may join more than one Council if you choose. Check the “Council” section of the website for information on the Administrator for each Chapter. This individual can answer specific questions about their Council.

Question: What is the cost to join?

Answer: The Bay Area Council charges $105 per calendar year per person or $315 for a Corporate Membership which allows four members per firm per calendar year