Michael J. Weiland is available to serve as a receiver or as an assignee under an assignment for benefit of creditors (an “ABC”), and he and his keenly focused AV-rated law firm are available to represent and assist other receivers and ABC assignees, as well as trustees, debtors, creditors, creditor committees, and asset purchasers in bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Weiland is highly knowledgeable and experienced in fiduciary oversight, guidance and governance of businesses in distress, including as the result of financial setbacks, litigation challenges, and management disputes. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA, and his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Loyola Law School. For more than 40 years, he has concentrated his practice on complex bankruptcy and insolvency matters, receiverships, ABC’s, and transactional corporate, business and real estate matters. His bankruptcy and insolvency experience includes private workouts, bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, the mediation and of related disputes, and the representation of trustees, debtors, creditors, creditor committees, receivers, and purchasers of distressed assets. He has successfully overseen complex reorganizations, workouts, settlements and liquidations in a wide variety of industries including apparel, automobile dealerships, energy, equipment leasing, franchising, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, restaurants, packaging, telecommunications, transportation, and waste management.
He is experienced in the acquisition, financing, entitlement, development, leasing and sales of real property assets including common interest subdivisions and commercial office, retail and multi-family residential properties, and in the formation, guidance and governance of business entities including corporations and limited liability companies.
Mr. Weiland serves as the managing partner of Weiland Golden Goodrich LLP. Before co-founding the firm in 1995, he apprenticed as an attorney with the prominent national law firms of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger. He served as general counsel to several real estate development and investment consortiums, and taught real property law and legal research and writing in the USC Paralegal Studies Program. During his four years between college and law school, Mr. Weiland worked in international construction, including providing supply logistics for the Alaska oil pipeline and Valdez terminal facility, and managing a procurement and subcontracts administration office in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.