Alan H. Martin: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Alan H. Martin


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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Municipal and Public Entity Restructuring
  • Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS)
  • Debtor in Possession Financing
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Equity Sponsor Finance
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Syndicated Credit Facilities
  • International Practice
  • Korea
  • Latin American Practice
  • Litigation
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Retail
University University of Virginia, B.A., high honors, 1984
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, California; U.S. District Courts for Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts; Supreme Court of the United States


•Chairman of the Board, Regional Center of Orange County, 2013-present

•Board of Directors, Regional Center of Orange County, 2006-2012

•Member, Orange County Regional Leadership Council - Special Olympics

•Member, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum

•Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

•Member, Orange County Bar Association

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

•Screening Committee, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, 1991-1993, 2000

•Former Board of Directors, California Bankruptcy Forum, 1997-2000

•Former President, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, 1997-1998

•Former President, Orange County Chapter of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, 1989-1995


Alan Martin is a partner and co-chair of the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group and specializes in commercial finance law, corporate restructuring, asset acquisition and disposition, bankruptcy, workouts, enforcement of creditors rights and remedies, and related commercial litigation.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Martin's expertise includes extensive work in bankruptcy and state courts, as well as structured finance documentation in domestic and international matters. He also represents special servicers, creditors committees, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, landlords, federal receivers, equipment lessors and debtors, along with various parties in municipal restructurings. Mr. Martin's experience includes knowledge of the commercial real estate, healthcare, food and beverage, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and recreation industries.


•Legal 500, Corporate Restructuring, 2007, 2012-2014

•Best Lawyer in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2007-2014

•2012 Best in Sales SPIRE Award, Commercial Real Estate Women, Orange County Chapter, February 2013 for the Catholic Diocese of Orange's acquisition of the Crystal Cathedral Campus


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Alan H. Martin

650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
Costa MesaCA 92626


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