Geoffrey A. Heaton: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Geoffrey A. Heaton

Special Counsel
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone415 957 3122

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization
  • Financial Restructuring
Contact InfoTelephone: 415 957 3122
Fax: 415 707 2093
University Wake Forest University, Babcock Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 1999; University of Pittsburgh, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolWake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted2000, California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Professional Activities

•Bar Association of San Francisco
- Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
•California Receivers Forum


Geoff Heaton practices in the area of business reorganization and financial restructuring, concentrating on representation of secured creditors, chapter 11 and chapter 7 trustees, creditors' committees, and unsecured creditors. Mr. Heaton has many years of experience in all facets of chapter 11 practice, including contested plan confirmation proceedings, asset sales, cash collateral disputes, claim objections, adversary proceedings, motions for relief from stay, motions to excuse turnover by a custodian, and bankruptcy appellate practice. Mr. Heaton also represents chapter 7 trustees in cases throughout the Northern District of California.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Heaton served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable James R. Grube, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.

Mr. Heaton is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the California Receivers Forum. Mr. Heaton is a 1999 graduate of Wake Forest University (J.D. and M.B.A.) and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


•Duane Morris LLP

- Special Counsel, 2008-current
- Associate, 2006-2008
•Buchalter Nemer, PC
- Associate, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, 2001-2006
•U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California
- Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable James R. Grube, 1999-2001

Selected Publications

•Co-author, 2014 Year End Review: Recent Developments in Business Bankruptcy, The Receivership News, Winter/Spring 2015

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Chapter 7 Trustee Practice 101, The Bar Association of San Francisco presentation sponsored by the Business, Commercial and Bankruptcy Section of the Barristers Club, San Francisco, California, November 8, 2007

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Office Information

Geoffrey A. Heaton

One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San FranciscoCA 94105-1127


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