Michael H. Ahrens: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Michael H. Ahrens


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  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
    University University of San Francisco, B.A., 1967
    Law SchoolUniversity of San Francisco, J.D., 1969
    Admitted1970, California


    •Director, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, 1997-2000

    •Member, Committee of Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Northern District, 1997-2000

    •Member, Bankruptcy Advisory Committee (appointed 1984) United States District Court, Northern District of California

    •Director, California Bankruptcy Forum, 1992-1993

    •Member of the Committee of Lawyer Representatives of the Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, 1990-1993

    •Member, American Bar Association

    •Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

    •Member, Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

    •Member, California Bankruptcy Forum


    Michael H. Ahrens is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

    Areas of Practice

    Mr. Ahrens represents clients throughout the country in all types of insolvency proceedings, including confirmation of plans, rejection and assumption of leases and other executory contracts, and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Ahrens represents secured creditors, debtors, creditors' committees, trustees and receivers.

    In addition, Mr. Ahrens has represented business clients in the purchase and sale of assets of troubled companies. Finally, he has substantial experience with loan workout problems of troubled companies, representing both financial institutions and borrowers.


    •fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

    •Leading Bankruptcy Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2004-present

    •Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine

    •Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2007-present

    •Which Lawyer?, Restructuring & Insolvency, Practical Law Company, 2009, 2011, 2012

    •Resolution Advocate, appointed by United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, under the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program, 1994-present

    •Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2003-present


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    Office Information

    Michael H. Ahrens

    Seventeenth Floor, Four Embarcadero Center
    San FranciscoCA 94111


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