Theodore A. Cohen: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Theodore A. Cohen

Special Counsel
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Finance
  • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS)
  • Mortgage Banking
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Davis, J.D., 1990 Executive Editor, Law Review
AdmittedCalifornia; Los Angeles County; American


•Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

•Member, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

•Member, Business Law Section of the California State Bar


Theodore A. Cohen is a special counsel in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Cohen specializes in creditors' rights and focuses on lender, indenture trustee, and lessor representation in bankruptcies, loan and lease workouts, defaulted bond financings and secured transactions. Mr. Cohen also represents distressed asset and stock buyers, sellers, and assignees in bankruptcy 363 sales, UCC foreclosure sales, real estate foreclosure sales, receiverships, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cohen was an associate at Levy, Small & Lallas and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro.

Mr. Cohen's experience includes workouts, asset sales, stock sales, loan sales, cash collateral issues, debtor-in-possession financing, relief from stay proceedings, plans of reorganization, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, pre-bankruptcy counseling for debtors and creditors, reorganization issues, trust indenture enforcement, lease and contract assumption issues, and prejudgment remedies in state court, including writs of attachment, writs of possession, injunctions and receivers.


•2008 Public Counsel Advocate of the Year - Debtor's Assistance Project

•AV Peer Review Rated - Martindale Hubbell


Judicial clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States District Court, District of Nevada, 1990-1992


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Theodore A. Cohen

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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