Riley C. Walter

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Biography

Riley C. Walter has focused upon insolvency matters since 1980. Mr. Walter specializes in Chapter 11 reorganization cases representing debtors. He has handled all types of cases including large farms and dairies, wineries, canneries, developers, retail businesses, hospitals, non-profits and gold mines. Mr. Walter has also authored numerous articles on insolvency and bankruptcy and is a frequent speaker to business, legal, agricultural and financial groups, including presentations at the National Conference of the Bankruptcy Judges, Farmers and Ranchers Tax Conference and Central California Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Walter is a Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist accredited by the American Board of Bankruptcy Certification and is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, Class XIII. He has been recognized as a "Top 100" Super Lawyer for Northern California for 2011 and 2014 and as a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2004 through 2016. Mr. Walter is a past President of the Central California Bankruptcy Association; past President of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, past Director of the California Bankruptcy Forum and California Receiver's Forum, past Chair of the Business Law and Agricultural Law Sections of the Fresno County Bar Association, and past Co-Chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar. He was a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2007 to 2009 and is a past chair of the Eastern District Conference Committee. Mr. Walter's passion for serving his community is evident through his active involvement in civic and social organizations. He was a founding board member of the Central Valley Business Incubator and served as chair of the Advisory Council for the Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He served as vice chair of the City of Fresno Charter Review Commission. He is now a trustee of Valley Children's Hospital . In addition, he has also been a trustee or director of several cultural, arts and historical groups. In his spare time, he reads, studies Native American anthropology and enjoys adventure travel.

Bar Fellowships: Member of the American College of Bankruptcy, Class XIII. He has been recognized as a "Top 100" Super Lawyer for Northern California for 2011 and 2012 and as a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2004 through 2012. Mr. Walter is a past President of the Central California Bankruptcy Association; past President of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, past Director of the California Bankruptcy Forum and California Receiver's Forum, past Chair of the Business Law and Agricultural Law Sections of the Fresno County Bar Association, and past Co-Chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar. He was a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2007 to 2009 and is a past chair of the Eastern District Conference Committee. Mr. Walter's passion for serving his community is evident through his active involvement in civic and social organizations. He is a founding board member of the Central Valley Business Incubator and currently serves as chair of the Advisory Council for the Lyles Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He recently served on the City of Fresno Charter Review Commission. He is now a trustee of Children's Hospital Central California. In addition, he has also been a trustee or director of several cultural, arts and historical groups. In his spare time, he reads, studies Native American anthropology and enjoys adventure travel. Member: Fresno County (Director, 2003-2006; Business Law Section Chair, 1989; Agricultural Law Section Chair, 1995) and Federal (Member, San Joaquin Chapter; Director, 1998-2005; President, 2003) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Business Law Section; Agribusiness Committee Co-Chair, 1999-2000); Central California Bankruptcy Association (President, 1988).

(Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Bankruptcy Certification)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Bankruptcy
  • Reorganizations
  • Agricultural Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
559-892-0465  Phone
559-435-9800  Phone
559-435-9868  Fax
www.W2BLaw.com
University Attended:
California Polytechnic State University, B.A., 1973; California Polytechnic State University, M.S., 1974
Law School Attended:
Western State University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, California; 2009, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court; 1980, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Birth Information:
Evansville, Indiana
Certifications:
( Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Bankruptcy Certification )
ISLN:
902972344

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Fresno, California