M. Douglas Flahaut

M. Douglas Flahaut Corporate bankruptcy Lawyer Arent Fox Schiff Law Firm
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Professional Biography

Doug serves as Subchapter V Trustee in the Central District of California and is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of Subchapter V reorganizations.  In addition to serving as a Trustee he focuses his practice on business reorganizations, out-of-court workouts, representation of chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, representation of creditors, preference litigation, and related business litigation matters. Doug is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification.

During 2008 and 2009 Doug served as a judicial law clerk to Judges Peter H. Carroll and Robert N. Kwan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He also served as a staff attorney for the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

Prior to his clerkships, Doug was an associate at a boutique litigation law firm in Southern California. He litigated complex civil disputes, including a fight for control of a large family-owned corporation that was successfully removed to Bankruptcy Court. Doug also successfully litigated a specific performance action for the turnover of a $5 million commercial property.

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