Garrick A. Hollander

Garrick A. Hollander

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Garrick A. Hollander is a founder and partner of Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP. Mr. Hollander devotes his practice to representing primarily debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as representing other constituents in insolvency matters. Mr. Hollander, a CPA with years of corporate finance experience, brings a unique business and financial understanding, perspective and approach to the practice of law. Since 1982, Mr. Hollander has been establishing, acquiring, and operating businesses in a variety of industries. In 1988, Mr. Hollander joined the audit department of a Big 8 accounting firm (Coopers & Lybrand). In 1992, Mr. Hollander served as the judicial extern law clerk to the Honorable Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California and 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. After practicing law with one of Southern California’s oldest bankruptcy boutique law firms, Mr. Hollander gained significant experience while advising companies as a corporate financial advisor with an international consulting firm (Ernst & Young), as well as serving on the executive management team of a dot.com.

Mr. Hollander has been selected based on peer recognition and professional achievement as one of the ”Rising Stars in Southern California,” as well as “Top Lawyers of Southern California” and “Top Lawyers of Orange County,” representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California, as published in Super Lawyer and Coast Magazine. Mr. Hollander has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, as reported by U.S. News and World Report. Mr. Hollander also holds an “AV” peer rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for legal ability and ethical standards.
When Mr. Hollander is not advising his clients or acquiring and managing businesses, you can probably find him working out or spending time travelling or hanging out with his family.

Published Works

Mr. Hollander has authored numerous articles, including:

  • “Defining Unreasonably Small Capital and Fraudulent Conveyance Cases: Ratio Analysis May Provide An Answer,” The Business Lawyer, 49, 1994
  • “Safeguarding Against Corporate Financial Difficulty,” Orange County Lawyer, January 2005
  • “Following the Money,” California Lawyer, December 2004
  • “Protecting Your Assets”
  • “Improving Your Collection on Receivables”
  • “Litigation Doesn’t Begin with a Complaint Nor End with a Judgment”
  • “Maximizing Value for the Sale of Businesses”
  • “Why You Need to Know the Value of Your Business”
  • “What is Your Business Worth Today,” Vine Equity News
  • “How to Increase the Value of Your Business,” Vine Equity News
  • “Things to Consider When Structuring the Sale of Your Business,” Vine Equity News
  • “Tips on Obtaining and Negotiating Financing,” Corporate Insight
  • “Tips on Managing a Financially Distressed Company,” Corporate Insight
  • “Inside into the Debtor/Creditor Landscape,” Corporate Insight
  • “Protecting You and Your Company Assets”
  • Creating Wealth Through Financial Prudence

Mr. Hollander also served on the Editorial Advisory Board for California Causes of Action

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Out-of-Court Workouts

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, (J.D., 1993)
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California (B.S., Business Administration, 1988; Cum Laude with Special Honors; Beta Alpha Psi – National Honors Accounting Society; Beta Gamma Sigma – National Business Honors Society)

Admissions

  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section