Peter W. Lianides

Peter W. Lianides

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Peter W. Lianides is a founder and partner Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP. Mr. Lianides devotes his practice to the representation of Chapter 11 debtors and creditors. Mr. Lianides has been selected by the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine as a Super Lawyer, representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California based on peer recognition and professional achievement. From 1994 through 1995, Mr. Lianides served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable John J. Wilson, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. Mr. Lianides also holds an “AV” peer rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for legal ability and ethical standards.

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Co-Author, “Confirming a Chapter 11 Plan: The Challenges, Pitfalls and Opportunities,” ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West 030411 ABI-CLE 161 (2011)
  • Co-Author, “How Far Will Good Faith Get You in the Ninth Circuit After Clear Channel?,” American Bankruptcy Institute Newsletter (Volume 6, No. 3 March 2009)
  • Co-Author, “Off the Deep End-The Demise of Deeping Insolvency,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 2007
  • Co-Author, “How Not to Get Clobbered by Catapult! Ride Through the Unassumed Executory Contract,” ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee, 2003
  • Co-Author, “Debtor’s Perspective-Subtraction Cases Must Be Followed,” Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, June, 1997

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Panelist, Financial Lawyers Conference, What’s Termination Got To Do With It? Rejection after Sunbeam, October 2012
  • Panelist, ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West, Confirming a Chapter 11 Plan: The Challenges, Pitfalls & Opportunities, March 2011
  • Panelist, ABI Bankruptcy Battleground West, The Precedential Debates: Differing Views on Section 506(b)’s Import on Interest, Fees, and Guarantees, February 2008

 

PUBLISHED CASES

  • In re Crystal Cathedral Ministries, 584 F. App’x 307, 2014 WL 3810997 (9th Cir. 2014) cert. denied sub nom. Schuller v. Naylor, 135 S. Ct. 1715 (2015)
  • In re Composite Tech. Corp., 2014 WL 2219209 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. May 8, 2014)
  • In re Composite Tech. Corp., 2014 WL 2212047 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Apr. 18, 2014)
  • In re Landmark Fence Co., Inc., 2011 WL 6826253 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 9, 2011)
  • In re Palmdale Hills Property, 2011 WL 7478771 (Bankr.C.D.Cal. Nov. 3, 2011)
  • In re Crystal Cathedral Ministries, 2011 WL 4527962 (Bankr.C.D.Cal. Sept. 7, 2011)
  • In re Landmark Fence Co. Inc., 424 B.R. 461 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 2010) aff’d sub nom. 2010 WL 4924739 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2010)
  • In re Real Estate Partners, Inc., 2007 WL 7025114 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2007) affirmed, 2009 WL 3246619 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 5, 2009)
  • Nat’l Football League Players Ass’n v. Dunn, 2003 WL 26112510 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2003)
  • In re Admiralty RV Resort, LLC, 2002 WL 1285504 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Mar. 7, 2002)
  • In re Edgewater Place, Inc., 1999 WL 35136576 (C.D.Cal. May 18, 1999) appeal dismissed as interlocutory, 246 F.3d 673 (9th Cir. 2000)

 

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Creditor Representation

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California (J.D., 1992; Dean’s List – Top 11th Percentile in Graduating Class)
  • University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, China, 1989 Certificate in International and Comparative Law
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California (J.D., 1992; Dean’s List – Top 11th Percentile in Graduating Class)
  • University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, China, 1989 Certificate in International and Comparative Law
  • Santa Clara University, Leavy School of Business, Santa Clara, California, (M.B.A., 1992; Beta Gamma Sigma, Top 20th Percent of Graduating Class)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, (M.A., Economics, 1988)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California, (B.A., Economics/ Psychology, 1987; Highest Honors in the Major)

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

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