Alan Vanderhoff is a Bankruptcy Law specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He received his B.A. in 1983 from the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 1988, he received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. From 1987 to 1988, Alan served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Allen Broussard at the California Supreme Court. Prior to forming his own firm, Alan spent 10 years in the Banking & Finance Department of the San Diego office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP.
Alan has more than 20 years experience representing creditors, corporate debtors, joint creditors’ committees, and trustees in complex chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcies. He also has extensive experience in the areas of business transactions and general business-related civil litigation. His areas of expertise include chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, complex financing transactions, real property secured transactions, and secured transactions under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Alan is currently the Chairman of the Federal Courts Committee of the State Bar of California. He has served as both a mediator with the United States Bankruptcy Court Mediation Panel and a Judge Pro Tempore with the San Diego Superior Court. Alan has also served as an expert witness and consultant on bankruptcy issues in civil litigation cases in state and federal courts.
Alan is a former Director of the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum and a former co-chair of both the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Sections of the San Diego County Bar Association. For several years he served on the Attorney Advisory Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court. Alan is also a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy-related topics and has authored several articles on bankruptcy-related topics ranging from complex chapter 11 reorganizations to bankruptcy litigation strategies.
Certified Bankruptcy Specialist