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  • Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley (J.D.)
  • Stanford University
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  • Board, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Board of Governors, Financial Lawyers Conference of Los Angeles
  • Editor, California Bankruptcy Journal
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
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Michael L. Tuchin

Michael L. Tuchin is a founding member of KTB&S.

Mr. Tuchin graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1990. He served as an extern to the Honorable Joseph R. Sneed, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in 1989. Mr. Tuchin represents debtors, equity holders, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, trustees, and parties interested in acquiring assets from troubled companies. Mr. Tuchin has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Los Angeles County every year since 2004 and ranked by Chambers USA in the 1st Tier for Bankruptcy and Restructuring in California every year since 2007.

Mr. Tuchin has represented numerous debtors in court, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (motion picture studio and licensor of intellectual property) in its successful chapter 11 reorganization, PacSun (a national retail clothing company) in connection with its successful chaper 11 case, Lake at Las  Vegas Joint Venture, LLC and Affiliates (owner-developers of a 3,592-acre master-planned residential development and resort located in Henderson, Nevada) in its successful chapter 11 case, the Town of  Mammoth Lakes, California, in its successful chapter 9 case, Nevada Cancer Institute (owner and operator of non-profit cancer research and treatment facilities) in its successful chapter 11 case, American Restaurant Group (the owner of the Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus chain of restaurants) in connection with their successful chapter 11 cases, Samuels Jewelers, Inc. (a national publicly traded retailer of fine jewelry operating more than 130 stores) in connection with its successful chapter 11 case, Avado Brands, Inc. and affiliates (a national operator of 90 Don Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen and 22 Hops Grillhouse and Brewery restaurants in 20 states) in their successful chapter 11 cases, Fountain View, Inc. (operator of more than 50 skilled care nursing and assisted care living facilities) in connection with its successful chapter 11 reorganization, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Inc. (a world-renowned retailer of innovative specialty apparel operating more than 150 stores, a catalogue, and an internet business) in connection with its successful chapter 11 case, and Maple Plaza, Ltd. (the owner of a significant commercial property in Beverly Hills, California) in its successful chapter 11 case.

Out of court, Mr. Tuchin has led successful restructurings of MGM-Mirage (one of the world's largest owners and operators of casino resorts), the Lusk Company (a large California homebuilder with close to $1 billion in debt), bebe (a national retailer of women's apparel), a large giftware company, an international manufacturer of computer accessories, a national express delivery business, and L.A. Kings, Ltd. (the then-owner of the Los Angeles Kings hockey franchise).

Mr. Tuchin has represented creditors in chapter 11 cases across the country, including Ameriserve (Delaware), Black Hawk Casino (Denver, CO), Blockbuster, Inc. (New York, NY), Chevy’s Restaurants (Oakland, CA),  Circuit City Stores, Inc. (Richmond, VA), Crescent Jewelers (Oakland, CA), Diversified Restaurant Concepts (San Jose, CA), Eastman Kodak Company (New York, NY), Edwards Theatres (Orange County, CA), ERLY Industries, Inc. (Corpus Christi, TX), Falcon Industries (St. Louis, MO), Fox & Hound (Delaware), Kmart (Chicago, IL), Lodgenet Interactive Corp. (New York, NY), Merry-Go-Round (Delaware), Natrol, Inc. (Delaware), Pegasus Satellite Television (Portland, ME), Petries Retail (New York, NY), Sega Gameworks (Los Angeles, CA), Sydran Services (Oakland, CA), Tower Records (Delaware), United Airlines (Chicago, IL), Young Broadcasting, Inc. (New York, NY). Mr. Tuchin represented Suzuki Motor Corporation, a Japan-based manufacturer of engines and vehicles sold worldwide, as the largest creditor (secured and unsecured) in the chapter 11 case of American Suzuki Motor Corporation. He has represented Viacom, Paramount, CBS and Cerberus as creditors in numerous cases. He has represented multiple bondholder committees in  restructurings (in and out of court), including in the restructurings of Physiotheraphy Associates, Black Hawk Casino, ICO Global & Lieberman Broadcasting.

Mr. Tuchin has represented numerous trustees, including the chapter 7 trustee in the high-profile Girls Gone Wild chapter 11 cases in Los Angeles, California and the trustee of the Circuit City Liquidating Trust.

Mr. Tuchin has represented numerous purchasers of assets and is an expert on successor liability issues. He represented Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. in connection with its purchase of the motorcycle, ATV, and marine divisions of American Suzuki Motor Corporation.

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