Michael S. Kogan is Of Counsel at Mather Kuwada LLP. Mr. Kogan brings in extensive experience in serving the various bankruptcy and state court – related legal needs of companies, individuals, developers and financial institutions. His goal is to provide highly responsive, yet cost effective services in representing its clients in order to add value to their businesses. seeks to find the most cost effective and creative solutions for debtors in dealing with major liabilities, business downturns and/or cash-flow problems, and creditors with respect to the enforcement of their rights. He has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, debtors-in-possession, trustees, and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases, adversary proceedings, receivers, out-of-court workout reorganizations, complex Chapter 7 cases, and related insolvency litigations
Mr. Kogan is the author of many articles including “RX Chapter 11: What to Do When the Hospital or HMO is a Terminal Case”; “Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property: How Intellectual Do You Have to Be?”; “Hotel-Related Bankruptcies: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”; “Security Interests in Intellectual Property: Lending to the High-Tech Company”; “SOL – Statutes of Limitations or Sure Out of Luck”; and “The Effect of Bankruptcy on Civil Litigation: State Court’s Litigators Guide to Bankruptcy Survival”; and “Exemptions – Use ‘m or Lose “M”. His published opinions include: In re Carmel of St. Joseph of Santa Ynez, 237 B.R. 155 (Bankr. 9th Cir. 1999); In re Pham, 177 B.R. 914 (Bankr. C.D. Cal 1994); In re Ladera Heights Community Hospital, 152 B.R. 964 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 1993); In re Upstairs Gallery, 167 B.R. 915 (Bankr. 9th Cir. BAP 1994), In re Aboukahater, 165 B.R. 904 (Bankr. 9th Cir. BAP 1994), In re Meronk, 249 B.R. 208 (Bankr. 9th Cir. BAP 2001), In re Claremont Acquisition Corporation, 186 B.R. 977 (C.D. Cal 1995), In re DAK Industries, Inc., 66 F. 3d 1091 (9th Cir. 1995), In re James E. Mullen, 200 B.R. 352 (Bankr. C.D. Cal 1995), In re Leibowitz, 218 B.R. 96 (C.D. Cal. 1998), In re Circuit City Stores, Inc., 447 B.R. 475 (E.D. Virginia 2009), In re Lewis, 515 B.R. 591 (Bankr. 9th Cir. BAP 2014).
Mr. Kogan has received the prestigious recognition as a “Super Lawyer” in the Los Angeles and Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Kogan received his L.L.M. from the New York University School of Law in Taxation in 1985. Mr. Kogan is a member of the California Bankruptcy Group, the Financial Lawyers Conference, the Business Bankruptcy Committee, the Commercial Law Committee, and the Tax Issues Committee of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees. Mr. Kogan is presently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, and a Former Adjunct Professor of Law at Western State University of Law and a former member of bankruptcy panel of trustees in the Central District of California.
Mr. Kogan received his JD from Southwestern Univerity School of Law in 1984 and his MBA in Business Administration in 1979 and BA from the University of Denver, Colorado in 1976.