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Cathrine M. Castaldi

Cathrine M. Castaldi

Cathrine M. Castaldi

Partner

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Cathrine M. Castaldi

Partner

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Cathrine Castaldi is a partner in Brown Rudnick’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring group in California. Cathrine concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization and commercial litigation. She has represented chapter 11 debtors, equity security holders, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and committees in connection with bankruptcy cases, foreclosure actions, adversary proceedings and related commercial litigation.

Her experience in chapter 11 cases involves representation of debtors from the inception of the case to matters involving plan confirmation and related issues, DIP financing arrangements, cash collateral disputes, valuation issues and litigation.

Cathrine also represents individuals and middle market businesses in litigation matters incident to bankruptcy or out-of-court restructuring, including fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ClearEdge Power, a venture capital-funded fuel cell company, in its Chapter 11 case in the Northern District of California.
  • Representation of trustee in Chapter 11 proceeding pending in the Central District of California, resulting in a substantive consolidation of a non-debtor entity and the negotiation and execution of an asset sale involving an operating oil company.
  • Representation of Chapter 11 debtor in reorganization of oil and gas company and related real property interests in the Central District of California.
  • Representation of Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in confirming plan of reorganization for debt collection agency and replacing existing board of directors with elected equity committee representatives.
  • Representation of Chapter 7 trustees as general and special counsel.
  • Representation of real estate developers and other high net worth individuals in connection with defense of guarantee claims.
  • Represenation of publicly traded companies as creditors in multiple Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Panelist, Chief Bankruptcy Judge's Meeting, Ninth Circuit
  • Panelist, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Panelist, Orange County Bar Association
  • Panelist, Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Board of Directors, Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Past President, Orange County Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, Orange County Bar Association
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative
  • Bench Bar Coalition, State Bar of California
  • Volunteer, Public Law Center
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Member, Orange County Bankruptcy Forum

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • Various United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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