AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Biography

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.

Representation

Representation of CEP Liquidation Trustee Peter S. Kravitz.

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.

Representation of publicly traded companies as creditors in multiple Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings.

Education

University of San Diego, School of Law, 1991

J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, 1987

B.A., Political Science

Minor, Women’s Studies

Bar Admissions

California
Various United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Publications
Speaking Engagements
Professional Affiliations
Community Involvement