Continuing to grow its team of top bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys, Rimon Law welcomes Lillian Stenfeldt as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.
Ms. Stenfeldt joins Rimon from Sedgwick, where she served as chair of the bankruptcy practice. She had also served on the firm’s management committee 2008-2011.
She has been recognized by ranking agencies such as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as a top bankruptcy attorney.
In addition to her role as a top bankruptcy attorney, Ms. Stenfeldt has been a leader in the advancement of professional women in law and business, including serving as a longtime chair of Sedgwick’s Women Forum. Her work led The Recorder to name Ms. Stenfeldt as a one of its “Women Leaders in the Law.”
Ms. Stenfeldt represents secured creditors, hedge funds, creditors’ committees, trustees and receivers in all areas of insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings and strategy. Her work includes assisting companies in purchasing intellectual property from bankruptcy estates and efficiently structuring business transactions and licenses to prevent losses and protect assets due to potential future insolvencies of others.
At Rimon, Ms. Stenfeldt is joining an eight-partner bankruptcy and restructuring group that has been brought in to handle numerous complex cases for clients, and one that has achieved significant recoveries for unsecured creditors.
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“Lillian is a great addition to our bankruptcy practice, which has been growing in San Francisco with our recent additions of partners Paul Jasper, Phil Wang and Pamela Egan. Clients know her for her very successful representations in the most challenging environments, as she is brought in when companies, creditors and trustees are facing very difficult and highly contentious proceedings,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon Law.
“Lillian has also led the way in promoting women into leadership roles in law. She has repeatedly been recognized for her great work in changing the legal community for the better. We are very happy to have Lillian on board,” said Mr. Moradzadeh.
Ms. Stenfeldt has regularly handled international commercial loan workouts, non-bankruptcy workouts and other out-of-court restructuring of debt. In addition, she structures settlement agreements with financially troubled companies to optimize clients’ recovery of monies due.
Ms. Stenfeldt acts as an outside general counsel to several technology and manufacturing organizations, where she provides strategic advice to the board of directors. She also serves as counsel to insurers and reinsurers in major bankruptcy cases involving potential asbestos and other mass tort liability around the country.
“Rimon has developed a very strong practice that provides top-shelf service for clients in handling all matters of complex law. The firm’s team of very experienced attorneys have seen and done it all, and will provide a significant benefit in helping my clients receive efficient and effective help,” said Ms. Stenfeldt.
Ms. Stenfeldt received her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, her M.A. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and her B.A. from Stanford University.
Rimon has 17 offices across three continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s managing partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.