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Adam A. Lewis

Lewis, Adam A.

Senior Counsel

San Francisco, (415) 268-7232


University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 1968)
University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A., 1974)
University of California, Davis, School of Law (J.D., 1979)

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Adam Lewis practices bankruptcy and insolvency. His practice covers the entire range of issues and interest in bankruptcy matters, including structuring transactions to minimize the impact of bankruptcy, representation of creditors such as lenders, landlords, and other parties to executory contracts, and sureties, and assisting clients in the purchase of assets or companies in distressed circumstances or bankruptcy.

Mr. Lewis has represented debtors and creditors committees as well as creditors, bidders, contract counterparties, and other interested parties. Mr. Lewis' experience includes such diverse areas as telecommunications, agriculture, intellectual property, high technology, energy, construction, asset-based finance, and real estate.

Mr. Lewis has special expertise in bankruptcy jurisdiction (including bankruptcy consumer class actions), environmental law, telecommunications, airlines and airports, intellectual property, high tech and biotech, preference or fraudulent conveyance actions and other bankruptcy litigation. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of distressed real estate matters, representing such diverse interests as mortgagees, purchasers and developers, and in the real estate aspects of other kind of matters (such as retail chain bankruptcies).

RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank
Represented Amalgamated Bank as secured lender in the RadLax Gateway Hotel, LLC bankruptcy. Successfully defeated, before the Seventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court, the debtors’ attempts to restrict the ability of the secured lender to credit bid in a proposed sale of the hotels pursuant to a reorganization plan.
In re Downey Financial Corp.
(Banrk. D. Del.) Represented certain officers and directors of the debtor. Successfully argued lift stay motion related to insurance coverage necessary to defend against derivative and other actions.
In re The SCO Group, Inc.
(Bankr. D. Del.) Represented Novell as a plaintiff/defendant in intellectual property litigation with the debtor and as a party to executory agreements with the debtor. Successfully moved for appointment of chapter 11 trustee and obtained stay relief to complete key intellectual property litigation.
Cline v. First Nationwide Mortgage Corp. (In re Cline)
(W.D. Wash.). Represented First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation and successfully argued, before the district court, that the bankruptcy court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to hear a class action brought against the client by chapter 7 debtors.