Vincent Novak's practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency, with expertise in complex financing transactions. His experience covers a range of issues, including representing creditors such as lenders and parties to executory contracts, representing creditors' committees in safeguarding the interests of unsecured creditors, representing debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization, assisting clients in the purchase of assets of companies in distressed circumstances or in bankruptcy, assisting clients in addressing cross-border insolvency issues, and structuring transactions to minimize the impact of bankruptcy. He has represented clients in such fields as commercial lending, technology, intellectual property, admiralty, real estate finance and investment, and homebuilding.
Mr. Novak received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1998, and his J.D. cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2004, where he was Technical Editor of the USF Law Review and received awards for excellence in constitutional law and property law.
He is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California, as well as before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Novak is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Institute, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the American Bar Association.
Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Northern California in 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Turnaround Management Association award for 2011 Transaction of the Year (Mid-Size Company) for In re AmericanWest Bancorporation.
Recipient of Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services in 2011, 2013, and 2014, and recognized for pro-bono contributions for 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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