Mary D. Lane

Legal Expertise

  • Experienced restructuring attorney focused on solving financial problems through out-of-court or in-court proceedings.
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights attorney skilled in Chapter 11 or Chapter 9 law for debtors, creditors, trustees, or purchasers, ensuring that creditors maximize their recoveries when their counterparts to transactions encounter financial distress.
  • Counselor to clients in their purchase of businesses or business assets from companies in financial distress.
  • Defender of avoidance actions based on claims of preference or fraudulent conveyance.
  • Commercial litigation attorney inside and outside of bankruptcy court.


Representative Matters

For creditors:

  • Represent music publisher in bankruptcy court proceedings of its licensor.
  • Represent official committee of unsecured creditors in hospital, SNF, and RV cases.
  • Represent unofficial committee of capitated providers in Maxicare bankruptcy case.
  • Represent secured entertainment lender in restructurings and bankruptcies.
  • Represent official committee of unsecured creditors in entertainment case decided based on the value of the rights in the library.
  • Represent secured real estate lenders in prosecuting receivership litigation and seeking remedies in Chapter 11.
  • Represent secured lender with security interest in horses and foals.
  • Obtain attachment for unsecured lender and prosecute creditor's rights in bankruptcy court.
  • Advise lenders on bankruptcy issues relating to loan structure.
  • Defend businesses charged with having received fraudulent conveyances or preferences.


For distressed businesses:

  • Represent hospital in Chapter 11 case.
  • Represent medical device maker in Chapter 11 case.
  • Represent Chapter 11 trustee in ambulatory surgery center case.
  • Represent ambulatory surgery center in Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Represent ambulatory surgery center in out of court workout.
  • Advise healthcare entities about restructuring options.
  • Negotiate overpayments claimed against distressed entities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the California Department of Public Health.
  • Represent retail business in its internal reorganization based upon rejection of leases for unprofitable store locations.
  • Litigate and negotiate all types of claims.
  • Prosecute actions to assume or reject executory contracts.


For purchasers:

  • Represent small hospital chain in its acquisition of a hospital out of Chapter 11.
  • Advise parties as to pros and cons of various kinds of acquisitions.
  • Consult with bidders on acquisition tactics.
Mary D. Lane

Of Counsel - Los Angeles

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Industry Focus

Healthcare, entertainment, real estate, fashion and design

Education Collapse

  • University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.; Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif, Dean's List
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A.; Magna Cum Laude

Court Admissions Collapse

  • California
  • USDC, Central District of California
  • USDC, Eastern District of California
  • USDC, Northern District of California
  • USDC, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Publications and Presentations Expand

Professional, Business, and Civic Affiliations Expand

  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section Committee of SCG Legal
  • Executive committee, Healthcare Roundtable
  • Turnaround Management Association - Chair of Sponsorship, Organizer and Moderator at Media Distress Panel for the 2013 Western Regional Conference
  • American Bar Association Women Rainmakers Group - Coordinator of and Speaker at Panel in April, 2013
  • Special Events Chair, Health Care Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • American Bankrupcty Institute - Healthcare Committee
  • American Bar Association - Business Section Bankruptcy Committee

Other Career Experience Expand

  • Of Counsel, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
  • Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP