Michael J. Gearin - K&L Gates

Michael J. Gearin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014

Michael Gearin concentrates his practice in insolvency, workouts and commercial reorganizations. His practice is broad based, encompassing transactional, litigation and other advice in the insolvency and creditors rights arenas. He represents debtors, creditors' committees, secured creditors, purchasers, and trustees in Chapter 11 cases. He has significant experience in the representation of pension interests in municipal bankruptcy cases. He represents secured creditors, purchasers and receivers in state law receivership proceedings, and has substantial experience in real estate workouts and bankruptcies. He has experience in the resolution of Ponzi schemes through the Chapter 11 plan confirmation process. He has represented debtors and purchasers in complex asset sales transactions in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Mr. Gearin is a past chair of the Seattle-King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, is a panel mediator under the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington's mediation program, and has been a frequent speaker at professional seminars on bankruptcy reform, Chapter 11 plan confirmation and other bankruptcy issues.

University of Notre DameBA University of WashingtonBS University of Washington School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Mike was always very knowledgeable in his area of expertise and was very responsive to a multitude of issues that came up in a cross-border jurisdictional case. While I had not met Mike prior to engaging K&L Gates, I came to trust his judgment and analysis of the issues presented. He is an extremely effective lawyer and a pleasure to work with."

-Clint Lofman
Vice President
Hudson Advisors

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law