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Stephen Kottmeier has practiced commercial litigation for almost forty years and is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Financial Institution Creditor’s Rights’ Practice Group. His experience includes extensive complex civil litigation in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, and other proceedings.

Steve is regularly involved in representing creditors in enforcement and defense matters regarding:

  • Evaluating and effecting civil enforcement proceedings
  • Prejudgment actions to recover assets or impose liens
  • Resolution of disputes under Articles 3 and 4
  • Forbearance and restructure agreements
  • Creditor rights and actions in bankruptcy
  • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosure of real and personal collateral

In 2011, Steve was selected to join the Northern District Bankruptcy Court Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, which allowed him to work with the District’s Bankruptcy Judges and other selected practitioners to evaluate the Court’s procedure and how they may be improved.

Location

  • 70 South First Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

Bar Admissions

  • California, State Bar of California

Affiliations

  • Santa Clara County Superior Court - Judge Pro Tem

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the E.D. Texas
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation

Publications

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