Simon Aron

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Simon Aron is an accomplished trial practitioner before the Bankruptcy Courts of the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California, as well as before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Mr. Aron has appeared in numerous bankruptcy cases and related proceedings throughout the United States.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy with particular emphasis on Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Creditor-debtor rights, with particular emphasis on commercial transactions, workouts and commercial litigation
  • Business transactions and litigation

REPORTED DECISIONS / PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • In re: Family Health Services, Inc., trial and/or appellate counsel for the Commissioners of Insurance for the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin in connection with the “Maxicare” Chapter 11 cases pending in Central District of California, and, particularly the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy courts over state regulated health maintenance organizations; see, Id., 101 B.R. 618 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. 1989), reversed 143 B. R. 232 (C.D. Cal. 1992)
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Rogers, Arkansas v. Gordon Gunn, 111 B.R. 291 (9th Cir. BAP 1990), reversing order of Bankruptcy Court for abuse of discretion in denying motion to amend complaint to state further causes of action for denial of discharge and nondischargeability of debt
  • In re: Waterways Barge Partnership, before United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Trial counsel to debtor in Chapter 11 case. Plan confirmation denied 104 B.R. 776 (Bankr.ND.Miss. 1989), but subsequent consensual plan confirmed
  • In re Choo (Golden, Trustee v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, successfully defended action by trustee to invalid judgment liens on numerous parcels of real property. Then successfully objected to motion by trustee to surcharge collateral under 11 U.S.C. §506(c), which decision was affirmed by the Bankruptcy Appel late Panel. In re Kelly Choo (Jeffrey I. Golden v. Chicago Title Insurance Com pany, 273 B.R. 608 (BAP 9th Cir. 2002)
EDUCATION
  • Juris Doctor -Southwestern University School of Law (1982)
  • Award for Exceptional Achievement in Study of Contract Law, Products Liability,
  • Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Rights
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts (1979)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Member Executive Committee 1988-89, 1991-94, 1999-2002
  • Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy
  • Section, Member Executive Committee1988-1992
HONORS & OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • Financial Lawyers Conference