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senior counsel
direct: 415.636.9015
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2007)
  • University of California, Davis (J.D., 2011, Senior Articles Editor, UC Davis Law Review)
  • California, including all federal courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Thomas Rupp practices in the areas of corporate restructuring and insolvency litigation. He has represented debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, and purchasers in both chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Rupp also has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in actions to recover preferential and fraudulent transfers. His bankruptcy experience crosses a variety of industries, including energy, technology, hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, construction, wine, and entertainment.

Mr. Rupp is a member of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, and has served as a conference co-chair for the California Bankruptcy Forum’s 2023 Insolvency Conference. He is a former chair and current executive committee member of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. He also serves as an advisor to the California Lawyers Association’s Insolvency Law Committee, where he writes and provides editorial guidance for articles on recent cases of interest to bankruptcy practitioners. Mr. Rupp has been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and he was a member of the Next Generation program at the 2022 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP
(2018 – present)
McNutt Law Group LLP
(2012 – 2018)
representative engagements
  • In-Shape Holdings, LLC, et al., USBC, D. Del. (2020-present) – lead debtors’ counsel for premium regional fitness club chain in California, with debtor-in-possession filing and asset purchase agreement with purchase price of over $45 million plus assumption of liabilities.

  • Ravn Air Group, Inc. et al. (Bankr. D. Del.) – lead debtor’s counsel for Alaska’s largest commuter airline in its Chapter 11 case, resulting in a confirmed liquidating plan and the sale of different business lines and assets in over a dozen transactions resulting in anticipated aggregate proceeds of over $60 million.

  • JadooTV, Inc., USBC, N.D. Cal. (2019-present) – lead debtor’s counsel for internet protocol TV provider focused on South Asian and Middle Eastern content.

  • PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, USBC, N.D. Cal. (2019-Present) – co-counsel for Pacific Gas & Electric Company in its chapter 11 case, the largest chapter 11 filing in the Northern District of California in over a decade. PG&E, which has over $70 billion in assets and employs over 24,000 employees, filed for bankruptcy in January 2019 as a result of challenges relating to a series of catastrophic wildfires that occurred in Northern California in 2017 and 2018.

  • Imperial Toy LLC, USBC, N.D. Cal. (2020) – represented DIP lender/stalking horse bidder in negotiating debtor-in-possession financing.

  • *Deerfield Ranch Winery, USBC, N.D. Cal. - Represented Sonoma winery in confirming plan of reorganization as chapter 11 debtor.

  • *Bionovo, Inc., USBC, N.D. Cal. - Represented chapter 7 trustee in liquidation of biotechnology company.

  • *Uni-Pixel, Inc., USBC, N.D. Cal. - Represented touchscreen manufacturer in sale of equipment and other assets as chapter 11 debtor.

  • *Fresh Choice, LLC, USBC, N.D. Cal. - Represented official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy of Bay Area restaurant chain.


* Pre KBK engagements.

** Other representations available upon request.

Professional Experience
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