THOMAS B. RUPP
University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2007)
University of California, Davis (J.D., 2011, Senior Articles Editor, UC Davis Law Review)
All state and federal courts in California
Thomas Rupp practices in the areas of corporate restructuring and insolvency issues. He has represented debtors, creditors, committees, and trustees 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 serves as co-chair of the publications subcommittee of 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. He is currently on the executive committee of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Rupp has also produced educational programs for the California Bankruptcy Forum’s annual Insolvency Law Conference.
Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP
McNutt Law Group LLP
(2012 – 2018)
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.