Mr. Guess represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, trustees, litigation trusts, fraudulent transfer and preference defendants, landlords, and others in mid- to large-sized chapter 11 cases.
He represented Wet Seal, PacSun, Sport Chalet, Eastern Mountain Sports, and Bob’s Stores as debtor’s counsel in their chapter 11 cases. He represented the successful bidder of Hot Dog on a Stick.
Mr. Guess represented in approximately fifty appeals a bankrupt mechanical insulation contractor with over $1 billion in asbestos-related liabilities, whose heavily-contested chapter 11 plan was confirmed, resulting in an asbestos settlement trust that was funded by over $600 million in insurer settlements.
He represented the bankrupt developer of an approximately 4,000-acre up-scale resort development with nearly $1 billion in liabilities. He represented a hedge fund in connection with over $1.6 billion in note and guaranty claims in the Lehman Brothers case.
He represented Anadarko and Kerr-McGee in the multi-billion dollar fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty case against them. In addition, he represented the trustee of a real estate developer with valuable, but hard-to-monetize fractional interests in limited liability companies and limited partnerships owning commercial real estate.
Mr. Guess is licensed to practice law in California, New York and the District of Columbia, and to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States of America and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third and Ninth Circuits. He is also a licensed real estate broker.
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