Fahim Farivar

Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Fahim Farivar focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and complex commercial law, including creditors' rights, business and bankruptcy litigations, out-of-court restructuring and helping debtors achieve debt relief through chapters 7, 9, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. He has experience in resolving bankruptcy, business and financial disputes in complex cases, as well as in representing city hospital(s) and county agencies in bankruptcy and insolvency matters and entrepreneurs and investors in sale and purchase of assets in and out of from bankruptcy cases. As a Certified Professional Accountant (with Master of Business Taxation), Fahim brings an accountant's depth of understanding to the financial matters facing his clients. With experience representing clients on all sides of the process, Fahim has developed an all-inclusive understanding of commercial and bankruptcy law, and utilizes this understanding to represent the interests of his clients effectively and efficiently. As a highly creative, aggressive, seasoned negotiator and results-oriented attorney, Fahim has been able to tackle complex problems and lawsuits and develop and implement creative solutions and results for his clients.

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Business Clients
  • Represents a sovereign nation as the purchaser of aircraft in a bankruptcy proceeding in North Carolina, which was commenced by the seller of the aircraft prior to the delivery thereof but following the payment of the purchase price in full. Utilizing the Firm’s experience in aviation law and per team’s experience in bankruptcy, Fahim has played an integral role in representation of the nation in pursuing any and all claims to the aircrafts and against the estate, while navigating unique issues regarding aircraft registration and licensure.

  • Represents clients in civil and commercial litigation in the bankruptcy, federal and state courts.

Individual Clients
  • Represented numerous individuals and married couples to file personal/consumer bankruptcy cases resulting in a successful discharge of their debts.

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Experience

Business Clients
  • Represents a sovereign nation as the purchaser of aircraft in a bankruptcy proceeding in North Carolina, which was commenced by the seller of the aircraft prior to the delivery thereof but following the payment of the purchase price in full. Utilizing the Firm’s experience in aviation law and per team’s experience in bankruptcy, Fahim has played an integral role in representation of the nation in pursuing any and all claims to the aircrafts and against the estate, while navigating unique issues regarding aircraft registration and licensure.

  • Represents clients in civil and commercial litigation in the bankruptcy, federal and state courts.

  • Provides regular insolvency advice to debtors, creditors, petitioning creditors, creditor committees, trustees and equity holders.

  • Representing the official committee of unsecured creditors in a contentious bankruptcy case involving the reorganization of a manufacturer of Bitcoin mining computers and related hardware.

  • Representing a municipal debtor in a chapter 9 bankruptcy filed in the Eastern District of California.

  • Representing corporations and high-net-worth individuals reorganizing under chapter 11, unsecured creditor committees in chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 7 and 11 trustees, secured creditors and receivers.

  • Represented creditors in chapter 7, 9, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases.

  • Represented the Petitioning Creditors and representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Solyman Yashouafar and Massoud Yashouafar chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed in the Central District of California.

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Hashfast Technologies, LLC and Hashfast LLC, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed in the Northern District of California.

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Estyle, Inc. (Babystyle), chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the Central District of California.

  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Douglas Furniture of California, LLC, chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed in the Central District of California.

  • Represented companies and individuals in disputes pertaining to the ownership of various assets, the representation of franchisees in disputes pertaining to the rights under the franchise agreements and the rights of partners in entities relating to franchise agreements or otherwise.

  • Represented chapter 7 trustees to uncover, recover and sell assets for the benefit of unsecured creditors through complex litigation.

  • Represented landlords in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases to enforce the provisions of their leases in both asset sales and bankruptcy reorganizations.

  • Represented defendants in both large multimillion-dollar and smaller preference and fraudulent transfer actions resulting in dismissals and/or large reductions in the claims.

Individual Clients
  • Represented numerous individuals and married couples to file personal/consumer bankruptcy cases resulting in a successful discharge of their debts.

  • Represented individuals in the successful resolution of complex state court litigation (in which they were being sued) and debt collection matters with little financial impact, utilizing the "threat" of bankruptcy without actually having to file.

  • Successful defense, resolution and dismissal in a large nondischargeability litigation.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

Community

  • Beith David Educational Center (Tarzana, California)
  • Haichal Moshe Synagogue (Encino, California)
  • The ICare Foundation (Encino, California)

Pro Bono

  • Assisted with restructuring a loan and avoiding the foreclosure of a nonprofit education center in Tarzana, California.
  • Assists various synagogues with financial and legal concerns.

Prior Positions

  • The Margulies Faith LLP (formerly known as The Margulies Law Firm, APLC): Senior Associate

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • LL.M., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • M.B.T., University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude