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2023-2024 Officers:

Lovee D. Sarenas

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Vice President 

Sharon Kopman
Oak Point Partners

Program Chair

John-Patrick "JP" Fritz 

Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Golubchik LLP


Matthew Sorenson
Development Specialists, Inc.


Jolene Tanner

US Attorney's Office

The mission of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum is to be the leading educational and networking resource for bankruptcy and insolvency professionals in the Central District of California, and particularly in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Santa Barbara.

Purposes and Objectives
The purposes and objectives of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum are: to promote the highest standards in the practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law; to provide educational programs and related services; to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to the courts, substantive law, current and proposed legislation, local rules, federal rules, and other areas of practice and procedure arising in connection with insolvency or bankruptcy law.

Membership of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum's membership is diverse. Members include bankruptcy judges, attorneys, and other professionals (including accountants, receivers, trustees, assignees, auctioneers, management and turnaround specialists). The Clerk of the Court and the United States Trustee actively participate in the Forum. This diversity ensures a balanced approach to education and practice issues and provides opportunities for networking among a wide cross-section of the local insolvency community.

Programs and Events
Members of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum meet every two months at dinner programs and other events held in Los Angeles. Panelists (often including bankruptcy judges) provide education and instruction to our insolvency practitioners.

The California Bankruptcy Forum
The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum is affiliated with and a major supporter of the California Bankruptcy Forum. The CBF produces an annual statewide conference for California's insolvency community and publishes the California Bankruptcy Journal.

2023-2024 Sponsorship


We would like to invite your company to sponsor the 2023-2024 program year.  LABF has around 250 members (the largest in the state) including bankruptcy judges, attorneys, financial advisors, and other professionals.  Being a sponsor means your firm will receive exposure to all members, on all program invitations, on prominent display at the programs, on our website, and across other media platforms.   

Sponsor Benefit





Complimentary Tickets to regular programs*

Four (4)

Two (2)


LABF membership

Two (2)

One (1)


Larissa Gotguelf:

Josh Teeple:

Gerrick Warrington:  

*  Valid at regular programs (special events excluded).

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