Macdonald | Fernandez LLP


221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 362-0449
Facsimile: (415) 394-5544
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Modesto, CA 95354
Telephone: (209)549-7949
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy: Strategies and Monetization

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum will present an excellent program on intellectual property and bankruptcy.  Reno Fernandez serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum.

IP/Bankruptcy Strategies and Monetization:  The Latest Games And Best Practices


Larry Engel, Esq., Morrison & Foerster
Laurie Hane, Esq., VMware Inc.
Stephen O’Neill, Esq., Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Martin Pichinson, Sherwood Partners Inc.

This program will cover:

• Bankruptcy impacts on IP rights and contracts are increasing, and tactics and practices are changing.
• IP monetization can be enhanced in bankruptcy, but there are blocking rights for counterparties who are paying attention.
• The serious IP vs. Bankruptcy disputes long masked by settlements and finesses are now becoming visible to outsiders in the games.
• Best IP practices of interest to parties in interest in bankruptcy cases.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:00 to 7:0 pm

The City Club
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, California

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Macdonald Fernandez LLP Receives USIATC's California Excellence Award for 2014

We are pleased to announce that the United States Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce (USIATC) has recognized Macdonald Fernandez LLP as a 2014 California Excellence Award recipient. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators

Congratulations to Iain A. Macdonald and Matthew J. Olson, who just finished speaking before the Alameda County Bar Association on "Bankruptcy Pitfalls for Litigators."

Friday, September 19, 2014

Macdonald Fernandez LLP Sponsors 2014 Justice & Diversity Center Gala

We are proud to have sponsored last night's Gala for the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  Associate attorney Roxanne Bahadurji attended and enjoyed the Gala very much.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tax, Regulatory and Bankruptcy Issues in Arbitration

Reno Fernandez is excited to be speaking on a panel regarding tax, regulatory and bankruptcy issues in arbitration tomorrow (September 19, 2014) at noon at the Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, in San Francisco.  Come and see!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Iain A. Macdonald Honored as Outstanding Mediator by Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program

At the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum's annual gathering of bankruptcy judges and attorneys on Thursday, Iain A. Macdonald was honored by the Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program (BDRP) for the following achievements in the past year:

  • Most mediations ending in settlement (four sessions, 100% success rate);

  • Speediest mediation (two hours, tied with two other panel members); and

  • Second greatest number of mediations (four sessions, tied with two other panel members).

We are particularly proud of Mr. Macdonald's high success rate in mediating bankruptcy disputes.  Mr. Macdonald is a member of the BDRP panel of bankruptcy mediators.  You can learn more here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Reno Fernandez Speaking on Chapter 11 Bankruptcy at State Bar Annual Meeting

We are proud to announce that Reno Fernandez will be speaking on chapter 11 bankruptcy cases tomorrow, kicking off the 87th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California with its first program, namely "Chapter 11 in a Nutshell."