February 24, 1987 |
A new law firm about to open shop in Newport Beach will be dedicated to the proposition that business is good when business is bad. Lobel & Winthrop, which opens its doors Monday, will specialize in business bankruptcies, reportedly the largest Orange County-based law firm to do so.
March 31, 2000 |
William N. Lobel, one of Orange County's more well-known bankruptcy lawyers, said that he is dissolving his Newport Beach law partnership and joining Irell & Manella's Orange County office. Lobel, 56, said the move reflects his desire to spend less time and energy managing a small law firm and more time working with clients and on outside business interests. "This will give me more free time," said Lobel, who added that he plans to retire in six years.
December 31, 1988 |
Former Helionetics Chairman Bernard B. Katz's plan to lead the company out of bankruptcy advanced Thursday when a federal judge rejected a competing plan proposed by former Helionetics executive Richard A. Walden. At a 6-hour hearing Thursday in Santa Ana, Judge John E. Ryan ruled that Walden's proposal failed to meet federal requirements that would have allowed him to approve it over the opposition of Helionetics' secured creditors.
April 18, 1990 |
A federal bankruptcy judge cleared the way Tuesday for a plan that would allow Maui and Sons, a major surf-wear manufacturer known for its logo featuring a shark wearing sunglasses, to emerge from bankruptcy. Under the plan, Maui and Sons would license its surf-wear label to other companies and would no longer manufacture the clothes itself, said William N. Lobel, an Irvine attorney representing Maui and Sons. On Tuesday, U.S.
February 15, 1989 |
Blaming Orange County airport officials for his fiscal woes, the majority owner of Tallmantz Aviation Inc. has filed for bankruptcy. Charles C. Seven, president and chief executive of Orange Aviation--which does business as Tallmantz--filed Friday for bankruptcy reorganization under Chapter 11 of federal bankruptcy laws. The papers, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana, do not list the company's debts or liabilities. But bankruptcy specialist William N.