Brian M. Metcalf

Biography

Brian focuses his practice on complex bankruptcy, restructuring, and litigation matters. He has experience representing clients in all levels of bankruptcy and state and federal court litigation proceedings, including discovery, motion practice, evidentiary hearings and trials, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. He regularly represents debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders, and other parties in interest in all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy related litigation, and out-of-court restructurings. In litigation, he represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of matters, including claims involving commercial transactions and contracts, fraud, director and officer fiduciary duties, real estate, intellectual property, and other business disputes. He works closely with clients to identify tactical objectives and goals and then develops and executes strategies to promptly and efficiently achieve them while providing guidance on settlement and litigation options. 

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School  (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
  • University of Oregon  (B.S., 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Distinctions

  • California Rising Star®
    • ​​​​​​​Law & Politics Media Inc. (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)