Lovee Sarenas

Biography

Lovee concentrates her practice on trustee representations in bankruptcy cases under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code and representing creditors’ committees and distressed small businesses in financial restructuring and business Chapter 11 cases. She has assisted and worked with institutional banks, insurance companies, airlines, storage facilities, commercial landlords, small businesses, and turnaround professionals.

Her experience includes serving as counsel to international companies in major bankruptcy cases; serving on the defense team that successfully defending an aviation client in a $5 million fraudulent transfer claim; successfully defending institutional clients in a variety of bankruptcy matters and avoidance claims; and serving as debtor-in-possession counsel to a B2B e-commerce company in the sale of its web services patent. She has experience with PACA claims and bankruptcy-related issues in farm business reorganizations.  Having a dedicated and broad bankruptcy experience enables her to create practical, cost-efficient, and innovative solutions to a variety of insolvency situations her clients may confront.

She is also active in the community, having been recognized on account of several leadership roles in bar and community organizations in Los Angeles, including the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, the Central District U.S. Bankruptcy Court Small Business Reorganizational Task Force, UPAAGLA Board of Directors, and the California Bankruptcy Forum. She is a member of the USC Gould School of Law adjunct faculty and serves as an adjunct professor of bankruptcy law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.

Before joining Dinsmore, Lovee served as a judicial clerk to two bankruptcy judges: Richard M. Neiter and Ellen A. Carroll of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Education

  • University of the Philippines  (B.A.)
  • Southwestern University School of Law  (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

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

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Executive Committee
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Diversity Equity & Inclusion Co-Chair
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California Small Business Reorganization Task Force (2020)
  • UP Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles Board Member and Secretary
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum Board Member
  • Philippine American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Catholic Lawyers Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum past Membership Co-Chair
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts’ Bankruptcy Forms Modernization Project Task Force (2010)
  • Task Force on Chapter 11 Individual Cases, United States Bankruptcy Court-Central District (2010)