Garrick A. Hollander
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Garrick A. Hollander

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganizations
  • Out-of-Court Workouts
  • General Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors

Garrick A. Hollander, a co-founder and co-managing partner of Winthrop Golubow Hollander, LLP, devotes his practice to representing primarily corporate debtors in financial distress, using Chapter 11 bankruptcy or alternative insolvency strategies. While Garrick enjoys the powers in Chapter 11, he equally enjoys the ability to avoid Chapter 11 through the use of alternative strategies, such as out-of-court workouts and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

Garrick is a CPA with years of corporate finance and financial restructuring experience, which provides him with a unique business and financial understanding, perspective, and approach to his practice and representation of clients. Garrick views the cost of his services as an investment by his clients, always striving to provide his clients with the greatest return on investment.

Since 1982 through the present, Garrick has been establishing, acquiring, and operating businesses in a variety of industries. In 1988, he joined the audit department of a Big 8 accounting firm (Coopers & Lybrand). In 1992, he served as the judicial extern law clerk to the Honorable Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, and 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

After practicing law with one of Southern California’s oldest boutique bankruptcy law firms, Garrick gained significant experience as a corporate financial turnaround advisor with a local boutique restructuring firm (Kibel Green), and thereafter with an international consulting firm (Ernst & Young), where he was a restructuring consultant in the Corporate Finance department.  Before joining the Winthrop firm, Garrick joined the executive management team of a  Recognizing that they did not have a sustainable business model, Garrick decided to go back to the practice of bankruptcy law.

Garrick’s peers have repeatedly recognized him every year over the last decade as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, as reported by U.S. News and World Report, and in 2020, his peers awarded him the honor of Attorney of the Year – Creditors/Debtors Rights.

Garrick was identified as a Rising Star in 2006, and has also achieved the status of one of the “Top Lawyers of Southern California” and “Top Lawyers of Orange County,” representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California, as published in Super Lawyer and Coast Magazine since 2010. Garrick has been selected as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

  • “Top 50” Super Lawyer in Orange County, CA in 2019 – 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, U.S. News and World Report in 2015 – 2023
  • “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, U.S. News and World Report in 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent” Peer Rating
  • Super Lawyers® in Orange County, CA in 2010 – 2023
  • “Rising Star” in 2006, Super Lawyers®
  • 2022 Restructuring Deal of the Year Award ($10M – $25M)
  • 2019 Financial Deal of the Year Award (Under $500M), The M&A Advisor
As an authority in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and business matters, Garrick Hollander has authored numerous articles, including:
  • “Defining Unreasonably Small Capital and Fraudulent Conveyance Cases: Ratio Analysis May Provide An Answer,” The Business Lawyer, 49, 1994
  • “Safeguarding Against Corporate Financial Difficulty,” Orange County Lawyer, January 2005
  • “Following the Money,” California Lawyer, December 2004
  • “Protecting Your Assets”
  • “Improving Your Collection on Receivables”
  • “Litigation Doesn’t Begin with a Complaint Nor End with a Judgment”
  • “Maximizing Value for the Sale of Businesses”
  • “Why You Need to Know the Value of Your Business”
  • “What is Your Business Worth Today,” Vine Equity News
  • “How to Increase the Value of Your Business,” Vine Equity News
  • “Things to Consider When Structuring the Sale of Your Business,” Vine Equity News
  • “Tips on Obtaining and Negotiating Financing,” Corporate Insight
  • “Tips on Managing a Financially Distressed Company,” Corporate Insight
  • “Inside into the Debtor/Creditor Landscape,” Corporate Insight
  • “Protecting You and Your Company Assets”
  • “Creating Wealth Through Financial Prudence”
  • “Restructuring a Financially Distressed Business,” Corporate Live Wire Bankruptcy & Restructuring 2021 Expert Guide
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, (J.D., 1993)
  • California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California (B.S., Business Administration, 1988; Cum Laude with Special Honors; Beta Alpha Psi – National Honors Accounting Society; Beta Gamma Sigma – National Business Honors Society)
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Washington
  • State Bar of District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Orange County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section