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Richard A. Rogan

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Tel: (415) 398-8080
Fax: (800) 867-4612

2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94111

Jo Anne Bultena
415.398.8080 Ext: 9636

Richard A. Rogan's practice emphasizes financial transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, corporate governance and commercial law. His clients include banks, financial institutions, conduit, asset-based and hard money lenders, investors, businesses, developers, hotels, receivers and creditors' committees. 

Dick has significant experience in all phases of commercial and real estate finance, including formal and informal business credit structuring and reorganizations, loan documentation and structuring, banking, leasing, bankruptcy, insolvency, guarantees, real and personal property secured transactions, agricultural loans, commercial and real estate litigation, construction finance, dispute resolution and receiverships. He is a member of the Global Hospitality Group®.

Read posts on timely topics regarding problem loans and troubled debts at SpecialAssetsLawyer.com or follow Dick Rogan, Chair of JMBM's Special Assets Team, on twitter.

Representative Experience:

  • Provides strategic planning and counsel to lenders, borrowers and guarantors regarding corporate, real estate and bankruptcy law aspects of major acquisitions, workouts, bankruptcies, restructurings and liquidations
  • Representation of agent of multi-lender shared commercial and real estate credits at all stages including origination, negotiation, mediation, restructuring prior to and in bankruptcy, and in litigation
  • Counsel to creditors' committees in major high-tech company assignments for the benefit of creditors and Chapter 11 cases
  • Out-of-court restructuring and liquidation of numerous large commercial and real estate credits, including multi-bank, agricultural, revenue bonds, REIT, CMBS and hospitality matters
  • Broad experience in difficult receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other out-of-court insolvency matters
  • Counsel to commercial banks on confidential and delicate credit and operations issues
  • Frequent speaker to industry and legal groups on financial services, insolvency and receivership topics
  • Co-chair, JMBM's Bankruptcy Department
  • Co-Managing Partner, JMBM's San Francisco office, 2002-present
  • Representation of major lenders in successful landmark appeals involving letters of credit and producer's liens


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law Editorial Review Board, 1975
Hastings Law Journal

A.B., Hamilton College, 1972
with honors

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court , 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1975
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1975
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


Bay Area Chapter California Receivers Forum, 2001-present

Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association, 1975-present

Business Law Section, Committee on Business Bankruptcy , American Bar Association

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association

Business Law Section, Financial Institutions Committee, State Bar of California

Real Property Section, State Bar of California

Bar Association of San Francisco—Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Awards & Recognition

  • Named "Super Lawyer" in the "Northern California Super Lawyers," published by Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine, 2005-11
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy, 2012
  • Editorial Associate, Hastings Law Journal, 1973-1975
  • Who's Who in America 
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, AV Rating

Speaking Engagements

  • Structured-Finance Asset Restructuring and Disposition webinar sponsored by Property Sciences, Sept 2009
  • California Bankers Association, Bank Counsel Seminar
  • JMBM Northern California Commercial Finance Roundtable
  • TMA Distressed Real Estate Summit Conference, 2008 

Personal Bio

In my spare time I play tennis and garden.
I stay at JMBM because the firm is responsive to the needs and goals of our clients.
If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be a businessman.