Alan Tippie is a current partner, Chairman of the Board, and former president of the firm (1987-2014) who represents a wide range of clients in matters from business litigation and financial restructuring to reorganization and insolvency disputes. With an emphasis on creditor/debtor disputes, Alan handles federal and state court litigation, as well as bankruptcy and related matters, on behalf of parties on all sides of these issues, including business participants, investors, creditors, fiduciaries, debtors, and institutional clients.
As a commercial litigator, Alan has won successes for his clients, such as:
Alan’s work on behalf of clients participating in the Chapter 11 reorganization process has included:
Alan has also represented government organizations in relation to Chapter 9 municipal debt adjustments:
As a periodic receiver, Alan manages receivership estates on behalf of financial institutions that have sought his appointment. On behalf of trustees, he has assisted the trustee to manage, reorganize, or liquidate distressed companies and individuals for the benefit of the debtors and their creditors, maximizing the value of a given estate and ensuring assets are distributed according to the court-approved plan of reorganization or liquidation:
Before joining SulmeyerKupetz, Alan clerked for the Honorable Barry Russell of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He is a member and past president of the Board of Governors at Loyola Law School, where he taught bankruptcy law as an adjunct professor, and is also a member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society. Alan regularly lectures on business law topics to law firms, accounting firms, business groups, and legal organizations.
State Bar of California
Loyola Law School – Juris Doctor, with honors (1979)
The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Arts (1976)