Jeff D. Kahane practices in the area of business reorganization and financial restructuring law. He is a recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence. He specializes in advising insurers and secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 cases. Mr. Kahane has represented clients in numerous complex bankruptcy cases such as In re Mid-Valley, In re Pittsburgh Corning, In re Federal-Mogul Global, In re Kaiser Aluminum, In re The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Portland, In re A.P.I., In re C.E. Thurston, In re ASARCO, In re Northwest Airlines, In re Thorpe Insulation, In re the Diocese of Wilmington, In re Champion Homes, In re CFB Liquidation Corp., In re the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, In re the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and In re Kaiser Gypsum. He has defended numerous preference and fraudulent transfer actions, and represented plaintiffs and defendants in breach of contract, turnover, and fraud actions, and in violation of discharge and lender liability actions before the bankruptcy court. Mr. Kahane is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief and Chief Technology Editor of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology, and a cum laude graduate of California State University at Northridge.
Areas of Practice
- Reorganization and Finance Law
- Business Bankruptcy
- Creditors' Rights
- Financing and Financial Restructuring Transactions
- Insurance and Reinsurance
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- 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 Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2002
- California State University Northridge, B.A., cum laude, 1999
- Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2005-present
- Coudert Brothers LLP
- Associate, 2002-2005
Honors and Awards
- American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, 2002
- Representing an insurer in an asbestos bankruptcy case in Washington bankruptcy court, obtaining a complete victory at the district court appellate level in a case of first impression involving the use of a section 363 sale and a 105 injunction relating to insurance settlements.
- Represented a national mortgage loan servicing company in obtaining the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the client’s lien on real property and related note in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; plaintiffs had alleged that the loan originator lost the note before the mortgage was assigned to the client.
- Represented a national mortgage loan servicing company in obtaining summary judgment in a lawsuit to invalidate, by claiming forgery and fraud, the client’s lien on real property and related note in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Completed a workout involving a seven figure unpaid account receivable owed to a solar cell manufacturing client.
- Obtained on behalf of a mortgage servicing company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia an order of summary judgment based on Bankruptcy Code precluding claims alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
- Vacated a six-figure final judgment entered against a bank client six months after it was entered, following the filing of a Rule 60 motion.
- Won an appeal on behalf of a bank client in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on the grounds that the appeal was moot. The Bankruptcy Court granted stay relief to enforce a mortgage against real property after the chapter 13 Trustee had abandoned the property.
- Obtained an order from the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, allowing a secured creditor to proceed to a sheriff's sale on foreclosed property after not having been paid for 11 years.
- Obtained an order from the Delaware Supreme Court on behalf of Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, reversing a grant of summary judgment in favor of a borrower in a foreclosure action. Borrower's motion asserted that the investor on a loan serviced by Ocwen was not the proper party to bring the foreclosure action.