ALAN W. FORSLEY, ESQ.
Mr. Forsley litigates business disputes in state court, federal court, and bankruptcy court. He represents individuals, businesses and trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and adversary matters. Mr. Forsley has confirmed six Chapter 11 plans, and has completed numerous bankruptcy trials and 17 bankruptcy appeals. He has also represented parties in nine state court appeals.
Mr. Forsley is licensed to practice law in California and Massachusetts. Since 2012, Mr. Forsley has been a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is admitted to practice in every district in California.
Mr. Forsley is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (“BHBA”), and a past member of the BHBA Board of Governors and the BHBA Foundation (“Foundation”), a past Chair and a current member of the BHBA Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee, and a past member of the Southern California Complex Business Inn of Court. Mr. Forsley is also past Chair of the Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament Committee, and past president of the Vice-President of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. Mr.Forsley is also a member of the James T. King Bankruptcy Inn of Court and the Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s Association.
Mr. Forsley graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine, obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Mr. Forsley externed for the Honorable Judge Peter Bowie, Bankruptcy Judge in the Southern District of California, and Mr. Forsley speaks fluent Spanish.
CONFIRMED CHAPTER 11 PLANS:
In re Bonert (2:19-bk-20836-ER)
In re Catherine Trinh (2:18-bk-11475-RK)
In re N.L. Abrolat, Inc. (2:16-bk-14302-WB)
In re Martin Pemstein (2:12-bk-15900-RK)
In re Alan Fiske (1:08-bk-18963-VK)
In re Robert Blake (1:06-bk-10125-GM)
CASES BEFORE THE 9 TH CIRCUIT BANKRUPTCY APPELLATE PANEL:
Kaplan v. Wasko (§ 523(a)(2) action,(cc-12-1118-PaMkBE)
Pemstein v. Pemstein (§ 523(a)(4)(A) action, (cc-12-1430-TaPaMk)
MBE Digital v. Pasternak (alleged violation of stay, cc-16-1121-FMcta)
Asphalt v. Davis I (§ 523(a)(2)(A) action, cc-18-1158-Fkuta)
Asphalt v. Davis II (§ 727(a) action, cc-18-1163-Fkuta)
Asphalt v. Davis III (attorney fee order, cc-18-1326-FLKu)
Asphalt v. Davis IV (claim objection, cc-19-1116-TaLS)
Asphalt v. Davis V (attorney fee order, cc-19- 1275)
Asphalt v. Davis VI (attorney fee order, cc-19- 1279)
Rose v. Med Equity, LLC (objection to claim, cc-21-1247
BANKRUPTCY APPEALS BEFORE THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT:
Friedman v. Thomas (§ 523(a)(2)(6), CV11-02573-SVW) (defended order dismissing complaint)
Asphalt v. Davis VII (defended fee order appeal 2:20-cv-03492-RGK)
Shabanets v. Remares Global, LLC (appeal that college 529 funds not property of estate 20-cv-02276)
Shabanets v. Remares Global, LLC (appeal that college 529 funds not property of estate 20-cv-02274)
BANKRUPTCY CASES BEFORE THE 9 TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS:
MBE Digital v. Pasternak (violation of stay, 16-60093)
Asphalt v. Davis VIII (attorney fee order, 19-60036)
Asphalt v. Davis IX (claim objection, 19-60061)
CASES BEFORE THE CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEALS
Vogel v. C. Casey Bennett, et al. Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division III, California, case No. B207248 (Nov. 2008). Represented plaintiff and appellant Vogel in a misappropriation of likeness case. Appealed the state court’s order granting summary judgment that all of Appellant’s claims were barred by the United States Copyright Act. In an unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeal reversed the State Court’s order.
Kruss v. Booth, et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division III, California, case No. G041738 (Mar. 2009). Represented defendants and appellees Booth, Carlson, Kangas and Easterbrook in a shareholders derivative action against VitroTech former officers and directors. Appellant appealed the State Court’s sustaining a demurrer to Plaintiff’s complaint. In a published opinion, the Court of Appeal reversed the State Court’s order.
Madison Harbor, ALC v. Tong. Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division III, California, case No.
G039798 (Aug. 2008).
Dark Hall Productions, LLC v. Yoo. Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division P, California, case
No. B223362 (Dec. 2010).
Chen v. Lynch, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 8, California, case No. B307279 (Sept. 2020). Represented plaintiff and respondent to appellant’s writ of supersedeas which was denied and later filed Appellant’s motion to dismiss the appeal which was granted.
Maeda v. Orange County Superior Court, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division 3, California, case No. G060070 (April, 2021). Represented plaintiff and respondent in response to Maeda’s petition for writ of supersedeas as to a demurrer order which was denied.