A partner in Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP – one of the premier business reorganization and corporate insolvency boutique law firms in the country – Martin R. Barash has concentrated his practice since 1993 on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy litigation and appeals, and has represented debtors, debtors-in-possession, secured creditors, creditors’ committees, and large creditors in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, distribution services, real estate, and high technology.
Marty graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in politics and a certificate with distinction in American studies. He graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1992, prior to which time he served as editor and business manager for the UCLA Law Review. From 1992 to 1993, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Procter R. Hug, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Marty’s Junior State career started in 1981, at age 13, when he served as Treasurer, Legislative Involvement Officer and representative to the Angeles Region Legislature for the Junior State chapter at Porter Junior High School in Granada Hills, Calif. Later that year, at his first Spring State Convention, Marty was awarded the Legislative Involvement Officer of the Year Award, by the Speaker of the California Junior State (today a fellow trustee), Susan Solinsky Duryea. During his Junior State years, Marty became co-president of the Taft High School Chapter, a member of the Angeles Region Cabinet (under the leadership of Mayor Vince Farhat, today another fellow trustee), and, in 1984, was elected to serve as the first governor for the newly-split Southern California Junior State.
Marty attended the Junior Statesmen Summer School at UC-Davis in 1983 (where his counselor was another fellow trustee, Hon. Ted Lempert), the Junior Statesmen Summer School at American University in 1984 (along with fellow trustee Janice Rutherford Lim), and the Junior Statesmen Symposium on Southern California Local Government at the University of Southern California in each of 1983 and 1984. As a college student, in 1987, Marty also served as a counselor at the Symposium, and at the Junior Statesmen Summer School at Georgetown University, along with fellow trustee Elizabeth Hunter and JSF President Ted Green (then the directors of the summer school speakers program). Marty has fond memories of his years of involvement with Junior State and is grateful for the opportunity to remain involved as a trustee.
In addition to practicing law, Marty has taught courses in the Department of Business Law, California State University, Northridge, served as a panelist for the Practising Law Institute and Lorman seminars, and been a panelist on numerous occasions for the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is co-author, among other pieces, of The Shifting Balance Of Power Between Lessors And Lessees In Business Reorganization Cases: A Review Of New Lease Provisions In The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention And Consumer Protection Act Of 2005 (2005), published in an anthology dedicated to the 2005 revisions to the Bankruptcy Code by LRP Publications, and Protecting the Rights of Claimants That Are Excluded From the Bankruptcy Process: the Survival of Successor Liability and Alternative Means of Recovery, 8 J.Bankr.L. & Prac. 273 (March-April, 1999).
Marty has three children: Michael, William and Daisy. He and his wife Lisa live in Westwood, Calif.