Jeffrey L. Schaffer

Senior Counsel

Jeff Schaffer's practice focuses on commercial finance, having represented both institutional lenders and corporate borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions, including acquisition financing, conventional revolving and term loan credit facilities, public and private senior and subordinated debt issuances, and debtor-in-possession financing. His practice also encompasses both out-of-court and Chapter 11 restructurings. He has lectured and authored materials on a variety of commercial law and bankruptcy topics. 

Mr. Schaffer is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy Law. He was recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2006 and from 2009 through 2015. He is also an AV-rated attorney, a peer-awarded honor given by Martindale-Hubbell.

Recognition

Best Lawyers
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2018)
Litigation – Bankruptcy (2010-2018)
Northern California Super Lawyers
(2004-2006, 2009-2017)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1979, Order of the Coif
  • AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1974, Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Member, California Bankruptcy Forum

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