Logo South Bay Law Firm

A Los Angeles Based
Legal Practice Focused
Exclusively on Commercial, Municipal, and International Insolvency Matters.

Insolvency solutions. Delivered with insight, focus and value.

About The Firm
South Bay Law Firm is owned and managed by Michael D. Good. Since 1994, Mr. Good has represented a wide variety of corporate debtors, creditors’ committees, individual creditors, and other parties across a broad range of industries. He has extensive experience with numerous complex reorganization and liquidation proceedings under the United States Bankruptcy Code, as well as with out-of-court restructurings.



Representation of Committee of Unsecured Creditors in connection with the Chapter 11 liquidation of what was, previously, the second-largest owner and operator of hair salons in the world.

Construction / Public Works

Debtor representation in connection with a significant Northern California public works contractor.

International Insolvencies

Representation of (i) Dutch parties to distribution contracts in Chapter 11 film studio liquidation; (ii) British product liability insurers’ interests in asbestos-related Chapter 11 cases; and (iii) Malaysian litigation defendants’ interests in trans-border insolvency planning utilizing provisions of Chapter 15.


Debtor representation in connection with Chapter 11 reorganizations of (i) a publicly-traded manufacturer of pre-fabricated fireplaces; and (ii) a privately-held, sole-source fuselage insulation manufacturer – each with wholly-owned subsidiaries in Mexico.



What referring counsel
and clients say

Michael is an excellent business insolvency attorney. We have worked on several matters together over the years.

Jeff Parker
Of Counsel, Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Grayver, LLP

Michael has been instrumental in helping us understand the complexities in third party commercial bankruptcy matters potentially affecting our company and in proposing action steps to help minimize any potential loss to our company. We can always count on Michael to provide timely, cost-effective and business oriented advice.

Rhonda Wolf
General Counsel, United Pacific

Michael was extremely helpful providing practical solutions and advice in a very complex situation. In a contentious bankruptcy case that was fast moving and fluid, Michael helped us develop a strategy that navigated the legal waters, but also kept the economics of the situation in mind for the best possible result.

Brian Breneman
CEO, Altus Brands, LLC

Michael is a skilled, experienced bankruptcy attorney who is particularly effective at representing smaller companies in bankruptcy proceedings in a very cost effective manner.

A.J. Matsuura
CEO, EFM Capital Partners

Mike is a fabulous lawyer. Highly creative. A great value.

Alan Gordee
Partner, Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP

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