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The Firm

OUR 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 and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

 

After obtaining his J.D. from Pepperdine University in 1994, Mr. Good completed a judicial clerkship for the Hon. Mitchel R. Goldberg in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (Riverside Division).  Mr. Good has lectured and has authored educational materials and articles on various aspects of domestic and international bankruptcy law.  He has published numerous journal articles on insolvency-related topics, and has served as a U.S.-based country correspondent for International Corporate Rescue.  Additionally, he has served since 2016 as an appointed member of the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.  He has served as an adviser to the California State Bar Business Law Section’s Insolvency Law Committee since 2013.  In 2004, Mr. Good was named in the “Rising Stars” edition of Super Lawyers, a publication that ranks California practitioners under age 40 based upon peer voting and an independent analysis of credentials, practice, and market reputation.

 

Mr. Good is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. from the University’s College of Arts and Sciences and minors in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton Business School.

 

In addition to his ownership and management of South Bay Law Firm, Mr. Good is also “Of Counsel” to Alvarado Smith, a Professional Corporation with offices throughout California (including Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco and affiliated offices in Mexico) focused on providing legal counsel to Fortune 1000 companies, public entities, and small businesses in multiple highly regulated practice areas, including employment, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, corporate law, and financial institutions.  He is also a California-licensed real estate broker.

South Bay Law Firm was founded on two primary principles:

  • Insolvency – an unfortunate reality in the lifecycles of many businesses and municipalities – is a process that can nevertheless be managed, mitigated, and often reversed or turned to advantage.
  • The role of counsel in insolvency – as well as that of other professionals – must be to achieve value, either by minimizing loss, maximizing recovery, or realigning capital structure.

Insolvency is inherently complex. At its core, it is a difficult economic process defined by state and federal law and driven by the laws of the market. Insolvency frequently involves multiple parties, each with different and competing agendas. It demands in-depth technical expertise, relentless focus, and strong business acumen.

 

In light of these demands – and of counsel’s pivotal role in meeting them – South Bay Law Firm’s value proposition is simple: to provide clients with the insight, focus, and economic value needed to successfully navigate insolvency’s challenges.