Benjamin Seigel has a significant practice representing businesses and stakeholders within the textile and apparel industry. Mr. Seigel represents his clients in both transactional and litigation matters involving corporate, labor, transportation, construction, and real estate issues. He has represented significant parties in numerous business bankruptcy cases of local and national prominence, serving as counsel to secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, liquidating trustees, property owners and landlords, equity groups, secured lenders, and public retirement systems. Over the course of his legal career, he has represented multiple interests in bankruptcy and commercial law cases in California and other areas of the country.
Mr. Seigel serves as a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. District court, and as a private mediator under the auspices of the American Mediation Association, Inc. He has successfully mediated numerous disputes involving nearly every aspect of bankruptcy and commercial law, real estate, construction, and banking and finance matters.
Prior to joining G&B, Mr. Seigel was Of Counsel to Buchalter Nemer’s Los Angeles office. He served as chair of the firm’s Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group and as a member of the Apparel Industries Practice Group.
Mr. Seigel served as an Officer in the United States Navy aboard aircraft carriers and, as a collateral duty, was Trial and Defense Counsel for Special Courts-Martial. He drafted Assignment for Benefit of Creditors Legislation that was enacted in California in 1992 and 1999. Mr. Seigel is a former adjunct instructor at the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and Paralegal Studies.
Mr. Seigel is a frequent lecturer to accounting firms, financial institutions, and other organizations on debtor/creditor topics, including the financial and psychological benefits of resolving disputes through mediation. He is active in numerous charitable and civic organizations.
- J.D., Cum Laude, University of West Los Angeles
- B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
- Mediation Skills Training Program, Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
- State of California
- United States District Courts in California
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Tax Court
- United States Claims Court
- United States Supreme Court
- Founder & President, American Mediation Association, Inc.
- Founding President, Director, California Bankruptcy Forum
- Director, Former President, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
- Member, Financial Lawyers Conference
- Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
- Member, Executive Board, California Fashion Association
- Member, Apparel Industries Group of City of Hope
- Chairman Emeritus, Israel Cancer Research Fund
- Mediation of Professional Liability Disputes, Los Angeles County Bar Update, March 2006
- Using Contingent Liability Analysis in the Loan Approval Process, Co-authored with Sandra Stevens, Esq., Risk Management Association Journal, December 2005-January 2006
- Valuation of Contingent Liabilities: Some Risk Management Considerations for Lenders, Risk Management Association Journal, September 2005
- Mediation of Bankruptcy Disputes: A Risk Assessment Lesson for Lenders, Thompson West Bankruptcy Litigation Reporter, February 2005; Thompson West Bank & Lender Liability Litigation Reporter, March 2005