Leonard M. Shulman

Leonard M. Shulman

Managing Partner
Irvine, California

Practice Admissions: United States District Court for the Central, Southern, Eastern & Northern District of California and all the courts of the State of California

Leonard M. Shulman is the Managing Partner of the firm and primarily carries out his practice in the Irvine office. Mr. Shulman concentrates his practice in Commercial Law and Bankruptcy and has handled all aspects of litigation, creditors’ rights, mergers and acquisitions, trustee, creditor’s committee and the representation of debtor’s in the insolvency context. Based on the recommendation of other attorneys in the Orange County legal community, the legal publication Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Shulman an AV rating denoting excellence both in legal practice and in professional ethics. Mr. Shulman graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1983. While at UCSD, Mr. Shulman was awarded the Regent Scholar Award for excellence in academics.

At the University of San Diego School of Law, Mr. Shulman was an editor for the San Diego Law Review and first became a published author in 1986 with, “Compensation for Collegiate Athletes: A Run for More than the Roses” 22 San Diego Law Review 701 (1986). Since that time, Mr. Shulman has published dozens of articles on various issues within his practice areas.

Over the past 28 years, Mr. Shulman has been very active in his professional community having spoken and moderated continuing education seminars on various topics related to Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Commercial Law. Mr. Shulman is a former president of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum and is currently on the Editorial Board of California Bankruptcy Journal.  Mr. Shulman was the President of the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (2006-2007). Mr. Shulman currently sits on the PCRF Board and Mr. Shulman sits on the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.  Mr. Shulman has participated in dozens of mediations as party counsel and has overseen numerous mediations and settlement conferences as a neutral.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Creditor Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Financial Transactions


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of California, San Diego, CA
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1983

Honors and Awards

  • Chosen for 2006 through 2014 California Super Lawyers magazine
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rating (highest rating available)