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Ronald A. Clifford, Esq. Direct Line: 949-260-0616
rclifford@blakeleyllp.com Fax Line: 949-260-0613
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Ronald A. Clifford is a partner at Blakeley LLP. Mr. Clifford joined the firm in 2006 and focuses his practice on creditor’s rights and bankruptcy. Mr. Clifford has extensive experience representing creditors both in and out of court and throughout the country. He regularly represents creditors individually in bankruptcy cases, as well as collectively as counsel to creditor committees. He also regularly represents creditors in non-bankruptcy commercial litigation and out of court insolvency proceedings.

A list of Mr. Clifford’s representative cases include:
  • Metro Park – Committee, Official, New York
    • Participated in the firm’s representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Metropark USA chapter 11 case. Debtor was a retailer that sold apparel and accessories nationwide at physical locations and through e-commerce.
  • StarRibs North – Committee, Official
    • Involved in the firm’s representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Star Ribs North, L.P. chapter 11 case. Debtor is the owner and operator of various restaurants.
  • 3 Day Blinds – Committee, Official
    • Participated in the firm’s representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the 3 Day Blinds, Inc. chapter 11 case. Debtor provided custom blinds and window treatments. As of the time of the petition date Debtor’s liabilities rested mainly in a $32.4 million loan. The Committee supported a private sale followed by liquidation through a chapter 11 plan, which is intended to result in a higher valuation on which unsecured creditors can recover.
  • Dalphis Holdings, LLC – Committee, Official, Tennessee
    • Participated in the firm’s representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Dalphis Holding, LLC chapter 11 case.
  • Cardima, Inc. – Committee, Official
    • Involved in the firm’s representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Cardima, Inc. chapter 11 case. The Debtor designs, develops, manufactures, and markets micro-catheter systems for the mapping and ablation of the two most common forms of cardiac arrhythmias. The Debtor’s sells products both in Europe and the United States.
  • Commissary Operations, Inc. – Committee, Ad-Hoc
    • Participated in the firm’s representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Commissary Operations, Inc. chapter 11 case. Debtor was a wholesale distributer of foods to restaurants and employed around 700 individuals.
  • Quebacor – Represented largest unsecured creditor, New York
  • MVP Group, Inc. – Represented purchaser of assets through an assignment for the benefit of creditors.
  • Pride Mobility v. Mason – Represented Plaintiff in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Won trial.
Mr. Clifford received his Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and was an editor for the Whittier Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University at Pomona, graduating with honors and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Mr. Clifford is admitted to the Bar in California and he is also admitted to practice before the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. Ron has also published various articles regarding bankruptcy practices.

Publications
  • Recent Blog Entries
  • Court Warns Vendors of Sales to Bankrupt Debtors (Winter 2011, Trade Vendor Quarterly)
  • What are Goods under § 503(b)(9)?, ABI Committee News, Volume 8, Number 3 (September 2010)

  • Special Engagements
  • Mr. Clifford regularly speaks to industry groups around the country and via monthly webcasts on the topics of creditors rights and bankruptcy
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