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2915 Red Hill Ave, Suite A200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.427-6800

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Email: michelea@amlegalgroup.com

Areas of Practice

Michele Sabo Assayag practices in the areas of creditors' rights and bankruptcy litigation, where she has had extensive experience in the representation of secured and unsecured creditors and bankruptcy trustees. She has litigated in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts on behalf of domestic, foreign and international lending institutions, as well as on behalf of non-bank lenders and Fortune 500 companies. A substantial portion of Ms. Assayag's practice also encompasses, on behalf of her financial institution clients, real estate and transactional work, including the documentation of commercial, asset-based and real estate lending transactions. She has also represented the Firm's clients in the acquisition and disposition of major real estate assets, including retail centers, apartment buildings and business parks.

Education

Ms. Assayag obtained her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor Degree from the following institutions:

  • University of California at Los Angeles - Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, magna cum laude
  • Loyola Law School – Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

Ms. Assayag is admitted in the following jurisdictions:

  • California State Bar
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • Oregon State Bar
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • Washington State Bar
  • USDC, WA

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • Los Angeles County Bankruptcy Forum
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Orange County Bar Association – 2004 Program Chair and 2005 Section Chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • Los Angeles Bar Association – Prejudgment Remedies Section
  • Chapman Law School Mentor Program - Mentor
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Portland