Gregg S. Kleiner, Partner

Mr. Kleiner earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After a two-year clerkship with Bankruptcy Judge James R. Grube, Mr. Kleiner embarked upon a practice which has focused on bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Mr. Kleiner has extensive experience counseling bankruptcy trustees, public and private companies, and crisis managers in a myriad of legal and business issues related to distressed businesses. He regularly represents Chapter 7 Trustees, creditor committees, post-confirmation disbursing agents, sellers and purchasers of distressed assets, assignors and assignees for the benefit of creditors, dissolving corporations and their liquidation managers, and both secured and unsecured creditors in contested matters and adversary proceedings.


  • Buyers counsel for Rackable Systems, Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International) in its US$43 million acquisition of substantially all assets owned by Chapter 11 debtor Silicon Graphics, Inc.
  • Chapter 11 debtor’s counsel to Auspex Systems, Inc., which resulted in full payment to creditors, distributions to shareholders and a fee enhancement award.
  • Bankruptcy counsel for HG Foods which purchased 15 operating Burger King® franchises from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate in Spokane, Washington.