• Ivan L. Kallick

    Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4152
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224


    University of San Francisco Law School, J.D., 1980.

    University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1977.

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    Mr. Kallick is the chairperson of Manatt's firmwide Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group and focuses his practice on bankruptcy, insolvency and workout matters.

    Mr. Kallick's bankruptcy, insolvency and workout practice is concentrated on large reorganization cases, and has involved the representation of debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, franchisors, governmental and regulatory entities, and landlords in a wide range of matters and businesses including real estate development and brokerage, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment and service industries.

    Representative Matters

    Mr. Kallick's recent engagements have included:

    • Counsel to the California State Teachers Retirement System in connection with litigation arising out of the Tribune Company Chapter 11 case seeking recovery of funds received through Tribune Company's two-step leveraged buyout.
    • Counsel to several bank holding companies in connection with the Chapter 11 cases of In re FirstFed Financial Corp.; In re Vineyard National Bancorp; and In re First Regional Bancorp, tax refund issues, corporate governance and issues related to Section 363 sales.
    • Counsel to a highly public 501(c)(3) entity being sued for recovery of fraudulent transfers arising in the context of the bankruptcy proceeding of Ponzi scheme.
    • Counsel to the California Department of Managed Healthcare, in its capacity as the governmental licensing and oversight body in the matters of In re MedPartners, In re KPC Global, In re Maxicare, In re Tower Medical and In re Watts Health.
    • Debtor's counsel in the case of In re Irwindale Speedway, recognized by auto racing enthusiasts as the finest "short track" in the United States. 
    • Counsel to Tenet Healthsystem in connection with the Chapter 9 proceeding of a municipality that involved the successful defense of an alleged fraudulent transfer involving several million dollars and a long-term hospital lease.
    • Counsel to the Department of Managed Healthcare in nonpublic matters involving entities licensed under California's Knox-Keene laws.
    • Counsel to the City of Los Angeles in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of In re Adelphia.
    • Counsel to Tenet Healthsystem in connection with the Chapter 11 proceeding of a hospital owner/operator that purchased hospitals from Tenet and later sold such hospitals pursuant to a Bankruptcy Code Section 363 sale.
    • Counsel to HealthFirst, Inc., in its capacity as a managed care provider in the cases of In re New York Westchester Square Medical Center and In re Saint Vincent's Medical Center.
    • Counsel to an investment banking firm tasked with selling the assets of the debtor in the case of In re People's Choice Home Loans.
    • Counsel to the largest secured creditor in the restructure and financing of several Orange County hospitals that are fully licensed and operational as acute care facilities, including fully licensed and operational emergency departments.
    • Counsel to the largest secured lender in In re USA Star Healthcare dba Elastar Community Hospital, during a period of time when the hospital was fully licensed and fully operational as an acute care facility, including a fully licensed and operational emergency department.
    • Counsel to Park Place Entertainment in connection with one of the largest fraudulent transfer cases involving a Las Vegas casino and its player.
    • Counsel to the Official Creditors' Committee and subsequently to Chapter 7 Trustee Richard Diamond in the case of In re Brea Community Hospital Corporation, during a period of time when the hospital was fully licensed and operational, both during the Chapter 11 proceeding and the Chapter 7 proceeding, as an acute care facility, including a fully licensed and operational emergency department.

    Mr. Kallick was lead counsel for Caesars Entertainment formerly known as Park Place Entertainment in the published decision in Fleeger v. Bell, 95 F. Supp. 2d 1126 (D. Nev. 2000) which established that a casino marker is a check under the Uniform Commercial Code.

    Honors & Awards

    Mr. Kallick was selected and is listed in, The Best Lawyers in America.

    Mr. Kallick was selected as one of the Southern California Super Lawyers of 2004-2012, "Bankruptcy & Workout" by Los Angeles Magazine.


    “CalPERS Won the Battle, but Not the War,” Daily Journal, 2015.

    "Chapter 18, Litigation Remedies," California UCC Sales and Leases, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), 2003.

    "Dangerous Debt," Los Angeles Daily Journal.

    "Gamblers May Be Criminally Prosecuted for Failure to Repay Casino Markers," The Gaming Lawyer, an ABA Publication.

    "Critical List," Pardo v. Pacific Care, Los Angeles Daily Journal.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice in California, and all federal courts sitting in California, and the Ninth Circuit.

    Member, State Bar of California.

    Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.

    Member, California Bankruptcy Forum.

    Member, Financial Lawyers Conference.

    Speaking Engagements