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Theodore B. Stolman, Partner

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Theodore B. StolmanTheodore B. Stolman’s renowned experience in the insolvency and bankruptcy space has provided countless businesses the highly specialized representation required for successful financial resolution for debtors, creditors, committees, and trustees.

Dealing in complex matters

Mr. Stolman consistently provides effective debt restructuring in complex Chapter 11 matters, orchestrating corporate reorganizations and commercial workouts. When litigation is necessary, his commercial litigation experience provides clients the confidence that their financial interests will be maximized throughout the process.

Prior to joining Freeman Freeman & Smiley, Mr. Stolman was with one of the top bankruptcy law firms in Los Angeles, where he handled some of the largest bankruptcy cases to be filed in Southern California. He began his legal career with the United States Justice Department Tax Division in Washington D.C., representing the government’s interests in connection with tax claims in pending bankruptcy cases.

As a highly regarded authority of financial restructurings, Mr. Stolman frequently participates in educational and business panel presentations.


Mr. Stolman has been recognized in the 2019-2023 editions of Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Stolman has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list in 2005 and 2012-2019, a designation bestowed on only the top 5% of lawyers in this region.

Attorney Education


LL.B., Villanova University

B.S., EC. Villanova University

Attorney Admited to Practice


Representative Clients and Matters

Fremont General Corporation—Parent Company to the third largest subprime lender in the Country

Daewoo Motor America, Inc.—Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Daewoo automobiles

Leisure Technology, Inc.—Developer of retirement communities throughout the Country

Maguire Thomas Partners—Affiliate-Owner of the Gas Tower Office Building in Downtown Los Angeles

Northview Corporation—Diversified real estate development company

Peregrine Entertainment, Inc.—Entertainment company that included a film library that resulted in the infamous Peregrine decision that requires the recording of copyright mortgage to perfect a security interest in copyrightable materials.

Professional & Community Involvement

Los Angeles County Bar Association | Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

American Bar Association | Business Law Section

State Bar of California