Ms. Stanfield’s practice combines 30 years of commercial, real estate and financial services litigation with a bankruptcy practice designed to maximize creditors’ rights, and is uniquely suited to the current economic climate. Having represented FSLIC and the RTC during the S&L collapse and many lenders and servicers in the years since, she has the expertise to enforce secured loans, obtain appointment of receivers, negotiate workouts, litigate lender liability claims, navigate through assignments for the benefit of creditors, obtain relief from stay, and otherwise protect the interests of creditors up through and including bankruptcy proceedings. Her practice includes a variety of commercial and corporate disputes, and extends to most aspects of real estate related litigation, including representation of financial institutions, developers, borrowers, buyers and sellers, and parties to commercial and retail leases.
Ms. Stanfield has also been a volunteer to Public Counsel’s Adoption Project since its inception, representing foster parents in the final steps toward the adoption of children in their care.
- Representation of a buyer in the purchase of a $20 million secured note and subsequent enforcement, including obtaining relief from stay, settlement with the trustee for a turnover of cash collateral, the appointment of receiver in state court followed by the sale of collateral free and clear of liens, and litigation of guaranties resulting in substantial cash settlement.
- Counsel to a large institutional lender in a state court enforcement of a $100 million secured obligation, including the appointment of receiver and the sale of hotel property collateral free and clear of liens.
- Counsel to a receiver appointed to take possession of a residential development project securing a $20 million obligation, including the sale of collateral free and clear of liens.
- Counsel to various foreign entities in connection with enforcement of secured transactions, advice concerning preference and fraudulent conveyance claims in bankruptcy court, response to subpoenas, including motions to quash and for protective orders.
- Representation of corporate and individual parties in disputes concerning the breach of directors’ fiduciary duties, breach of contract, violation of Uniform Trade Secrets Act, dissolution of partnerships and corporations, and related claims.
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- National Association of Women Lawyers
- Member, Parent Leadership Council for Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges