San Francisco CA USA, 94105
Valerie Bantner Peo focuses her practice on creditors’ rights, real estate, finance and commercial litigation with significant experience at the trial and appellate levels in bankruptcy, federal and state court. She regularly represents financial institutions, including factors and asset-based lenders, software licensors, commercial landlords and tenants, equipment lessors, and bankruptcy trustees. Ms. Bantner Peo has significant experience litigating commercial lease disputes, including eviction actions and jury trials, and in all aspects of bankruptcy reorganization and liquidation including claim disputes, lease assumptions and rejections, plan confirmation, cash collateral disputes, fraudulent transfers and preference liability, nondischargeability actions and out-of-court restructuring.
Ms. Bantner Peo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”) as the U.S. Regional Director for the 2020 term and served as co-chair of the Northern California IWIRC chapter from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, Ms. Bantner Peo served as co-chair of the inaugural IWIRC on the Vine conference, which drew panelists and attendees from across the country and Canada. In 2016, Ms. Bantner Peo was named an IWIRC “Rising Star” finalist and was featured in the IWIRC Connection’s Member Spotlight. Ms. Bantner Peo also serves as the current Chair of the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section. Ms. Peo was recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2019.
Ms. Bantner Peo served as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward D. Jellen (Ret.), U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California.