Overview

Blake Alsbrook acts as a receiver and counsel for prominent receivers throughout California appointed to general equity, Family Code, rents and profits, Health and Safety Code, and regulatory receiverships. He also provides legal counsel for and acts as a partition referee, successor trustee, and provisional director in matters involving property and business disputes.

In addition to advising fiduciaries on the impact of California and federal law on their practice, Blake has significant civil litigation experience defending and prosecuting actions on behalf of receivers and businesses, and regularly practices and argues before the California Court of Appeal and the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Representative Matters

Briefed and prevailed before California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court, City of Sierra Madre v. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. (2019) 32 Cal. App.5th 648, review denied (May 22, 2019), resulting in pivotal published opinion on receivership law.

Achieved disputed $75M sale of Orange County business in satisfaction of judgment as lead counsel for post-judgment receiver.

Achieved contested receiver sales of multiple San Francisco apartment buildings and defended Superior Court's orders in Court of Appeal and United States Bankruptcy Court.

Represented receiver of a low-income housing developer that perpetrated $100M+ fraud against California cities and banks in Los Angeles Superior Court complex division and directed India litigation team.

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2019

Community & Professional

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member, Remedies Section

California Receivers Forum, Board of Directors

Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Media & Events

Speaking Engagements

  • , Renaissance Hotel, Newport Beach, 01.24.2020
  • Meeting with a Bankruptcy Judge and the Insolvency Experts
    , Fall 2019
  • 'Vice' Receiverships
  • Health and Safety Code Receiverships: Legal Breakthroughs and Lessons for the Trenches
    , Summer 2019
  • Cannabis Receiverships
    , Summer 2018
  • Contempt! - Preparation, Trial and County Jail
    , Spring 2014

Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Political Science

Admissions

  • California
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