Iain A. Macdonald

Macdonald | Fernandez LLP

Iain Macdonald has practiced bankruptcy law for over 50 years, primarily in the courts of the Northern and Eastern Districts of California. Mr. Macdonald attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and teaches bankruptcy and commercial law at the law school since 1984. Macdonald practiced with the well-regarded firm of Goldberg Stinnett & Macdonald from 1977 to 1993, when he opened his own office, and then partnered with Reno F.R. Fernandez III to form the current firm. Mr. Fernandez, inspired by the grant of certiorari in Bartenwerfer, has left the partnership to pursue a career in complex bankruptcy appellate law. 

Mr. Macdonald’s practice emphasizes: reorganization and business bankruptcy; individual chapter 11; bankruptcy litigation; out of court workout and bankruptcy alternatives; Mediation; expert witness work; appeals; chapter 7 bankruptcy; asset protection planning; and commercial litigation. Mr. Macdonald has been rated by Super Lawyers for more than a decade. Macdonald is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Bartenwerfer is the first Macdonald case to make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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