Richard Marshack

Richard Marshack

Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Marshack Hays LLP

870 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA 92620
Phone: 949.333.7777

42600 Cook Street, Ste. 210
Palm Desert, California 92211
Phone: 714.624.8000


Richard Marshack has practice Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Insolvency Law and related litigation since 1982 and is the founding Partner of Marshack Hays LLP (“MH”). MH is a law firm specializing in all aspects of bankruptcy and reorganization law except small consumer cases.  (In the valley we refer consumer and business cases we do not take to Summer Shaw). The firm (as of 4-10-20) has 10 attorneys and 5 paralegals.  Most of our attorneys formerly worked as law clerks to Bankruptcy Judges.  Please see the firm’s website at:  The firm represents debtors, creditors, creditors committees and trustees in Chapter 11 and 7 cases.  The firm also has a substantial litigation and real estate practice and has represented receivers and other fiduciaries.
In 1985, at the age of 26, he was appointed by the US Dept of Justice as a Bankruptcy Trustee and has served continuously since then handling several high profile cases including trustee of National Lumber, Eagan Avenatti, Stradella (660 acres of raw land in Rancho Mirage), Friendly Village Mobile Home Park (total assets administered exceeds $50m).  He has also represented an official committee of unsecured creditors in the County of Orange  and Point Centre Financial, and represented Firefighters in the City of San Bernardino Case and 8,000 wild fire victims in the Pacific Gas and Electric Case. .  

Awards include:  Top 40 under 40 by Daily Journal, Peter M. Elliott Award, Scriba Regis Award

Lecturer and Author:  Negotiations, Numerous Bankruptcy Issues (in excess of 15) 

Desert Bar Association- Co-Founder/Organizer of the Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy Section.Please see resume on the website.

Bar Admissions & Licenses
State Bar of California (#107291)

Areas of Private Practice:

-Business and Individual Chapter 11s

-Creditors rights including representation of creditors committees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors.

-Bankruptcy Trustees (over 20 trustees)

-Business and Individual Bankruptcy (with complex issues) Chapter 7

-Fiduciary Services including representing and serving as a Receiver in State and Federal Courts, Special Trustee in probate matters, Disbursing Agent, Litigation Trustee, Examiner, Provisional Director and Mediator.

Bar Activities include:

President Elect of the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum

Director of the California Bankruptcy Forum

Member of Central Dist of California Chief Bankruptcy Judge Bar Advisory Committee

President of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum

President of the Orange County Commercial Law and Bk 

Lecturer at all of the above and

-National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

-National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

-California Association of Estate Planning Attorneys

-Desert Bar Association- Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy Section