Daniel L. Egan is a partner at the firm and focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, general business litigation and commercial transactions. His bankruptcy experience focuses on the representation of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 trustees, debtors in possession, creditors, and litigants. Daniel also regularly represents prospective purchasers of assets from bankruptcy estates. His creditors' rights practice has included the representation of large financial institutions as well as community banks and large corporate non-bank institutions. He has represented corporate debtors and Chapter 11 Trustees in agricultural and technology-based Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Daniel’s broader business practice involves representing companies in corporate acquisition and sale transactions with a focus in seed companies.
He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1985 and his Juris Doctorate from Berkeley Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1989.
Construction Collection: Daniel successfully represented a Chapter 7 Trustee (as successor to an electrical contractor) in a five-day jury trial in the District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Distributorship Arbitration: Daniel represented a Chapter 7 Trustee in a four-day arbitration and subsequent proceedings between the Trustee, as successor to a cell phone retailer, against a major cellular telephone company.
Class Action Litigation: Daniel represented a company in defending a nationwide class action involving allegations of violation of California's unfair business practices act.
Sample Cases Involving Corporate Sale and Acquisition Transactions
Daniel represented agricultural seed companies in both stock and asset sale transactions, representing both sellers and purchasers of agricultural seed companies. He has also assisted in transactions ranging from under $1 million to transactions in excess of $45 million and has handled cases involving planting cotton seed, watermelon seed, kale and cabbage seed, lettuce seed and sunflower seed.
Daniel represented a wine bottle, cork and cap distribution company in the sale of substantially all of its assets.
Additional Representative Matters
In re: Peter Albers.
Daniel represented the successful buyer of a $13 million dairy from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy estate.
In re: CWS Enterprises Inc.
Daniel represented the Chapter 11 Trustee in this Chapter 11 case involving over $20 million of agricultural, commercial and timber land. The Trustee's plan was confirmed in 2012, and
In re: Daniel P. Fitzgerald
Daniel represented the Chapter 11 Trustee in this Chapter 11 case involving a $2.2 million sale of agricultural land in Northwestern Nevada. The Trustee's plan was confirmed in 2011.
In re: Dale Brumbaugh
Daniel represented the Chapter 11 Trustee in a Chapter 11 case resulting in a sale of an olive orchard.
In re: Mainland Nursery, Inc.
Daniel assisted in the representation of the Debtor in this Chapter 11 case involving a commercial nursery in Lodi, California. The Debtor's plan was confirmed in 2009.
In re: Stevenot Winery, Inc.
Daniel represented the Debtor in this Chapter 11 case involving a winery in Murphy's California. The Debtor's plan was confirmed in 2005 and provided for payment in full of all creditors.
In re: Summerfield Apartments of Dixon, LLC
Daniel represented the Debtor in this Chapter 11 case of an apartment complex in Dixon, California. The Debtor's plan was confirmed in 2010.
In re: Natichionni
Daniel represented two real estate brokers in a Chapter 11 case. The Debtor's plan of reorganization was confirmed in 2010.
In re: Cheney & Associates, Inc.
Daniel represented three related Debtors in their Chapter 11 cases involving crop insurance agencies.
In re: Lake Tahoe Development, Inc.
Daniel represented the Debtor in the Chapter 11 case of a real property developer with in excess of $150 million in secured debt.
In re: California Motocross, LLC
Daniel assisted in the representation of a developer of project intended to serve as a recreational facility. The Debtor's plan of reorganization was confirmed in 2009.
In re: OccMeds Business Services, Inc.
Daniel represented the Debtor in this Chapter 11 case involving a medical billing service located in Roseville, California. The Debtor's plan was confirmed in 2009.
In re: Coxeter
Daniel represented the official unsecured creditors' committees in a case involving a real estate developer with in excess of $15 million in disputed debt.
In re: Kingsway Industries, Inc.
Daniel represented the official unsecured creditors' committees in a case involving a manufacturing business.
In re: Golden Eagle Estates
Daniel represented the official unsecured creditors' committees in a case involving the sale of a winery.
In re: Davis and Davis
Daniel represented the official unsecured creditors' committees in a case involving a roofing contractor.
Licenses and Admissions
Daniel is admitted to practice before the following courts:
The State of California
The United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
The United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The United States Supreme Court
Professional Involvement and Memberships
California Seed Association, Board of Directors
Sacramento County Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, Member and Former President
State Bar of California, Member
State Bar of California, Agribusiness Committee of the Business Law Section: Former Member and Co-chair (1998-1999)
California Cattlemen's Association, Member
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, Member
Presentations and Publications
Honors and Awards
Sacramento Business Journal's: "Best of the Bar" (2016-2019)
Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine: "Super Lawyer" (2015-2019)
In addition to his practice of law, Dan manages his commercial beef cattle herd as well as enjoying spending time with his family.
Daniel practiced law in San Francisco, California from 1989 until 1994 before moving to the Sacramento area, where he practiced with two San Francisco-based law firms before joining Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney, LLP in 2000.