Joshua L. Scheer
Mr. Scheer is a principal of SLG. Mr. Scheer graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. 2001), with a degree in Political Science. Mr. Scheer earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA (2005). Mr. Scheer was recognized for academic excellence during his law school years, graduating with Distinction. During law school, Mr. Scheer spent a summer abroad at the University of Lund in Sweden, studying comparative law and legal ethics. Also while attending law school, Mr. Scheer worked as a legal intern for a certified NFL agent, assisting in the negotiation and preparation of contracts.
Mr. Scheer heads up the SLG Southern California office and also manages the SLG bankruptcy department. He has trial and law and motion experience in state and federal courts. His focus is on all aspects of creditor transaction and litigation matters in state and federal courts, including: Chapter 13 and 11 plan review and litigation, collection litigation, lender and broker fraud litigation, real estate transaction work including preparation of loan workout agreements, forbearance and loan modification agreements, and Lender TIC (tenant in common) loan review and advisement. Mr. Scheer is admitted to practice in all California state courts and in Federal Courts in the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern District of California as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Scheer’s published topical articles include:
Bankruptcy Hijackings: Improper Use of the Automatic Stay in Consumer Bankruptcy Proceedings (California State Bar Real Property Journal, Vol. 32, No. 3 (2014) - Co-Authored with Spencer P. Scheer
“Subordinating Lenders Beware! ‘Cross-default’ Provisions May ‘Trump’ Limitations Under a Subordination Agreement”, United Trustees Association Quarterly (Winter 2013)
“In re Wardrobe: Relief from Stay to Pursue State Court Claims Limited to the Causes of Action Pled at the Time of Motion”, United Trustees Association Quarterly (Summer 2009)
“In re Fridley: No Shortcuts in the Race to Early Discharge”, United Trustees Association Quarterly (Spring 2008)
Mr. Scheer is a past chair of the Real Property Section of the Marin County Bar Association and a current member of the Orange County Bar Association. He is a member of the California Credit Union Collectors Council and the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum. He has been a featured speaker at various events including the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum (2007), the California Credit Union Collectors Council (2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), the Marin County Bar Association, Real Property Section (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (2016, 2017) and Paper Source Seminars (2017, 2018) speaking primarily on creditor’s rights in bankruptcy and significant developments in insolvency law. Mr. Scheer received a designation as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by the Thomson Reuters group which recognizes excellence in practice. He was selected to the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and San Francisco Magazine. Only five percent of the lawyers in Northern California are named to the Super Lawyers list.
Mr. Scheer is active in the Bankruptcy community and a member of the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Mr. Scheer also volunteers for ABI’s CARE Los Angeles Chapter to help educate high school students about the perils of debt and bankruptcy. Mr. Scheer now lives in Orange County with his wife and three kids and heads up SLG’s Southern California office. Mr. Scheer is an avid New England Patriots fan.
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