Michael A. Sweet To Present on Fiscal Sustainability to California Public Employees

November 14, 2012 – Press Releases

Michael A. Sweet, an experienced municipal bankruptcy attorney in the San Francisco office of Fox Rothschild LLP, will present “Achieving Fiscal Sustainability and Avoiding Bankruptcy: Options for a Brighter Tomorrow” at the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPERLA) 37th Annual Training Conference to be held December 3 through 7 at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA.

Using Los Angeles, Stockton and San Jose as examples, the presentation will equip attendees with the information -- including an overview of debt restructuring, negotiating employee compensation, layoffs and contracting options -- and perspective needed to tackle the economic challenges ahead and maintain essential services.

Sweet handles bankruptcy and financial restructurings as well as complex litigation matters and election law issues in federal and state court. He has brought multiple jury and bench trials to verdict. He represents debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees and trustees in bankruptcy cases throughout the state of California. He has extensive experience litigating preferences, fraudulent conveyances, claims objections and plan confirmation, and he frequently advises clients in financial distress on bankruptcy avoidance. Sweet has spoken and written extensively on bankruptcy topics, particularly regarding government issues, and has advised a number of local governments on potential Chapter 9 bankruptcy filings.

Sweet serves as Chair of The San Francisco Human Rights Commission, and of The California Jewish Political Action Committee. He is Director of The San Francisco Metropolitan Jewish Community Relations Council and past-president of The Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club of San Francisco. Additionally, Sweet is a member of The Bar Association of San Francisco, The Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, The California Bankruptcy Forum, The California Political Attorneys’ Association and The California State Democratic Central Committee.

Sweet earned his J.D. from University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1996 and his B.A., cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1991.