BAY AREA PARTNERS
Laura Thomas counsels clients in intellectual property, commercial and bankruptcy litigation. Ms. Thomas has represented clients in State and Federal Court, and has experience at both the trial court and appellate levels. She has significant experience in pre-litigation counseling, working with her clients to assess their strategic options under existing licensing agreements or other contracts.
Monica Rieder began her career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of California. Ms. Rieder has extensive experience in bankruptcy cases, in which she represents Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, and secured lenders. Sample representations include the Chapter 11 debtors in In re Sunstone Components Group, Inc. and In re KSL Media, Inc.; the Chapter 7 trustees in In re APX Holdings, LLC and In re Fatburger Restaurants of California, Inc.; and the secured lender in In re Pacifica Mesa Studios, LLC.