• Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1982)
  • Southwestern Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1986)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1986, California

Henry C. Kevane

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San Francisco
Tel: 415.263.7000

Mr. Kevane is the managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office. He has worked on transactional and bankruptcy matters with clients from a variety of industries, and is listed among the "Best Lawyers in America" and "San Francisco's Best Lawyers" for his work in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. He has also been named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" every year since 2004 in a peer survey conducted by Law & Politics and the publishers of San Francisco magazine, an honor bestowed on only 5% of Northern California attorneys. In 2011, the Daily Journal profiled him in a special supplement as one of the top 25 municipal lawyers in California for his work in chapter 9 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Kevane was inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as a fellow in 2015. He is a graduate of Brown University and received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where he was editor in chief of the Southwestern University Law Review. He holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2006. Mr. Kevane is admitted to practice in California.


Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Director, Business Law Today (ABA Business Law Section)
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Committees Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Vice chair, Individual Chapter 11 Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section Business Bankruptcy Committee
  • Chair, State Bar of California Committee on Federal Courts (1996-2001)
  • Chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Insolvency Law Committee (1995-1999)

Programs and Lectures

American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Conference Institute, ALI/ABA, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors


  • "Legislative Solutions in the Orange County Chapter 9 Case," published in course handbook, The Aftermath of Bankruptcy: Legislative Reform -- State and Federal (1996)
  • "The Treatment of Financing Leases in a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Case," in AGL & F Tax-Exempt Leasing Letter (1996)
  • "The Legislative Side of the Orange County Chapter 9 Case" for Sacramento County Bar Association (1996)
  • "Now What? Three Questions Facing the Municipal Bondholder Upon Commencement of a Chapter 9 Case," published in course handbook, Municipal Bond Law for the Bankruptcy Practitioner (1996)
  • "Fee Shifting by (1) Oversecured Creditors in Bankruptcy Cases & (2) Prevailing Parties in Civil Litigation," published in course handbook Getting Paid What You Are Worth (1996)
  • "The Newsgatherer's Shield: Why Waste Space in the California Constitution?" 15 Southwestern University Law Review 527 (1985)
  • Coauthor, "Principles of Equitable Subordination Under Section 510 of the Bankruptcy Code," in Selected Issues in Bankruptcy Practice (1991)
  • Contributing author, Bankruptcy Practice: Annual Recent Developments (Calif. Contin. Ed. Bar 1992-1998)


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