• University of Michigan (A.B., with high distinction)
  • University of Michigan (M.S.W.)
  • University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1988, Illinois
  • 1991, California

Linda F. Cantor

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Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Ms. Cantor’s practice focuses on representing companies and creditor representatives in financial restructurings and bankruptcy reorganizations. She has substantial experience representing debtors, trustees, secured creditors, and creditors' committees in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

She has been named to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s list of “Top 100 Women Lawyers,” which identifies California’s leading women lawyers. The Daily Journal recognized Ms. Cantor for her roles in representing the chapter 11 trustee for Guess Jeans co-founder Georges Marciano and representing American Suzuki Motor Corporation in its chapter 11 case. She has been active in several other top PSZJ cases, including representing the chapter 11 trustee appointed in the bankruptcy cases of Penthouse Global Media and its fourteen debtor subsidiaries. 

She holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability, and has been named to Super Lawyers' coveted "Top Women" list, consisting of only fifty practitioners in the region. She has also been listed in Best Lawyers every year since 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she later received her J.D.

Ms. Cantor, a member of the firm since 1990, is admitted to practice in Illinois and California, and is resident in our Los Angeles office.


Programs and Lectures

ABI Winter Leadership Conference (issues arising in hotel bankruptcy cases); ABI Southwest Bankruptcy Conference (post-confirmation/jurisdiction); California Bankruptcy Forum (ethics matters)



  • "The Impact of Bankruptcy on Entertainment License Agreements: Protecting the Rights of Debtor Licensees," 19 California Bankruptcy Journal 225 (1991)


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