• University of California at Berkeley (B.A. 1994)
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D. 1997)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1997, Texas
  • 2001, California

Maxim B. Litvak

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San Francisco
Tel: 415.263.7000

Mr. Litvak specializes in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He has represented debtors, trustees, creditors, and creditors' committees in numerous bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings. He has authored a number of papers on insolvency issues and has lectured at various seminars and bar association meetings. Mr. Litvak is a graduate of UC Berkeley and received his J.D. from Duke University. Every year since 2014, he has been named a "Northern California Super Lawyer" 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, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2016. He is admitted to practice in Texas and California, and speaks fluent Russian. Mr. Litvak is resident in our San Francisco office.


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (2010-13)
  • Turnaround Management Association, Northern California Chapter (Membership Committee, 2007-08; Secretary, 2004-07)

Programs and Lectures

Bar Association of San Francisco, American Bar Association, Turnaround Management Association


  • Coauthor with D. Grassgreen: First Day Motions: A Guide to the Critical First Days of a Bankruptcy Case (ABI 2d ed. 2006)
  • Author, "What Does an Insider Have to Do to Make a Buck? A Commentary on the Recent Revisions to Section 503 of the Bankruptcy Code Limiting the Approval of Retention, Severance and Other Bonus Compensation to Insiders," in Bankruptcy Reform 2005 at 63 (LRP Publications 2005)
  • Author, "Retention and Compensation of Investment Bankers in Bankruptcy Cases," 23 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 30 (April 2004)
  • Contributing editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice (2006 - 2010)


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