BG Law is having a bit of a growth spurt.
The Woodland Hills-based bankruptcy and insolvency boutique law firm, which has outposts in Las Vegas and Denver, bolstered its bankruptcy and corporate chops with a veteran hire late last year. And moving into this year, the firm aims to add to its Woodland Hills home, as well as its Denver operation.
“The firm had another good year last year and we expect even better this year. We’re hoping to grow,” managing partner Steve Gubner said. “We’re actively looking for another associate right now and will hopefully have one by the end of the first quarter.”
Last year, BG Law was ranked No. 19 by attorney headcount on the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s list of law firms.
The firm’s newest addition, partner David Poitras, brought decades of experience. He most recently was general counsel for Redondo Beach-based Wedgewood LLC – a network of real estate and real estate loan companies – where he managed a team covering 20 states. Prior to that, he was a partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Century City.
“I strongly believe my joining BG Law will be a win-win for me and the firm, and I look forward to getting back to private practice and its challenges,” Poitras said.
Gubner said he’s known Poitras for 30 years and added that he’d been trying to recruit Poitras since his Jeffer Mangels days, and in particular values his ability to manage a large number of people working on a multitude of cases. In his career, Poitras has managed numerous nine-figure insolvency cases – a strong resume to bring to an insolvency boutique.
“He has the patience of Job and the ability to manage multiple matters and pieces of cases simultaneously,” Gubner added.
In another recent win for the firm, partner Jessica Bagdanov was selected for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 40 Under 40 class for 2023.