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Rust, Armenis & Schwartz, A Professional Corporation is an AV-rated firm and was founded in January 1963. The firm has offices in San Francisco and Sacramento and conference centers in San Rafael, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Stockton and Modesto. The firm has a bankruptcy practice throughout Northern California.

MEMBERS OF THE FIRM

CHAD A. SCHWARTZ

University of California, Davis (B.A. 1975 Chemistry); McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific, (J.D. 1981), member of the Pacific Law Review. Member: American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of California Business Law Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of Alameda County Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of Santa Clara County Bankruptcy Section, Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Federal District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Schwartz is corporate counsel for several corporations and is experienced in representing corporate clients in employment law matters, contract negotiations, real estate matters, and regulatory agency matters. Mr. Schwartz has also represented clients involved with real estate development and management of developed property, real estate purchases and real estate financing and debt restructuring.

FRED A. SCHWARTZ

University of Utah (B.A. Engineering), University of Utah Law School (L.L.B. 1951). Member: California State Bar and Idaho State Bar Associations, Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Federal District Court, Eastern District of California, Federal District Court of Idaho, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Schwartz has been general counsel for several large insurance corporations including Sierra Life Insurance Company and California-Western States Life Insurance Company. He has handled matters relating to securities, pension plans, policy coverage, contract interpretation, and general corporate matters. Mr. Schwartz also serves as a pro tem settlement judge in Sacramento County.

SCOTT D. SCHWARTZ

University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. Law and Society 1977); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D. 1981), Member: American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association Advisory Panel, American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of California Business Law Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of San Francisco Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Federal District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, California Court of Appeal, Bar Association of Alameda County Bankruptcy Section, Bar Association of Santa Clara County Bankruptcy Section, Sacramento County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. In addition to his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Schwartz has significant experience advising large insurance corporations in contract interpretation.

Rust Armenis & Schwartz, A Professional Corporation has done extensive work for consumers and businesses in its history. Our clients have included: C & C Steel Products, Inc., Allied Van Lines, Inc., Assetcare, Inc., Benetech, Inc. Anthem Group Services Corporation, the Reciprocal Group, Shell Oil Company, Rubicon Vista Association, Mercy Foundation, D. Benvenuti/Rubicon Vista Development, California State Automobile Association, United States Automobile Association, Hartford Insurance Company, Truck Insurance Exchange, Farmers Insurance Group, Sacramento Claims Service, Cigna, Optima Healthcare Insurance Services, Kaiser Permanente, Empire Fire & Marine Insurance, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co., American General Life Insurance, George Hills Company, Inc., Sutter Health Risk Management, Octagon Risk Services, Inc., Octagon Risk Services, Inc., State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, Security Mutual Life Insurance, Foremost Insurance Group, Motors Insurance Corporation, GE Medical Protective, Cincinnati Insurance Company, Blue Cross of California, Shelter Insurance Companies, Nancy Hicks Maynard, Anthem Life Insurance Company, Chubb, TCO Insurance Services, Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Allstate Insurance Company, Two World Financial Center, Preferred Physicians Medical Risk Retention Group, Atlanta Casualty Companies, Wausau Insurance Companies, National Alliance Insurance Company, GMAC Insurance, Northbrook Insurance, Harbor Insurance Company, Federated Mutual Insurance Company, Cal Vet Insurance, Colonial Penn Insurance Company, Universal Underwriters Insurance Co., American Express Property Casualty Co., Westcom Claims Management Services, Inc. California Fair Plan Association, Appalachian Insurance Company, Encompass Insurance Company, AIU North America, Inc. CSE Insurance Company and California Capital Insurance.

The firm is also recommended by A.M.Best Company in Best's Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

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