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Douglas P. Drayton


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Douglas P. Drayton began his practice of law in San Francisco in 1989. He has represented business clients in matters involving a broad range of commercial disputes, including creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, business torts and contract disputes, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, products liability and real estate litigation. Mr. Drayton has extensive experience representing creditors in a wide range of matters, including workouts, and all phases of state and federal court litigation, from obtaining pre-judgment writs of possession and attachment to enforcement of judgments. Mr. Drayton has also represented creditors in all stages of bankruptcy court proceedings, including motions for relief from automatic stay, nondischargability actions, preference and fraudulent transfer actions, and resolutions of creditor claims. He has particular experience in advising and representing clients in the inventory financing and equipment financing industries.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors’  Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

1989: California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1995: U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California

Law School
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, J.D.

Bar Association of San Francisco; State Bar of California; American Bar Association (Member, Litigation and Business Law Sections)

Moot Court Honors Board, 1987; Traynor Honor Society. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Advanced Torts, 1988

Sacramento, California