Hagop T. Bedoyan

Hagop T. Bedoyan

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Fresno, California
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Hagop Bedoyan has spent the past 30 years representing debtors, creditors, trustees and creditors' committees both in and out of bankruptcy proceedings. Hagop heads the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring practice group, consisting of three partners, making it the one of the most experienced insolvency and restructuring groups among law firms in Central California.

Over the past several years, Hagop has been the lead bankruptcy counsel in several agricultural Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including the representation of eight related dairy and calf-raising entities in three different states with over $100 million of debt.

In addition to representing agricultural entities, Hagop has represented a diverse group of companies, including a multi-million dollar successful reorganization of two related industrial companies and Allegiant Airlines, a regional airline company now based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the past seven years, Hagop represented related, multiple developer entities in one of the largest real estate bankruptcies filed in the San Joaquin Valley with projects in several counties.

Hagop has also served as lead Committee Counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of County Bank's holding company, Capital Corp. of the West, which distributed over $50 million to creditors.

Recently, Hagop served as co-counsel for the reorganization of a local casino and currently serves as co-counsel for a large creditor in two separate Chapter 9 hospital beneficiaries.

Hagop was the first attorney in Fresno County to be certified as a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the California State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization, and served as chair of that organization from 2011 through 2012.

A frequent speaker at both local and statewide continuing education programs on the subject of bankruptcy and insolvency law, he has taught bankruptcy law as an adjunct faculty member for the State Center Community College District's paralegal program.

Hagop is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the publisher's highest designation, and has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2012 through the present.

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Areas of Practice

  • Workouts
  • Bankruptcy Reorganizations
  • Bankruptcy & Business Litigation
  • Debtor and Creditor Rights
  • Bankruptcy Appeals

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Specialist Bankruptcy Law, State Bar of California Board, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1989


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Personal Property Finance, Recipient
    • Honors: Traynor Honor Society, member
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1981

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2012-Present
  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2017
  • California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, 2008 - 2011
  • California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, Chairman, 2011 - 2012
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 1991 - Present
  • State Center Community College District Paralegal Program, Adjunct professor, 1998 - 2009
  • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Commissioner, 2001 - 2005
  • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission, Chairman, 2005 - 2006
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, Board of Directors, 1997 - 2000
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, President, 1999 - 2000
  • California Bankruptcy Forum, Director, 1999-200, 2009-2010
  • Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Program, Resolution Advocate, United States
  • Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
  • Clerk’s Advisory Committee, Fresno Division, 1995 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 2009-Present
  • Caswell Bell & Hillison, LLP., 2000 - 2008
  • Hagop T. Bedoyan, Lawyer, 1987 - 2000