Jacob L. Eaton

Jacob L. Eaton

Partner
Location:
Bakersfield, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
661-326-0418
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Jacob L. Eaton is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Transactions Departments. His practice is focused on business transactions, business counseling, and representing debtors in Chapter 7, 11, and 12 cases, and he also has extensive experience in representing debtors in out of-court restructurings and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.

Jacob has represented large dairies and other farmers in business transactions, including purchase and sales, entity formation workouts, and Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 reorganization cases. His knowledge regarding agricultural practices and credit facilities allows him to understand the industries in which his clients operate. He has also represented developers and owners of income producing properties such as commercial buildings, apartment complexes, and mini-storage facilities.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2006

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor and Creditor Rights
  • Business Transactions

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist Bankruptcy Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2013

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 2006
    • Honors: Alexander W. Doniphan Student Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Charter Member and President, 2005-2006
    • Law Journal: Kentucky College of Law, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, 2004 - 2006
  • Brigham Young University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2003

Published Works

  • "Act could help homeowners," Kern Business Journal, March 2009
  • Jacob Eaton, Note, The Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act, The Wildlife Extinction Bill”?, 20 J. Nat. Resources & Envtl. L. 259, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated by Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Rating, 2012-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Advisory Committee, for U.S. District for Eastern of CA, Chairperson, 2016 - 2017
  • Judicial Advisory Committee, for U.S. District for Eastern of CA, Member at Large, 2014 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2006 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, 2011 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, 2006 - Present
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, President, 2013 - 2014
  • Central California Bankruptcy Association, Board Member, 2011 - 2014
  • Central California Bankruptcy Institute Committee, Chairman
  • Central California Bankruptcy Institute, Chair, 2016 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Bakersfield Chapter, 2010 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Bakersfield Chapter, Chair, 2016 - Present

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP., 2006-Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council, 2010 National Scout Jamboree Committee Member, 2008-2010
  • Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council, Assistant Scout Master for Troop 11, 2012-2016

Languages

  • Italian