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Jacob L. Eaton

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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.

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Honors & Awards

BV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

Judicial Advisory Committee, for U.S. District for Eastern of CA, 2014 - 2017

- Member at Large, 2014 - 2017

- Chairperson, 2016 - 2017

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

- President, 2013 - 2014

- Board Member, 2011 - 2014

- Central California Bankruptcy Institute Committee, Chairman, 2013

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Bakersfield Chapter, 2010 - Present

- Chair, 2016 - Present


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

  • Bachelor of Arts Brigham Young University - University Provo, UT 2003
  • Juris Doctor | Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, 2004 - 2006 University of Kentucky College of Law - Graduate School Lexington, KY 2006
  • 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
  • "Act Could Help Homeowners," Kern Business Journal 2009
  • The Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act The Wildlife Extinction Bill, 20 J. Nat. Resources & Envtl. L. 259 2006
Community Involvement

Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council, 2008 - 2010

- 2010 National Scout Jamboree Committee Member

Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council, 2012 - 2016

- Assistant Scout Master for Troop 11


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