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Hon. Dennis Montali

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Avenue
Mailbox 36099
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: 415-268-2320
Fax: 415-268-2327

Class: IV (1993)Circuit: Ninth


University of Notre Dame, B.A. (1961)
University of California, Berkeley, J.D. (1968)


American Bar Association: Former Secretary and Member, Business Bankruptcy Committee; Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law
National Bankruptcy Conference, Former Member
California Continuing Education of the Bar, Former Member, Joint Advisory Committee, Business Law Subcommittee
San Francisco Bar Association, Chair, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section (1982)
State Bar of California, Former Member, Debtor/Creditor and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Business Law Section
Northern District of California, Former Member, Bankruptcy Advisory Committee
Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, Member (May 2000 - Apr 2010)
Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System of the Judicial Conference of the U.S., Former Member


"Bankruptcy Practice Under the Emergency Rule," CEB CBLR and Civ L R (Special Ed. Feb. 1983); "Significant Bankruptcy Code Changes," 6 CEB Civ L.R. 141 (1984) Author
"Nonresidential Leases, Chapter 11 Administration, and Challenges to Foreclosure Sales Under the Bankruptcy Amendments and Federal Judgeship Act of 1984," 3 CEB CBLR 100 1984
Collier Practice Guide Matthew Bender Company, Former Contributing author three chapters on bankruptcy practice published in 1981 and updated annually
Course Books: Doing Business With Insolvents; The New Bankruptcy Code California Continuing Education of the Bar Contributing author
Practising Law Institute Course Books: Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure Under the New Bankruptcy Act; Consumer Finance and Lending - Practice Under Chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code Contributing author
Practising Law Institute Course Books: Legal Assistants Course Book (1981); Current Developments in Bankruptcy and Reorganization Contributing author
San Francisco Bar Association Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum Frequent panelist