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Steven H. Felderstein

Retired Attorney

Current Position

Former Partner
Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP
Carmichael, CA 95608

Tel: 916-768-1614

Class: IX (1998)Circuit: Ninth


University at Buffalo, B.A, History (1968)
Hastings College of Law, University of California, J.D. (1973)

Professional Career

Engaged primarily in the practice of bankruptcy, workouts, reorganizations, and debtor-creditor relations, AV rated. (1986-)
Managing Partner, Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP (1999-)
Head of Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Department (1986-98); Managing Partner (1994-97), Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan, LLP
Felderstein, Rosenberg & McManus, Founding partner of firm whose practice emphasized insolvency, bankruptcy related matters, and litigation. Felderstein, Rosenberg & McManus merged with Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan in June of 1986., (1978-86)
Law Clerk to The Honorable Thomas J. MacBride (deceased), Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (1973-75)


McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Adjunct Professor (2003-)
California Bankruptcy Forum: President (1998-99); Board of Directors (1994-)
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum: Chair (1993); Board of Directors (1992-96)
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and the Practising Law Institute (PLI) on bankruptcy and related topics, Lecturer (1987-)
Board of Contributors, Fletcher Cyclopedia of the Law of Private Corporations, Volume 15A, Insolvency and Bankruptcy (1990 revised volume)
State of California Bar: Uniform Commercial Code Committee to the Business Law Section (1983-85); Insolvency Law Committee to the Business Law Section (1999-02)
Lawyer Representative, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference (2005-08)
U.C. Davis (King Hall) School of Law, Lecturer, Commercial Law (Jan 1984)
American Bar Association
State Bar of California
Master of the Bar, Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court (1998-01)
Sacramento County Bar Association


"The Future of Single Asset of Real Estate Cases in Bankruptcy," CA Business Law News J, Issue 2 2008 Co-author
"Personal and Small Business Bankruptcy Practice in California," Ca CEB Treatise 2005 Co-author
"Jurisdiction: Recent Developments in Sovereign Immunity," Ca CEB Program Handbook Feb 2002 Co-author
"Bankruptcy Court Recognizes Substantial Contribution of Public Pension Funds," The Nappa Report May 1998
"Bankruptcy by the Budget: Keeping Costs Under Control in Multimillion-dollar Cases," Business Law Today, May/June 1997 Co-author ABA Section of Business Law
"New Bankruptcy Code Amendments Present Significant Opportunities and Responsibilities for Public Pension Funds," The NAPPA Report Feb 1995 Co-author
"Public Pension Funds Should be Allowed Membership on Creditors and Equity Holders Committees in Chapter 11 Reorganization," Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser Apr 1992 Co-author
"Governmental Units as Person for the Purpose of Official Committee Membership: A Call for Reform," 95 Commercial Law Journal 1 1990 Co-author
"Legal Malpractice - Is the Discovery Rule the Final Solution," 24 Hastings Law Journal 795 1973


Chambers USA, Band 3, California, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2016)
U.S. News & World Reports, Best Lawyers in America (1987 - Present)