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  • Education
    • J.D., Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, 2018
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 2013, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2018
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Tanya Behnam is a bankruptcy and financial restructuring associate in Polsinelli’s Los Angeles office. Tanya’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy litigation, distressed asset sales and other insolvency matters. She represents debtors, lenders, unsecured creditor committees, secured and unsecured creditors, financial institutions and other parties in interest in a variety of Chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy litigation and appeals. Tanya also represents corporations in their out-of-court restructuring efforts. Tanya uses her strong legal writing skills, attention to detail and efficiency to protect and advance her clients’ interests. 

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Tanya served as a business and legal affairs intern at a national cable network. 

  • Co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 Case of Yueting Jia in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. 
  • Co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 Case of Astria Health, et al in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington. 
  • Co-Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 Case of EP Energy Corporation, et al. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Lead Counsel to the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Chapter 11 Case of Store It Reit, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Lead counsel to landlord, licensor, and lender to Hoag Urgent Care – Tustin, Inc., et al. in debtors’ jointly administered Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. 
  • Lead Counsel for the JMO Wind Down Liquidating Trust in in the Chapter 11 case of JMO Wind Down, Inc.,  in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
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Co-Author, COVID-19 Blog
April 29, 2020
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Battle of the Band: Exploring the Unconstitutionality of Section 2(A) of the Lanham Act and the Fate of Disparaging, Scandalous and Immoral Trademarks in a Consumer-Driven Market
Author, Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
2017-2018