Professional Details

Meghan Canty

Senior Attorney

Meghan Canty practices insolvency law and business litigation. Meghan primarily represents the interests of non-debtors, including financial institutions, creditors, buyers, sellers, and landlords, in a variety of litigation and bankruptcy proceedings and in connection with collateral foreclosures, evictions, collections, loan workouts, and loan documentation. She also specializes in creditors’ rights and has worked successfully to obtain favorable results for lenders both in and out of court.

Meghan has extensive experience at all stages of litigation, in both state and federal courts. She has handled a variety of cases, including business and contract disputes, real estate litigation, mechanics’ lien and stop notice claims, unlawful detainer actions, trademark and trade dress disputes, claims alleging unfair business practices, creditor suits, collection actions, bankruptcy disputes and various adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. Meghan’s bankruptcy court experience includes representation of creditors in contested confirmation and valuation proceedings, asset sale proceedings, relief from stay proceedings, and adversary proceedings, including objection to discharge and non-dischargeability actions and fraudulent transfer actions.

Meghan also has extensive appellate experience, representing clients in front of the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit and in various California state courts of appeal. She has obtained favorable results for her clients on appeal, including in two cases that resulted in published, precedential opinions: (1) Zachary v. California Bank & Trust, 811 F.3d 1191 (9th Cir. 2016); and (2) Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network,  Inc., 790 F.3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2015).



  • The Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Holds That Oversecured Creditors Are Presumptively Entitled to Post-Petition Default Interest, June 2, 2016.
  • Individual Chapter 11 Debtors Cannot Escape the Absolute Priority Rule, January 29, 2016.
  • 9th Circ. Says Absolute Priority Applies to All Ch. 11s, January 28, 2016.
  • Ninth Circuit Limits Ability of Holdover Occupants to Delay Eviction by Filing Bankruptcy, January 21, 2016.
  • RadLAX – The Supreme Court Gives Significant Victory to Secured Lenders by Sustaining Credit-Bid Rights, June 8, 2016.
  • TOUSA Alert: 11th Circuit Upholds Bankruptcy Court’s Finding that Payment to Lender by Borrower Subsidiary was a Fraudulent Transfer, May 24, 2012.


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