Welcome to Parkinson Phinney

Parkinson Phinney is a law firm specializing in bankruptcy creditors rights and commercial law.

The firm’s principals bring a collective experience of over 50 years representing multi-state banking entities and large financial institutions, trustees, creditors, creditors’ committees, governmental entities, wholesale companies as well as individuals. They counsel and litigate on behalf of their clients addressing a wide range of complex bankruptcy and commercial insolvency law issues.


Parkinson Phinney has substantial experience in all aspects of insolvency law with an emphasis on representing secured and unsecured commercial creditors, trustees and creditors’ committees to optimize recovery of assets and claims. Parkinson Phinney represents a wide range of commercial clients in all types of restructure and insolvency litigation and workout matters. The firm has extensive experience with a wide range of issues and disputes that arise when a debtor files a chapter 7, chapter 11, or chapter 13 bankruptcy petition, including relief from stay, lien disputes, cash collateral issues, lease assumption and rejection, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, collateral valuation issues, plan confirmation disputes, dischargeability and exemption disputes. Our goal is to identify and attain the client’s objectives in each case, whether through negotiating a resolution or through effective litigation.

We have experience representing safety employees and unions in chapter 9 cases.  We represented individual retired police and firemen in the Vallejo Chapter 9 case and represented the Stockton Police Officers Association and Police Managers Association in the Stockton chapter 9 case.

We also have substantial experience in defending creditors in a wide range of business and commercial disputes and in insolvency-related disputes. We have frequently defended preference and fraudulent transfer lawsuits, including “mega-bankruptcies” as well as smaller cases.

We are also experienced in pursuing and recovering collateral and reclamation claims as well as maximizing collection of delinquent obligations from large and small business debtors. We have broad experience in representing trustees and creditors’ committees in maximizing the recovery for creditors of insolvent debtors. We take advantage of a combined fifty five years of experience in all aspects of the bankruptcy, insolvency and workout arena.