Klevansky, Piper, Duffy LLP

Simon Klevansky Partner



E-mail: sklevansky@kplawhawaii.com

Telephone: 808.237.5541
Direct Facsimile: 808.237.5757

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Mr. Klevansky’s practice emphasizes creditor rights and insolvency, in both the federal and state courts and bankruptcy proceedings. He counsels corporate and individual clients upon collection and payment of secured and unsecured claims and judgments, foreclosures and other post-judgment remedies, lien priorities, restructuring and liquidation procedures, and receivership and trusteeship rights and duties, through litigation, arbitration, and less formal procedures. Mr. Klevansky is a regular speaker in seminars upon his areas of practice.

Education
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1977
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1967

Bar Admissions
Hawaii
California (inactive)
Washington (inactive)

Professional Recognition
Peer Review Rated AV ® Preeminent™ in Martindale Hubbell
Generally recognized by The Best Lawyers of America©since 1995 and by Best Lawyers® in Hawaii since 2000, for work in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Litigation – Bankruptcy, and also named the Best Lawyers® 2017 and 2019 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, as well as Best Lawyers® 2014 and 2019 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu.
Listed in Hawaii Super Lawyers® Magazine since 2008 and the Top 25 Hawaii Super Lawyers® in 2008 and currently a Super Lawyers® “Top Rated Lawyer”
Listed in Chambers and Partners USA Guide as a leading lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Hawaii

Professional Leadership
Hawaii State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, President and Director, 2002-2003
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
American Bar Association, Member

Reported Case
In re The Mortgage Store, Inc., 773 F. 3d 990 (9th Cir. 2014).

Clerkship
Honorable Robert F. Utter, Washington State Supreme Court, 1978-1979

Related Employment
Gelber, Gelber, Ingersoll & Klevansky, Partner, 1983-2007
Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Seattle, 1980-1982
Visiting Fellow for the Center for Law in the Public Interest, Los Angeles, California, 1977-1978

Community Involvement
International Dyslexia Association, Hawaii Branch, Vice President, Treasurer and Board Member, 2000-2010

Practice Areas
Commercial Law
Business Litigation
Bankruptcy Law
Fraudulent Transfers
Creditor’s Rights
Receiverships