Douglas Henry Kraft

Douglas Henry Kraft

Practice areas:

Business, Real estate

About me

Douglas H. Kraft was born in Bremerton, Washington on August 13, 1952. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1991. His education includes: B.B.A. degree in 1974, and M.B.A. degree in 1979, at Loyola University in Los Angeles, California; J.D. degree, with Great Distinction, in 1991, at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. While continuing to work in the banking industry and attending law school at night, he received numerous academic awards including Order of the Coif, American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts, Bankruptcy, Negotiable Instruments, and Personal Property Finance, and the Corpus Juris Secundum Award, awarded by the faculty for significant contributions to legal scholarship. He practices in the areas of creditors rights, commercial and real estate loan documentation, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate and collections.

 

Doug was a member of the Insolvency Law Committee (2005-2008) and the Uniform Commercial Code Committee (2000-2003) of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar. In May of 2002, Doug was a speaker at the Annual Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar as part of the panel presenting a program entitled “Enforcement of Rights Under the U.C.C. Revised Article 9.” In May 2001, Doug was also a speaker on the panel presenting the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) continuing legal education program entitled “Taking and Enforcing Security Interests in Personal Property” (Revised Article 9). Doug also made a presentation to the Sacramento Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA) entitled “What Every Loan Officer Should Know About Revised Article 9.”

 

Doug has also presented several programs dealing with real property financing and other loan documentation and enforcement issues. Doug has been a speaker on several CEB continuing education programs involving Real Property Financing, the latest being a program presented in January of 2012, entitled “The Impact of Bankruptcy on Real Property Transaction”. Doug and Marty have presented a program for Lorman Education Services entitled “Commercial Real Estate Loan Documentation in California”. Doug was a panelist at the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum Summer 2008 Program, dealing with real property foreclosure issues, and Summer 2010 Program, dealing with issues driving the lender’s decisions with problem loans. Doug also made a presentation to the Sacramento Valley Chapter of RMA entitled “Selected Leasing Issues in Real Estate Lending.” In addition, Doug has made presentations to the Central Valley Chapter of RMA entitled “Tales From the Trenches: Oops! Thing We Should Have Thought of Before This Loan Became a Problem”, and “Issues Facing Lenders in Agricultural Loan Documentation and Workouts” and “Don’t Let Your Borrower Get Away” dealing primarily with loan documentation and enforcement issues. Doug has also made presentations to Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association entitled “What’s Driving the Bank That’s Driving You Crazy” and “What’s Driving the Bank That’s Driving You Crazy: Part Deux.” Doug is an AV Preeminent Rated attorney through Martindale Hubbell.

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Contact info

7509 Madison Ave Ste 111
Citrus Heights, CA, 95610

Legal cases

  • Special Assets Loan

    Practice Area:
    Debt and lending agreements
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Successfully represented Bank in the Orderly Liquidation of a wholesale/retail lumber, hardware and home improvement chain involving $24,000,000 in loans
  • Bankruptcy

    Practice Area:
    Real estate
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Successfully represented Bank in the jointly administered Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of two residential real estate subdivisions, involving loans to Debtors in excess of $25,000,000. Involved state court litigation against guarantors and bonding companies, ultimately resolved through settlement in negotiated Chapter 11 Plan
  • Loan Documentation and Litigation

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Developed Construction and Permanent Real Estate Loan Documentation Package for California licensed commercial finance lender; successfully documented for same lender more than 200 loans for commercial and land acquisition, construction and permanent financing, ranging in size from $225,000 to $3,600,000, representing loan volume in excess of $100,000,000. Successfully defended and enforced these loan documents in litigation
License
State Status Acquired Updated
CA Active 1991 08/23/2016
Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Order of the Coif McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific 1991
American Jurisprudence Awards McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific 1991
Corpus Juris Secundum Award McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific 1991
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Partner Kraft Opich, LLP 2008 – Present
Partner Douglas Kraft & Associates 1999 – 2007
Partner Watson Khachadorian, Re & Kraft 1997 – 1999
Associate Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, PC 1993 – 1997
Senior Vice President Sunrise Bank 1991 – 1993
Law Clerk Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, PC 1990 – 1991
Vice President Commercial Lender River City Bank 1985 – 1990
Vice President Lloyds Bank California 1974 – 1985
Associations
Association name Position name Duration
State Bar of California N/A N/A
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Insolvency Law Committee N/A N/A
California Bankers Association N/A N/A
California Bankruptcy Forum N/A N/A
Risk Management Association N/A N/A
American Bar Association N/A N/A
Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum N/A N/A
Rotary Club N/A N/A
La Raza Lawyers of Sacramento N/A N/A
Sacramento County Bar Association N/A N/A
State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Uniform Commercial Code Committee N/A N/A
Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific Law JD – Juris Doctor 1991
Loyola University N/A MBA – Master of Business Administration 1979
Loyola Marymount University N/A BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration 1974
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
CEB The Impact of Bankruptcy on Real Property Transaction 2012
Annual Spring Meeting Enforcement of Rights Under the U.C.C. Revised Article 9 2002
CEB Seminar Taking and Enforcing Security Interests in Personal Property 2001

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