Attorney Profiles

Steven G. Polard


Partner — Los Angeles


Mr. Polard is stationed at our Los Angeles Office. Mr. Polard is a veteran bankruptcy and commercial litigator with more than three decades of experience. He advises clients in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation, real estate, and commercial litigation and with respect to commercial transactions and restructurings. He has extensive experience in real estate litigation, representing mostly lenders in loan, lender liability, D&O, and joint venture litigation.

Mr. Polard has extensive transactional experience including corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, sales and purchases of assets, asset protection particularly in the healthcare industry.  Mr. Polard represents banks, CMBS, healthcare industry providers, special servicers, municipalities and secured creditors in many different areas, including aerospace, real estate, hospitality, retail, franchising, international, healthcare, directors and officers liability, and intellectual property.

Mr. Polard has also counseled the RTC, MDIFC, and FDIC in numerous distressed financial institution matters over the years. He has represented bankruptcy trustees, and debtors in possession in Chapter 11 cases.

Mr. Polard has been a speaker on U.S. bankruptcy law in the United States and abroad, including Tokyo, Japan; Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich, Germany; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mr. Polard spent most of his legal career as a partner at AmLaw 100 law firms, including 15 years at Perkins Coie, LLP; 9 years at Graham & James LLP; and 5 years at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. Earlier in his career he was an associate and then a partner at a boutique firm that specialized in representing financial institutions.