International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Olson has joined the Firm’s Palo Alto office as an associate in the Finance & Restructuring Practice Group. 

Mr. Olson has broad experience representing debtors, creditors, and fiduciaries in complex insolvency matters, in cases involving both individuals and businesses. His practice focuses on helping companies navigate a bankruptcy reorganization, from the first day of a case, through confirmation of a plan of reorganization and resolving disputed claims, and to final resolution.  When a bankruptcy case is not appropriate, Mr. Olson is able to help with other out-of-court options to resolve a troubled financial situation. He also helps creditors protect their rights in insolvency matters and helps professional fiduciaries discharge their duties and recover the maximum amount for the estates they represent.

Mr. Olson received a J.D. degree with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and B.S., Business Administration and B.A., Political Science degrees from the University of the Pacific. He is the Immediate Past Chair for the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco and serves as a Member on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum.

“We are ecstatic that Matt has joined the Dorsey Palo Alto office,” noted Steve O’Neill, Partner and head of Dorsey’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring West Coast Practice Group. “Matt has a tremendous amount of experience in the restructuring arena, and is a great asset to Dorsey, providing our clients with valuable insight and expertise. Matt has already shown that he is a leader of the next generation of restructuring lawyers. I and the rest of the Dorsey restructuring team look forward to working with Matt.”

"I am honored to join Dorsey and to be a part of a firm known for its high standards and compelling vision," noted Mr. Olson. "As a part of the Palo Alto office’s outstanding team, I look forward to serving Dorsey's exceptional client base across the country and around the world."