Court-Appointed Court Receiver
Court-Appointed Court Referee
Kevin Singer is founder and president of Receivership Specialists, and with his business partner John Rachlin, specializes in state and federal court receiverships, court partition referee assignments, partition sales, provisional director assignments, and bankruptcy trustee assignments. The alliance of these two professionals brings together their vast knowledge and experience in the areas of law, real estate, business management, construction, and conflict resolution. Today, Receivership Specialists has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Ventura/Santa Barbara, Phoenix, Reno, and Las Vegas and handles assignments throughout the southwest.
Mr. Singer first started getting appointed as a rents & profits receiver due to his extensive real estate, property management and construction experience as founder and co-owner of a diversified real estate and consulting company. He is both a real estate broker and licensed building contractor. After selling that company in 2000, Mr. Singer once again joined forces with his long time counsel, friend, and business partner, Mr. Rachlin, to specialize in receivership assignments. Mr. Rachlin is co-founder and CEO of Receivership Specialists and has been a licensed attorney for over 30 years. Mr. Rachlin has practiced in various areas of real estate and general business law, as well as serving as in-house counsel for a large real estate company. Over the past 23 years, Mr. Singer and Mr. Rachlin have handled over 504 cases for large and small banks, private lenders, private investors, and municipalities. They have also managed and transitioned over two billion dollars in assets. Mr. Singer has served as a receiver, referee, and bankruptcy trustee over all different types of real estate, businesses, gas stations, hotels, assisted living facilities, restaurants, bars, liquor licenses, family estates/trusts, commodities, and construction projects. Mr. Singer is past president and on the board of directors for the California Receivers Forum (CRF), an Associate Publisher for Receivership News, seven time participant and panelist at the CRF in Conjunction with Loyola Law School Receivers Education Program. Mr. Singer lectures and writes on various topics in the receivership field.
- Member & Board of Director for California State and Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter of California Receivers Forum
- Bay Area Receivers Forum
- San Diego Receivers Forum
- Clark County Bar Association
- Maricopa Bar Association
- National Association of Realtors
5/20/2023 Roll the Dice: Cannabis Restructuring and Receiverships (California Bankruptcy Conference)
Spring 2023 Receivership News: Interview with Kern County’s Judge Thomas S. Clark
4/29/2022 Receivership and Receiver Liabilities for Taxes (California Receivers Forum in Conjunction with Loyola Law School (“CRFICW Loyola Law School”)
4/20/2022 Selling Real & Personal Property through a Partition Action (Premiere Estates Education Series)
04/07/2021 Restructuring Option For Cannabis Companies (California Cannabis and Hemp Conference)
06/24/2020 How To Navigate Business Defaults In The Cannabis Industry (Provisors)
04/15/2020 Current Climate of Receiverships (California Receivers Forum)
02/06/2020 Partition Actions (WRS&R)
05/22/2019 Navigating Liquor License and Cannabis Receiverships (Los Angeles County Bar Association)
05/18/2019 ABC, Bankruptcy or Receivership – Choosing Your Trajectory (California Bankruptcy Forum)
05/08/2019 Receivership News: Receiver’s Rights Trump Secured Creditors Rights To Collect Rent
01/24/2019 Health & Safety Receiverships & The California Housing Crisis (California Receivers Forum in Conjunction with Loyola Law School (“CRFICW Loyola Law School”)
01/24/2019 All Things Cannabis (“CRFICW Loyola Law School”)
11/02/2018 Morning In the Weeds, A Blunt Discussion of Marijuana Businesses (State Bar of Arizona)
05/10/2018 Receivership Appointments (Graceli Conference)
04/04/2018 Partition Actions & Sale of Real Property (WRS&R)
03/23/2017 Receiverships’ Joint Role in Cannabis: Where There’s Smoke, How to Fire? (San Francisco Receivers Forum)
09/14/2017 Cannabis-ness (Turnaround Management Association)
09/01/2017 How To Sell Real Estate Through A Receivership (WRS&R)
08/17/2017 Receivership Reality (California Receivers Forum)
06/07/2017 Receivership 101 (Pima County Bar Association)
03/04/2017 Marijuana Receiverships (California Receivers Forum)
03/03/2017 Procedures To Control Vexatious Litigation In Receivership Cases (California Receivers Forum)
02/27/2017 Budding Issues: The Intersection of Legal Marijuana and Federal Bankruptcy Proceedings (Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum.
11/10/2016 Ask The Judges Luncheon (California Receivers Forum)
07/16/2016 Running a Pot Business (Turnaround Management Association, San Diego California)
06/09/2016 Gas Stations & Convenience Stores: Preparing for a Successful Sale (OC Receivers Forum)
05/13/2016 Medical Marijuana Receiverships (The Law Firm of Gust Rosenfeld, Phoenix Arizona)
10/28/2015 Sex, Drugs, and Section 8: The Seedy Underbelly of Receiverships (Bay Area Receivers Forum)
06/17/2015 Oil Fields & Gas Station Receiverships (Los Angeles/Orange Count Receivers Forum)
09/11/2014 Successful Sale of Assets through Post Judgment Receiverships (Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter of CRF)
05/02/2014 State & Federal Court Receiverships (Ron Siegel Radio Show)
04/04/2013 Environmental Receiverships (Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter of CRF)
02/22/2013 Business Receiverships (The Law Firm of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP)
01/19/2013 Receiverships with Environmental Issues (California Receivers Forum in Conjunction with Loyola Law School).
10/31/2011 Selling Personal Property through Receiverships (Orange County Receivers Forum).
10/17/2011 Receiverships 2012 & Beyond (San Diego Receivers Forum).
09/26/2011 Condominium Receiverships (Bank & Financial Institutions Forum).
09/22/2011 Receiverships Selling Property and Clearing Title (Los Angeles Receivers Forum).
05/21/2011 Commercial Receiverships (California Bankruptcy Forum).
01/22/2011 Rents & Profits Receiverships (California Receivers Forum in Conjunction with Loyola Law School).
08/25/2010 Receiverships over Broken Condominium Projects (California Receivers Forum).
10/27/2009 How to Sell Real Estate Though a Partition or Receivership (California Receivers Forum).
08/20/2009 Ask The Commissioner and Receiver (California Receivers Forum).
08/19/2009 Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act 2009 and Receiverships (American Legal Financial Network).
02/25/2009 Partition Referees, a Tool for Estate Management and Sales (Riverside County Bar Association).
09/11/2008 Breakfast with the Experts (San Diego Receivers Forum).
8/18/2016 Receivership News: The Do’s and Don’ts of Medical Marijuana Receiverships
Summer 2014 California Receivership News: A Story of Risk in a Post-Judgment Receivership
Fall 2012 Receivership News: Interview with Judge Luis A. Lavin
Fall 2011 Receivership News: Receivership Liquor License Sales.
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