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Victor A. Vilaplana is of counsel and a business reorganization attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Victor focuses his practice on the handling of insolvency matters, particularly complicated business bankruptcies and international transactions. His experience includes representing businesses in multiple fields, from medical device companies to agricultural producers in Chapter 11 cases. Victor is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations, International, and Latin America Practices as well as the Automotive Industry Team. Prior to joining Foley, Victor was a shareholder of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek and a managing partner of the San Diego office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.
Victor is a frequent lecturer for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, Practicing Law Institute, Law Education Institute, and National Institute of Trial Advocacy on the topics of insolvency, uniform commercial code, and various U.S./Mexico related issues, such as real estate ownership, commercial law, equipment leasing and debtor/creditor relations. He is also an ALI-ABA lecturer on practice under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act. Victor has authored articles on the administration of multi-national bankruptcies and prepackage Chapter 11 plans of reorganization. He is co-editor of Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice for the American Law Institute.