Lisa Lenherr

Lisa Lenherr joined Tiemstra Law Group, PC in December 2008. She focuses her practice on business insolvency issues, representing debtors, asset-purchasers, title companies, landlords, lenders (commercial and private), and other creditors and parties in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 business bankruptcy matters, including appeals.

Her experience includes commercial real property and equipment leasing issues in the insolvency context; representation of creditors and debtors with requests for post-petition use of cash collateral; contested plan confirmation issues; secured and unsecured debt restructuring; relief from stay, claim, preference, and fraudulent transfer litigation; appeals; motions to convert; and single asset real estate (SARE) issues. Ms. Lenherr also has experience representing creditors in Chapter 13 cases, and debtors and creditors as parties to non-dischargeability litigation.

Ms. Lenherr graduated from Sidwell Friends School, in Washington D.C. (1997); studied at School Year Abroad in Rennes, France (1995-1996); received a B.A. in Philosophy from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon (2000); and a J.D., cum laude, from Lewis & Clark Law School (2008). During law school, Ms. Lenherr served both as a Member (2006-2007) and as an Associate Editor (2007-2008) of Lewis & Clark’s Animal Law Review, was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient (2007-2008), was the recipient of the Outstanding Client Advocacy Award (2008), and graduated in the top 10% of her class. Before joining Tiemstra Law Group, PC, Ms. Lenherr was an extern for the Honorable Robert E. Jones, United States District Court, District of Oregon, and she clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice, Antitrust Unit.



California State Bar (2008); U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.


Professional Affiliations & Activities:

Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), Bankruptcy Section (Member)

Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum (BABF) (Member)

Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California

  • Member (2013-2017)
  • Co-Chair, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (2015-2016)
  • Chair, Local Rules Subcommittee of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California (2014-2015)

California Bankruptcy Journal

  • Editor (2012-present)

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (Member)

  • Treasurer, IWIRC Northern California Network (2015-2017)

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) Next Generation Program (NextGen)

  • Member, NCBJ NextGen Committee (2016, 2017)
  • Participant, NCBJ NextGen (2015)

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) (Member)

  • Vice-Chair, BASF Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section (2017)
  • Treasurer, BASF Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section (2016)


Published Cases:

Schoenmann v. Bank of the West (In re Tenderloin Health, FKA), 849 F.3d 1231 (2017)

Double Bogey, L.P. v. Enea, 794 F.3d 1047 (9th Cir. 2015)

In re Michael H. Clement Corp., 430 B.R. 549 (Bankr. N.D. Cal. 2009), aff’d, Alegre v. Michael H. Clement Corp. (In re Michael H. Clement Corp.), 446 B.R. 394 (N.D. Cal. 2011).



YIP Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum (CBF) 29th Annual Insolvency Conference, May 19-21, 2017

Producer, Takin’ Care of Business, Everyday, California Bankruptcy Forum (CBF) 28th Annual Insolvency Conference, May 21, 2016

Producer, Recent Developments of Chapter 11, California Bankruptcy Forum (CBF) 26th Annual Insolvency Conference, May 17, 2014