Businesses: Matters
  • Sharp Electronics Pte Ltd., Singapore,vs Treeview Company, Ltd, Somchai Chitpedakorn, KYO Computers, Inc. et al

    Action No. RG13662945
    Superior Court,County of Alameda, Judge Robert McGuiness
    2014:  Appointed to provide reporting, disclosure, production of documents, notice and any other act, for defendants as required by a May 7, 2014 Preliminary Injunction with specific requirements relating to Treeview Company, Ltd., KYO Computers, Inc., Prisma Pro (America, Inc.) and SK International, Inc.  Uecker provided Compliance Reports #1, #2, and #3 with extensive financial information on the Defendant entities.

    Receiver appointed to take possession, custody and control of all assets of Defendants located in Hayward, California.  The Receiver had the authority to determine whether the businesses were a going concern or should be wound down and/or liquidated.  Based on the previously issued Compliance Reports #1, #2 and #3, the Receiver closed the business and liquidated the recycling.

  • Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc.

    Sunnyvale, California
      Therapeutics, Inc. was a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for cardiovascular and renal diseases.  The most recent 3rd Quarter 2014 STEPWISE clinical study results did not produce the anticipated results and the Company engaged Uecker & Associates, Inc. as Assignee.  We retained patent counsel to prepare a patent review and summary.  The IP patents were sold for $425,000.

  • Union Bank, N.A. vs Derek M. Archer, Roxann M. Archer, La Belle Epoque Suites

    Action No. 26-56006
    Superior Court, County of Napa - Judge Francisca P. Tisher
    2011:  Receiver appointed to manage and operate La Belle Epoque and La Petitte Maison, a luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in Napa, California.  The two properties comprise an eight room inn.  The Receiver engaged an experienced innkeeper and a broker to work on the sale of the Inn.  The property was sold for $1.6 million.

  • Michelle Kaufmann Entities

    Oakland, California
    2009:  The Michelle  Kaufmann entities include MK Designs, MK Elements, MK Constructs and MK Homes.  These entities reflected a full service architectual firm that specialized in sustainable, innovative and high quality design using modular technology to create eco-friendly pre-designed homes.  The Assignee marketed and sold the assets including the CAD and production drawings, design materials, mechanical and structural engineering information for modular homes for $150,000.00.

  • Sessions, Inc.

    Scotts Valley, California
    2009: Sessions was a recognized international brand of snowboard and action sports apparel. The company designed, merchandized and distributed high performance snowboard outerwear, accessories and select street wear for 'youth driven' sports. The assets were sold for $650,000 and included inventory, trademarks, service marks, brands, copyrights, patent and any other intangible assets both domestic and international owned by Sessions. The secured creditor was paid in full. A valuation of the assets was completed for the Assignee.

  • Julian R. Davis, Jr., M.D. vs. Carol Glann, M.D.

    Action No. RG08388059
    Superior Court, County of  Alameda - Judge Frank Roesch
    2008: Appointed Receiver for the dissolution of East Oakland Pediatric Medical Group, Inc. a medical practice specializing in pediatric care.  The Receiver negotiated a separation date with the doctors, worked with existing staff to complete medical billing, handled Medi-Cal and capitation payment issues,  separated patient medical records to the doctor of record and generally worked toward a dissolution of the Corporation.

  • Martinez & Golden vs. Margo International, LLC

    Action No. C08-01103
    Superior Court, County of Contra Costa - Judge Judith Craddick
    2008: Receiver for a California based export trading company that caters to retailers and wholesalers in the South Pacific Islands.  The Receiver had completed a valuation of the business as a 'going concern.' and continued to oversee business operations.   She held a mediation session with the parties to try and settle the issues with the members of the LLC.  A member invoked the buy-sell election and the court process was completed. 

  • In re: Globalign, Inc.

    Action No. 08-31329DM
    Appointment: Chapter 11 Trustee
    Northern District of California - Judge Dennis Montali
    2008: Chapter 11 Trustee for a technology enabled global services company offering business solutions in global resourcing and recruiting services. The Trustee operated the company for four months with Debtor in Possession funding. Marketed and sold the assets for $600,000 plus assumption of contracts before year end. Completed 2008 tax returns and converted the case to Chapter 7.

  • In re: Dick Bruhn, Inc.

    Action No. 07-51338RLE
    Appointment: Chief Restructuring Officer and Responsible Person
    Northern District of California - Judge Roger Efremsky
    2007: Susan Uecker was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer and Uecker & Associates, Inc. as the representative of the debtor estate. They prepared the Statement of Financial Affairs and Summary of Schedules for the three (3) Dick Bruhn, Inc. entities as follows:
            Butler's Uniforms
            Dick Bruhn Men's and Ladies' Stores
            Selix Formal Wear
    Uecker managed and operated Selix Formalwear at break even from May 2007 to sale date of January 28, 2008. Uecker completed the sale of two Butler's locations in Reno and Hayward and liquidated the remaining store in San Francisco. The men's and ladies' Bruhn Clothing stores were liquidated by a third party company in a going out of business sale held over 120 days and netting approximately $1 million to the estate. The CRO negotiated a Selix lease buy-out.  She provided the required WARN Act Notices and worked to resolve pension fund issues.

  • Tachkov vs Tachkova-Davenport

    Action No. CGC-06-452426
    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge Ronald E. Quidachay
    2006: Appointed Receiver to handle all financial and business aspects of the ADS Hats, LLC store located on Valencia Street in San Francisco.  The Receiver completed an orderly retail liquidation of the inventory over a sixty-day period.  She was ordered to receive documentation from the parties to conduct a full and complete accounting from inception (2003) to present (2006).

  • Foodcomm International, Inc.

    Action No. 106 CV 058626
    Superior Court, County of Santa Clara - Judge Neil A. Cabrinha
    2006: Receiver appointed to wind up and dissolve the corporation through a proposed Plan of Dissolution.  The Plan required the preparation of a sale package and an auction procedure as a 'going concern'   and included all owned/leased equipment, corporate office building, leased Australia office, trademarks, goodwill, produce inventory, intellectual property, and corporate information including domain name, company name, website, copyrights, packaging and customer lists.  Just prior to going to the market for sale, the Receiver held several mediation sessions between the shareholders, which resulted in a buyout, and continuation of the business.

  • Open Harbor

    San Carlos, California
    2004: Open Harbor provided global trade management solutions, which brought visibility and control to international transactions. They helped companies gain a competitive edge by automating their trade operations ensuring end-to-end efficiency of the supply chain and compliance with government regulations. The services, delivered on a state-of-the-art hosted platform, meet all of the demands of sourcing and selling around the world. The Assignee operated the business to ensure the transferability of significant customer contracts to the successful purchaser. The assets were sold for $1,154,000.

  • Michael E. Steed and Vintners' Golf Club LLC vs. David M. Levey, Redwood Empire Restaurants, et al

    Action No. C03-01516
    Superior Court, County of Contra Costa - Judge David B. Flinn
    2003: Receiver appointed to manage, operate, and sell assets including 26 Taco Bell Franchise locations throughout Contra Costa, Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties, other real estate holdings in Hawaii and California, as well as a yacht and its slip.

  • Ekona Architecture and Planning

    San Francisco, California
    2003: Assignee for an architecture firm that specialized in the design of Greek Orthodox churches, community centers and public service buildings in the United States and Canada. Negotiation of sale of fixed assets and assignment of contracts.Attempted collection of more than $500,000 in accounts receivable.

  • In re: Michael Muldoon Elder dba Vorpal Gallery

    Action No. 02-30677
    Appointment: Chapter 11 Trustee
    Northern District of California - Judge Thomas E. Carlson
    2003: Appointed Chapter 11 Trustee of Vorpal Gallery a 40 year old bi-coastal retail art gallery with more than 5,600 pieces of owned art appraised at $10 to $16 million. Negotiated insurance, storage and auction agreements, inventoried and created an inventory database, negotiated the San Francisco lease termination, marketed New York owned co-ops for sale at $1.5 and $2 million, negotiated judgment settlement agreement with largest creditor, researched large inventory of consigned works, reconstructed records to prepare tax returns for 2001 and 2002.

  • Jim Khosh vs. Kevin Le; Quickturn Circuit Link, Inc.; Circuit Link, Inc.

    Action No.  CV 805958 and CV 80758
    Superior Court, County of Santa Clara - Judge Joseph Biafore Jr.
    2002: Receiver was appointed to wind up and dissolve QTCLI (Quickturn Circuit Link, Inc.); a manufacturer of high quality bare printed circuit boards with high-speed requirements.  The company was located in the Silicon Valley and served customers worldwide.

  • General Electrical Capital Corp. vs. Greenleaf Distribution, Inc.

    Action No. 02-039664
    Superior Court, County of Alameda - Judge Ronald Sabraw
    2002:  Receiver appointed to manage, operate or liquidate a computer component company located in Fremont and in City of Industry. The company was liquidated with extensive accounts receivable collection work resulting in collections in excess of $1.5 million.  The receiver was required to respond to discovery and to comply she had to complete an inventory of 900+ boxes of records to create an index.  Sale of assets through private sales and auction with proceeds in excess of $1 million.

  • Merchants Bank of California vs. Bay Supermarket, Inc. dba Ocean Seafood; William C. Lim

    Action No. BC 272993
    Superior Court, County of Los Angeles - Judge Dzintra Janavs
    2002: Liquidation of 20,000 square foot Asian Grocery Store along with all fixtures and equipment located in South San Francisco within a thirty day time period.  Extensive on-site coordination of sale efforts.

  • HD Interconnect Technology

    Azusa, California
    2002: HD Interconnect Technology Corporation was a company that focused on the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of adhesiveless thin copper laminates (single and double sided with maximum copper thickness less than 10 micro inches) to the Flexible Circuit Industries. Products were initially comprised of adhesiveless thin Copper and Polyimide films (COP). The assets were sold for $400,000 along with an assumption of the leased premises. One hundred percent payment to creditors plus ten percent interest and a partial distribution to shareholders.

  • Ion Implant Services

    Sunnyvale, California
    Austin, Texas
    2001: Assignee for market leader of outsource supplier of ion implementation for over 22 years. Sale of majority of assets to a third party purchaser, which included reduction of $2.85 million of secured debt. Review and compilation of creditor information.

  • Fresh Latitudes World Café, Inc. previously known as World Wrapps, Inc.

    San Francisco, California
    2000: Assignee for an 18 store 'Pacific Rim' type fast food chain with locations throughout Northern and Southern California. Sale of assets for $400,000 plus lease assumptios to a third party purchaser. Landlord negotiations, review and compilation of creditor information.


    San Francisco, California
    2000: Assignee of an ebusiness cosmetic retailer. Sale of website and all assets to third party purchaser for $400,000 plus assumption of leases within an extremely limited time frame due to diminishing value of the assets. Establishment of creditor listing for disbursement to creditors. Extensive payroll reconciliation work for pre-assignment period to determine tax liability.

  • State Street Bank and Trust vs. WindPower Partners 1989, L.P.

    Action No. 17043
    Superior Court, Solano County - Judge Franklin R. Taft
    2001: The subject of this Receivership, WindPower Partners 1989 (WPP89), is one of three partnerships that own wind turbine projects (the Wind Plant Assets) in the Altamont Pass region of Alameda County and in Solano County. The Wind Plant Assets consist of 717 wind turbine generators, a power collection system and a communication system. The Receiver sold the assets for $14.5 million.

  • Chow vs. Chow

    Action No. D99-00881
    Superior Court, Contra Costa County - Judge Josanna Berkow
    2000: A divorce action involving the management and operation of the Oriental Market located in Oakland's Chinatown.  Acted as mediator in settlement conference which resulted in a settlement between the parties.

  • In re: Personal Cellular Services, Inc.

    Action No. 98-48307-N
    Appointment: Trustee
    Northern District of California - Judge Randall J. Newsome
    2000: Manage and operate cellular phone company with 3,500 customers in the Bay Area. Sold the telecom company to a third party purchaser for $1.2 million. Negotiated and settled litigation with a large cellular phone service provider.

  • In re: Big

    Action No. 00-32627-TC
    Appointment: Chapter 11 Trustee
    Northern District of California - Judge Thomas E. Carlson
    2000: Liquidation of the number one online textbook retailer as well as the fastest growing
    e-commerce provider for 18-24 year olds. The textbook physical inventory was sold for
    $1 million and other assets were liquidated.

  • Sanwa Bank California vs. Canary Technology Services, Inc., et al

    Action No. H209987-3
    Superior Court, County of Alameda - Judge Bonnie Lewman Sabraw
    1999: Analyze and make a determination to liquidate a high technology equipment manufacturer located in Fremont, CA.  Collection of accounts receivable and eventual equipment liquidation value of  $133,000.

  • Citibank, Federal Savings Bank, a Federal Savings Bank vs. Shen Motor Company, et al

    Action No. 409557
    Superior Court, San Mateo County - Judge James H. Ellis
    1999: Manage and operate four car dealerships located in Burlingame and Redwood City, California as follows:
    Shen Motor Company - Infiniti - Redwood City
    Shen Lincoln-Mercury-Mitsubishi - Burlingame
    President Chevrolet-Geo, Inc. - Burlingame
    Extensive accounting and administrative issues.  Sale of two dealerships through negotiations with potential purchasers resulting in $500,000 to Estate.  Auction of remaining assets.  Coordination and closing of pension.

  • In re: Frost & Berman Capital, Inc.

    Action No. 997684
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge Ronald Evans Quidachay
    1999: Court appointed representative in corporate dissolution & winding up.  The firm was a merger, acquisition and financial Advisory firm exclusively focused on digital content in the entertainment, educator and business software sectors.  Appointed to review and make recommendations on employee retention and compensation, lease valuation, sale of FF & E, compensation for collections of accounts receivable, disposition of pension plan, transfer or disposition of existing clients and contracts, ownership of company names, and timing and distribution of any other assets of the company.

  • Larry D. Unitan, Virtual Task Group, Inc. vs. Sue Gibson

    Action No. 792613-4
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge Henry E. Needham, Jr.
    1998: Operation of computer consulting business; reconstructing of contract files and oversight of employee/consulting staff to complete existing contracts with Fortune 500 companies such as Lucent Technologies, Ernst & Young, and IBM. Completion of corporate dissolution pursuant to a court approved settlement.

  • Bank of the Orient vs.Cane & Reed Imports, Inc., et al.

    Action No. 990578
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge Raymond D. Williamson, Jr.
    1997: Liquidation of retail wicker furniture store and wholesale outlet located in South San Francisco, California.  Successful collection of accounts receivable and coordination and completion of tax returns.

  • Heller First Capital Corporation vs. Boss Auto Parts

    Action No. H197903-3
    Superior Court, Alameda County, Hayward Division - Judge John F. Kraetzer
    1997: Liquidation of retail auto parts store located in Fremont, California.

  • Lois Henderson vs. Thomas Henderson

    Action No. 094-00322
    Superior Court, Contra Costa County - Judge Johanna Berkow
    1997: A divorce action involving numerous businesses, primarily seafood and wood product enterprises.  Review and analysis of court reports to determine viability of businesses.  Acted as mediator in an extensive settlement conference which resulted in a settlement between the parties.

  • Union Bank of California, N.A. vs. California Carpet Outlet, Inc., et al.

    Action No. 981578
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge David Garcia
    1996: Operation and sale of retail carpet company; consolidation of inventory and auction of all inventory.  The case required extensive review of books, records, and inventory reconciliation.  Also involved reconstruction and collection of accounts receivable via installation of purchased inventory.  Oversight of staff to complete outstanding installation jobs.

  • P. Judith Lindsey vs. Dionne Uribe, et al.

    Action No. 974921
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge William Cahill
    1996: Dissolution of travel agency partnership known as Easy Travel located in San Francisco, California.  Involved detailed review of partners' documents in determining final accounting of assets and liabilities, any money the partnership is obligated to transfer to either party, and any other dispute which could be resolved by a monetary determination or transfer of property.  Court accepted recommendations of Receiver.

  • William Broach, Trustee for Shayani vs. Elaine Hull

    Action No. 92-45977 JR
    Appointment: Receiver
    Northern District of California - Judge Edward Jellen
    1996: Dissolution of Hull B. Hull partnership. Disbursement of funds after extensive research to complete partnership tax returns (10 years of returns) from inception of the partnership, involving tax deferred exchange.

  • Dependable Acceptance Co. vs. Glacier Bottled Water Company, et al.

    Action No. H 161928-7
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge Ronald M. Sabraw
    1993: Management, operation and liquidation of a bottled water plant located in Hayward, California.

  • State Street Bank and Trust Company vs. Yolo Gas Recovery Corporation

    Action No. 69487
    Superior Court, Yolo County - Judge Stephen Mock
    1991: Operation and sale of a landfill gas system located near Davis, California.  The gas from the landfill fueled an energy conversion system and the generated power was delivered to Pacific, Gas & Electric. Removal of toxic chemicals and contaminated soil.

  • People of the State of California vs. Carl Douglas Washington

    Action No. 93588
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge Stanley P. Golde
    1989: Supervision of KONG Television, Inc. assets, which includes television construction permit located in Everett, Washington. Worked with the FCC on compliance and sale of permit.

  • Parmar vs. Parmar

    Action No. 649703-5
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge Michael E. Ballachey
    1989: Sale of retail outlet plus an additional retail outlet with real estate and restaurant sublease located in Berkeley, California, and a manufacturing outlet with wholesale distribution located in San Leandro, California.  All assets sold pursuant to partnership dissolution.

  • In re: William and Nancy Connolly

    Action No. 3-88-02226
    Appointment: Trustee
    Northern District - Judge Thomas Carlson
    1989: Operation of a 5,000-acre exotic animal ranch and a 60-acre ranch located which sold for $350,000 in Klamath Falls and Jacksonville, Oregon. Other assets include oil and gas leases, farm equipment, a single-family residence which sold for $850,000 located in Marin County and two airplanes. Liquidation of all assets under Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization.

  • In re: Choice Financial Services, Inc.

    Action No. 5-89-001472
    Appointment: Trustee
    Northern District - Judge James R. Grube
    1989: Management, operation, and sale of a 73-bed convalescent hospital located in Fremont, California. Real estate loan business and miscellaneous real property.