Andrea M. Schoor is senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Allen Matkins and part of the Litigation Department. She is a member of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Receivership, Lenders and Special Creditor's Remedies, and Commercial Finance practice groups. Andrea's practice focuses on representing lenders, receivers, developers, general contractors and other companies and individuals in litigation, bankruptcy and real estate matters in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. She regularly represents clients in cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, quiet title, wrongful foreclosure, slander of title, promissory estoppel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, elder abuse, violations of TILA, RESPA, and other common law, statutory and regulatory issues. Andrea advises clients and mediates disputes in those areas as well. Andrea also has experience representing SEC receivers, contractors in construction disputes, and has assisted with the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in class actions and mass tort litigation. Andrea also prepares appellate briefs and writs.
Andrea is a volunteer at the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Domestic Violence Project, where she assists victims of domestic violence with applying for orders of protection. This continues the work Andrea did on behalf of domestic violence victims in St. Louis, Missouri, through Legal Advocates for Abused Women. Andrea also is a volunteer docent at the Getty Center, where you can find her on weekends giving architecture and garden tours. Andrea also is involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, as well as the Anti-Defamation League, having recently completed leadership programs run by those organizations.
Andrea received her B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She spent one year at Pembroke College, Oxford, studying English Literature. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she served as executive articles editor of the Global Studies Law Review.