Sevan Gorginian at Simon Resnik Hayes, LLP Honored With ABI Excellence Awards

Sevan Gorginian

Evelina Gentry ’13 and Sevan Gorginian ’14 were awarded the 2014 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Medal of Excellence for their outstanding performance in their bankruptcy coursework at Loyola.

The ABI honors top law students from around the country with this award annually, in addition to providing a certificate of excellence and a complimentary one-year membership in the ABI.

Both students were nominated by Professor Mary Beth Kors for their exceptional work in her Bankruptcy Reorganizations course. The course covers business reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, with an emphasis on acquiring practical skills used by attorneys in such a case. On the final exam, the students were tasked with drafting a plan of reorganization that conformed with Section 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code.

“The Bankruptcy Reorganizations class was one of the highlights of my law school career,” said Gentry. “It solidified my desire to pursue a career in bankruptcy and restructuring.” Gentry is currently clerking for the Honorable Alan M. Ahart at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Woodland Hills, Calif.

“The practical aspects of the class have greatly benefited my career, and Professor Kors has been a wonderful mentor and inspiration,” she added. “The award is a great honor; it will have a significant impact my career, and I am very grateful for it.”

Sevan Gorginian

On his reaction to winning the award, Gorginian remarked, “I am truly humbled and grateful for such a prestigious award by the American Bankruptcy Institute. Being in Professor Kors’ class opened my eyes and interest to bankruptcy law, which I now practice full-time. Having been nominated by Professor Kors is an honor, and I attribute my career and achievements to her and Loyola Law School,” he said.
Gorginian currently practices at Simon Resnik Hayes LLP and focuses on bankruptcy and litigation, and is also an adjunct professor at Glendale Community College, where he teaches business law.

Original Article –,102430,en.html