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Our Court Appointed San Diego Business Receivers Are Here to Help

Our San Diego Business Receivers have decades of experience in administering business receivership. Such cases may involve manufacturing, distribution, retail sales, restaurants, gas stations/C-store operations and medical-related business including assisted living facilities and interim care facilities. Stephen Donell is a licensed RCFE through the state of California Department of Social Services.

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Here’s how our San Diego Business Receivers can help you:

A business receivership arises out of a variety of circumstances. This includes a default on a loan where a lender may seek the appointment of a receiver to collect on receivables or to take possession of the entire business and operate it as part of the overall business. A receiver may also be appointed to take possession of a business due to a judgment enforcement action.

  • Manufacturing

    Manufacturing businesses that may be subject to city/state/federal oversite require specific skills in order to ensure propert compliance.

  • Distirubution

    From low-rise to mid-rise office properties, including mixed-use, FedReceiver, Inc. has handled office building receiverships with challenging lease-up issues, deferred maintenance and tenant defaults.

  • Real Estate Partnerships

    Our team has managed single tenant retail all the way to large anchored neighborhood shopping centers. Receivership focus has involved lease-up, CAM reconciliations, deferred maintenance, marketing plans and ADA/health & safety compliance.

  • Retail Sales

    NNN industrial properties include stand-alone buildings to multi-building industrial parks. Major tenant improvement projects, environmental cleanup, CAM reconciliation projects and deferred maintenace are all addressed on an as-needed basis.

  • Medical/Health Care

    The FedReceiver team has been appointed as receiver over medical office buildings, many of which pose unique challenges including maintenance standards, specialized common area requirements, parking, access issues and code compliance.

  • Financial Services

    Our team has experience with small motels to luxury resort properties, including national flagged properties.

  • Legal

    Mobile home communities require specialized experience based on unique code compliance requirement. Our team has been appointed as receiver over mobile home communities thoroughout California.

  • Development

    Stephen Donell has been appointed as receiver over multiple equestrian properties including training/riding facilities servicing the equestrian community.

  • Advertising/Marketing

    Our team has experience in self-storage management in multiple states. Self-storage properties can pose unique challenges with security and safety issues.

  • Gas Station/Car Wash

    FedReceiver, Inc. has assembled a team of experts with experience in managing/operating and selling gas station/carwash/C-Store Properties, with numerous receiverships involving national gas station brands.

When is a San Diego Business Receiver needed?

A receiver appointed to take over a business may end up being appointed solely to take possession of receivables or inventory. However, the receiver may also be appointed to take over the entire business in which case this receiver is known as an equity receiver. The receiver operates all aspects of the business including filing tax returns, dealing with customers, employees, creditors, litigation and distribution to secured creditors in order of priority.

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Clients Who Trusted Us

As an attorney representing secured creditors who provide C&I loans, I have needed to seek the appointment of a receiver due to loan defaults. Stephen Donell, Receiver, is a take-charge, dependable and results-oriented professional with whom we have a long-standing history. We highly recommend his services as receiver to other lenders and creditors.

Attorney, San Francisco CA
San Francisco, CA

As lenders’ counsel, our firm has worked with FedReceiver, Inc. for many years in connection with real property defaults and several cases involving the appointment of a Receiver. Mr. Donell and his team have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and effective court appointed receivers.

Attorney, Los Angeles CA
Beverly Hills, CA

Our firm has had multiple opportunities to work with the professionals at FedReceiver and the results have been extremely positive in all of our partition referee and receivership matters.

Attorney, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles, CA

I have worked with Stephen Donell in multiple cases where he was appointed as receiver over assets secured by loans originated from our lending institution. Mr. Donell’s expertise and experience have been invaluable in the protection of the bank’s loan security.

Lender, Orange County CA
Orange County, CA

Mr. Donell has served as court-appointed Receiver in multiple matters in connection with partnership litigation filed by our firm. Mr. Donell has demonstrated his knowledge regarding asset preservation, forensic investigations, and fiduciary duty violations, and his actions have resulted in positive results for my clients’ interests.

Attorney, Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles, CA

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Locations Served

With cases involving assets throughout the country and internationally, FedReceiver, Inc. provides nation-wide receivership services including international asset recovery.

Alameda, Butte, County of San Francisco, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange County, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernadino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Ventura County and the California District Court.

Las Vegas, Carson City, Clark, Douglas, Elko and Washoe County

Phoenix, Gila, Maricopa, Mohave and Pima County

States with cases/assets include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

Who needs a court-appointed San Diego Business Receiver?

If you are a lender, attorney, investor, government agency or city attorney, FedReceiver,Inc. provides receivership services to address your unique circumstances.


Defaulted real estate /business loans, collateral and inventory problems, contaminated property may all require the services of a receiver.


Corporate, partnership, creditor rights, bankruptcy and transactional attorneys regularly seek out the services of court-appointed receivers.

Defrauded Investor/Consumer

If you are a defrauded investor/consumer, various government agencies may be able to assist with investigating alleged fraud.

Government Agency

State/federal governmental agencies appoint receivers in connection with criminal restitution, health & safety code violation, investor and consumer fraud as well as other regulatory matters requiring the appointment of a receiver.

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How we work together

From identifying problems to implementing solutions, our experienced team utilizes its decades of experience, expertise, training and resources to successfully administer its receiver, partition, provisional directorship, dissolution manager and distribution agent cases.

Reach out

Please reach out via our contact page or call us at our Los Angeles corporate office. Our state and federal cases involve assets throughout the county.

Set an Appointment

An initial call will allow for an initial assessment of the proposed case.

Sample Pleadings/Orders

With approximately 800 cases, FedReceiver has a vast library of exemplars including motions seeking appointment of receiver, orders appointing receiver and memorandum of points & authorities.


We offer excellent references with local and national law firms, accounting firms and clients.

Court Experience

Given our decades of experience and hundreds of cases, we have appeared in state/federal court and have excellent relationships with numerous courts/judges.

Get to know our expert court receivers in San Diego

A family business, founded by James Donell, we are leaders in the receivership industry.

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With prior experience as president of the California Receivers Forum (CRF) Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter, President of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), panel members at receiver conferences, we are leaders in our industry.


Northern California

Sacramento, CA

Los Angeles

Wilshire Bundy Plaza 12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Subsuit 1120
Phone: 310.207.8481

Stephen J. Donell Los Angeles

President of FedReceiver, Inc., Jalmar Properties, Inc. and Donell Expert Services, Inc.

James H. Donell Los Angeles

Founder and CEO of FedReceiver, Inc. and Jalmar Properties, Inc.

Todd D. Donell Los Angeles

Executive Vice President of FedReceiver, Inc. and Jalmar Properties, Inc.

Sarah R. Bates Los Angeles

Vice President of FedReceiver, Inc. and Jalmar Properties, Inc.

Review the chapter authored by Mr. Donell

Reviving the financially distressed business book by written by Receiver Stephen Donell, CCIM, CPM

Reviving the Financially Distressed Business

Reviving The Financially Distressed Business is the essential guide for business owners and corporate leaders whose companies are under—or anticipating—financial difficulties. See Chapter 11, Receiverships, written by Court Receiver Stephen Donell, CCIM, CPM

Steve Donell’s contribution to the book “Reviving a Financially Distressed Business” reflects not only his expertise as a receiver, but his sound judgment on how receivership can be used to effectively advance a financially troubled business.” 

– Brian Davidoff, Esq. Author and Editor

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