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Max E. Rawn

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Max E. Rawn is a Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office and a member of the Commercial Finance and Real Estate practice groups. Max represents lenders and borrowers in connection with a wide range of financing transactions, including construction loans, mezzanine loans, commercial mortgage loans, secured and unsecured syndicated loans, letters of credit, asset-based loans, factoring arrangements, and bond issues. He represents banks and other financial institutions in loan workouts and restructurings, and advises both lenders and borrowers on matters related to bankruptcy, foreclosure and other collections litigation.

Max also represents banks in connection with regulatory compliance and regulatory investigations at the local, state and federal level in relation to both commercial and consumer lending. He has considerable experience working with control and compliance personnel to develop training materials, policies and procedures to create a strong control environment, both within financial institutions and with respect to outside vendors. Regulations with which Max has extensive experience include the National Flood Insurance Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Reg B), Home Mortgage Disclosures Act (Reg C), Service members Civil Relief Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Max worked as an Assistant General Counsel for the Commercial Term Lending unit of JPMorgan Chase Bank, and before that he was an associate at Buchalter Nemer PC and Morrison & Foerster LLP. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable William J. Hillman at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. 


Max received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he externed at the Minnesota Tax Court and served as co-director of the Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic, and his B.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park.


  • California
  • New York