Rodney Solenberger Appointed General Counsel for Breakwater Equity Partners

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San Diego Commercial Loan Workout Firm Names Solenberger as Legal Department Head

“His extensive background in litigation, taxation, bankruptcy and regulation will contribute a great deal to Breakwater’s future successes,” Phil Jemmett, CEO of Breakwater Equity.

Breakwater Equity Partners, a consulting firm specializing in commercial loan workouts nationwide, has announced their new General Counsel, Rodney Solenberger. Solenberger has been working with Breakwater Equity since their inception, as outside legal counsel, but has now stepped into the lead role of General Counsel.

Solenberger’s experience spans over 25 years with a strong focus on banking litigation, taxation, bankruptcy, and financial regulation. His knowledge encompasses state, bankruptcy, federal district court, and state and federal appellate court litigation. Rodney also has a wide breadth of experience in commercial, business and appellate litigation, including complex real estate financing issues, business torts, employment matters, banking, and lender liability issues.

Prior to joining Breakwater Equity, Solenberger spent many years at the predecessor of the FDIC (FSLIC) and for such firms as Foster Walsh and Schall, Boudreau and Gore. It was in these roles that he was responsible for all aspects of complex federal district court and appellate litigation, including development and prosecution of cases on behalf of the government and defending the government on administrative, bankruptcy, constitutional and federal procedural issues.

“Rodney has been an asset to our company from the beginning, providing a diverse skill set and an in-depth knowledge in regards to legal matters.” stated Phil Jemmett, CEO of Breakwater Equity. “His extensive background in litigation, taxation, bankruptcy and regulation will contribute a great deal to Breakwater’s future successes.”

Solenberger received his undergraduate degree in Government from Shippensburg University, where he concentrated in Public Administration and Public Sector Relations, and minored in History and Philosophy. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, magna cum laude. Rodney received his law degree from George Washington University and completed an L.L.M in Taxation from the University of San Diego.

About Breakwater Equity Partners
Breakwater Equity Partners is a privately-owned real estate consulting firm located in San Diego, CA, providing commercial loan workout strategies and negotiation services to property owners and investors throughout the U.S. The Breakwater team, consisting of experts in finance, banking, real estate and law, has worked on over 200 commercial loan workouts throughout the US, with deep experience in a wide variety of real estate asset classes, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, mixed use, master-planned communities, residential and land development, golf courses, and farming operations. Breakwater also specializes in Tenant-in-Common loan workouts. For more information on Breakwater Equity Partners, please call 858-490-3630 or visit

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