Weinstein Law Firm represents all the varied people and companies who find themselves confronting or involved in bankruptcy cases, situations of financial distress and other creditor-debtor environments such as receiverships and assignments for the benefits of creditors.

In 2019, David Weinstein expanded the firm’s practice to include acting as a mediator, with a special emphasis on mediating bankruptcy litigation and appeals.

Whether as a mediator or an advocate, Mr. Weinstein looks first for ways to create a consensual solution to legal problems.

BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION
AND APPEALS

While every bankruptcy case requires that counsel have courtroom awareness, many bankruptcy practitioners do not have true litigation experience. David Weinstein works at the intersection of advocacy, reorganization and litigation. He conceives reorganization plans, but he also researches, drafts and argues motions in open court, takes and defends depositions and conducts trials. He also has particularly extensive experience with appeals before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, the US District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

MEDIATION

Mediation is a voluntary process in which an impartial third person facilitates communication and negotiations among persons in a dispute.  The only goal of mediation is to help those parties reach a resolution. David Weinstein is a member of the mediation panel of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.

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TRUSTEES AND
OTHER FIDUCIARIES


Insolvency situations, and bankruptcy cases in particular, often require the services of trustees or other “fiduciaries” who are appointed to handle other people’s assets, including money, and assure that they are preserved and distributed properly. David Weinstein has represented these fiduciaries for almost 40 years and can guide them through the often counter-intuitive world of insolvency administration.


PERSONS AFFECTED BY THE FINANCIAL DISTRESS OR BANKRUPTCY OF OTHERS

Persons Affected by Bankruptcy

Situations of financial distress, including formal bankruptcy cases (“in court”), can affect you even if you are not the one who owes money (the “debtor”) or the one looking to collect (the “creditor”). Financial distress and bankruptcy can affect you indirectly too.  It may be a business colleague or spouse who faces these problems. It may be someone whose debt you co-signed or guaranteed. Or maybe the assets of a competitor or other acquaintance are up for sale due to their distress. David Weinstein has broad experience with all these varied situations, both “in” and “outside” the bankruptcy court. He will often see “angles” others miss, enabling him to craft creative solutions to sticky problems.



DEBTORS

A “debtor” is a person or company who owes money to other people. When debts begin to outstrip resources, debtors need the type of assistance David Weinstein provides, to “work out” financial solutions by negotiating with creditors, defending debt actions and filing for bankruptcy protection when that is the best course.



CREDITORS

A “creditor” is a person or company who are owed money by someone else (a “debtor”). When the debtor falls behind, challenging nuances arise and there is no single answer or one approach to all situations. Pushing too hard can drive a wedge between creditor and debtor, but waiting too long can tilt the game against the creditor. Having represented debtors as well as creditors, David Weinstein provides creditors with unique insights, and can help them fashion effective, realistic solutions to unpaid debts.


CREDITORS’ COMMITTEES

Creditors “dragged into” commercial bankruptcy cases need their voices heard, but it is often not economically sensible, or practical, for every creditor to appear and speak up. Courts appoint creditors’ committees to serve as the creditors’ voice and watch over what the debtor and trustee propose to do in the case. After all, it is the creditors’ money that is at risk. David Weinstein advises creditors’ committees about their rights, but also their responsibilities, as they negotiate for the best and most practical exit from the chapter 11 case.