Bruce Weiner has been practicing bankruptcy law since he was admitted to the bar in 1978. In addition to his 30 years experience representing debtors, creditors and those being sued by bankruptcy trustees, Mr. Weiner has been involved in hundreds of trustee litigation cases since he joined the firm. He is known for thinking fast on his feet, his ability to handle complex cases, caring client representation, attention to detail, excellent writing skills and courtroom demeanor, and tenacity.
Here are some highlights of the thousands of bankruptcy cases that Bruce Weiner has successfully handled:
Mr. Weiner has successfully argued 3 cases before the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit:
1. Musso vs. Ostashko, this case involved the complicated interplay between divorce and bankruptcy. On appeal, Mr. Weiner successfully proved the assets belonged to the bankruptcy trustee, not to the spouse who had been awarded them by the state court.
2. Mr. Weiner successfully represented a debtor in a case against Caesar’s Palace Casino, discharging his gambling debt and forcing the casino to pay fees for violating the automatic stay.
3. In re Fischer, Bruce Weiner successfully represented a Chapter 7 Trustee in a case involving multiple parcels of real estate and complex issues.
Bruce Weiner is married with 2 children.
4. In re Kran, III, Bruce prevailed in a complex bankruptcy case involving an attorney’s attempt to recover fees.
Other representative matters:
-In another complicated bankrupt matter, "In re Taghrid Mehri", Mr. Weiner successfully defended a creditor against false allegations, stopped a debtor's Chapter 13 proceeding and won them a judgement to forclose on a property.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Gold Certificate for Pro Bono Service||Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project||2007|
|Frieda S. Nisnewitz Award for Community Service||Brooklyn Bar Association||2005|
|President’s Pro Bono Service Award||New York State Bar Association||2004|
|Partner||Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner||1994 - Present|
|Partner||Rosenberg, Rosenberg & Weiner||1989 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York||Member of Attorney Education Committee||2010 - Present|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District||Member of Business Bankruptcy Rules Committee||2010 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member & Contributing Editor, Commercial Fraud Task Force||2005 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee||Member Federal and Commercial Litigation Section||2005 - Present|
|New York County Lawyerâ€™s Association||Co-chair Bankruptcy Law Committee||2002 - 2010|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Member, Bankruptcy Committee||1990 - Present|
|Musso vs. Ostashko||Successfully won and recovered assets for trustee|
|Caesar's Palace||$200,000 gambling debt bankruptcy discharge, attorneys awarded $160,000 for casinoâ€™s willful stay violation|
|In re Fischer||Successful, trustee prevailed|
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|Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook Series||Small Business Bankruptcy, Practicing Law Institute||2010|
|Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook Series||Cash Collateral, Practicing Law Institute||2010|
|ABI Commercial Fraud Task Force Newsletter||Two Recent Second Circuit Cases Involving Fraudulent Debtors||2007|
|American Bankruptcy Institute Journal||Co-author, Zero Tolerance for Commercial Bankruptcy Fraud||2006|
|American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal||Judicial Code 959(b) and its Relation to the Automatic Stay||1997|
|St. Johns School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar||Seminar Course Book, Consumer Bankruptcy (Co-Author)||N/A|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Washington University||Political Science||A.B.||1973|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Basic Bankruptcy Law||2011|
|Practising Law Institute||Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcy||2010|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Overview of Business Bankruptcy Law||2010|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy||2010|
|New York State Bar Association||Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Case||2009|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Bankruptcy Crimes||2009|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Insolvency Issues in Commercial Leasing||2009|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||General Principles in Bankruptcy Practice||2009|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy||2009|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District||Strategic Planning Conference For Court Technology||2008|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District||Strategic Planning Session||2008|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Overview of Bankruptcy Law||2008|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Small Business Bankruptcy||2007|
|United States District Court, EDNY||Avoiding Litigation about Mediation||2006|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||The Effect of BAPCPA on the Real Estate Community||2006|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||BAPCPA One Year Later||2006|
|St. John's University, School of Law||Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar||N/A|