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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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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    36 years, 5 thousand cases



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  • Daniel Michael Ross

    I have known Bruce Weiner for many years and have sought out his assistance from time to time regarding bankruptcy issues affecting various transactions. He work has always been exceptional. Bruce is one of the truly premier bankruptcy attorneys in the City of New York. His reputation and that of his firm is excellent. The numerous awards and other accolades that he has received are fully justified and constitute further evidence of his highly honed skills. Perhaps most important, the clients whom I have referred to him have always reported how pleased they were with his services. This is no minor complement as clients seeking bankruptcy guidance are often at their most vulnerable and need not just correct legal advise but sensitive counseling as well. I recommend Bruce Weiner wholeheartedly.


    Daniel Ross Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kurt L. Roth

    Bruce and his team make up the preeminent bankruptcy firm in Kings County. A strong communicator, Bruce explains the ins and outs of bankruptcy law to clients and professionals in straight forward, easy to comprehend terms. I don't hesitate to refer clients or friends to Bruce.


    Kurt Roth Residential Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

26 Court St
Suite 2211
Brooklyn, NY, 11242-0103


NYCurrently registered 197803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gold Certificate for Pro Bono ServiceBrooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project2007
Frieda S. Nisnewitz Award for Community ServiceBrooklyn Bar Association2005
President’s Pro Bono Service AwardNew York State Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRosenberg, Musso & Weiner1994 - Present
PartnerRosenberg, Rosenberg & Weiner1989 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New YorkMember of Attorney Education Committee2010 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern DistrictMember of Business Bankruptcy Rules Committee2010 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember & Contributing Editor, Commercial Fraud Task Force2005 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Bankruptcy CommitteeMember Federal and Commercial Litigation Section2005 - Present
New York County Lawyer’s AssociationCo-chair Bankruptcy Law Committee2002 - 2010
Brooklyn Bar AssociationMember, Bankruptcy Committee1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Musso vs. OstashkoSuccessfully won and recovered assets for trustee
Caesar's Palace$200,000 gambling debt bankruptcy discharge, attorneys awarded $160,000 for casino’s willful stay violation
In re FischerSuccessful, trustee prevailed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook SeriesSmall Business Bankruptcy, Practicing Law Institute2010
Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook SeriesCash Collateral, Practicing Law Institute2010
ABI Commercial Fraud Task Force NewsletterTwo Recent Second Circuit Cases Involving Fraudulent Debtors2007
American Bankruptcy Institute JournalCo-author, Zero Tolerance for Commercial Bankruptcy Fraud2006
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalJudicial Code 959(b) and its Relation to the Automatic Stay1997
St. Johns School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy SeminarSeminar Course Book, Consumer Bankruptcy (Co-Author)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Washington University School of LawPolitical ScienceA.B.1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York County Lawyers' AssociationBasic Bankruptcy Law2011
Practising Law InstituteConsumer and Small Business Bankruptcy2010
New York County Lawyers' AssociationOverview of Business Bankruptcy Law2010
Brooklyn Bar AssociationIntroduction to Consumer Bankruptcy2010
New York State Bar AssociationHandling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Case2009
New York County Lawyers' AssociationBankruptcy Crimes2009
New York County Lawyers' AssociationInsolvency Issues in Commercial Leasing2009
New York County Lawyers' AssociationGeneral Principles in Bankruptcy Practice2009
Brooklyn Bar AssociationIntroduction to Consumer Bankruptcy2009
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern DistrictStrategic Planning Conference For Court Technology2008
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern DistrictStrategic Planning Session2008
New York County Lawyers' AssociationOverview of Bankruptcy Law2008
New York County Lawyers' AssociationSmall Business Bankruptcy2007
United States District Court, EDNYAvoiding Litigation about Mediation2006
New York County Lawyers' AssociationThe Effect of BAPCPA on the Real Estate Community2006
New York County Lawyers' AssociationBAPCPA One Year Later2006
St. John's University, School of LawConsumer Bankruptcy SeminarN/A