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Practice Areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 35%
    36 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    38 years
  3. Securities & Investment Fraud: 25%
    38 years
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 10%
    36 years

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Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

9401 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Included in Best Lawyers in America 2008, 2009Best Lawyers in America2009
2009 Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Remedies SectionChair2006 - 2007
Los Angeles / Orange County Receivers ForumCo-chair2000 - 2001
Los Angeles Bankruptcy ForumPast President1994 - 1995
California Bankruptcy ForumBoard of Directors1994 - 1997
California Bankrutcy JournalEditorial Board1986 - 2007
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Donell v. KowellReceiver can recover false profits in Ponzi scheme
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Publication NameTitleDate
Recovering Lost Assets in Ponzi SchemesDissecting Ponzi Schemes in Light of Madoff and Other Frauldlent Cases2009
The Industries Most at Risk in BankruptcyBuilding on Quicksand: Insolvency in the Home Building and Suppy Industry2008
California Bankruptcy JournalThe IRS Is Your Friend: How Trustees Can Use Tax Liens to Weave Straw Into Gold2007
Journal of The National Association of Bankrutcy TrusteesGetting in Through the Back Door: Using the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act to Pursue Otherwise Time Barred Fraudulent Transfer and Preference Claims2004
California Bankruptcy JournalRecovering Fraudlent Transfers in Ponzi Schemes: A Primer1998
Los Angeles LawyerA Wrongheaded Bankruptcy Reform Law1998
Journal of The National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesPursuing Fraudulent Transfers Arising From Ponzi Schemes1997
California Bankruptcy JournalZZZ Best - Ordinary Course Protection for Long-Term Debt1992
California Bankruptcy JournalGrogan v. Garner: Nondischargeablity by a Preponderance1991
Los Angeles LawyerJury Trials: The Bankrutcy Court Dilemma1990
California Bankruptcy JournalGranfinaciera, S.A., et al v. Nordberg, et al : Jury Trials Come to the Bankrutcy Court- Maybe1989
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Univ of California at Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Remedies SectionReceiverships2006
Receivers ForumMultistate Receivership Issues2006
California Receivers ForumReceiver's Powers and Liabilites2004
California Receivers ForumRegulatory Receiverships2004
California District Attorneys AssociationUsing Receiverships In Real Estate Fraud Cases2002
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesFinding and Administering Assets1999
Receivers ForumEquity Receiverships1998
National Association of Bankrutcy TrusteesFraudulent Conveyances and Ponzi Schemes1997