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Reem J. Bello is a partner of Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP.  Ms. Bello has over 15 years experience in the practice areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and litigation.  Ms. Bello concentrates her practice on both bankruptcy/insolvency matters and commercial and business litigation. She represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, officers and directors, asset purchasers and other parties in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.  She has led companies in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, from the commencement of a case through to plan confirmation proceedings.


Ms. Bello also has extensive experience in Chapter 7 and 11 liquidation proceedings, representing chapter 7 trustees and chapter 11 trustees in the recovery and liquidation of assets.  She has significant bankruptcy-related litigation experience representing trustees and creditors in adversary proceedings.  Her bankruptcy-related litigation experience includes discovery, taking and defending depositions, briefing, settlement negotiations, mediation and trial in connection with preference, fraudulent conveyance, lien avoidance proceedings, and other adversary proceedings.  She has significant experience handling a wide variety of business, commercial and real estate litigation involving discovery, taking and defending depositions, pretrial motions, settlement negotiations and mediation.


Ms. Bello served a judicial clerkship to the Honorable Kathleen P. March, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.  During law school, Ms. Bello served a judicial externship to the Honorable Alan M. Ahart, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, and a judicial externship to the Honorable Kathleen P. March, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.  

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Languages spoken: Arabic, Spanish, French

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Licensed

  1. Chapter 11: 75%
    18 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-640/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Ms. Bello is a stellar attorney who always keeps an eye on the client's bottom line - - I've recommended her to a number of clients.

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Contact info

LOBEL WEILAND GOLDEN FRIEDMAN LLP

650 Town Center Drive
Suite 950
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626-7021

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199811/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law FirmsUS News & World Report2015
Best Law FirmsUS News & World Report2014
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2013
Best Law FirmsUS News & World Report2013
Best Law FirmsUS News & World Report2012
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2012
Best Law FirmsUS News & World Report2011
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2011
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2010
Best Law FirmsUS News & World Report2010
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2009
Orange County Bar Association Pro Bono AwardOrange County Bar Association2002
Moot Court JudgeConstitutional Rights Foundation2002
Moot Court JudgeConstitutional Rights Foundation2001
MentorUniversity of Southern California Law School1999
Hale Moot Court Honors ProgramUniversity of Southern California Law School1996
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of California at Irvine1995
Campuswide Honors ProgramUniversity of California at Irvine1995
Order of MeritUniversity of California at Irvine1995
Phi Beta KappaUniversity of California at Irvine1994
Campuswide Honors ProgramUniversity of California at Irvine1994
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor SocietyUniversity of California at Irvine1994
Golden Key National Honor SocietyUniversity of California at Irvine1994
Campuswide Honors ProgramUniversity of California at Irvine1993
Campuswide Honors ProgramUniversity of California at Irvine1992
Campuswide Honors ProgramUniversity of California at Irvine1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP2015 - Present
PartnerWeiland Golden LLP2011 - 2014
Senior CounselWeiland Golden LLP2009 - 2010
AssociateWeiland Golden LLP2002 - 2008
AssociateArter & Hadden LLP1999 - 2002
Law Clerk to the Honorable Kathleen P. MarchUnited States Bankruptcy Court1998 - 1999
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Kathleen P. MarchUnited States Bankruptcy Court1997 - 1998
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Alan M. AhartUnited States Bankruptcy Court1996 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
School Site CouncilBoard Member2010 - 2014
Orange County Women Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
California Bankruptcy ForumMember2005 - Present
Orange County Bankruptcy ForumMember2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2016
UCI Alumni AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Parkview Community Hospital Chapter 11 ReorganizationConfirmation of Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
Gotcha International Chapter 11 ReorganizationConfirmation of Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
Zamora v. TanijianTrial Judgment in Favor of Plaintiff
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - IrvinePolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1995
University of California - IrvineEnglish LiteratureOther - Bachelors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCI Women's Empowerment InitiativeProfessional Possibilities for Women2016
UCI School of Social Sciences Careers ProgramChoosing a Legal Career2001
Orange County Bankruptcy Forum Special Projects ProgramTrial Advocacy2001
Judicial Clerkship Forum at USC Law SchoolWhy Choose a Judicial Clerkship?1999