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Bruce Laurence Weiner

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

4.1   11 reviews

Licensed for 44 years

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About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    50%
    I have been practicing bankruptcy law for over 30 years. We handle Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 cases. We litigate in the bankruptcy court including prosecuting and defending trustee actions, and also represent secured creditors and landlords.

    43 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    10%

  3. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    10%

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%

  5. Debt settlement
    10%

  6. Foreclosure
    10%

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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Licensed for 44 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1978
Updated 06/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2015
Very Satisfied Customer
I never thought I'd get a bankruptcy and was quite embarrassed to pursue one, however life happens and sometimes responsibilities get out of hand. I was scared and nervous and quite frankly felt like crap. But I chose RMW Law because they have a great reputation. I worked with Mr. Weiner and he was very patient, encouraging and supportive. He made it a truly easy process and I ended up getting my discharge. It's nice to know their are attorneys out there who actually care about their clients and Mr. Weiner is definitely one of them.
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Posted by Matthew | April 23, 2013
Awesome Experience
After finding out I am dealing with the worse trustee in the city, I hired Bruce Weiner! He made my case a priority as he does will all his cases! He made this easier to handle then I expected! I thought I would have to settle with the trustee after my mom's mistake of saying something that she shouldn't have and Mr. Weiner defended me in the upmost professional manner and always came on time as well as win my case! Would recommend to anyone! Not to forget he always responded in a timely fashion! I want to with Mr. Weiner best of luck in his endeavors! And Thank you for all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
Mr. Weiner and his team were definitely a godsend. I lost everything due to a gambling addiction back in 2015. I owed just about every casino in Vegas and on the east coast with threats of lawsuits and arrest. I sought counsel from many firms and they all told me things I didn’t want to hear. When everything felt hopeless my wife found Mr. Weiner’s firm online. He and Mr. Musso helped negotiate my debts, stay in my house and give me a second chance. I have been able to rebuild my life, save my marriage, start another successful business and remain free of gambling for 7yrs now. They charged a very reasonable, fair amount and were always available; even if it was to say “thing’s will be okay”. They truly saved my life. I can’t express my gratitude to their work highly enough.
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Posted by Hakim | October 28, 2014
The right man for the right job
Mr Bruce Weiner is a perfect lawyer who I highly recommended.He did a chapter 7 for me and it was smooth process.He is very knowledge about the field and the good thing about him that he will answer all your concerns and questions in an instant.You will never regret choosing him.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2014
I hate lawyers but...
If you are going through a bankruptcy, for his knowledge and professionalism, I would recommend Bruce Weiner without hesitation. I had a particularly complicated bankruptcy case, involving preventing a sheriff's sale of my house, a foreclosure, several predator banks and a failed business. There were many options which could have been adopted to settle the case. Bruce carefully explained my options and recommended some very clever alternatives to the obvious course of action. In the end, we got to where I wanted to go with the least amount of pain and expense.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2013
He made what everyone said was impossible...possible!!!
In eight short months, Mr. Weiner turned hopelessness into a new beginning. His professionalism and knowledge, both in office and in court are unmatched.Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Posted by Louis | December 10, 2012
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing
My experience with Mr. Weiner was exceptional. He provided me with top notch service and expert opinions while representing me in my bankruptcy case. His assistance in negotiating with my creditors was invaluable. He was very straight forward and always told the truth. Everything he told me turned out as he anticipated. He responded to all my questions in a professional and timely manner. His fee was reasonable and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a expert bankruptcy attorney. He assisted me throughout the negotiation process until a successful resolution was achieved. Mr. Weiner is an excellent attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
chapter 13
Had a wonderful experience through a very difficult time. Caring, understanding and extremely helpful throughout the process. Highly recommended
Posted by Martina | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Financial advice and help
I had enough debt where I was considering either credit consolidation or bankruptcy. I didn't know which option was best, since I heard conflicting opinions from several people. Mr Weiner helped me choose which was best for me personally. I'm happy I was able to get a professional opinion and he was very helpful.
Posted by Brian | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MIA Corporate Bankruptcy
I didn't get a single bill for months after Bruce was engaged for a bankruptcy auction and was shocked when he suggested that he'd used up the retainer (or even half). "I am not going to go line by line with you, just take this as not agreeing with anything you say. There is no reason for further discussion." So completely unwilling to return any of the retainer nor to speak directly in support of the unsupportable bill. He mailed in the work and stonewalled any discussion (via email).. and has not returned calls.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2015
Wish I would have gone to someone else
I had a complicated bankruptcy, but not so complicated that an attorney in this field would have trouble with. My discharge went well, but after that it was insanity. Bottom line was that I felt as though Mr. Weiner just didn't want to do the work. Just plain laziness. I put my schedules together and kept on him about the issues post discharge. I ended up having to hire another attorney to fight the trustee, which Mr. Weiner should have done as he was my attorney. He just couldn't be bothered. The whole craziness took about 3 years to resolve and no thank to Mr. Weiner. I have to thank the second attorney for getting me clear and free. I recommend going to someone else.
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Response from Bruce Weiner January 20, 2015
Thank you for your feedback. In all my years practicing bankruptcy law, my approach has always been to do the best possible work for each and every client and to be available to them regardless of what obstacles they run into. I have never been given this type of feedback before and apologize if somehow you did not get what you needed.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rosenberg, Musso & Weiner
  • 1994 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rosenberg, Rosenberg & Weiner
  • 1989 - 1994

Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Washington University
  • A.B.
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Bruce Weiner Successfully Defends Creditor In Another Complicated Bankruptcy Proceeding
  • Successfully Defended Creditor
  • US Court of Appeals Complex Bankruptcy Case Affirmed
  • Successfully Affirmed
  • Musso vs. Ostashko
  • Successfully won and recovered assets for trustee
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Associations

  • 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
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member, Bankruptcy Committee
  • 1990 - Present
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association
  • Co-chair Bankruptcy Law Committee
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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

Publications

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Bruce Weiner for nearly 25 years. He is highly experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Weiner is one of the leading bankruptcy attorneys in the nation. He is extremely knowledgeable and unfailing gives the clients I refer to him wise advice and excellent representation."
Real estate
Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy