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Marc S. Kirschner, as Trustee of the Yellowstone Club Liquidating Trust v. Timothy Blixseth

Thu 1st Nov 2012, Blog, Case Successes

Representing the trustee of the liquidating trust formed under the bankruptcy reorganization plan of the Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC, Steven Jay Katzman and Tony Bisconti, along with co-counsel in Texas and West Virginia, successfully defended against a counterclaim filed by the former president and CEO of the club alleging breach of contract, conspiracy, and RICO violations, and seeking six billion dollars in damages. The court ordered the dismissal of the counterclaim, with prejudice, along with denial of a …

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) has retained Bienert | Katzman as one of three law firms nationwide selected to audit and investigate fraudulent loans made by a national lending institution, resulting in the largest bank failure and FDIC receivership in banking history. The firm, as approved FDIC counsel, is assisting in the investigation, pursuit and litigation of fraud related claims arising from hundreds of millions of dollars in losses from toxic loans. Bienert | Katzman is uniquely qualified to investigate and pursue these claims, given the firm’s extensive experience in criminal defense, litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Mon 9th Jan 2012, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. has been elected by members of the Orange County Bar Association to serve as the OCBA’s Treasurer for 2012.

Mon 9th Jan 2012, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. was recently admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mon 9th Jan 2012, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

United States v. Sou

Wed 27th Jul 2011, Blog, Case Successes

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. and Anne Uyeda scored a significant victory for their client in the human trafficking prosecution of prominent Hawaii farm owners Alec and Mike Sou. After one week of trial in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, the government moved to dismiss the indictment after determining it could not meet its burden of proof. Read blog →

In re South Coast Oil Corporation

Mon 16th May 2011, Blog, Case Successes

Steven Jay Katzman and Anne Uyeda, representing a prominent Oil & Gas Company and two of its principals, successfully obtained the discharge of an Order to Show Cause for the alleged violation of a Temporary Restraining Order. Read the Bankruptcy Court Statement of Decision here →

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. has been named as the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.

Wed 9th Feb 2011, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. has been named Orange County’s “White-Collar Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 by Best Lawyers.

Sun 9th Jan 2011, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

U.S. News and World Report named Bienert | Katzman one of the best firms in Orange County for White-Collar Criminal Defense for 2011-2013.

Sun 9th Jan 2011, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition

Steven Jay Katzman, former Assistant United States Attorney and United States Trustee, has been named President of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum for 2011-2012.

Sun 9th Jan 2011, Blog, Firm Accomplishments and Recognition