Bruce Weiner, Partner
Brooklyn, New York
Local Phone (718) 855-6840
Toll Free (800) 297-6840
Fax (718) 625-1966
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 Rosenberg Musso & Weiner in 1994. Bruce Weiner 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:
NYC bankruptcy attorney Mr. Weiner has successfully argued 4 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. NYC bankruptcy attorney 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.
4. In re Kran, 760 F,3d 206 (2dCir. 2014) Bruce prevailed in a complex bankruptcy case involving an attorney’s attempt to recover fees.
Bruce Weiner is married with 2 children.
Areas of Practice:
30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
New York, 1978
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1990
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977-J.D.
Law Review: Washington University Law Review, Member, 1976 – 1977
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1973-A.B.
Seminar Course Book, Consumer Bankruptcy (Co-Author) St. Johns School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar
Co-author, Judicial Code 959(b) and its Relation to the Automatic Stay, ABI Journal, November, 1997
Representative Cases:In re Fischer, 53 Fed. Appt. 129, 2002 WL 31505620 (2nd Cir. NY )
In another complicated bankruptcy matter, “In re Merhi, 518 B.R. 705 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2014)”, NYC bankruptcy attorney Mr. Weiner successfully defended a creditor against false allegations, stopped a debtor’s Chapter 13 proceeding and won them a judgment to foreclose on a property.
Representative Clients of NYC bankruptcy attorney Bruce Weiner:
Creditor Committees and Trustees
Creditors-Banks and Factors
Debtors-Corporate and Individual
Basic Bankruptcy Law, NYCLA – January 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy, panelist, Brooklyn Bar Association – June 2010
Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcy, Practicing Law Institute, panelist – March 2010
Overview of Business Bankruptcy Law, NYCLA panelist – January 2010, 2013
Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Case, New York State Bar Association, panelist – November 2009
General Principles in Bankruptcy Practice, panelist, NYCLA – November 2009
Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy, panelist, Brooklyn Bar Association – June 2009-2015
Insolvency Issues in Commercial Leasing, NYCLA, moderator – June 2009
Bankruptcy Crimes, NYCLA, moderator – March 2009
Overview of Bankruptcy Law, NYCLA, panelist – September 2008
Participant in Strategic Planning Session for Us Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District – 2008
Participant in Strategic Planning Conference For Court Technology, US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District – 2006 & 2008
Panelist, Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, St. Johns University School of Law NEED DATE
Small Business Bankruptcy, NYCLA – February 2007
BAPCPA One Year Later, New York County Lawyers Association, November 5, 2006
Avoiding Litigation about mediation, United States District Court, EDNY – October 2006
The Effect of BAPCPA on the Real Estate Community, NYCLA – October 2006
ABI Winter Leadership Conference, American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Task Force – December 2005
ABI Annual Spring Meeting, American Bankruptcy Institute, April 14, 2007
Legal Research and Writing Instructor, Wayne State University School of Law, 1977 – 1978
Honors and Awards:
Brooklyn Bar Association Frieda S. Nisnewitz Award for Community Service, May 2005
New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award, May 2004
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Gold Certificate for Pro Bono Service 2002-2015
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Brooklyn Bar Association, Member, Bankruptcy Committee 1990-Present
New York County Lawyer’s Association, co-chair Bankruptcy Law Committee, 2002-2010, member of committee 2005-Present
American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Task-force, contributing editor, Commercial Fraud Task Force newsletter.
New York State Bar Association, member, Bankruptcy Committee, Federal and Commercial Litigation Section, 2005-present
Eastern District of NY, Chapter 11 Lawyers Advisory Committee 2012-2016
If you are having financial difficulties schedule a no cost consultation with NYC bankruptcy attorney, Bruce Weiner: 718-855-6840 or click here to contact him by email.