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bruce weiner


Brooklyn, New York
Local Phone (718) 795-2415

Bankruptcy Attorney in Brooklyn helps you get a fresh start.​

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:

Bankruptcy Law

Litigation Percentage:

30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

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.

Published Works:

NSeminar Course Book, Consumer Bankruptcy (Co-Author) St. Johns School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar
Two Recent Second Circuit Cases Involving Fraudulent Debtors, ABI Commercial Fraud Task Force Newsletter, April, 2007
Small Business Bankruptcy, Practicing Law Institute, Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook Series – March 2010
Cash Collateral, Practicing Law Institute, Commercial Law and Practice Course Handbook Series – March 2010
Co-author, Zero Tolerance for Commercial Bankruptcy Fraud, ABI Journal, Dec05/Jan 06, Featured Article
Co-author, Judicial Code 959(b) and its Relation to the Automatic Stay, ABI Journal, November, 1997
The “Fractional Interest” Bankruptcy Foreclosure Scam, an Old Scheme Finds New Life, ABI Commercial Fraud Task Force, 2008

Representative Cases:

In re Reyes, 2015 WL 4624156, United States Bankruptcy Court, (S.D. New York.)
In re Big Time Holdings, LLC, 2019 WL 2603091 (E.D.N.Y.)
In re Fischer, 53 Fed. Appt. 129, 2002 WL 31505620 (2nd Cir. NY )
In re Baumblit Affirmed, 2001 WL 880872 (2d Cir., NY )
In re Baumblit Affirmed, 251 B.R. 444 (E.D.N.Y. 2000)
In re Kran, 760 F.3d 206 (2d Cir. 2014)
Matter of Ngan Gung Restaurant, Inc., 195 B.R. 593 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)
In re Baumblit, 229 B.R. 50, 33 Bankr.Ct. Dec. 1032 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1999)
In re Baumblit, Affirmed in Part, Reversed in Part, 251 B.R. 442 (E.D.N.Y. 2000)
In re Baumblit, Affirmed, 2001 WL 880872 (2nd Cir., N.Y. )
In re Westchester Tank Fabricators, Ltd., 207 B.R. 391, 37 Collier Bankr.Cas. 2d 1495 (Bankr.E.D.N.Y. 1997)
In re American Globus Corp., 195 B.R. 263 (Bankr .S.D.N.Y. 1996)
In re Sydor, 132 B.R.243 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1991)
In re Terzian, 75 B.R.923 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 1987)
In re Carlton, 72 B.R.543 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1987)
In re Nana Daly’s Pub, Ltd., 67 B.R.782 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1988)
In re Fran Char Press, Inc., 55 B.R.55, 42 UCC Rep.Serv. 1299 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1985)
In re Blake, 38 B.R.604, Bankr.L.Rep. P. 69,819 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1984)
In re Roberts, 20 B.R.914, 6 Collier Bankr. Cas. 2d 892 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 1982)
In re Ostashko, 468 F.3d 99 (2d Cir. 2006) (Second Circuit 2006)

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

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Basics of new Small Business Bankruptcy Provisions, NYCLA – March 2020

Basic Bankruptcy Law, NYCLA – January 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

Introduction to Consumer Bankruptcy, Brooklyn Bar Association – October 2019

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 bankruptcy attorney brooklyn NY, Bruce Weiner: 718-795-2415 or click here to contact him by email.

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