Bienert, Miller & Katzman, PLC
David has over a decade of experience in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation. His main practice area is bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. He is involved in cases at both the regional and national level. He has been on virtually every side of a bankruptcy case, giving him unique insights into the players and the process. He represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, trustees, creditors’ committees, litigation trusts, fraudulent transfer and preference defendants, landlords, and others.
David formerly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Maureen A. Tighe of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He also served as a judicial extern to both Los Angeles Bankruptcy Judge Thomas B. Donovan (senior status) and to the late Honorable David G. Sills, Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Three, sitting in Santa Ana, California.
David has been named in Best Lawyers® for his work in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law, has been named as a Super Lawyers® honoree in Super Lawyers® Magazine (So. Cal. Edition) and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has served as Conference Co-Chair of the California Bankruptcy Forum, is a member of the board of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, has been an advisory board member and panel producer for various bankruptcy conferences, and has been a frequent speaker at bankruptcy conferences and at other educational events hosted by the American Bankruptcy Institute, the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Financial Lawyers Conference, and the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum. David is on the panel of pro bono volunteer mediators for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
David is licensed to practice law in California, New York and the District of Columbia, and to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Ninth Circuits. He is also a licensed real estate broker.
David received his law degree from UCLA School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif (fourth in his class) and was an Editor with UCLA Law Review, and his undergraduate degrees in History and Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA.