Bruce Weiner (Partner) 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.
Bruce Weiner is the co-chair of the New York County Lawyers Bankruptcy Law Committee and is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review. He taught legal research and writing at the Wayne State University School of Law. Mr. Weiner has lectured on bankruptcy law at the New York County Lawyers Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, New York Law School, and St. John's University School of Law, and he was a panelist at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 2005 Winter Leadership Conference and at the American Bankruptcy Institute's 2006 Annual Meeting. In November 2009, Mr. Weiner spoke on bankruptcy law at the New York State Bar Association's program on Handling Tough Issues in a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case. He is the co-author of Zero Tolerance for Commercial Bankruptcy Fraud, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, December 2005. Mr. Weiner represents debtors, creditors, and trustees and has litigated cases on behalf of debtors, creditors, and trustees. His partner in the firm, Robert J. Musso, is a panel trustee in the Eastern District of New York and a significant part of Mr. Weiner's practice is devoted to representing Mr. Musso as trustee, including investigating and litigating cases on his behalf. Mr. Weiner is on the panel of mediators of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, and has successfully mediated several cases for that court. In 2005, the Brooklyn Bar Association awarded Mr. Weiner the Frieda S. Nisnewitz award for pro bono service. Bruce Weiner is married with 2 children.
Here are some highlights of the thousands of bankruptcy cases that Bruce Weiner has successfully handled:
Mr. Weiner has successfully argued three cases before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit:
1. Musso vs. Ostashko, ( http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=900005466696 ) 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. He successfully represented a debtor in a case against Caesar's Palace Casino, ( http://www.nybankruptcy.net/CM/Custom/Consumernews.asp ) not only discharging his gambling debt, but forcing the casino to pay fees for violating the automatic stay.
3. Fisher case: (In re Fischer , 53 Fed. Appt. 129, 2002 WL 31505620 (2nd Cir. NY))
Trustee case involving multiple parcels of real estate and complex issues.
Areas of Practice:
40% 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
Law Review: Washington University Law Review, Member, 1976 - 1977
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1973