Three New Additions to Bienert | Katzman’s Roster of Veteran Trial Lawyers
Mon 20th Aug 2018, Blogs
David M. Guess joins Bienert | Katzman as a partner with over a decade of experience in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation. He previously was a partner at Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP. David 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 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 Lawyer” in Super Lawyers Magazine (So. Cal. Edition) and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. More information about David, his representative matters, and his experience can be found here.
Whitney Z. Bernstein is an experienced criminal defense attorney who brings her skills, tenacity, and compassion to every case and client. Prior to joining Bienert | Katzman, Whitney was a trial attorney with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. in the Southern District of California and Brooklyn Defender Services in Brooklyn, New York.
Whitney has defended hundreds of clients charged with state and federal felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses. In addition to Whitney’s considerable courtroom and trial experience, she has drafted and argued countless suppression and discovery motions, negotiated favorable dispositions for her clients, and obtained numerous dismissals. She trains federal criminal defense practitioners at the local and national level and serves on the San Diego County Probation Chief’s Advisory Board. More information about Whitney, representative matters, and her experience can be found here.
Nathan Reinhardt is an associate with experience in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Before joining Bienert | Katzman, Nathan served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ernest M. Robles of the United States Bankruptcy Court from 2016 to 2017 and then the Honorable Scott H. Yun of the United States Bankruptcy Court from 2017 to 2018.
While clerking, Nathan researched and drafted memoranda on various types of issues that arise in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, including issues raised in motions for preliminary injunction, motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, chapter 11 disclosure statements, plan confirmations, sale motions, avoidance and turnover actions, exceptions to discharge motions under Section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code, and nondischargeability actions under Section 727 of the Bankruptcy Code. More information about Nathan and his background can be found here.