Jonathan M. Weiss is a member of KTBS.
Mr. Weiss received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he graduated second in his class, and his B.S. in Accounting, summa cum laude, from Yeshiva University. During law school, he was a Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review, and a Production Editor of the Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs. Mr. Weiss has authored “Tax Claims in Transnational Insolvencies: A ‘Revenue Rule’ Approach” (Virginia Tax Review 2010) and “The Need for Federal Solutions to Interstate and International Ethics Conflicts: A Case Study in Confidentiality” (forthcoming, Journal of International Business & Law 2012).
Mr. Weiss was awarded the International Insolvency Institute’s Gold Medal in international bankruptcy research, and, in 2013, was selected as a member of the class of delegates to the International Insolvency Institute’s NextGen Leadership Program in New York. Mr. Weiss was also selected as the 2011 Distinguished Bankruptcy Student of the Ninth Circuit by the American College of Bankruptcy. In addition, his work has been recognized and published by the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Since joining KTB&S, Mr. Weiss has represented clients across the bankruptcy spectrum. On the debtor side, his work includes having represented the Nevada Cancer Institute as a chapter 11 debtor in possession, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes, California, in its chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy. Mr. Weiss also represents the trustee of the distributor of Girls Gone Wild adult entertainment, in which case the trustee has alleged that the distributor’s intellectual property was transferred to an offshore entity as part of a fraudulent scheme. A sampling of Mr. Weiss’s other representations includes: serving on the defense team of a defendant in a multi-billion dollar fraudulent transfer lawsuit; representation of a state-court receiver in the chapter 11 case of a technology company in the Central District of California; and serving as restructuring counsel to a California-based internet advertising company in a successful out-of-court assignment for benefit of creditors and organized wind-down.
Mr. Weiss is a member of the State Bar of California, the Financial Lawyers Conference, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California.