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Experienced Los Angeles Law Firm Handles Banking Litigation

Building on decades of successful plaintiff and defense representation

Barton, Klugman & Oetting, LLP has represented financial institutions in thousands of claims arising out of losses suffered through deposit account and lending relationships. The firm has an impressive track record representing banks as creditors and in defending banks in high-value disputes involving various complex financial instruments. Our litigation partners have handled a number of significant appeals, including reported cases. We are acutely sensitive to our clients’ bottom line and have established billing rates that provide a high level of service at a reasonable cost.

Decades of trial practice have yielded impressive results

Our firm comprises numerous litigation attorneys with more than 20 or 30 years of experience. The accomplishments of our firm’s banking group include:

  • Jury and bench trial experience in federal and state courts
  • Binding and non-binding arbitration, mediation and trials before private judges
  • Appellate matters in the California District Courts of Appeal, California Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court
  • Adversary matters and automatic stay litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court
  • Appeals before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit


Decisive action in commercial collection and loan workout cases

Our firm has represented large banks and other financial institutions in commercial collection cases that require aggressive, decisive action. Usually the bank has already exhausted all avenues for restructuring the debt before referring commercial collections to our firm. We usually recommend an aggressive stance immediately securing Writs of Attachment or Writs of Possession to prevent the debtor from transferring, converting or dissipating the assets.

In the bankruptcy court, we have had considerable success securing relief from the automatic stay. We move promptly to terminate the stay on foreclosures against collateral to realize on the collateral as quickly as possible and prevent any diminution in its value.

Our firm has ample capacity for prompt action to seek prejudgment remedies and vigorously prosecute commercial collection and workout cases. We work closely with bank personnel and continually press the debtor for a viable workout plan while we prosecute litigation. The result is usually a settlement in which the debtor turns over collateral and/or makes payments, although we often secure contested judgments and recover in execution proceedings.

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