Judgment Recovery Partnership Dispute – $1.9 million

Location: Los Angeles / Westwood
Status: Settled/Satisfied.
Case Details: Judgment, for partnership dispute, partner agreed to buy client out of his end of a multi million $ business and never paid him, client obtained judgment for over $2 million. Immediately after judgment, debtor wired approx $1.5 mil out of the country to a foreign entity, gave his house to his wife, bank accounts to children, and transferred his businesses to an unknown person in Cambodia, leaving himself judgment proof. Debtor then absconded to Vietnam. Through a year and a half of judgment enforcement efforts against all parties involved including the debtors wife and children and businesses as well as a fraudulent transfer action, the debtor voluntarily paid $1.9 million.

Judgment – Wrongful death – $800,000.00

Debtor and his nursing home company lost a 7 figure lawsuit for wrongful death. After many levies and garnishments and other enforcement attempts were not productive, and after multiple attempts at avoiding and quashing service of subpoenas and discovery, we dragged the debtor in for multiple debtors examinations of him as well as others. After months and months of discovery and going through boxes and boxes of records, we found out that he was treating all his corporations as his personal piggy banks as well as discovered real estate, and other suspicious transfers. Faced with the risk of losing all his businesses to the judgment, as well as losing his property, the debtor settled the case for almost $800,000.00.

Judgment – Employment Discrimination – $250,000.00

Debtor was a defunct company, who was sued for employment discrimination and lost a large jury verdict. In 2019, we started the collection, and discovered there was nothing left of the companys assets by the time the judgment was due. However, after multiple hearings and subpoenas to banks, we discovered that the company had transferred the last of its cash to its owner, right before going out of business. A year later, We sued the owner and his other companies for fraudulent transfer, and after a year and a half of going through discovery, a receivership proceeding, multiple depositions and other hearings, the defendants knew they would likely lose at trial, and paid our clients a healthy settlement. Total time to get paid was around 3 years and involved another litigation. But we stuck with it, and got our clients paid.

$1.4 million judgment satisfied.

Debtor had sued our client, a lawfirm in multiple suits, lost, and ended up owing our clients $1.4mil in attorneys fees. He also owed millions of dollars to many other creditors. We found a pending lawsuit that Debtor had against an insurance company, and attached the proceeds, only to have the proceeds transferred to debtors wife. The insurance company gave the money to the Court, at which time we, and other creditors of the debtor had to fight over it. (Interpleader action). We brought a case for fraudulent transfer in the Federal Interpleader Action against debtor and his wife, and after 1.5 years of litigating, we prevailed over the other claimants, and collected almost $1million for the clients.

$700,000.00 collection.

Seven Figure judgment against out of country company in China, who did not respond to suit for patent infringement. Chinese entity believed it was immune from enforcement. Due diligence revealed that the company had multiple sources of monies coming from big companies in California, and Creditor served levies and orders of assignment, as well as conducted third party discovery to ascertain assets. Debtor attempted to stop collection in Federal Court, as well as vacate the judgment (twice, in two different states), and was defeated on all counts. Approx $700,000.00 was collected.

Judgment – Hollywood movie producer/writer – $1 million

Location: Los Angeles, Federal Court. Status: Settled/Satisfied in 2016. Case Details: Judgment against debt ridden Hollywood movie producer/writer for a breach of lease. Debtor was receiving royalties from a couple of recent movies, but unfortunately, there were multiple other creditors after them: A previous judgment creditor, a law firm pursuing an attorneys lien, and a spousal/child support claimant, all making claim on the same money we were. Our firm became involved in both a state court case and federal court case in connection with this debt, and even though our client was the last claimant to file his claim against the funds and as such, would have been last in line, and thus gotten very little-  we litigated, fought and defeated, in various ways, the claims of all the other creditors, and leveraged a settlement before a federal court judge, wherein our client received the vast majority of the money, and satisfied our judgment. (Settlement, almost $600,000.00)

Judgment Collection – Real Estate Broker/Landlord – $270,000

Location: Los Angeles Downtown LA Status: Settled/Satisfied in 2016. Case Details: Debtor was a well to do real estate broker & landlord, and Creditor had worked for him for years, and not been paid, and been promised certain things which the Debtor never followed through on. Creditor obtained a $270,000.00 judgment for back wages. After strategically positioning our client to make the judgment “bulletproof” and making our liens impossible to avoid with motions to vacate and bankruptcies, we located assets of the debtor and levied upon them, satisfying the entire judgment in one fell swoop!  (If only they could all be this simple)

Los Angeles County Judgment Enforcement, Federal Court, $500,000.00 judgment.

Over 500k judgment entered in Los Angeles Collection case (Federal District Court) a very contentious intellectual property litigation. Debtor was a licensing company who received royalties for IP licensing. Shortly after the judgment however, the Debtor assigned all its assets to a third party, in a little used legal proceeding called an “Assignment for the benefit of Creditors” where the assets of the debtor were to be given to, and then liquidated by, this third party, similar to a bankruptcy- and all the creditors generally get pennies on the dollar.

We served 15 federal levies on multiple entities paying the debtor / third party money, including platforms such as Apple and Amazon, asserting liens that we had on debtors assets prior to the transfer. We took the third party Assignee into court, and asserted a claim against them directly for turnover of all the money they received from the Debtor.

After initially wanting to “lump” our claim in with all the rest of the creditors which would have paid us pennies on the dollar, they ended up paying us essentially all the money that the debtor had given them, minus a few dollars  in fees. Client got healthy six figure settlement, which was all there was to get. (Debtor company now out of business)

$600,000  Los Angeles County Judgment Collection

$550,000.00 Judgment entered in a fraud case against Debtor in Los Angeles judgment enforcement matter. Debtor owned 40% of a large industrial property in Los Angeles. Prior to judgment, Debtor transferred this property to a seemingly random third party, in Hong Kong, who could not be found.

However, even in spite of the transfer, we got the court to grant us an order giving us 40% of the rents due from the property, even though the third party was being paid, not the debtor. This was because the debtors transfer of the property was suspect, and because the deed had irregularities on it. After bringing enforcement actions against the tenants who at first didn’t want to pay, this produced thousands a month and was an annoyance to the debtor undoubtedly.

Secondly, we proceeded in a fraudulent transfer case against the debtor and the Hong Kong individual, who turned out to be the Debtors Cousin. She could not be found/served, but after some back and forth, the Court allowed us to serve her by publication, and proceed with the case. Ultimately, at a 4 way mediation, the case settled for a lump sum. Total amount collected was well over $600,000.00.

Criminal Restitution Order Enforcement – $270,000 (2018)

Debtor had worked as a caregiver and stolen the life savings of an elderly client, and had gone to prison. The criminal Court ordered restitution. ECL converted the criminal restitution order to a civil judgment, and located a single family home in the debtors name.  When the debtor claimed she lived there, making it harder to enforce against, we used multiple investigative means including private investigators and employees from our own office to stake out the house, to prove to the Court that the Debtor didn’t live there. We then applied to the Court to have the property sold at auction, and the Court ordered the home sold. The Debtor eventually voluntarily sold the home rather than face foreclosure on the courthouse steps. Creditor was paid 100% of the restitution monies, plus interest and fees.


Creditor came to our firm with a very old judgment against a debtor. It turned out that unknown to the Creditor, debtor had died. Investigation also revealed that debtor appeared to have sold his house some years back, given the proceeds as a gift to his son, and his son had then used the proceeds to buy his own condo prior to debtor’s death. The debtor had then died with no money or assets of his own. A judgment that many would not have even attempted, we filed a probate petition and opened a probate on behalf of the debtor,  filed a fraudulent transfer action against the debtors son to return the monetary gift his father had given him years earlier. After using bank subpoenas and escrow company subpoenas to prove what happened and beating a motion to dismiss, a six figure settlement was reached at a mediation.


Debtor was a Doctor, who would rather die than pay his support obligation to his ex wife. We did multiple bank levies, but he closed down all his personal bank accounts, and paid all of this bills out of his medical corporation. We did wage garnishments against the monies from his medical practice, but he did not comply.  We finally obtained a court order requiring him to turn over his corporate stocks, and still refused to comply. Pursuant to judgment enforcement law, we ultimately brought a motion to add his corporation to the judgment, and to garnish all the medicare payments that he received through his medical practice, to pay off his ex wife’s judgment. We also brought a motion to appoint a receiver, a court appointed agent, to take over his medical practice to enforce our orders. After this, he finally gave up and settled his debt with his ex wife, and judgment collection was successful.

2 judgments, Sister State Enforcement – $300,000 (2018)

Two plaintiffs had sued and obtained judgments against the debtor in other states. Debtor had a house here in LA County, and was attempting to sell the house and flee the jurisdiction before the judgments caught up to him. The plaintiffs brought their out of state judgments to our firm when the escrow on debtors house here in California was about to close. We domesticated the judgments on an expedited basis, and then brought an emergency motion to the Court to stop the house sale. The first judge denied our motion. Rather than giving up, we brought the motions to a different judge with extra evidence, and successfully obtained two emergency court orders to put liens down and stop the debtors house sale, just days before the closing of escrow. Very unhappy debtor ultimately had to pay the judgments he thought he was avoiding, and happy creditors got to enforce their judgments, which came very near getting away from them.

Judgment Collection – Settled for full amount + interest, pay plan – $210,000

Location: Los Angeles Status: Settled/Satisfied in 2016. Case Details: Debtor merchant service company, did not pay creditor on commission agreement, and they started a new company to get out of the judgment debt. However, Creditor was able to uncover a pre existing contract with a loan factoring company whereby the factoring company paid the debtor over $15,000.00 per month, and was able to garnish that income stream by serving levies on the factoring company. Faced with the cut off of this income stream, debtor relented and settled for a payment plan and is paying off the entire judgment in monthly installments.

Spousal Support Judgment – $1.7 million (with interest)

Location: Glendale / Los Angeles
Status: Settled/Satisfied.
Case Details: Client: Armine K. Judgment in 1990s against Debtor for his part in a very violent assault on client. Over 15 years later, we enforced against debtor and debtors wifes community property. The debtor and his wife filed bankruptcy and we objected to multiple parts of the bankruptcy petition and filed a nondischargeability action in the bankruptcy court. Ultimately, the case settled in the bankruptcy court and the Client, who is now on disability due in large part to what happened to her in this case, received an amount of money that changed her life.

Judgment Collection for fraud – $377,000

Location: Los Angeles/Inglewood
Status: Settled/satisfied.
Case Details: Creditor, V.K., Debtor, J.W. In a case with a lot of local publicity, creditor sued the pastor of a local church for fraudulently inducing her into certain investments which resulted in the loss of her house and retirement money.  The church paid for debtors housing and his upkeep, and debtor thought he was judgment proof, but was unaware of certain legal remedies we had against the church itself, which we used to leverage a very nice settlement.

Judgment Collection from Fashion House – $170,000+ (with interest)

Location: Los Angeles/East Los Angeles/Calabasas/Santa Monica (referring attorney in Calabasas, creditor in LA debtor business in downtown LA, resided in Santa Monica- judgment, $170k (with interest).
Status: Settled/Satisfied.
Case Details: Client, Shannon C.  Client designer sued large LA Fashion House for misappropriation of custom designed clothing and jewelry items. Debtor refused to pay and started doing business out of an LLC. However, research revealed clients and income sources of the debtor business and within a few weeks of starting the enforcement, the debtor settled the judgment.

Judgment Collection – $180,000 (with interest)

Los Angeles Silver Lake area case for fraudulent conveyance of real estate:

Creditor had judgment against debtor real estate agent and agent had an LLC that he did all his business out of. We issued subpoenas against the LLC, Orders against his supervising broker and his LLC requiring them to pay us garnishments. Debtor still was not paying and was evading service of subpoenas, when our process server finally gained access to and hid out in his private parking garage, and served him a court subpoena when he came home from work. When debtor did not comply with the subpoenas, we had a warrant issued for his arrest and after all that he finally paid the judgment.

Judgment Collection – $240,000

Creditor had judgment against owner of a local Television station, who had put his house into a trust. A lien was put on the house because the debtor had done the trust incorrectly, and after multiple levies of bank accounts as well as PayPal, we opened a new case against the debtor in San Bernardino County where the debtors home was, and filed notices for levying on and selling the home. When debtor realized the home was not protected and we were going to take it and auction it, he raised money from his TV audiences to pay off the entire judgment to us.

Judgment Collection – Family Law – $80,000

Location: Los Angeles Status: Settled/Satisfied. Case Details: In a Family Law case, the debtor had avoided payments for over 10 years on a lump sum judgment. We established that the debtor had transferred tens of thousands of dollars to her children, and after multiple proceedings involving document subpoenas and debtor testimony, her kids were brought into court before the judge to testify regarding the transfers. On the day of testimony when everyone was in Court, Debtor agreed to settle, and made some phone calls. A Cashier’s check for $40,000.00 showed up before the end of the day, and the rest of the judgment is being paid on a payment plan.

Judgment Collection – $60,000

Location: Los Angeles Status: Settled/Satisfied. Case Details: Client was elderly and Judgment Debtor beat him up and broke his arm, and though Client had a judgment, it was never collectable. Judgment Debtors father passed away in Northern California, and in days we were on a plan up there to intervene in the probate proceedings to get the inheritance money before the debtor did. Debtor then attempted to give his share of the inheritance to his brother to frustrate collection efforts. A couple of plane trips later, the probate judge denied debtors attempts and our client was paid in full from the probate estate.

Failed Business Venture Judgement Recovery – $80.000 

Location: Los Angeles / Westwood
Status: Settled/Satisfied.
Case Details: Client: J. Fine. Client owed money to multiple people from a failed business venture and even bragged in a deposition about owing millions and not paying anyone. He had his own corporation, paid himself almost no wages but “loaned” money to himself, and had assets held in the name of his mother, who had never even lived in this country. By putting the assets of the business in jeopardy due debtors improper conduct, the debtor entered a voluntary pay plan to settle the judgment, and paid as promised.

Judgment for unpaid advertising services – $65,000

Location: Los Angeles/Glendale
Case Details: Creditor: Insweb Corp Debtor- Large local insurance brokerage. Judgment: $50k collected before debtor filed bankruptcy. Local large insurance brokerage was in financial distress and our client was one of many they owed money to. The bankruptcy is still ongoing, but aggressive collection efforts and proper lien placement not only resulted in our client getting paid when nobody else did, but ensure that even in spite of the bankruptcy, our client will get paid on the judgment.