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William Earl Winfield

William Earl Winfield

Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Foreclosure Defense
  • California
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Biography

William E. Winfield practices in the areas of general business law, civil litigation, real property, landlord/tenant, securities, oil and gas, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights.

He is board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.

Bill has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Ventura County Superior Court, where he has also served as a visiting judge.

Bill is the author of “Rejection of Non-Residential Leases of Real Property in Bankruptcy: What Happens to the Mortgagees’ Security Interest” published in the April 1990 Pepperdine Law Review. Bill has been admitted to the United States District Court, Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

He is also an AV rated attorney, the highest rating possible, by Martindale-Hubbell, the only national rating service for attorneys. Affiliations include membership in the State Bar of California, the Ventura County Bar Association (Chairman, Bankruptcy Section, 1994-1998), the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

A graduate of Brigham Young University (B.A. 1982), he received his legal education at the University of Utah (J.D. 1985), where he was a member of the Utah Law Review (1984-1985) and Journal of Contemporary Law (1983-1984).

Education
Brigham Young Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of Utah COL
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Partner
Nelson Comis Kettle & Kinney
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Rejection of Nonresidential Real Property Leases
Pepperdine Law Review
Speaking Engagements
What Every Legal Assistant Needs to Know About Bankruptcy, Camarillo, Ca
Conejo Valley Legal Professionals Association
Certifications
Business Bankruptcy
Amercan Board of Certification
Awards
California Super Lawyers - Real Estate
Super Lawyers
AV Rated
Martindale Hubbel
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 122055
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    On select Judgment enforcement matters.
Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Foreclosure Defense
Languages
  • Dutch: Spoken
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. For an adversary proceeding regarding the discharge of student loan debt, what resources should I consult for guidel
A: I recommend you get a copy of the book Graduating With Student debt by Student Hauser and Daniel Austin. you should be able to buy either the hard copy or ebook online. https://store.abi.org/https-graduatingwithdebt2d-plusebook.html
Q. Can my roommate sue me if I pack up and leave and refuse to pay rent?
A: Yes, your roommate (co-signer on the lease) could sue you for breaching your obligations under the lease. You would have a defense that your co-signer made it impossible for you to stay. You might win. Whoever wins may recover attorney's fees. It would be in everyone's best interest to make a compromise. Agree to pay some rent in exchange for an early release. Otherwise both sides are taking chances of litigation which either side could lose.
Q. my boyfriend and I just moved into an apartment on a 1 yr. lease. he changed his mind and is moving out.
A: If you make the payments, and you don't disturb the neighbors, you will be able to stay in the apartment.
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Website
Contact & Map
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5811 Olivas Park Drive,
Suite 202
Ventura, CA 93003
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